Jared is the senior equity derivatives analyst at BGC Partners, focusing on volatility trading and hedging strategies, quantitative fundamental and volatility-based portfolio screens, and macroeconomic and cross-asset themes. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Clinamen Financial Group, a commodity trading advisor, and the principal at Condor Options, an independent derivatives research company.Expand

Jared has been quoted in various media outlets including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Reuters. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University.Collapse

Intermediate Trade: SPY Real Money Pro($)

The trade is designed to benefit from an upside S&P 500 move, a decline in volatility skew, or both.
This trade looks good ahead of this week's Bank of Japan meeting.

Novice Trade: Encana Real Money Pro($)

I like this opportunity to buy some upside.
Capping our smart emerging markets portfolio with an EEM short call spread.
Investors should consider owning calls on further RSX upside this spring.

Intermediate Trade: EWZ Real Money Pro($)

Selling put spreads on a positive outlook for Brazil is tempting.
Get out ahead of the news and sell this SPY call spread.

Novice Trade: Japan ETF Real Money Pro($)

There is a valuation case to be made for Japanese equities.

Novice Trade: Wells Fargo Real Money Pro($)

WFC may be leveraged in a helpful way after extracting concessions from energy borrowers.
The much-hoped-for round of restructuring in oil may not happen; here's a sector strategy.

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