Joel Rentzler, PhD, Professor of Economics and Finance, has been a member of the Baruch College faculty for 35 years. An expert in derivative markets, trading and arbitrage strategies, and use and abuse of using futures, options, and swaps for hedging, he currently teaches courses in speculative markets, including futures and options markets. Dr. Rentzler previously taught at the Columbia Business School, where he also served as the Director of the Center for the Study of Futures Markets. He has presented papers at meetings of the American Finance Association and the Eastern Finance Association, among other industry groups, and his work has been published in the Journal of InvestingJournal of Futures Markets, and Global Finance Journal. Before receiving his PhD from New York University, Rentzler was employed as a reliability engineer working on projects including the Apollo 11, which resulted in the first successful moon landing.