Kerry Given

Founder & Managing Director,

Parkwood Capital, LLC

  • Author of No Hype Options Trading
  • Over 30 Years of Experience Trading
  • PhD from the University of Minnesota

About Kerry

Kerry W. Given, Ph.D., is the founder and managing director of Parkwood Capital, LLC, a business that consists of stock and options coaching, a weekly newsletter, and three trading advisory services. Dr. Given speaks frequently at trading conferences and on behalf of option brokerage firms. He is the author of two books No Hype Options Trading and Time Is Money. Dr. Given earned his BS from the University of Florida and his PhD from the University of Minnesota.  

Kerry's Articles

Sponsored Content - You have probably heard or read the following “rule of thumb” for trading: Only trade positions with potential profits of at least three times the potential losses, says Kerry Given of Parkwood Capital, LLC 
The S&P 500 Index (SPX) opened last week at 3155 and closed at 3185 for a rise of nearly 1% and Kerry Given breaks down the major market indexes.
After a brief minor drawdown, the bulls have regained control of the stock market, reports Kerry Given.
The January barometer shows a bullish market outlook, but with some storm clouds on the horizon, writes Kerry Given.

Kerry's Videos

Dr. Kerry Given will discuss the diagonal call spread and its superiority to the common vertical spread. But high win/loss ratios only accrue to particular trade set-ups. For traders with a tolerance for higher risk, diagonal call spreads may also be used as a play on a stock's earnings announcement.
Several academic studies have shown that selling calls and puts outperforms the classic buy and hold strategy. Hear how Dr. Kerry Given's clients successfully managed their portfolios through the recent market correction.
Kerry Given talks about conservative options strategies and the need to avoid unrealistic expectations.
Kerry Given describes his methodology for trading an earnings report. It is best to use weekly options in your straddles when trading an earnings report.

Kerry's Books

Kerry Given

No-Hype Options Trading: Myths, Realities, and Strategies That Really Work

Options provide traders and investors with a wide range of strategies to lock in profits, reduce risk, generate income, or speculate on market direction. However, they are complex instruments and can be difficult to master if misunderstood.
Kerry Given

Time is Money

If you have some experience with options trading, you have probably heard the term, delta neutral trading. This is one of the buzzword phrases that has been used in marketing options trading education, trading alert services, and describing the strategies of hedge funds. Delta neutral does sound exotic – is this the trading secret I have been searching for? But we will see clearly in this book that there is no "s

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Dr. Duke's Weekly Newsletter

Subscribers receive Dr. Duke's analysis of the overall market trends for the week to prepare them for the following week of trading. Included with this weekly newsletter is a detailed analysis of a select number of trade recommendations. Members receive market alerts throughout the week as trade opportunities arise.

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