About Jeff Augen

Jeff Augen, the creator of the PhaseTrader® Indicators is a private investor and published writer having spent more than a decade building a unique intellectual property portfolio of algorithms and software for technical analysis of derivatives prices. His work includes more than one million lines of computer code reflecting powerful new strategies for trading equities, equity options, index options, futures, and currencies.

Augen has a 25-year history in information technology: As a co-founding executive of IBM’s Life Sciences Computing business, he defined a growth strategy that resulted in $1.2 billion of new revenue, and managed a large portfolio of venture capital investments. From 2002 to 2005, Augen was President and CEO of TurboWorx, Inc., a technical computing software company spun off from the Department of Computer Science at Yale University. He has written six trading books from Pearson Education/ Financial Times Press: The Volatility Edge in Options Trading, Trading Options at Expiration, The Option Trader’s Workbook, Day Trading Options, Trading Realities, Microsoft Excel for Stock and Option Traders. Other publications include weekly columns that ran for 2 years in Stocks, Futures, and Options magazine, several feature articles, and a graduate-level textbook titled Bioinformatics in the Post-Genomic Era (Addison-Wesley, 2004).

Much of his current work on technical analysis and derivatives pricing is built on algorithms for predicting 3-dimensional molecular structures that he developed many years ago as a graduate student.