November 9, 2010 - by TheOptionClub.com
Ianieri Is A Former Market Maker and Options Educator
Ron Ianieri started his trading career shortly after the market crash in October of 1987. This was a tough time to
be a trader, but Ron persevered and learned his trade on the Foreign Currency Options Floor of the Philadelphia
Stock Exchange. After two years of working the Foreign Currency Options Floor on the Philly exchange, Ron moved to
the Equity Options Floor and was trained in option theory.
The next move in the evolution of this trader was becoming an Option Specialist in Dell Computer during the early
1990’s, when DELL was one of the busiest option books around. It was during this period of time that Ron Ianieri
began to develop his highly respected Option Trader Trainee Course.
Ron was responsible for hiring and training new trader trainees and finalized the development of his Option Theory
and Trading Course, which provided new floor traders with the information they needed to step out onto the exchange
floor and compete with the seasoned veterans. He also aided in the development of his firm's proprietary trading
and strategic risk management program that featured several sophisticated pricing models and analytic tools.
While with the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, he sat on some of the Exchange's committees including the Marketing
Committee, the Automation Committee, and the Electronic Book Development Sub-Committee. After leaving the floor he
joined a proprietary trading desk and has consulted for various mutual funds and hedge funds on investment
selection protocols, risk management, and position and portfolio hedging techniques.
Ron Ianieri left the trding floor and became a co-founder of the Options University where he was the Chief Options
Strategist. The course he developed for professional trainee traders formed the nucleus of their flagship Options
Mastery course. From there he formed his own educational company where he continues to teach option theory and
strategy to individual, self-directed investors. In 2009, Ron authored the book “Options Theory and Trading” which
is published by Wiley and Sons.
In addition to his pursuits in trading and as an educator, Ron has been a frequent contributer on CNBC, CNBC Asia,
Fox News, Fox Business News, Bloomberg Asia, and BNN for his market commentary. He is also frequently quoted in
many financial publications and websites including CNBC.com, CNN.com, Dow Jones, Market Watch, Barron’s, Wall
Street Journal, ABC News, and countless radio talk shows.