Opvest - Opvest
Option Investments, Inc., the brokerage firm also known as OpVest, oversees trading of retail and professionally managed commodities accounts. Headquartered in Irvine, California, OpVest uses four proprietary market surveys to research every aspect of the commodities markets, from directional trades and systematic trades to implied volatility surveys and statistical volatility trades. The firm received the honor of a 2009 listing on Inc. magazine’s 500/5000 Top Financial Companies. Orange County Business Journal also placed OpVest on its list of the Fast-Growing Private Companies in 2009. From increasing 2005 revenues of $3.1 million to $8.2 million in 2008, the company grew more than 160 percent in just 3 years. Founded by CEO and principal Scott Altenburg in 1999, OpVest has seen its staff grow to exceed 60 employees. A full-service brokerage house, OpVest takes its mission seriously as a mentor and educator for up-and-coming traders and investors. Altenburg and Chief Financial Officer Andre Julian have co-authored several ebooks to train investors in smarter, more effective techniques. House Odds: Option Secrets the Pros Don’t Want You to Know explains advanced trading strategies and helps the reader to understand the concept of margin. Altenburg and Julian also wrote An Insider’s Guide to Futures & Options to introduce readers to trading of futures and options. It gives a history of commodity markets and explains the basics of option trading. Futures Press, Inc., published both books, and Amazon offers downloadable digital copies for customers who have a Kindle. The OpVest website at www.OpVest.com also has articles about trading strategies and trading basics. OpVest registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as an Introducing Broker in 2003. The firm has also held membership in the National Futures Association since the same year. In 2005, OpVest qualified as a Commodity Trading Advisor with the CFTC. As founder, CEO, and associated person, Altenburg puts his 17 years of commodities experience into training brokers who serve as in-house mentors to the company's investor clients.