SMB Options

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 [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: SMB Capital Options Desk Trader Andrew Falde: Three Options Profiles for Almost Anything That Can Happen in 2017

Jan 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week, SMB Capital Options Desk Trader Andrew Falde, P and L Winner of the SMB Options Trading Competition, will be sharing three options profiles for three market scenarios... and how each provides positive edge even if a trader’s directional bias is wrong. There will be something for every level of options trader in this upcoming webinar. Read more [...]


The 9-Step Plan to Trading a 7-Figure Options Account

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: SMB Options
Tomorrow is the first Options Strategy Workshop for 2017! Do you have the goal of becoming a more consistently profitable trader this year? If so, you should attend tomorrow's workshop where Andrew Falde will be sharing "The 9-Step Plan to Trading a 7-Figure Options Account" Andrew is a professional money manager, one of SMB's top performing options desk traders, the P/L winner of the 2016 Options Tribe trading competition, and #1 ranked options trader on FundSeeder. Your particpation in the Options Strategy Workshop includes: Two live meetings each month Full time Slack Room for Q&A Access to all previous workshop Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Amy Meissner: Iron Condors

Dec 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
This week, Amy Meissner returns to the Options Tribe to share her extensive knowledge and experiences in trading the popular iron condor strategy Read more [...]


Which Options Model Are You Relying On?

Nov 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: SMB Options
Every week, options traders like you are sending in questions like one of these: Which options model should I use? Which modeling software is more accurate? Why are my Deltas different than yours? To best answer that question, we should leave the theoretical world and move into the real world... Several of the top performing options traders on our proprietary trading desk have a few things in common: Several of our top traders can manage their trades with any Greeks model. Their strategies have positive expectancy because of risk control and could be managed effectively using any of the popular options Read more [...]


Next Step to Improve Your Playbook

Sep 20th, 2016 | By | Category: SMB Options
Yesterday we talked about how market neutral options traders usually generate their best returns when directional equities traders are struggling to find opportunities. Here's one practical way you can begin to add market neutral options to your playbook. Action: Use midday as options time The best opportunities for short term equities trading is at the open and close of each session. The middle of the day is typically quieter and is when options traders actually like to negotiate their adjustments. Establishing a routine of thinking about market neutral options opportunities during the middle of the day is a great Read more [...]