Senior Market Strategist
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Series 3 Licensed
Eli started his career in the futures and options market while he was in graduate school finishing up his MBA in 2003. While in school, Eli became increasingly interested in trading commodity futures. He has been Series 3 license holder since 2005. Eli reads on average three to four books a week on various subjects, mainly commodity futures or trading related publications. He is also an avid runner and yoga practitioner.
Commodity markets with liquid options: interest rates, energies, grains, softs, and stock indices.
In addition to scalping and swing trading, Eli lives and breathes three main options strategies to approach commodity markets. His favorite quote is from Bruce Lee who said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Focusing on handful option trading strategies and implement them skillfully. Also, Eli is great technical analysis specializing in western and eastern candlestick chart patterns. He also makes sure that there is a proper exit, stop, and profit objective in trade recommendations.
Strengths and Trading Philosophy
Most of Eli's strategies focus on risk management and position sizes relative to account size. He believes the key to being successful in trading the futures market is implementing proper money management discipline. Since it is unrealistic to expect each trade to be profitable, solid technical approach, proper money management, position size, and discipline give traders an edge and puts the probability of success on their side. He enjoys working with those who are new to the futures markets, as well as season traders, in identifying market opportunities and sound strategies.