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Welcome to Dr. Olmstead’s Options Forum

Dr. Olmstead received his PhD from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, where his current title is Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics. Included in his teaching repertoire are finance courses he developed with particular emphasis on the theory and applications of options. Dr. Olmstead is also a registered Investment Advisor Representative and managing member of Monarch Wealth Management Group, LLC.

A primary source of the Forum’s educational material is Dr. Olmstead’s highly rate book on Amazon's website  “Options for the Beginner and Beyond” published by the Financial Times Press (2nd Ed 2013). For those interested in purchasing a copy of Dr. Olmstead’s book, please email us at

Prior to the formation of Monarch Wealth Management Group LLC, Dr. Olmstead maintained the website where a substantial amount of educational material about options was provided. Much of that educational material is now displayed here in the Forum as an introduction to the world of options trading.

The information found here on Dr. Olmstead’s Options Forum will be updated periodically. New articles pertaining to options education will appear here. Also, announcements of Dr. Olmstead’s classes on options, webinars, as well as his speaking engagements will be posted.

Anyone seeking to learn more about the trading strategy used at Monarch Wealth Management Group, LLC and its performance since inception should check the Program and Performance sections of this website. Those with an interest to invest funds in the Monarch strategy can contact Dr. Olmstead and the Monarch Team on the Contact Us page.