Giorgos Siligardos


Giorgos E. Siligardos holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Crete and a Market Maker/Trader certificate from the Athens Derivatives Exchange. He has given lectures on Technical Analysis in the University of Crete and he has published several articles in the Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine and elsewhere. He is currently a scientific fellow of the Department of Finance & Insurance at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete teaching Derivative courses. His academic website is: and he may be reached at:


Advanced Trade Management by Giorgos Siligardos

The term “Trade Management” refers to methods and manipulations which can be followed before and after a trade has been made to ensure a protection from undesirable movements of the tradable and at the same time to guarantee that if the position finally proved to be right, the profit will compensate the risk taken... READ MORE


Virtual Trading of Options by Giorgos Siligardos

Virtual Trading (VT) is a general term referring to hypothetical trades made by a trader for either practicing or for evaluation of his/her methodology. You may have also heard the term “Paper Trading” which is usually used interchangeably with VT. In fact, the days prior the rush of  personal computers in all aspects of life (trading included) virtual trades were done on paper instead of being done in a real account hence the term ‘paper trading’. Nowadays the astounding massive use of personal computers and the extensive use of internet have made virtual trading possible in an amazingly convenient way... READ MORE