Brian Overby

Brian Overby

A best-selling author and educator, Brian Overby has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. As Senior Options Analyst with Ally Invest, Brian dedicates his time to helping independent investors hone their investing skills by understanding more advanced strategies such as options trading. Brian has conducted thousands of trading seminars worldwide, written hundreds of articles on investing, and is the author of the top-selling options book on Amazon, The Options Playbook. Prior to Ally, Brian served as an options trading specialist for Charles Schwab and, before that, held positions with the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and Knight Trading Group, one of the world's largest market makers. A widely sought-after resource for his options trading knowledge and market insights, Brian has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Reuters, and Bloomberg, and has been a guest on CNBC Fast Money and Fox Business.   Ally Invest is the online brokerage and wealth management arm of Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), offering securities-brokerage and wealth management services. Ally Invest provides a wide selection of resources and breaks down complex investing concepts to help investors of all experience levels make the most of their investments. Ally Invest received a 5-star rating from NerdWallet in 2019 and 2020 and has been recognized for its low costs, robust trading tools and platform, and outstanding customer service in Barron’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and   Disclosures: Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics of Risks and Standardized Options:   The above content is provided for educational and informational purposes only. Ally Invest provides self-directed investors with discount brokerage services. These discount brokerage services do not provide investment recommendations or offer investment, financial, legal or tax advice. You alone are responsible for evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of Ally Invest’s systems, services or products. The NerdWallet 2020 Ally Invest Review awarded Ally Invest 5 out of 5 stars based on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, primarily focusing on fees, account minimum, tools, and promotions. The Review covered 12 features including account minimum, trading and account fees, trading platform, mobile app, research and data, customer support options, and promotions. The NerdWallet editorial team analyzes all offers promoted on the site and maintains the ratings models that determine an offer's star rating. Ally Invest and NerdWallet are marketing partners but any payment made to NerdWallet does not ensure a favorable review. Click here (hyperlink to: for more information. The Barron’s annual Best Online Brokers awarded Ally Invest 3 our of 5 stars based on a scale of 1 to 5 stars primarily focused on 6 broad categories including trading, usability, mobile, research/education/news, international, and retirement dividends. The review utilizes a weighted points system to assess brokers on a total of 78 subcategories of those broader categories. . All products are reviewed in depth and evaluated at least quarterly. There was no charge to be included in this list. Click here (hyperlink to: for more information. The StockBrokers 2020 Online Brokers Review awarded Ally Invest 4 out of 5 stars based on a scale of 1 to 5 stars by assessing 236 separate variables across eight core categories including commissions and fees, offering of investments, platforms and tools, research, customer service, mobile trading, education, and ease of use. Each participating broker is required to complete an annual in-depth data profile participate in in an executive annual update meeting prior to the review. There was no charge to be included in this list. Click here (hyperlink to: for more information
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