Posts Tagged ‘ options ’

Myth #2 of Options Trading

Jul 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
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. Read more [...]


Myth #1 of Options Trading

Jun 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
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. Read more [...]


Should I trade GLD Options?

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
In this video, Seth Freudberg reviews the qualities that must be present for trading vehicles to be traded in a scaleable way. It is a good idea for traders to diversify their trading portfolio so as not to be too heavily dependent on one trading vehicle. However, it can be dangerous to trade market neutral options strategies without making sure that the trading vehicle has certain qualities that make it tradeable. Read more [...]


Dumping Losing Trades

Jun 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
In this video, Seth Freudberg gives a recent example of just such a situation in the July and August Bearish Butterfly trades. Often times, in options trading, the conditions that will cause one trade to lose are the exact conditions that will allow another trade to win. Read more [...]


Controlling the implications of a downside move

Jun 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
This video covers a technique for cutting a position’s exposure to increased options volatility under these circumstances. Options trading in a low volatility environment is not without danger. If the market sells off, options volatility will increase causing a larger than normal drawdown on positions opened in a low volatility period. Read more [...]


In Options Trading, Risk Management must always come first

May 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
In this video, we discuss why it is more important for a trader to follow risk management rules than to be guided by technical analysis if a choice must be made between the two. Read more [...]


Is it bad to sell options premium in low volatility times?

May 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
In this video, we review the myth that trading in low volatility times is unfavorable. Most options traders complain when volatility is low because they are getting paid less well for options risk. But the evidence seems to show that low volatility times are actually more profitable than high volatility times. Read more [...]


4 Lessons Learned From Training Successful Traders

Apr 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video
In this video, Mike Bellafiore discusses an article him and Steve Spencer co-authored with Dr. Brett Steenbarger. In the article, they explore insights from SMB's trading desk. Read more [...]