Automated trading helps with this trader’s discretionary trading

At our firm, traders can be discretionary traders, automated traders or hybrid traders.  Discretionary traders push the buttons and make their own decisions.  Automated traders develop and idea, backtest, forward test, and then let computers run the strategy.  Hybrid traders do a little of both and use technology to inform better discretionary trading. Often we hear in the Financial News … Read More

Ten reasons to attend Traders4ACause 2017

SMB will be attending, donating to, and presenting at the 2017 Traders4ACause Charity Event, this October 6-8 in Las Vegas.   Here are ten reasons why you ought to attend: It’s in Las Vegas.   Every dollar goes directly to selected charities.   It is a wonderful networking event for you to meet serious and successful traders. I have attended … Read More

A statistical edge found by this trader

Hope all is well with you and the SMB team and hope you guys are trading well. Mike, you know since I came up there I had to do a lot of soul searching to really find my trading edge as well as take care of some other pressing business matters. I was running some numbers on my trade performance, … Read More

Do Options Income Traders Make Money Every Month?

The term “Options Income Trading” misleads new traders into thinking that they can realistically make money every month through this style of options trading. New traders may not realize that there will undoubtedly be losing months when adopting any of these strategies. In this video, we explain the realities of this style of trading, so that a new trader can plan his trading activities and cash flow realistically.

Making money in a low options volatility market

Most options traders have a defeatist attitude about earning profits in low volatility environments. The truth is that in many cases, low volatility environments are the best for making money in market neutral options trading. In this video, we cover the reasons behind this phenomenon.

Why SMB is putting millions behind this market neutral options system

Over the past five years, we have built out a successful options trading desk at our firm. The options strategy that SMB originally backed still represents the highest capital allocation with the highest percentage of traders implementing it. That strategy is John Locke’s M3 Options Trading System. Here are some key reasons why we believe in the M3. It has been successfully replicated … Read More