The Myth of “Financing” a Long Option

Options Traders are often lured into believing that the less cash they pay for an options structure, the better. You must look at the full structure of an options trade to understand its risk and reward characteristics. In this video, we discuss an example of a “free option” that contains a huge risk, not obvious from the amount of cash that the position initially costs.

Preparing for Earnings Season

In this video Mike Bellafiore discusses ways you can prepare for earnings season, highlighting several ideas to better attack stocks.

Lessons on Sizing

In this video Mike Bellafiore discusses a firm trader who had a terrific month trading but when it came to bumping up his share size he underperformed. See what advice Mike has for this trader.

Myth #2 of Options Trading

Options traders who don’t understand options synthetics will often get confused and believe that they can buy a synthetically equivalent trade for “a bargain price”. In this video, we explain why economically equivalent trades will always fill at the same price.

Trader review with Dr. S

In this video, Dr. Brett Steenbarger conducts a live trader review with a futures trader from our community. Get an inside look at a real coaching/mentoring session at SMB Futures. See what a great weekly review process includes. Understand the importance of process goals for focused improvement

Myth #1 of Options Trading

Market neutral options traders fall into the trap of believing many myths about successful trading. Today’s video is the first in a series of videos on the myths of options trading.

A major mistake that options traders make is to fail to recognize the huge psychological difference between trading small amounts of capital and large amounts of capital.