The Ace Program: Weighing Options


A veteran Options Trader and Strategist with over 30 years’ experience, Paul Forchione has traded in the pits of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), handling hundreds of clients as Broker and Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). With his new website, The ACE Program, Paul teaches clients how to identify futures markets with overvalued and undervalued options. Like many clients, Paul’s existing website that was not meeting his needs. Specifically, the site was slow and ineffective, due in part to compatibility issues with legacy file types. While I enjoy working in Squarespace, the platform was unable to handle the sheer volume of Paul’s files, many of which were hour-long presentations detailing options trading. So, I turned to Wix, and built a site to meet his needs, allowing him to sell physical and digital products as a package. From a consumer standpoint, Wix and Squarespace look and feel very similar, in fact, with identical fonts and icons most people would be hard pressed to tell them apart. However, from a designer standpoint there are discernable differences, especially with respect to mobile optimization—the scaling of images to fit a handheld device such as a mobile phone or tablet. While both platforms are excellent, I find Wix easier to work with when designing mobile layouts, for the mobile layout does not impact the desktop layout, and Squarespace simpler for general editing, such as subtle color changes. To learn more, please visit The Ace Program.