Build a Better Options Trading Plan

The exercise of building an options trading plan is a very unique breed of business planning. We’ve found over the years that many options traders have career backgrounds as professionals or business owners. Traders with backgrounds like these often bring some of their old business planning tactics into their options trading plan. There are pros and cons to this. Pros … Read More

Traders call this a “frustrating” trading month

If you asked me to search my e-mails and chats for the word most used to describe trading this month it would be: “frustrating”. One trader wrote in an end-of-day review, “Very frustrating day for me due to finishing this red after most of the ideas were working in the AM.” Another trader wrote in his Daily Report Card, “definitely feeling a … Read More

Intro to Probability Based Trading

We’re excited to invite you to register for an SMB Live Online Class next week. Intro to Probability-Based Trading The goal of this class is to help you learn How To Leverage Market Data To Assist Your Trading Decisions. Join us to learn how you can improve your statistical edge by gaining a more complete understanding of probabilities in trading. Learn … 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

Should You Trade the First 30 Minutes?

Some traders say that trading the open provides some of the best opportunities each day. Others are of the opinion that “the first 30 minutes is for fools — fools that want to be separated from their money.” So which is it? More importantly, which is it FOR YOU? All this noise about “the open” can breed confusion and fear. … Read More