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Kirk Du Plessis

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My background starts as a Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst for Deutsche Bank Securities in their New York headquarters. There I prepared highly confidential client merger models assessing leveraged buyouts and corporate divestitures in the Gaming, Apparel and Natural Resources industries. Later I moved onto the Derivatives Trading desk dealing with Option and Futures. While there I spent a majority of my time developing strategic trading plans based on the foundation of odds and probability trading algorithms.

Later, I left the Investment Banking world and worked as a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Research Analyst for BB&T Capital Markets. Now that I was on the other side of the Chinese Wall, I prepared extensive market research regarding current trends, economic factors and investment considerations influencing real estate markets across the nation. I also constructed complex valuation models to evaluate core real estate investments with coverage that included Multi-Family, Industrial, Retail and Lodging REITs.

Currently I live with my wife in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, DC. A graduate from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (recently rated as the Top Business School by Newsweek Magazine) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.

I now trade for my own personal account as well as a compilation of family investment accounts in addition to coaching students from around the world in options trading each week. My goal is to continue to build strong and rewarding relationships with the people I meet on this website. The people I have met here have already changed my life and made me a much better trader.

Trading Experience:    5 Years +
Trader Type:    Swing Trader
Markets Traded:    Stocks, Options
Skill Level:    Professional
Favorite Trading Platform:    ThinkDesktop By Thinkorswim Advisors
Preferred Approach:    Not Specific