Mark D. Wolfinger

Options trading, Market making
Brooklyn College, Northwestern University



Mark Wolfinger was an options market maker at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) for over two decades. He's authored several books, including "The Rookie's Guide to Options," now in its second edition. He's contributed a number of articles to The Balance demystifying options and trading strategies.

During his time at the CBOE, Mark's strategy of choice was writing covered calls. He's also profited writing naked puts, selling credit spreads, and trading iron condors. He continues to trade his own account and advises novice and experienced traders through his books, his blog, and trading seminars.

Mark's other books and e-books include:


Wolfinger has a bachelor's degree in science from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University.