Allison Ostrander

Director of Risk Tolerance


“When you take a look at the finer details of an option’s strategy, you will see an abundant amount of opportunity while maintaining your risk.”

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Apple iPad
Portable smart devices make it easy to take trading with you. The new iPad combines tremendous capability with unmatched ease of use and versatility.
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Keurig Coffee Maker
Simple touch buttons make your brewing experience stress free, and multiple K-Cup pod brew sizes help to ensure you get your perfect cup.
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Brooklyn Beans Coffee Pods
Having Coffee on hand and ready is a must for staying awake after being up all night with a newborn. I personally love black flavored coffee like hazelnut.
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LEADO 32oz 1Liter Water Bottle
This reminds me to drink water every hour and keep hydrated throughout the day, and of course has that Harry Potter flare to it.
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Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
This has been a must have for me during market hours. It allows me to step away from my computer and take care of the kiddos, while still being able to listen for trade alerts as well as the Options Room.
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Gaiam Yoga Mat
Being able to just take a mental second from the market and stretch or meditate is a great way to keep your body awake and your mind calm and focused. This is especially true in those volatile minds.
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Crunchie Chocolate Bar
A guilty pleasure from living overseas in my youth, my favorite candy bar! I much prefer indulging in this vs putting on too many “lotto trades.” Only risk here is added calories to my thighs lol.
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Gaming Laptop
This is my current laptop I am using to trade from home as well as when I am on the road. I find gaming laptops can keep up with the live streaming for multiple charts easily, and it also helps that I love playing video games, so it knocks out two birds with one stone.
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Asus 21.5” VS228H-P Full HD LED monitor
I am not as particular about being on brand here, as long as it has decent picture quality. When you have at least one extra screen, it can make all the difference in your trading. It allows me to look at multiple charts and my positions page at the same time.
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Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps
For a healthier snack, pretzel chips with hummus is a great quick snack while I am watching the market and can be a great pick me up if I have found myself working through lunch.
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