About Us

Our Story

About What We Do & How We Got Here

Founder Brian T/ Tepdon graduated from The Frank G Zarb School of Business, at Hofstra University with a degree in Business Finance.  His sub major was in the derivatives and futures markets, ( yes this was actually a course in the 90’s taught by a retired Goldman Sachs option specialist).

His trading career began more than 20 years ago right before the dot com bubble.  Through this experience, he realized the importance of Risk Management and used different options strategies to mitigate risk, while generating greater rewards.

After teaching and modding in other online trading services, Brian realized the many flaws that they had ( especially to new traders). He decided to start his own educational and trade idea service, Breaking Options.

Breaking Options has a very simple mission, “ Earn while you Learn”.  The focus is to provide actionable trade ideas, while making it very clear the “WHY”.  WHY is this trade actionable.  WHY do we use this strategy.  WHY is this the risk/ reward ratio.  This foundation will help you become a successful independent trader.


What our Traders Say

I have been in a number of trading rooms over the years. The Breaking Options room is as good as they come. Brian teaches everything you need to know to become a successful trader, from how to draw support and resistance lines to risk reward. What really makes this room different from some of the others is he is on the mic from pre market until after the market closes to answer any questions anyone might have. Ive seen other rooms where after the first couple hours joe smo is gone. He will give you his honest opinion on any ticker whether he's in the trade or not. He provides trade ideas all day long in the live zoom meetings. Brian also has classes with topics ranging from patterns, psychology to how to use the squeeze indicator. These classes and videos have really helped my learning curve along. I highly recommend Brian and the Breaking Options team.

Walt J January 19, 2021

Brian continues to be a top notch teacher, not only at chart reading but managing emotions. I would have panic sold my $FB calls earlier this afternoon had he not helped me understand the FIB clusters that were being continuously tested, and the subsequent pullbacks. Once we broke the cluster, I was able to sell into the strength for a quick 25% to finish the day.

Taylor (Mediocre_at_Best) January 19, 2021

Brian has been an incredible teacher to me. I came to him around 4 months ago because I needed help with my trading strategy and needed help on being more consistent. I always had the issue of selling to early on my winners, and always holding on too long to my losses. It got to the point where I almost quit all together because of the stress. Once I started learning from Brian, trading started to make sense. I watched each video he has posted at least 3 times and I spent hours upon hours studying charts after market and seeing how they react to the EMAs, SMAs, Support, Resistance, etc. Brian also taught me tons of different trading strategies that made trading more fun. Whenever I had a question, he would always answer and he even took hours out of his day to call me and explain anything that I wasn’t understanding. Since learning from Brian, I have almost doubled my account size and have been incredibly successful when it comes to making my own plays. I cut the losers as soon as I get a sign that they will go against me, and I’m still working on the patience but I’m getting there unfortunately I have to depart for a little bit due to bills that have to get paid sooner than later, so I will be back once they are paid off. Thank you

Carwhorns January 19, 2021

I've been a member of plenty of other trading groups/services and I have to say this is by far the best one. You won't find someone as dedicated to their group as Brian is. The classes and trades alone would be worth the money but the live trading day after day is invaluable. That's where you learn how to really be a trader, reading charts in real time, searching for the right options and most importantly practicing patience when there isn't a trade available. I also have to give a ton of credit to Brian's availability and willingness to work with each trader one on one. He's pretty much available 24/7 to help everyone with any issues or questions they may have. I haven't found anything else even close to this service when searching for trading groups/education over the years, I would recommend it to anyone looking to learn or improve their trading.

Pharmer January 23, 2021