Jared A Levy has spent his entire career immersed in finance, real estate, and media.

He’s worked for some of the top firms and media outlets globally and has built a brand around his unique ability to distil and convey complex topics into compelling, easy to understand soundbites and optimized copy used for everything from brand recognition to education and newsworthy editorial.

His experience as a finance “insider” offers perspectives rarely seen among writers and media personalities.

Jared began his career as a retail financial advisor, managing money for high net worth clients utilizing varied approaches that utilized a multitude of unconventional strategies including derivatives, creative real estate investments, crowdfunding (before it was popularized) and more.

After creating his own stock and options-trading indicator, Jared assumed his next role as a pit trader.

As one of the youngest-ever members of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), Levy became an independent market maker, trading the largest volume issue on that exchange, Dell (DELL); and by 22, was a member of the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), trading Cisco Systems (CSCO) options.

Before the age of 25, Jared had been recruited by Equitec Proprietary Group to be one of the founding market makers in the Nasdaq-100 options (QQQ) on the AMEX where he successfully traded thousands of options contracts and shares daily, equating to tens of millions of dollars in risk.

Jared launched a new on-floor operation for Equitec, serving as an options specialist for companies including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD), Expedia.com (EXPE), Baxter Technologies, Broadband and Semiconductor HOLDRS products, among others.

After leaving the floor, Levy traded distressed assets and consulted for several firms before relocating to Dallas to join Wizetrade and WTV as Chief Options Strategist and on-air options expert.

Since 2004, Jared has been live on air as an anchor/expert fielding questions and educating viewers from around the world, unscripted and raw on several different networks. Jared has been featured in dozens of  industry publications and won an Emmy for his daily finance video recap, “Trader Cast.”

He became a CNBC Fast Money contributor in March 2008 and now appears regularly on Fox and Fox Business. He has also been featured on Bloomberg, CNN, CNN Radio, Wall Street Journal Radio and many other financial and non-financial networks around the world. He is regularly quoted by Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo Finance, amongst others.

Jared served as Senior Derivatives Strategist for PEAK6 Investments from 2008-2011, focusing on the newly formed Options News Network, where he hosted and was the resident expert on several shows.

Jared published a daily column called the practical options trader, dedicated to education and strategy and was one of three traders who managed and disseminated the highly successful ONN options alerts service and IGP trades, and consulted for OptionsHouse.com (a subsidiary of PEAK6) in media, risk and marketing.

From 2011 to 2015, Jared managed the “Whisper Trader” earnings service and created viral online content for Zacks Investment Research.

Jared’s first book entitled ‘Your Options Handbook’ was released in April 2011 by Wiley Publishing; it is a practical road map and detailed strategy guide to understanding and trading the equity and options markets in grainy detail, with a robust strategy guide and contributions from Denise Shull, Mark Douglas and fund manager Dean Somes.

His second, ‘The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Options’ was released in February 2013 by Bloomberg Financial/Wiley; the Bloomberg guide is a more advanced visual reference guide and trading manual for those looking to go a little deeper into the world of options.

He is an FAA licensed private pilot, self-proclaimed geek and spends a great deal of time riding, restoring and racing motorcycles, unique cars and working to improve the world around him.

Jared actively invests in real estate, with nearly 20 years experience buying, selling and developing properties in several cities across the US.

His passion is teaching finance, investing and trading to the masses. He now focuses on proprietary financial education, online content production and consulting.

Jared actively invests in real estate, with nearly 20 years experience buying, selling and developing properties in several cities across the US.

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