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Kerry W. Given, Ph.D., aka Dr. Duke, coaches stock and options traders one-on-one and is a frequently invited speaker at the Money Show, Traders Expo, and the Forex and Options Expo conferences. He has over twenty years of experience trading in the equity and options markets. His formal finance training includes graduate level business and finance courses and advanced options training at the CBOE Options Institute. He has discovered first hand how difficult it can be to separate the financial facts from the marketing hype, myths, and get rich quick schemes.

Dr. Given was born the same day as Prince Charles of England, and his father called him Duke. That nickname was always used with family and friends. After earning his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Minnesota, the nickname evolved to Dr. Duke.

Parkwood Capital, LLC was founded in 2007 with the mission of providing honest and realistic financial education to individuals just like you. Dr. Duke’s most powerful marketing comes from his students. Read the comments from his students on

Dr. Duke helps his students take the next steps and turn their trading into a cash generating business. He does not sell “get rich quick” schemes. In fact, he “debunks” many of the common misconceptions about stock and options trading. Dr. Duke can show you how to generate a steady income from the markets year after year. Dr. Duke’s first book, No-Hype Options Trading, was published by John Wiley and Sons, and is available on Amazon. An early reviewer praised No-Hype Options Trading as, “the best introductory book on options that I’ve ever encountered”. Dr. Duke’s latest book, Time Is Money, focuses on non-directional trading, a technique that allows you to generate profits without the necessity of predicting the market’s direction. Early reviews of Time Is Money are enthusiastic: “Love the new book. I am so glad I bought it. Reading the book has helped bring so many things into focus. Many thanks!”.

Dr. Duke will work with you to develop the trading style and plan best suited for you and your situation. Services include face-to-face coaching, private webinars, group classes via webinar, and customized coaching in the areas of investing in stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, stock options, and index options. His thirteen week series of classes, The Ultimate Options Course, was made into a four disc DVD series and is available at Traders Library. He will teach you to understand the financial markets, know the risks of your investments, and manage that risk.

Dr. Duke is unique in the options education area in one crucial respect: he practices what he preaches. You can follow his daily blog and track his performance trading the iron condor in his Flying With The Condorâ„¢ trading alert service. Dr. Duke is one of few, if not the only, options educator who posts his trades in real time so you can follow the results. You have entered the No Hype Zone.