Mark Lopez


About Me

Strong interest in economics and finance, have a comprehensive understanding of the derivatives market's instruments such as futures contracts, options contracts, and various types of swaps. My goal is to find a position where I am fully engaged and contributing to a firm I believe in.

Location

Chicago, Illinois
Glenview, Illinois
Education
    DePaul University
    September, 2014 - June, 2017
    degree
    Bachelor's
    major
    Economics
Work Experience
    Independent Investor
    Retail Trader
    February, 2016 - present
    company
    Independent Investor
    title
    Retail Trader
    overview
    • •\tUtilized Bloomberg Terminal to research companies’ earnings history, used BI function to gain a comprehensive understanding of the following industries: retail, precious metals, semiconductor, and advertising • •\tResearched markets and trading signals by using sources such as Bloomberg, FT, Seeking Alpha, IB Trading Insight, and IB signals (specifically spike in options volumes) • •\tExecuted 56 options trades utilizing a wide range of strategies including long calls, long puts, naked calls, naked puts, long straddles, and debit call spreads • •\tApplied a top down analysis approach to gain insight on market catalysts and global economic events, leading to profitable trades
    Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant
    Manager
    June, 2011 - present
    Lettuce Entertain You Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba
    Intern
    April, 2015 - March, 2016
Skills
Languages
Spanish
Skills
advanced excelBloomberg TerminalMicrosoft OfficeStata
Leadership
    ALPFA
    Investing Club
Hobbies
Fitness
Reading
Traveling