CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The optionMONSTER Group, owner of financial media firm optionMONSTER and online brokerage trade MONSTER, are launching an annual charity event called Traders4Kids (www.traders4kids.org). All proceeds from the event will go to i.c. stars, a Chicago-based charity dedicated to teaching inner-city youth technology and business skills that will help them become the leaders of tomorrow.
“We’re thrilled that our success has given us the opportunity to help those in need. This inaugural event will be the first of many more to come.”
At this year’s inaugural event Jon ‘DRJ’ Najarian, Co-Founder of optionMONSTER will host Mark Fisher, President of MBF Clearing Corp. and MBF Asset Management, for a three-hour live trading session at Ghost Bar at The Palms.
Fisher, one of the world's largest energy traders, will donate all the profits from the live trading session to the i.c. stars Foundation.
“It’s important that we reach out to the young adults who have not had the opportunity to learn important technology skills so that they may succeed in the business world,” said optionMONSTER co-founder Jon Najarian when announcing the event. “Mark has always been an advocate for children’s charities and his philanthropic efforts have given many young people the chance for a brighter future.”
“optionMONSTER’s group of companies has enjoyed a great deal of success in 2009 by giving our customers the education and tools they need to be successful investors,” added optionMONSTER Co-Founder and CEO Dirk Mueller. “We’re thrilled that our success has given us the opportunity to help those in need. This inaugural event will be the first of many more to come.”
Ghostbar, part of the N9NE Group, has generously contributed in kind their facility for the event. The three-hour trading session will be attended by clients of optionMONSTER and tradeMONSTER, as well as other interested investors who make a charitable donation to the i.c. stars Foundation.
During and following the trading session the group will discuss their views of the markets and their market forecasts for 2010. Attendees will include more than fifty of the industry's most accomplished major exchange floor traders, a broad selection of professional "upstairs traders," hedge fund managers, and sophisticated retail customers.
Attendees will walk away with a completely new perspective on what it takes to be a successful trader, and the tools required to be one. And equally important, every penny Mark Fisher makes trading for the event will go to i.c. stars. To date, trading events supported by Mark Fisher have raised more than $1,000,000 for children’s charities.
About trade MONSTER
trade MONSTER, at www.trademonster.com, is an online broker that combines the power and flexibility of professional trading software with the convenience and reliability of a browser-based trading platform. trade MONSTER features dynamic, customizable screens, integrated investor education, transparent commissions and high-quality, informed customer service. The company’s management team comprises former executives at Schwab, Fidelity, optionsXpress, ThinkorSwim and E*Trade, with an average 20 years of brokerage experience.
Co-founded in 2006 by Jon (‘DRJ’) Najarian and Pete Najarian, a pair of professional traders, financial executives, and CNBC contributors, the optionMONSTER group of companies provides tools and information intended to narrow the gap between self-directed and institutional investing. optionMONSTER's unique perspective marries high-tech analysis of the day's market activity to the pro trader's insights and makes it accessible to everyone. At www.optionmonster.com, the Chicago-based company delivers news and analysis, educational resources, and subscription products in the fields of options, equity, and exchange traded funds, helping investors evaluate trading opportunities and make disciplined decisions about their portfolio.
About MBF Clearing Corp.
Founded in 1987, MBF Clearing Corp, at www.mbfcc.com, is widely recognized for its preeminent role within the global futures markets, and for being one the Industry’s leading Futures Clearing Merchants (FCM). MBF’s presence extends across all major exchange-traded futures markets, including energy, metals, soft commodities, currencies, interest rates, and equity-related indexes. Within the global energy markets alone, MBF is one of the Industry's three largest clearing firms for exchange-traded crude oil and natural gas futures contracts.
About N9NE Group
The N9NE Group is a partnership between pioneering entertainment entrepreneurs Michael Morton and Scott DeGraff. Friends since age nine, the two founded N9NE Group in 1992. Morton, the son of legendary restaurateur Arnie Morton (Morton’s of Chicago steakhouses), grew up in the restaurant business, while DeGraff pursued a career in law—becoming a real estate attorney at one of Chicago’s most prominent firms—all the while retaining his passion for great food and entertainment. Today, N9NE Group operates a total of ten venues nationwide: seven Las Vegas venues, including N9NE Steakhouse, Nove Italiano, Rain Nightclub, ghostbar, Moon Nightclub, Playboy Club and Palms Pool & Bungalows); two Chicago venues, including N9NE Steakhouse and ghostbar; and ghostbar in Dallas: For additional information, visit: www.n9negroup.com.