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Cordier 14岁就进入期货市场，在从事做市交易员（market-making trader）的工作中，发掘出“卖出期权”的交易策略，1999年，他成立了自由交易集团（Liberty trading group），开启了自己的交易之路。2004年，他的《期权出售完全指南》（The complete guide to option selling）一书出版，此后三次再版，足以证明其受市场欢迎程度。
James Cordier爆仓的原因，在于裸卖空美国天然气看涨期权（naked short on call），无任何对冲保护。就在Cordier公布爆仓的前一天，美天然气一度暴涨22%，这可能就是让其爆仓的直接原因。
而James Cordier在此前的采访中曾经表示：“我们的目标就是采用最激进的工具并且保守地管理它。（Our goal is to take an aggressive vehicle and manage it conservatively．）”但这次爆仓的结果，让我们看到他完全没有做到保守，而是绝对的“找死”。