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Mike Merson

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Mike Merson Senior Managing Editor, True Options Masters

Mike Merson joined Banyan Hill in 2021 as the Senior Managing Editor of True Options Masters. He works closely with Michael Carr and Amber Hestla to fulfill its mission of showing everyday investors how to trade options profitably, safely, and in a way that’s easily understood by newcomers.

He received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Film and Multimedia Studies from Florida Atlantic University in 2015. Since then, Mike has worked in the investment newsletter industry for nearly six years, studying advanced options techniques, technical analysis, and short-term trading strategies as a specialty.

From his early days as a proofreader and all through his career, Mike has made the reader experience his top priority — regardless of experience level. It’s his belief that, despite the lack of emphasis in the U.S. education system, everyone deserves to have a robust financial education and learn to make smart money moves early on.

While Mike does trade options regularly, it’s hardly his only focus. As an investor, Mike also specializes in the burgeoning world of cryptocurrency, long-term deep value, and passive income investing.

Mike Merson's Articles

Options Arena: The Next Black Swan Options Arena: The Next Black Swan - Our experts have a tall order this week: What's the next black swan — AND the best trade to profit from it?
Options Arena: Bitcoin, Round 2 Options Arena: Bitcoin, Round 2 - For the first time in Options Arena, there was a general consensus. Don't buy and hold bitcoin — do this instead...
Options Arena: Can Commodities Make a Comeback? Options Arena: Can Commodities Make a Comeback? - Commodities outperformed in the first half of 2022, before dropping 18% in June. But they may not be another bear market casualty yet...
Options Arena: Expat Edition Options Arena: Expat Edition - In this week's Options Arena, our experts traveled outside America's borders to find the best investments available to you...
Options Arena: SPACdown Options Arena: SPACdown - SPACs were the hottest investment of 2021, but many are down by half if not more. Were these always a bad idea — or was it just bad timing?
Options Arena: FAANG Stocks — Bargain or Ticking Time Bomb? Options Arena: FAANG Stocks — Bargain or Ticking Time Bomb? - We're firmly in a bear market, and FAANG stocks are showing cracks in their armor. They are well off their highs — but are any a bargain?
Options Arena: Recession? Won't Stop Us Options Arena: Recession? Won’t Stop Us - Are we in a full-blown recession? And if so, what's the best trade to play it? As usual, our options experts had very different takes...
Options Arena: Put These Stocks on Your Hit List Options Arena: Put These Stocks on Your Hit List - There's no denying it, this looks a lot like a bear market. But options traders still have plenty of opportunities to profit...
Options Arena: Can't Buy a Home? Trade This Options Arena: Can’t Buy a Home? Trade This - Whether you're frustrated or delighted by soaring home prices, one thing's for sure — it gives us plenty of opportunities to trade options...
Options Arena: Bottom-Fishing in ARK Options Arena: Bottom-Fishing in ARK - ARK Investments isn't looking too hot... Their top 10 holding used to be the darlings of tech stocks — now, are any still a buy?

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