Mark Kennedy Education: LaSalle University Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Expertise: Exchange-traded funds, investing Mark Kennedy spent more than 12 years on the floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX)He traded oil ETFs and others, including the "Qs"He holds a master's degree in finance from LaSalle University and is a CFA Experience Mark Kennedy is an expert in investment and exchange-traded funds. He was an ETF options trader on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange floor and vice president of derivatives trading for Goldman Sachs. Kennedy has traded the oil sector ETF (OIH), as well as the oil sector index (OSX). Kennedy's trading positions were not limited to the oil ETF but included other ETFs such as the Qs. Education Kennedy graduated from LaSalle University with a degree in finance. He returned to LaSalle a few years later and attained his master's degree in finance. He then passed the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) examination, Level 2. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.