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Jim Nelson

Branch Professional, RJFS

Jim Nelson


Jim Nelson has brought over 30 years of experience to the equity financial derivatives trading markets. His journey began as a floor trader for Lakota Trading on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. He then transitioned to Arbitrade, which was later acquired by Knight Trading, and subsequently became part of Citibank. His efforts led to his semi-retirement in 2013 at the age of 45, holding the position of director. Post semi-retirement, Jim continued in the financial markets by developing trading algorithms for Avatar Securities. More recently, he served as a trader/research manager at Rocket Capital in Wayzata, MN.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Jim is deeply passionate about his Christian faith. He recently founded a non-profit, is actively involved in River Valley Church, and holds a board position at The Blessing House Ministry. With a marriage spanning 31 years, Jim is a devoted family man and father of two adult children. In his leisure time, he finds joy in playing tennis, boating and cherishing moments with his loved ones.

Raymond James is not affiliated with any organizations mentioned above.

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