CL (Crude Oil) Options Trading

March 3, 2018 Andrew Falde SMB Options Desk Trader Yesterday in the Trading Conversations webinar, I was asked for an update on the SPX Netzero Options trades. It was perfect timing because a few minutes before the webinar started, I was approved to put my largest size on the SMB Options Desk into a CL (Crude Oil) Netzero. After mentioning … Read More

[Webinar Recording] “The Bearish Butterfly: Play to Win”

John Locke’s recent presentation “The Bearish Butterfly Trade: Play to Win” has now been posted. Traders find this strategy to be superior to selling calls or buying puts since the Bearish Butterfly trade can also profit in bullish markets. This makes the Bearish Butterfly an improvement over many forms of hedging which can limit upside or have negative expectancy. And by adding … Read More

Technical Analysis Benefiting Market Neutral Options Traders

What if you could adjust your market neutral trades before they are under pressure? This is exactly what many of the pro options traders on our desk are doing. Getting inside the market internals, watching price action, identifying levels… this isn’t just for day trading stocks. These skills can help you seriously improve your market neutral options spreads. We have two on-demand webinars available … Read More

Options Systems Portfolio

  Our weekly workshop with options desk trader, Andrew Falde, has the purpose of teaching you how to find reliable trading edges and create practical trading plans that can be implemented in the real world. Andrew has been developing systematic options and swing trading strategies and sharing them with the SMB community for over 5 years. He earned a seat … Read More

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

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.

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.