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Online Broker TradeKing™ Welcomes Three New “All-Star” Educators to Help Investors Arm Themselves Against Market Volatility

Experts Gary Fletcher, Michael Kahn and Mark Putrino Share Perspectives in TradeKing Trader Network on Emerging Trading Ideas, Stock Screens and Ways Rookie Traders Can Leverage Options

May 25, 2010

BOCA RATON, Fla. – May 25, 2010Online broker TradeKing ( today welcomed three new “All-Stars” educators to its Trader Network online community. Options strategist Gary Fletcher, author and Barron’s “Getting Technical” columnist Michael Kahn, and former institutional trader and stock screening expert Mark Putrino will all be lending their perspectives on a variety of strategies that traders of all levels can leverage to better weather fluctuating market conditions. The TradeKing All-Star Trade Report blog is free and open to clients and non-clients alike through The Trader Network.

“Especially in light of recent market volatility, we believe investors will benefit significantly from the experience and insights of our new All-Star contributors,” said Don Montanaro, Chairman and CEO of TradeKing. “Gary, Michael and Mark all have terrific tips and techniques to share to help traders, regardless of their level of experience, better protect their portfolios and gain a greater understanding of how to potentially profit from the market’s ups and downs. We’re thrilled to welcome these folks to TradeKing’s All-Star team.”


About Gary Fletcher

Fletcher is an options trader with 15 years of experience, including time spent on the options desk for Cargill Risk Management in Minneapolis. Fletcher will blog about options educational topics for beginners.


About Michael Kahn, CMT

Kahn, a chartered market technician (CMT), edits the daily markets newsletter, "Quick Takes Pro.” He is also a columnist for Barron's Online, writing the twice-weekly "Getting Technical" column covering the stock market, sectors and occasional bond, commodities and currency markets. He also co-manages a total return mutual fund. Kahn contributes to the monthly Trading Strategies section at MarketWatch, is a regular contributor to SFO Magazine as well as various other media outlets, and has authored a number of books. Kahn will be blogging for TradeKing clients about emerging trading ideas based on technical patterns.  


About Mark Putrino, CMT

Putrino is the founder of Bulls Head Trading Analysis, and has nearly two decades of experience in the trading industry with a focus on analyzing and trading equities, debt, options, currencies, and commodities.  Putrino’s areas of expertise include technical analysis and technical trading strategies as applied to these markets. He is a member of the Market Technicians Association and has earned the Chartered Market’s Technician Certification (CMT).  He is also a member of the Professional Risk Managers International Association. Putrino will be sharing perspectives on some stockscreens suitable for individual investors, built with TradeKing’s Strategy Builder tool.   


About TradeKing

TradeKing ( is a nationally licensed online stock and options broker offering simple, low cost online trading fees ($4.95 per trade plus $.65 per option contract) with no hidden costs or account minimums.2 A pioneer in integrating new financial social media as part of its innovative online equities, options trading and fixed-income trading platform, TradeKing has received multiple five-star ratings from top industry sources and was ranked number one in customer service by SmartMoney Magazine. (June 2010 SmartMoney Broker Survey).  


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