Brian Overby

Brian Overby

As Senior Options Analyst for TradeKing, Brian Overby is a widely sought-after resource for his option trading knowledge and market insights. He has contributed to numerous articles for the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg and has had frequent appearances on CNBC Fast Money and Fox Business News. With nearly 20 years in the business, Brian continually seeks to improve the understanding of the retail investor. He has given thousands of option trading seminars worldwide, written hundreds of articles on investing, and is the author of the popular trading resource, The Options Playbook and it’s free, acclaimed companion site OptionsPlaybook.com. Prior to TradeKing, Brian was a senior staff instructor for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and managed the training department for one of the world's largest market makers, Knight Trading Group.

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Mid-Day Market Call for 3.18.14

(Editors Note: Brian Overby sent us the TradeKing Market Call yesterday afternoon.  We’ve been concentrating on the CBOE Risk Management Conference for the last three days.  Since the S&P 500 is basically unchanged in the last 24-hours, we thought we’d share their insightful commentary) Analysis of S&P 500 from QuickTakesPro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) […]

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TradeKing Mid-Day Market Recap 12.3.13

Analysis of S&P 500 from QuickTakesPro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) – At the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1,792.20 down 8.70 from Monday’s close. It has been in the rising channel going back to November of 2012 and appeared to be in an accelerated rising trend back to this past October. It […]

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TradeKing Mid-Day Market Recap 11.19.13

Analysis of S&P 500 from QuickTakesPro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) – At the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1,790.26 down 1.27 from Monday’s close. It is still well above its upward trendline going back a year. It is just off of its all time high. Technically, it is still in a rally, […]

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TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap – SPX, VIX, DO

Recap for Tuesday, October 22nd Analysis of S&P 500 from QuickTakesPro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) – At the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1,753.28 up 8.62 from Monday’s close. The upward trendline going back to November continues on. The recent breakdown appears to be a false one. However, the Relative Strength Index […]

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TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap 7.23.13

Analysis of S&P 500 from QuickTakesPro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) – At the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1,693.48 down 2.05 from Monday’s close. It is well above its 50 and 200 day moving averages of 1642.17 and 1527.34. It looks like we’ve had the same story for the past couple of […]

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Trade King Market Call Recap – SPX, VIX, COST

S&P 500 (SPX) – At the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1,649.83, up about 9.37 from Monday’s close. It is currently above its upward trendline going back to November, above the downwards trendline going back to when the Fed first started talking about “tapering” and above its 50 day moving average. The correction, […]

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TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap for Tuesday, December 11th Did you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. Analysis of S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite from QuickTakesPro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) – At the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1429.65 up about 11.10 from Monday’s close. It has jumped […]

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TradeKing Midday Market Call Tuesday December 4th

Did you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. Analysis of S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite from QuickTakesPro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) – At the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1407 down about 2.33 from Monday’s close. We’ve had a rally in the past couple weeks, but it still […]

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TradeKing Midday Market Recap – Tuesday,October 16th

Analysis of S&P 500 index from QuickTakesPro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) – at the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1,453.04 up about 12.91 from Monday’s close. The longer term trendline going back to June is still very close to the 50-day moving average of about 1430.53 for support. It is still officially […]

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TradeKing Midday Market Call – Tuesday,October 9th

TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap: SPX, VIX, QCOM Did you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. There’s a link at the bottom to register for next weeks session. Analysis on SPX : S&P 500 (SPX) – at the time of this broadcast (Tuesday noon EDT), SPX was around 1,443.69 down about […]

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TradeKing Recap for Tuesday, July 17

Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call Analysis from Quick Takes Pro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) – at the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1,353.55 down about .09 from Monday. The rising trend that started in June has gotten choppier lately. A key level is about 1335 because it is the top of the […]

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TradeKing Midday Market Call for Tuesday, July 10

Analysis from Quick Takes Pro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) – at the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1,350.24 down about 2.22 from Monday. SPX is in a rising wedge formation. Meaning the tops and bottoms start converging. The index has been trading around a horizontal trendline at 1,350.50 mark and we see […]

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TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap: SPX, VIX, COMP, CAT

Did you miss Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call? Here’s a quick recap. Don’t miss another session, registerhere today! Analysis from QuickTakesPro founder and Barron’s columnistMichael Kahn, CMT: S&P 500 (SPX) – at the time of this broadcast, SPX was near 1278, flat from Monday. We’ve been discussing the “Head and Shoulders” pattern for some time […]

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TradeKing Midday Market Call Recap: V, SPX, VIX

Recap for Tuesday, May 15 Analysis from QuickTakesPro founder and Barron’s columnist Michael Kahn, CMT: S&P 500 (SPX) – at the time of this broadcast, SPX was near 1342, up about 3 points from Monday. The neckline pattern that formed from the head and shoulder pattern on the SPX is broken to the downside. Also, […]

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Maybe Time for Longer Term Straddles & Strangles…

When market direction is uncertain, but conditions are anything but calm, what’s an option trader to do? Two strategies that might fit are longer term straddles or strangles. I’ve been blogging about the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), often nicknamed the "fear index" for years now. Lately the VIX’s movements have been all over the map: […]

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Mark Your Calendars for This Live On-Line Trading Event!

TradeKing’s Sr. Options Analyst Brian Overby will be trading options live at the CBOE – and you’re invited!   Traders: I hope you had a good July 4 barbecue. I want to tell you about an exciting event coming up. I’m delighted to announce a live trading event about spreads I’ll be hosting with Jim Bittman, Instructor […]

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Market Events Can Impact Option Trading Strategies

Brian Overby is Senior Options Analyst at TRADEKING. This is his first contribution to the CBOE Blogging Community. Brian has been involved in the options world for quite a while, including a stint here at The Options Institute as an Instructor. So welcome Brian and his very capable option team! We are looking forward to […]