My Thought Process– $SPY

In three trading days we moved from a range bound low volatility market to an environment of fear and chatter of market collapses. It is more difficult to predict price patterns when extreme volatility and fear are in play versus when the market is more subdued and market participants actions can be more easily anticipated. As traders we move into a “move to move” mentality … Read More

The Opening Drive Play

In our SMBU Daily Video, learn about opening drive plays. In this video from Mike Bellafiore, you will learn: How to express your trading ideas in the opening drive How intraday fundamentals can indicate the direction of the stock The difference in a day trade and a swing trade We hope this video helps you improve your trading skills. * … Read More

Learning to Take a Loss

In our SMBU Daily Video, we discuss losing trades. In this video from Seth Freudberg, you will learn: What percent a general loss on an options trade is The key to being a good options trader How to take losses The importance of analyzing losing trades We hope this video helps you improve your trading skills. * no relevant positions … Read More

SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: SMBU’s Andrew Falde: The TEA Iron Condor Options Trading Technique

This week, SMBU’s Andrew Falde returns to the Options Tribe to present his TEA iron condor options trading technique. Earlier this year, Andrew taught a small group of traders the TEA Iron Condor system. The system is robust enough to handle the recent big market moves because it is comprised of a mix of trend following and market neutral income components. Andrew will also discuss some of the filtering technique that he uses to help reduce risk during black swan events.

How To View The Market Right Now

normally i don’t blog during trading day but unusual circumstances…we failed right at the level i tweeted pre-market around 193. great spot to short and many traders did. sellers now in control and that only changes if we break the downtrend moving back above 190. a hold above 190.50 would give us a chance to close in the 191.50-193 level … Read More

How We Navigate High Volatility Markets

Every morning in the Trader90 AM meeting, Steve Spencer gives you a rundown of what’s in play and how to trade the market that’s in front of you. This video is a quick sample of what you could be getting every morning as a member of Trader90… Join SMBU Trader90 Now >> No relevant positions. Please follow and like us:

Big Swings Aren’t Over Yet… “Keep Trading!”

  Several of the traders on our desk had their best day ever yesterday. If you were in the Trader90 Real Time Audio during the opening drive, then you heard some of the most exciting 30-45 minutes of the year. The mantra throughout the excitement was… “it’s not over… KEEP TRADING!”    Isn’t this why you trade? To not be dependent … Read More