Steven M. Sears is the Chief Investment Officer for StratiFi Technologies. He is also a columnist for Barron's where he writes The Striking Price column. Mr. Sears is the author of The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails. He previously reported for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. He has reported upon most major modern financial events, including the Asian Contagion, the bursting of the Internet Bubble, the Credit Crisis, and Europe's sovereign debt crisis. He also was part of exchange executive teams that modernized the U.S. options market, and introduced electronic trading. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York.