Scott Connor
Director of Trader Education, TD Ameritrade

About Scott Connor

Scott Connor is a co-host on TD Ameritrade Network, media affiliate of TD Ameritrade, where he delivers a daily education segment on how to use the thinkorswim® platform. He also regularly appears on Morning Trade Live and Market On Close.

Scott is also the Director of Trader Education at TD Ameritrade, where he’s responsible for helping clients become more informed traders and investors through education. Scott joined TD Ameritrade in 2012 as a licensed instructor before assuming the position of Executive Director of Education for TD Ameritrade Asia in Singapore.

For the first 16 years of his career, Scott acted as an independent market maker in an index options pit (OEX) at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). In 1998, he made markets both on the CBOE floor and remotely while helping develop an electronic proprietary trading system for an index options trading group based in Chicago. In 2005, Scott made option markets in about 45 stocks on the CBOE for the hedge fund Citadel Investment Group.

Scott holds FINRA Series 3, Series 4, Series 7, Series 24, and Series 66 U.S. industry licenses.

 

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Same Building Blocks, Different Products: Options on Futures Intro September 26, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the differences between equity options and options on futures contracts, and how experienced options traders can use futures options to enhance their trading.

4 min read  |  Futures
Three Key Elements to Consider in Your Options Strategy August 31, 2018 1:45 PM   |  

When developing an options trading strategy, you might consider whether a trade is risk-defined, has positive theta, and is "high probability".

2 min read  |  Option Trading Basics
Earnings Season: Directional Plays; Trading Options For Potential Income July 26, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn some of the option trading alternatives you may use during earnings season.

5 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
The Short Option: A Primer on Selling Put and Call Options July 13, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Selling call and put options can be risky, but when used wisely, experienced traders can use this strategy to pursue their investment objectives. Learn the basics of shorting options.

5 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
Vertical Spreads vs. Single-Leg Options: Comparing Risk & Reward June 4, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how vertical spreads can be a more cost-effective way to speculate on direction, versus buying single legged options like a long call or long put.

5 min read  |  Option Trading Basics
Versatility, Flexibility: The Continuing Allure of Listed Options January 18, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Options trading volume has been resilient despite the continued low-volatility environment. Those new to options can get started with these basic strategies.

4 min read  |  Option Trading Basics
Hold Onto Your Floaties! New Swim Lessons with Video August 7, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Swim Lessons will now be offered as a live video program. Learn more about the changes we’re making.

2 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
Calendar Spreads: Options Strategy for the Dog Days of Summer July 13, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Looking for opportunities amid a low volatility trading environment? Learn about calendar spreads.

4 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
Swim Lessons: Trading Options During Earnings Season July 6, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn some of the option trading alternatives you can use during earnings season.

5 min read  |  Advanced Option Strategies
Swim Lessons: Option Melting and Theta Decay Strategies May 18, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

An option's value tends to decay as expiration approaches. Learn how to incorporate time decay ("theta") into a trading strategy.

4 min read  |  Option Trading Basics
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