January SVOG Meeting

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: This meeting will be conducted on-line, via Zoom. Registration will be required. Click here to register for this meeting.


After speaking with Scott on Thursday, January 7, we have refined the focus of the meeting to present a set of topics that will be both exciting and educational to all traders, both beginner and experienced.


Presentation (Updated January 8, 2021)

An Evening With Scott Connor, Director of Trader Education for TD Ameritrade.

As we kick off 2021, we have the distinct pleasure of being able to spend a couple of hours with Scott Connor, Director of Trader Education for TD Ameritrade. Scott is a returning speaker who consistently rates among the highest speakers SVOG has ever invited.

Scott will speak to us about a number of topics that will impact us during 2021. During the first half of the meeting Scott will address:

  • Are you a trader, investor, or both?
  • 2021 political transition & U.S. markets and sectors.
  • Investor portfolio allocation and diversification -- 2021 rebalancing?
  • Beta weighting a portfolio and defining market exposure.
  • Enhancing and/or protecting a portfolio with options or futures.


During the second half of the meeting Scott will discuss:

  • Essential option concepts: single option vs. spreads.
  • Volatility expectations and strategy selection.
  • Short term earnings strategies.
  • Leveraging dynamic thinkorswim earnings tools.


Scott is a most charismatic speaker and loves to talk about trading. This promises to be an exceptional meeting with opportunities to interact with Scott. 

You will regret it the entire year is you miss this meeting.


About Our Speaker

Scott Connor became a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in 1982. He traded for 16 years primarily as an independent market maker in an index options pit (OEX), employing advanced strategies while managing portfolio risk. In 1998, he made markets both on the CBOE floor and remotely while helping develop an electronic proprietary trading system for an index options trading group based in Chicago. In 2005, Scott made option markets in about 45 stocks on the CBOE for the hedge fund Citadel Investment Group. In 2007, he left the CBOE to join the team at thinkorswim as Senior Licensed Instructor helping TD Ameritrade clients become better traders and investors in workshops live and online. 

In June of 2012 Scott moved to Singapore to join the thinkorswim team as Executive Director of Education where he continued to share his wealth of experience and passion for education with Singapore clients. He returned to the US in July of 2015 and assumed the role of Director of Trader Education. Scott has spoken at educational Conferences and Seminars across the country and currently hosts Your First Trade which can be viewed daily at TDAmeritradenetwork.com. Scott can also be followed on Twitter at: @ScottConnor_TDA.

Scott holds US industry licenses in Series 3, Series 4, Series 7, Series 24, and Series 66.

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