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SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Frank Fahey of Optionvue Systems, International: How an options veteran trades broken wing butterflies

May 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week, former market maker and options trading professional Frank Fahey discusses how he trades broken wing butterflies in a large account. Read more [...]


In Options Trading, Risk Management must always come first

May 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
In this video, we discuss why it is more important for a trader to follow risk management rules than to be guided by technical analysis if a choice must be made between the two. Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Live From New York: The ten qualities we look for in SMB’s Options Desk traders

May 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week, Seth Freudberg will share the ten qualities that SMB’s Options Trading Desk is looking for in traders that we are recruiting. Andrew Falde, who will be in New York presenting the Netzero options trading strategy to a live audience of participants, will share his personal journey from retail trader to professional proprietary trader on SMB’s options trading desk. Read more [...]


WEBINAR MAY 10th – Live Mentoring with a succeeding retail trader on sizing

May 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
Learn how to size properly during a live mentoring session with a retail trader who has surpassed 100k in trading profits.  This succeeding trader is struggling to increase his size.  Mike Bellafiore offers mentoring to help this trader reach the next level. Read more [...]


Is it bad to sell options premium in low volatility times?

May 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
In this video, we review the myth that trading in low volatility times is unfavorable. Most options traders complain when volatility is low because they are getting paid less well for options risk. But the evidence seems to show that low volatility times are actually more profitable than high volatility times. Read more [...]


From Our Desk to Yours: 5 Key Lessons from Our April Trade Reviews

May 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Trading Lesson
Register now to attend our next online trading class, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5 PM ET... Managing partner, Mike Bellafiore, will share 5 lessons the firm's monthly reviews. Each month, firm traders complete a monthly review on how they can improve. The work traders are doing can help inform you on ways you can improve. 〈 REGISTER NOW 〉 Read more [...]


4 Lessons Learned From Training Successful Traders

Apr 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
In this video, Mike Bellafiore discusses an article him and Steve Spencer co-authored with Dr. Brett Steenbarger. In the article, they explore insights from SMB's trading desk. Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Gareth Ryan: Income opportunities for the summer using SPY options

Apr 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week, Gareth Ryan from IUR Capital presents options income strategies that could be used by investors this upcoming summer. He will discuss several key areas of both the equity and options markets including, strike positioning and time horizon with credit spreads. He will also discuss both near-term and longer term strategies with a focus on risk. Read more [...]