Liz Dierking began her trading career at the Chicago Board of Trade. She then went on to spend 11 years on the Chicago Board Options Exchange floor making markets. After leaving the trading floor in 2010, Dierking picked up improvisational comedy as a hobby. She took classes at Chicago’s Second City School of improvisation, learning to merge her passion for finance with comedy and entertainment.
In 2011, Dierking joined the tastytrade team with Jenny Andrews. Together, they host several shows on the tastytrade network, teaching options trading strategies that give viewers an increased probability of success with a decreased capital requirement.
Dierking graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Finance and Economics.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Years Trading: 17
I was a full-time options trader on the CBOE. I’ve been in every single equity pit on the floor...but I was never in any fist fights.
Why do you talk so fast? Anddddd...I was born this way. It was helpful on the CBOE floor.
LULU, GPRO, DIS, UA and DIA. And Big Lizard and Jade Lizard - because they’re awesome!
The people, and I really enjoy working with Jenny. We went to high school together and still have a lot of the same friends.
I graduated from Second City, my water broke with my daughter on the trading floor, and I’m a fast eater.
New York City, Location: Gramercy TheatreClick to register
Boston, Location: Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England AquariumClick to register
Seattle, Location: Canvas Event SpaceClick to register
Portland, Location: Elysian BallroomClick to register
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