Interview: A Conversation With Jay Kaeppel by Leslie N. Masonson
Jay Kaeppel has over 30 years of varied experience in options, equity, and futures trading as a research analyst, trader and portfolio manager. Professionally, he began his career as head trader at Essex Trading Co. managing futures accounts for eight years, and as a programmer, he co-developed Option Pro trading software, which was the winner of our Readers’ Choice Award for six consecutive years in this magazine in the category of Options Trading Systems. He then became a trading strategist and trading instructor for Optionetics, writing a weekly column for nine years called “Kaeppel’s Corner.”
For the past five years he has been a vice president and director of research at Alpha Investment Management, Inc. In addition, he offers regular market commentary on his website JayOnTheMarkets.com.
He is a prolific writer, as evidenced by his authoring four books on trading: Seasonal Stock Market Trends (Wiley), The Four Biggest Mistakes In Option Trading (Wiley), The Four Biggest Mistakes In Futures Trading (Wiley), and The Option Trader’s Guide To Probability, Volatility, And Timing (Wiley).
Kaeppel currently writes the monthly Explore Your Options column for this magazine, as well as contributing many articles on a variety of subjects since 1999. Kaeppel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Contributing Writer and ETF columnist Leslie N. Masonson interviewed Kaeppel via email in early March 2020.