November SVOG Meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at the Elks Lodge, 375 N Pastoria, Sunnyvale, CA (


PLEASE NOTE -- This meeting will start promptly at 6:00 pm, earlier than usual, to give our speakers sufficient time to cover all of their material and to insure you have the opportunity to get all of your questions answered.



Tonight's meeting will be a 3-part meeting ...

Power Etrade Demo: Oz Hernandez

The meeting will open with a brief demonstration of the Power E*TRADE platform. This will give those unfamiliar with Power E*TRADE an introduction to the platform that will be used during the remainder of the meeting.

Gaining Exposure to the S&P 500 with SPX Options: Shawn Howell

This portion of the meeting will discuss the unique characteristics of index options and demonstrate a number of advanced trading strategies, including straddles, strangles, butterflies, and condors.

Mirrored Options Strategies: Shawn Howell

Mirrored options (synthetic) strategies are those that may appear different but have fundamentally the same risk profile. Shawn will identify and analyze three such strategies using Power E*TRADE and will utilize the various embedded tools for evaluating the potential outcomes of each.

There will be plenty of time for questions.


About Our Speakers

Shawn Howell -- Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE Securities, LLC

Shawn joined the E*TRADE education team after 2 decades as a trader, author, educator and executive for some of the financial industry's leading brokerage and training firms including Charles Schwab, Investools, and Thinkorswim Group. In 2009 Shawn co-founded Pro Market Advisors, E*TRADE's education partner for many years. In 2012 Shawn co-authored Trading by Numbers: Scoring Strategies for Every Market (Wiley). 

Oswaldo "Oz" Hernandez, Senior Manager, Active Trader Sales, E*TRADE Securities, LLC

Oz Hernandez is a Senior Manager for Active Trader Sales with E*TRADE Securities out of the San Francisco Branch. He started with E*TRADE in 2001. As an E*TRADE veteran, he has a vast knowledge of our trading platforms and tools along with outstanding relationships with his colleagues and traders alike. Oz works with active traders, options traders, and futures traders to find the best trading solutions within E*TRADE’s products and services. Oz regularly presents online and at event demonstrations of E*TRADE’s trading platforms. He graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara.” 

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