TradeKing’s Brian Overby to Share Perspective on Issues Facing the Options Industry during Annual Options Industry Conference (OIC)

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Online broker-dealer TradeKing today announced that Brian Overby, the firm’s Senior Options Analyst, will be one of the featured speakers at the 29th Annual Options Industry Conference (OIC), taking place May 12-14 in Savannah, Georgia. The OIC is the premier event for top-level options industry management and trading professionals to exchange ideas, strengthen relationships and forge new connections.

Online broker-dealer TradeKing (http://www.tradeking.com) today announced that Brian Overby, the firm’s Senior Options Analyst, will be one of the featured speakers at the 29th Annual Options Industry Conference (OIC), taking place May 12-14 in Savannah, Georgia. The OIC is the premier event for top-level options industry management and trading professionals to exchange ideas, strengthen relationships and forge new connections.

Overby will share his perspectives during a panel discussion entitled, “Crossfire – A Lively Discussion of Controversial Topics Facing the Options Industry.” Joining him on the panel will be Jack Boyle of Newedge, Bob Fitzsimmons of ITG and Patty Kevin-Schuler of BOX Options Exchange; the session will be moderated by John Lothian of John J. Lothian & Company. The session will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 7:45 a.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor hotel.

Overby is an 18-year veteran of the financial industry. He is the author of TradeKing’s popular, award-winning Options Playbook, which provides clear, concise and memorable explanations for more than 40 options trading strategies. Overby hosts the “Options Guy” blog in the TradeKing Trader Network, in which he covers a wide range of options trading topics, often breaking down actual client trades and strategies for the benefit of the broader TradeKing investor community. Investors also can watch Overby in TradeKing’s series of free educational online webinars, as well as educational videos aired on the TradeKing YouTube channel.

Before joining TradeKing, Overby held positions as an option trading specialist for Charles Schwab, a senior staff instructor for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), and training department manager for one of the world's largest market makers, Knight Trading Group. Overby has given over 1,000 seminars worldwide, written numerous articles on option trading and is frequently quoted as a commentator in the top financial press, including the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Bloomberg, Reuters, BloombergTV, Fox Business and CNBC.

For more information on the OIC, please visit http://www.optionseducation.org/conference/agenda/default.jsp.

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