Adam Warner

Adam Warner

About Adam Warner

Adam Warner is the author of Options Volatility Trading: Strategies for Profiting From Market Swings, released in October 2009 from McGraw-Hill. He co-wrote the options column on Street Insight from 2003 to 2005, and is currently Options Editor at

When he’s not writing, Adam is a proprietary option trader with Addormar Co. Inc. He traded as a member of the American Stock Exchange from 1988-2001, and he has traded in several off-floor locations since then.

Adam graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in economics.

Recent Articles

Futures Offer a Fast and Liquid Market

A primer on futures options with a focus on the CBOE S&P 500 Index Options (CBOE: SPX) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY).

3 Options for a Short-Term SPY Trade

SPY currently offers 16 separate expiration cycles to trade; I'll show you how I prefer to play.

Did the Thanksgiving Rally Start Late, or Did Santa Come Early?

Options in the December cycle tend to be the most overpriced of the year, regardless of broader market activity.

Stay Safe in a Volatile Market

Because the VIX moves in opposition to the market, that says we want to go long when VIX gets overbought.

Volatility Soars, But VXX Still Well Off its Peak

VXX options trade at a 95 volatility right now, which sounds high in a total vacuum, but not so much in terms of actual VXX action.