Writer, editor, and instructor


Lafayette College


  • 20+ years trading financial markets, from clerking on Salomon Brothers Mortgage Trading Desk to long/short equity hedge fund manager
  • 10+ years as head trader for Peahi Capital
  • Lead instructor of Investopedia Academy's Crypto Trading and editor of Banyan Hill Publishing


Ian King is a professional trader and former hedge fund manager, with over two decades of experience trading and analyzing the financial markets. He is the editor of Banyan Hill's popular Crypto Profit Trader, a weekly investment advisory that highlights actionable crypto investment ideas. He also writes a weekly column for Sovereign Investor Daily—keeping readers apprised of the latest market developments. Ian has appeared on Fox Business News, Cheddar, Real Vision, Investopedia, Zero Hedge, Seeking Alpha, and other media outlets.

Ian started out as a desk clerk at Salomon Brothers’ famed mortgage bond trading department, then moved on to credit derivatives at Citigroup. From there, he spent a decade trading options as head trader at Peahi Capital, a New York-based hedge fund. In 2017, he collaborated with Investopedia Academy to launch Crypto Trading, an online course that teaches investors how to capitalize on crypto asset volatility. Ian is passionate about helping investors make sense of the markets and take control of their portfolios and financial future.


Ian received his bachelor's from Lafayette College with a degree in psychology.

Quote from Ian King

"A famous teacher once said, 'If you want to learn something, read. If you want to understand something, write. If you want to master something, teach.' I am passionate about teaching the art of trading, and helping investors discover their own unique investment process."