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Tony Battista


tastylive LIVE

  • Former Independent Trader at the Chicago Board of Trade
  • Served on the CBOE Arbitration Committee for Over 10 Years

About Tony

Best known as "The Bat", Tony Battista co-hosts tastyliveLIVE! every morning with Tom Sosnoff, bringing you live trading commentary, daily market research, and actionable trade ideas. You can watch him hone-in on tastytrade mechanics in the short video series Tradehacks and Bat the Mechanic, or jump into teaching trading basics in Where Do I Start: Back to Cool, Where Do I Start: Bat vs Bat, and Where Do I Start: Top Dogs 2. Mr. Battista started his career in options and futures trading as an independent Market Maker at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He also worked as a local independent trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, where he traded the 30-year bond future. He also served on the CBOE arbitration committee for over 10 years, ruling on disputes between traders and trading firms, prior to joining thinkorswim.

Tony's Videos

Join Tony Battista of tastylive as he discusses selling premium using synthetic naked options.
Join co-Host of tastytrade LIVE, Tony Battista, for a 30-minute real-time earnings strategy session utilizing the tastyworks platform.

At TradersExpo New York, Tony Battista: I trade bonds at this level from the negative side. I think rates are going to go higher, so bonds will go lower. They have an inverse relationship to rates.
At TradersExpo New York, Tony Battista on the history of TastyTrade, on trade secrets, Tom Sosnoff's hats, his trade superstitions. We wanted to control everything. We're all ex market makers.