It would not have been possible for me to complete this book without the help and support of the following:
To Botta Capital Management, I'm thankful for the opportunity you gave me as a young kid out of college.
To the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and my friends in the media, public relations, and marketing departments, I greatly appreciate your prolonged willingness to work with me in various capacities over the years.
Thank you to the wonderful staff at John Wiley & Sons, without whom this book would not have been possible. You have all been a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to books two, three, and four.
Special thanks to CBOETV's Angela Miles for discovering me years ago and introducing me to the media world.
Thanks to Team Bloomberg for consistently providing an outlet through which to share my market commentary: Adam Johnson, Dominic Chou, Jason Fawkes, Jonah Davis, Matt Miller, and Trish Regan. You guys are rock stars!
To my longtime trading mentors, Ed Tilly and Craig Luce, thank you for taking a chance on me and always believing in my ability regardless of the P&L. Ed, you've often mentioned that you see a little bit of yourself in me, something I consider to be an enormous compliment. Craig, I like to think of myself as the son you never had and you're ...