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Jared Levy has spent his entire career immersed in the finance and derivative industries, over 16 years now. Jared began his career as a retail stock broker, managing money for high net worth clients and offered a unique approach , which included many alternative strategies such as derivatives and unique real estate investments from development to tax liens to financing and management. After creating his own stock and options trading indicator and strategy, Jared assumed his next role as a pit trader in the 90s. As one of the youngest ever members of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Levy became an independent market maker, trading the largest volume issue on that exchange, Dell. In the late 90s he became a member of the American Stock Exchange. Before the age of 25, Jared had been recruited by Equitec Proprietary Group to be one of the original market makers trading Nasdaq100 Trust options Qubes. Jared was also a member of the CSX. In 2001, Jared returned to the PHLX to launch a new on floor operation for his firm, serving as an options specialist for companies including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Expedia.com, Baxter Technologies, and Broadband and Semiconductor HOLDRS products, among others. After leaving the floor, Levy traded distressed assets and consulted for Thomson Financial before relocating to Dallas to join Wizetrade and WTV as Chief Options Strategist and on air options expert. Since 2004, Jared has been live on air as an anchor expert fielding questions and educating viewers from around the world, unscripted and raw on several major net works. He joined CNBC as a Fast Money contributor in March 2009 and has appeared on Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNN Radio, Wall Street Journal Radio and many other financial and nonfinancial networks around the world. He is regularly quoted by Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo Finance, amongst others. In 2008, Jared joined PEAK6 Investments as the Senior Derivatives Specialist, focusing on the options news network, where he hosted and was the resident expert on several shows. In addition, Jared wrote a daily column called the practical options trader. For several years, Jared published a daily financial eletter called Smart Investing Daily, along with Sara Nunnally. Jared actively invests in real estate around the US and has held his real estate and insurance licenses in Pennsylvania as well as his Series 7 and 63. He is a Senior Equities Strategist for Zacks Investment Research where he manages the Whisper Trader earnings service. Jareds first book entitled Your Options Handbook was released in April 2011 by Wiley Publishing His second book, The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Options is due out in 2012, also by Wiley Publishing.
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