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Scott Gecas

Walsh Trading

Scott Gecas, Chief Market Strategist, has over 20 years of experience in trading. Scott is a licensed trader and held a seat on the CBOE floor. Scott began his career spending his college summers on the trading floor as a runner and pursued the trading industry following graduation.  His passion and knowledge in the financial markets have proven successful through his many years in the industry. Scott’s primary focus is the options and futures markets. Scott worked for several reputable trading firms such as LETCO Trading, TD Waterhouse, Greenmore Financial and Simplex Investments before joining Walsh Trading in 2019 to be part of the trading team. Scott’s market analysis can be seen regularly on RFD-TV, Bloomberg, SkyNews, Fox BusinesNews and MarketWatch.

The strategies that are used with utilizing the future markets follow the principals
Non-directional market view, defined maximum loss potential and conservative position risk Non-directional exposure expressed by selling commodity call and put spreads. Also using options to finance HIGH probability options.
• Defined maximum loss potential and conservative position risk
• Targeting additional returns (yield) without increasing or impacting existing portfolio investments by using offsetting diversification techniques.
Seeks to outperform traditional long equity and enhanced-upside structured solutions • Exploits commodity option supply-demand imbalances in a capital efficient manner • Positional risk limited by selling put option spreads; defined cash outlay on long call options Non-directional market method, that is able to produce favorable results based on market conditions (up, down or sideways) with defined maximum loss potential and conservative position risk
• Seeks equity-like returns with fixed income-like risk over the long run Tactically-adjusted equity exposure based on proprietary volatility signals
Contributing author since 2/15/2019 
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