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Steven Smith

Director and Chief Strategist, Options Alerts

Prior to writing for The Steven spent two years as the Senior Finance Writer at Ziff-Davis Media's The Net Economy publication. Before Ziff, Steve spent three years writing for Individual Steven wrote extensively on options, technical analysis and a variety of trading strategies. He also wrote a weekly feature column.

Steve was a seatholding member of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) from 5/89-8/95. During that six year period Steven traded multiple markets for his own personal account and acted as an executing broker for third party accounts.

Co-founded in June of 1999; a subscription based website providing short sale recommendations. Site is currently profitable.

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Prepare for Continental Shares to Lose Altitude

By Steven Smith

Find out why options expert Steve Smith thinks the airline sector's oil-related rally may be limited, and hear his suggestions for how to play Continental.

08:59AM 08/17/08

Prepare for Continental Shares to Lose Altitude

By Steven Smith

Find out why options expert Steve Smith thinks the airline sector's oil-related rally may be limited, and hear his suggestions for how to play Continental.

03:30PM 08/12/08

Retail's Best Back-to-School Options Play

By Steven Smith

Wal-Mart's same-store sales stumble may create a buying opportunity in the retail sector. Options writer Steve Smith names his best back-to-school options trade.

03:00PM 08/07/08

Falling Oil Boosts Nymex-CME Deal

By Steven Smith

Options expert Steve Smith says the Nymex should stop stalling and jump at the CME's buyout offer if crude-oil prices keep falling.

05:08PM 07/22/08

Oil Selloff Pumps Up Valero

By Steven Smith

The sharp drop in oil is boosting shares of Valero. If this trend continues, options expert Steve Smith says, the best strategy is to buy call options on the refiner.

03:16PM 07/15/08

How To Play Fannie Options Now

By Steven Smith options editor Steve Smith says the worst may be over for shares of mortgage giant Fannie Mae. Here's what to do.

12:05PM 07/08/08

If Life Hands You Lehman, Use Options

By Steven Smith

Shares of Lehman Brothers are under pressure, and options writer Steve Smith has a trade to play further weakness in the stock.

12:58PM 06/09/08

Two Airline Options Plays to Bank On

By Steven Smith

Sky-high oil is dragging down airline stocks, but options expert Steve Smith says investors can catch an updraft with Southwest and JetBlue options.

02:17PM 05/27/08

Options Gave Icahn Yahoo! Edge

By Steven Smith

Activist investor Carl Icahn is preparing to wage a proxy fight against Yahoo! Options writer Steve Smith explains how Icahn stealthily used options to establish his position in the stock.

10:49AM 05/16/08

Options Abound With Nvidia

By Steven Smith

Options writer Steve Smith says gaming is hot, which means now is the time to get into graphic chipmaker NVIDIA.

01:34PM 05/14/08

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