John is a 21-year investment industry veteran. He began his career as an equity and options execution trader at CT Securities in 1999. John founded and successfully managed two derivatives-based funds in Canada and the United States. He has also been a featured speaker at investment conferences around the world. John has written options strategy articles for well-known investment magazines and has appeared many times on national television to discuss the markets. He is one of a few investment professionals in Canada to earn the Derivatives Market Specialist designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.
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