Tony Battista

Birthplace: Brooklyn, NYAge: 56Residence: Glenview, ILYears trading: 26 years (22 at the Chicago Board Options Exchange)Average number of trades per day: Typically 10 today, more than 500 a day from 1983-2005Favorite options trading strategy: Everything we do is based on a math model around probability of success, and, on entry, the stock must have a … Continued

Downside Roomba

Analysis of a contrarian take on iRobot Corp., a favorite consumer robotics company of Wall Street and retail investors


Just a month ago, the editors of luckbox predicted no one would break Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s record of becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire at age 23 – at least not for a long time. It was one of the reasons we named Zuckerberg luckbox of the month for April. Almost immediately after that … Continued

Tom’s Take

If 2018 started with a boom, it ended with a thud. The S&P 500 closed the year just shy of 2500, down nearly 8% and a far cry from the 21% gains notched in 2017. The fourth quarter was one of the most volatile periods in recent memory. Yes, volatility returned in all its glory. … Continued