Brand new All-Star Trades blog starts Today!

TK All-Star posted on 07/01/08 at 03:28 AM

Who from the Community will be featured next? 


Greetings TradeKing Traders!


It's been really enjoyable seeing the increase in Trade Notes and analyzing your trades using TradeKing's very own tools. I had been posting these analyses on my blog, but based on your enthusiastic reactions to those recent posts, we decided that what we're doing is so valuable that we're giving it its own space.

So, welcome to the first post on TradeKing's brand new "All-Star Trades" blog! Here you can check out our "color commentary" feature that offers frequent insight from TradeKing experts, analysts, and trading coaches on actual member trades as they happen.

Be sure to check back often to learn about the Community's trades and our great features. Who knows, maybe you'll even see your name up in lights!



--Nicole Wachs

TradeKing Staff

All-Star Commentator


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Mr. McMillan is perhaps best known as the author of Options as a Strategic Investment, the best-selling work on stock and index options strategies, which has sold over 200,000 copies. An active trader of his own account, he also manages option-oriented accounts for certain individuals. In a research capacity, he edits and contributes to his firm's publications: Daily Volume Alerts, The Option Strategist, and The Daily Strategist - derivative products newsletters covering equity, index, and futures options. Finally, he speaks on option strategies at many seminars and colloquia in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Mr. McMillan is often seen on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and is quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, Data Broadcasting's "Exchange" magazine, Futures Magazine,, Active Trader Magazine and many others. In these capacities, he is the President of McMillan Analysis Corporation, which he founded in 1991. Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. McMillan was a proprietary trader at two major brokerage firms - primarily Thomson McKinnon Securities, where he ran the Equity Arbitrage Department for nine years. Visit his website here.

Mr. McMillan is monetarily compensated for providing content to the TradeKing Community.



Like many traders Doc Maher started out as something else. Educationally he has a PhD in Engineering and an MBA from the number one ranked program for technology management. He worked in High-Tech for over 20 years holding many high level managerial positions in development and marketing. Doc first started trading options back in 1984 while working on his PhD. In 2004 he founded DocMaher Trading LLC, an investment education company working with traders one on one. Since that time he has taught hundreds of people options strategies. Doc's specialty is the more conservative "income strategies" which capitalize on time and volatility. These include Iron Condors, Calendars, and hybrid strategies. Although not guaranteed, income strategies are intended to be higher probability trades because they can profit over a wide range of stock movement. Visit his webiste here.

Doc Maher is monetarily compensated for providing content to the TradeKing Community.



Dan Sheridan is a 22-year veteran CBOE market maker who served as senior trader, trainer, and risk manager for one of the most successful option trading specialist firms on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Mercury Trading. Along with being one of the head traders, Dan was responsible for training and mentoring its traders, including current Mercury president and top Options Trader Pete Najarian.  Since leaving the pit in 2004, he has mentored individual traders on the techniques and methods he used everyday to consistently profit in the options markets. Through his company, Sheridan Mentoring, he aims to provide retail investors with the knowledge they need to be successful traders. A dynamic presenter, Dan regularly teaches traders and retail investors on behalf of the CBOE's Options Institute. In addition to Mercury Trading, he has provided training and commentary to numerous organizations including First Options, the Mexican Stock Exchange, DePaul University, Jon Najarian's TCB Radio program, and WCIU TV 26 (Chicago). Visit his website here.

Mr. Sheridan is monetarily compensated for providing content to the TradeKing Community.



Nicole Wachs brings more than ten years of Wall Street experience to the TradeKing team. Ms. Wachs is a former Specialist, Market Maker, and Trainer for Goldman Sachs. As a trader for Goldman, she was based on the American Stock Exchange in New York where women account for less than five percent of total membership. After leaving the floor in 2003, she founded Omega Derivatives, an investment education company specializing in one-on-one instruction. Ms. Wachs has shared her floor trading experience and market knowledge with nearly 1000 investors worldwide. In addition to handling Training and Education for TradeKing, she is a frequent blogger in the TradeKing Community. Check out her blog NicoleWachs and the All-Star Trades blog, where she serves as both a contributor and editor. In her spare time, Ms. Wachs brings the business world to life for youngsters as an Instructor with Junior Achievement. She is also a Volunteer Child Advocate for the Guardian ad-Litem Program in Palm Beach County. View her profile here.

Ms. Wachs is Director of Education for TradeKing.



Current as of 7/1/08



Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors.

Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options.


Edited by TK All-Star at 09/03/11 at 07:09 AM


Posted by TK All-Star on 07/01/08 at 03:28 AM


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