Mike Khouw

Mike Khouw

Formal First Name
Michael (Mike)

Michael Khouw is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of Optimize Advisors. He uses pioneering and proprietary artificial intelligence technology to advise hedge funds, banks, pensions, mutual funds, insurance companies, and family offices in the effective use of listed options for enhancing returns and managing risk. He is also the Executive Editor and Senior Contributor of The Options Edge. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Khouw has traded commodities, and equity and index derivatives for both buy-side and sell-side firms.

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Academic History



  • Khouw shares his insights through articles and frequent speaking engagements at conferences.
  • He has been a contributor to CNBC’s Fast Money and Options Action since January 2009.
  • He is a keynote speaker at the Drexel University, Lebow School of Business.