Steven Smith

Prior to writing for The Street.com. 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 Investor.com. 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 Shortboy.com in June of 1999; a subscription based website providing short sale recommendations. Site is currently profitable.

Recent Articles By The Author

The Influence of Option Expiration

Options expert Steve Smith looks at the real impact of option expiration on the markets.

Options Mailbag: Short the Transports

Options Mailbag: Short the Transports

What is the best way to short the transportation sector? TheStreet.com's Steve Smith breaks down a specific strategy.

Options Mailbag: Not All Merger Strategies Are Created Equal

The type of merger/takeover ultimately dictates the type of options strategy one uses, says Steve Smith.

Lehman's Options Plays Suggest Fear

Despite some similarities, a reprise of the Bear Stearns debacle looks unlikely.

Three Potent Tech Options Plays

Here's how to play Amazon, Apple and Baidu ahead of their earnings reports.