Mark Kennedy

  • Spent more than 12 years on the floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX)
  • Established his own Philadelphia SEO and marketing company
  • Founded a franchise digital marketing agency


Mark Kennedy is a former writer for The Balance, covering investment and exchange-traded funds for almost eight years. 

He was an ETF options trader on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange floor and Vice President of Derivatives Trading for Goldman Sachs. Kennedy's trading positions were not limited to the oil ETF but included other ETFs such as the Qs.

Kennedy has traded the oil sector ETF (OIH), as well as the oil sector Index (OSX).


Kennedy graduated from LaSalle University with a degree in finance. He returned to LaSalle a few years later and attained his master's degree in finance.

He then passed the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Examination.

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