Condor Options is a New York-based research and trading firm employing market neutral trading strategies with a focus on risk management and quantitative analysis. Condor Options publishes educational newsletters teaching iron condors and calendar spreads, a VIX-based portfolio hedging strategy, and conducts bespoke research for clients.
Jared Woodard is the principal of Condor Options. With over a decade of experience trading options, equities, and futures, he publishes the Condor Options newsletter (iron condors) and associated blog. Jared has been quoted in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, Financial Times Alphaville, and The Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of Options and the Volatility Risk Premium and Iron Condor Spread Strategies: Timing, Structuring, and Managing Profitable Options Trades, both published by FT Press. In 2008 he was profiled as a top options mentor in Stocks, Futures, and Options magazine, and in 2010 was interviewed for Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine. He is a founder and contributing editor of Expiring Monthly: The Option Trader’s Journal, and is a daily contributor to TheStreet’s Options Profits premium service. He is also an associate member of the National Futures Association and registered principal of Clinamen Financial Group LLC, a commodity trading advisor. He graduated with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University in 2013.
Martin Koistinen (research services) has been trading since 1989. Martin is currently an independent risk management consultant working with a number of banks and was previously a software architect for one of Europe’s largest “Design, Build, Operate” firms. This experience, combined with his education in mathematics, has given him expertise in data analysis, computation and optimization, and Martin applies those skills when developing and back-testing strategies. Martin is based near London and enjoys travel, photography and finding profitable market strategies.