Gavin McMaster

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Self-taught option trader, educator and author

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My name is Gavin and I grew up in Melbourne Australia, moved to London when I was 19 before relocating to the Cayman Islands in 2003 for 12 years and am now back in Melbourne.

I’m a self-taught option trader, I never worked on a trading desk or for a big Wall Street firm. But I did spend over a decade immersing myself in the financial markets and learning everything I could. I also have a Masters in Applied Finance and Investment, but that didn’t teach me anything about trading options. There is no substitute for real life experience as there is only so much you can learn from a book.

I’ve had a few mentors along the way, I’ve learnt from some of the best in the business, but my first few years trading options I was stubborn and thought I knew it all.

I was quickly proved wrong through some very painful lessons. The markets can be very humbling as you probably know.

Since launching Options Trading IQ, I have mentored thousands of traders. I’ve also had the honor of being featured in some of the biggest publications in the industry.

There is no greater feeling in the world than teaching somebody and watching the light bulb switch on when they have that “aha, I get it now!” moment.

My passions are the financial markets, helping others, my family and keeping fit. I’m so blessed that through this website I get to combine two of those passions.