Meet the Chief Editor

erikErik Epp, WiseOptions® Editor

I began learning the value of hard work at a young age, growing up on a working farm. It taught me discipline, the appreciation for seasonal timing, and the market forces of supply and demand.  Upon graduation (with Honors) from high school, I joined the military and served in a Special Forces Unit, where I later served as an Intelligent Analyst in the Air Force. This is where I learned not just the power of analysis, but also the importance of timing, probabilities, and the ability to decipher between reality and “the hype”.

I then worked for several years in the world of electronics at Xerox, where I won two awards for innovation. After suffering a major injury, I switched careers and began to enter the world of finance. I graduated in Accounting and Finance (with Honors) in 1988, and was hired as an Internal Auditor for a major bank.  It was during my time as part of an audit team that I decided to switch to investing/trading, specializing in options.

I continued to pursue further education and completed all the necessary courses and licensing requirements to become a fully-qualified, licensed Branch Manager for securities, commodities and futures, as well as completing a Ph.D. in Business Administration of Finance. Over the years I have taught finance, accounting, and investing at two prominent colleges, worked at brokerage firms, as well as gained valuable experience on the floor of a stock exchange.

As I became more passionate about options, I began developing my own unique analytical systems for options trading.  In 2003, WiseOptions® was founded and we began publishing the “Premium Strategy”, which was based on one options’ strategy.  When the market changed in 2006, we also changed our focus to encompass more varied options strategies.

In early 2007, I became the chief editor of WiseOptions® and began writing the “OptionsMAXimizer” and “IncomeMAXimizer”. Over the past years, I have refined my mathematical formula one step further to be able to evaluate both the range and the direction of the market with 80% accuracy or better.  Both the “OptionsMAXimizer™ (OM) and IncomeMAXimizer™ (IM)” will allow you to better maximize your rewards, while minimizing your risk.

As Editor of WiseOptions®, my goal is to provide individual options investors with suggestions that result in consistently steady returns, and reflect honest reporting that is based on both “net of costs” and the “worst-case scenario”. My two guiding principles are: 1) keep it simple, and 2) ignore the media “hype”, and stick to my own proven calculations.


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