Ken Trester
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Editor, Maximum Options

As the nation's foremost professional options trader, Ken Trester isn't just another "options educator." He's a pro who has been trading options since the first exchanges opened in 1973. In fact, he has documented 27-straight winning years publishing recommendations for traders.

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Recent Articles

Trade of the Day: Cheniere Energy (LNG)

Feb. 19, 2016, 9:26 am EDT – My advice is to buy put options, inverse ETFs or other bearish investment vehicles at the peaks of these relief rallies when they are relatively cheap. And, given the continued instability in the energy market, today's bearish trade in that area is looking particularly compelling. More 

Trade of the Day: Dynegy (DYN)

Feb. 12, 2016, 9:14 am EDT – It is common for a bear market to experience very sharp rallies that can be much more extreme than you might think, so use strength to establish bearish trades. More 

Trade of the Day: Deutsche Bank (DB)

Feb. 5, 2016, 9:25 am EDT – Europe will get hit hardest because its financial institutions don't have the reserves that U.S. banks do. Additionally, the European banks are heavily invested in Asian debt, a huge problem, and they have a lot of derivative exposure. More 

Trade of the Day: Anadarko Petroleum (APC)

Jan. 29, 2016, 10:55 am EDT – I'm of the mind that there's about a 70% chance that the U.S. economy will fall into recession again, which aligns with my bearish stance. More 

Trade of the Day: VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX ETN (XIV)

Jan. 22, 2016, 9:46 am EDT – Looking at a chart of the S&P 500, I see a “head-and-shoulders” pattern forming over the last two years, More 

Trade of the Day: Teucrium Corn ETF (CORN)

Jan. 21, 2016, 1:40 pm EDT – If we're talking about commodities that I like for upside potential for the longer-term, I am focusing on silver and corn. More 

Trade of the Day: United States Oil ETF (USO)

Jan. 15, 2016, 10:24 am EDT – We are now in a confirmed bear market, and that means that the major trend is to the downside. More 

Trade of the Day: Olin (OLN)

Jan. 8, 2016, 9:50 am EDT – While we are not officially in a bear market, many individual stocks are already down 20% from their highs, so it’s certainly felt like a bear market for the last few months. In this environment, I’m recommending a bearish play on a materials (specifically, chemicals) stock. More 

Trade of the Day: Halliburton (HAL)

Dec. 31, 2015, 11:09 am EDT – We're in the middle of a "Santa Claus rally,” which has almost an 80% chance of occurring each year. More 

Trade of the Day: iShares US Medical Devices ETF (IHI)

Dec. 24, 2015, 9:29 am EDT – You could buy IHI shares, of course, but my favorite way to trade is by writing options. More