Dylan Ratigan

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Active Trading Strategies, Finance, Politics & Global Resource Technology Expert

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Dylan Ratigan: Biography at a Glance

  • Created the CNBC hit show “Fast Money” in 2006
  • Spent 18 years as a broadcaster and executive at Bloomberg, CNBC and MSNBC
  • Expert in American political reform, active trading strategies, finance, politics and global resource technology
  • Trained with thinkorswim founder Tom Sosnoff at his Chicago-based firm tastytrade, where Ratigan learned an engaged approach to investing with clear goals and transparency of risks and costs
  • Author of the New York TimeBest-selling author of “Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry”
  • Established the global resource technology company, Helical Holdings


Dylan Ratigan is an expert in active trading strategies, finance, politics and global resource technology. Training directly with billionaire Think or Swim founder Tom Sosnoff at his new Chicago-based firm Tastytrade, Ratigan learned an engaged approach to investing with clear goals and transparency of risks and costs. Strategies that debunk the myth of passive investing and help individuals control their investments, increase returns and decrease risk.

Ratigan created the CNBC hit show Fast Money in 2006 and spent 18 years as a broadcaster and executive at Bloomberg, CNBC and MSNBC. He authored the New York Times best-selling book Greedy Bastards before leaving journalism in 2012 to establish a global resource technology company, Helical Holdings. It was this venture into entrepreneurship that led him to seek the active investing expertise he is now offering to everyone.

Ratigan is also an expert in American political reform and global resource technology.


Active Investing vs. Passive: Truth & Mytharrow-down

Despite advertising to investors to use a passive buy-and-hold approach to stocks, data shows this is poor way to generate wealth even long term. The random nature of stock prices means that inflation-adjusted returns significantly underperform investment targets and exposes investors to greater risk than they realize. Active trading is NOT stock picking or “day-trading” rather it is the use of equity options to reduce the cost of owning any given investment, which reduces risk and increases the probability that any given investment will increase in value. This strategy has yielded a 16% higher inflation adjusted returns since 2000, with 2/3 the risk of a passive fund.

How to Change American Politics Forever arrow-down

Two political parties that have no constitutional right to be the only organizations that control the American government have dominated American politics for decades. Billionaire Peter Ackerman and Dylan Ratigan are on a crusade to make American politics more competitive by opening up the Presidential Debate stage and changing the way people vote. In this speech Dylan explains how they are going to do it.

Why Resource Technology Not Weapons Will Secure the Worldarrow-down

As founder of Helical Holdings, Ratigan knows first hand the ability for modern resource technology to secure the world. In this speech he tells stories of his travels in China, Myanmar, the Middle East and rural North America to provide evidence of just how valuable large networks of solar powered, hydroponic farming systems can be to resolve poverty, create jobs and improve health.


I think today went great! Dylan was lovely and his Q&A was well received. I think he received great questions and his interaction with attendees was wonderful. Our hosted buyer liaison stopped me to in the hall to say she received really positive feedback from the retailers she spoke to this morning, so that’s good to hear as well!

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