Trading Lesson

How Goldman Sachs & JPM Morgan Created A Good Short Opportunity in $SRPT

Sep 24th, 2016 | By | Category: General Comments, Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson
Our #1 trading idea for Friday was SRPT. It sold $300 million of shares in a secondary offering via Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. Normally, biotech secondaries are excellent long set ups. The prior week I had been long AERI following its secondary offering and it traded 30%+ higher in a few days. But this time was different. I discussed why SRPT was likely a good short trade candidate. Why was this time different? Watch our AM Meeting below. Free Trial info HERE. Below how SRPT traded Friday after the market opened... Steven Spencer is the co-founder of SMB Capital and SMB University which provides Read more [...]


Trade Review–Shorting A Stock After Earnings $RHT

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: General Comments, Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson
In this video I walk you through my thought process in developing a plan to short Red Hat following its earnings report. Each morning we develop trading plans for Stocks In Play. For more info sign up for a free trial which includes all of our trading tools and live position updates. Steven Spencer is the co-founder of SMB Capital and SMB University which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and futures. He has traded professionally for 20 years. His email address is: [email protected] Steven Spencer is currently short RHT Read more [...]


Close The Gap!

Sep 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Futures, General Comments, market structure, Trading Conversations, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology
              I work with a lot of traders trying to "make the turn" - that is the turn to consistently profitable. Among the plethora of issues preventing the average trader from being consistent, one has come up rather often recently. The gap. The gap between what you see as great opportunity at the end of the day, in hindsight; and what you were able to see at the hard right edge, in real time. The more we can close that gap, the better traders we will be. I'd like to highlight a few key solutions you can apply immediately to help you get there. (Spoiler alert: Read more [...]


How To Identify A Long Term Bottom–Twitter

Aug 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trading Lesson
In this video I discuss the process by which Twitter formed a long term bottom in 2016. This lesson has broad applicability for traders/investors attempting to catch larger moves (30%+) in the stock market. Steven Spencer is the co-founder of SMB Capital and SMB University which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and futures. He has traded professionally for 20 years. His email address is: [email protected] Steven Spencer is currently long TWTR Read more [...]


That Was Different—Did You Make Money?

Aug 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: General Comments, Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trading Lesson
In short term trading we are always on the lookout for something that looks "different". That is where edge is. That is where good risk/reward is. The past few weeks the SPY has been bopping up and down in a tiny range. After four or five days it was unusual. After two weeks it was historic. Every short term trader was focused on which direction we would break. Beginning yesterday, I began to become more bearish when we failed to hold above 217.50. So this morning with the market gapping lower I was prepared to get short SPY and look for price action confirmation. The following items are "textbook" things to look for Read more [...]


Long Oil–How Much More Upside This Year?

Jul 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trading Lesson
In this video Steve offers his thoughts on the current technical state of oil, and what he is looking for going forward. Steven Spencer is the co-founder of SMB Capital and SMB University which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and futures. He has traded professionally for 20 years. His email address is: [email protected] Steven Spencer is currently long USO Read more [...]


Not All Setups Are Created Equal

Jul 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Intraday Levels, market structure, Technical Plays, Trading Conversations, Trading Lesson
Each Friday at 1:30pm EST we host Trading Conversations, a webinar where we open the floor for questions from our trading community about trading stocks, options, futures, psychology, risk, or whatever you want! One of my favorite topics was brought up last week... context. In working with retail traders I get to see where people have holes in their trading plans, and where they need the most help. One of the most common areas I see a major need for improvement is in using the higher timeframe. Why do we use the higher timeframe? Let's say, for example, we're in intraday trader that likes to get long consolidation breakouts. Read more [...]


Don’t Fade This

Jun 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trading Lesson
In last week's video I discussed getting long the market into weakness when a trading range has been established. Today's video discusses a set of conditions in which to not make this sort of trade.   Steven Spencer is the co-founder of SMB Capital and SMB University which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and futures. He has traded professionally for 19 years. His email address is: [email protected] Steven Spencer is currently short SPY Read more [...]