SMB Options

SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Rob Chastain of Stratagemtrade.com: A look at hedging strategies with the use of options

Mar 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week, Rob Chastain of Stratagemtrade.com returns to the Options Tribe to discuss his approach to the use of options to implement hedging strategies for traders. Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Ed Tulauskas of Random Walk Trading: The Bionic Butterfly

Mar 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week, Ed Tulauskas of Random Walk Trading discusses the Bionic Butterfly, a biased butterfly strategy that takes advantage of directional moves. Ed will look at the basic trade framework, explain the best times to utilize this approach, discuss the factors influencing the trade and cite some examples of the use of the strategy. Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Paul Forchione of Optionvue Systems, International: “Butterflies and Calendarized Butterflies”

Feb 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week, options educator and strategist Paul Forchione returns to the Options Tribe to show how he uses OptionVue software to structure and analyze these positive theta spread positions in various futures markets. He will show how these positions behave in relation to market movement and changes in implied volatility by generating performance curves and discussing the Greeks. Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Gareth Ryan of IUR Capital: Harvesting premium with $SPX options

Feb 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week, Gareth Ryan of IUR Capital returns to the Options Tribe to focus on applying a 1x3 setup for premium extraction on equity index options using both weekly and monthly options. Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Ron Bertino: The Space Trip Trade

Jan 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week , Ron Bertino makes his debut presentation of his signature Space Trip Trade which Ron designed as a downside hedge to a trader’s at-the-money market neutral options strategies. Ron will show you how this strategy takes advantage of portfolio margin or SPAN margin, while maintaining a comparatively conservative T+0 line. Ron will demonstrate how the trade later morphs into a downside hedge with very little downside risk at that point in the trade Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Kerry Given of Parkwood Capital: The Ubiquitous Diagonal Spread

Jan 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week Kerry Given returns to the Options Tribe the use of the diagonal spread. The diagonal spread is a basic options strategy, but it is versatile and may be used in several different market situations. In this webinar, Kerry Given, a/kl/a Dr. Duke, will discuss the basic aspects of the spread, the pros and cons of strike selection, and ongoing management of the trade. Several examples of diagonal spreads will be reviewed to illustrate the principles of this trade. Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Amy Meissner: The Power of the Asymmetrical Iron Condor

Jan 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week, Amy Meissner returns to the Options Tribe to discuss the many powerful features of the Asymmetrical Iron Condor options strategy, how it is superior in most markets to the traditional iron condor and how it fared in the very challenging post-election rally Read more [...]


Three Hidden Challenges with Iron Condors

Jan 9th, 2017 | By | Category: SMB Options
The Iron Condor is a popular options trade ... and often one of the first trades that options spread traders learn about. Options traders are excited to learn that they can make money when the market goes up, make money when the market goes sideways.... and even make money when the market goes down! As long as the market doesn't go "too far" in either direction, you are a winner. Sounds great, right? Well, there's more to it than that. Here are just three hidden challenges with traditional iron condors: #1 To fully experience the "high probability" of an iron condor, your risk is often 8 to 9 TIMES as much as your peak profit! Read more [...]