Posts Tagged ‘ trading ’

Snapchat- When to add size

Jul 11th, 2017 | By | Category: General Comments
Traders often want to trade bigger.  Today SNAP offered an example to me of when and how. I was short Shapchat ($SNAP) intraday and scrolling through the SNAP positions of our other traders on the desk. I felt like I was not big enough in my short. I started to think where I could add to my winning position. First, one of our firm traders shorted into the close yesterday when SNAP dipped below its IPO price of 17 and held his position overnight. He was the biggest winner on the desk as SNAP gapped down, and traded down until EOD.  That swing overnight is one setup worth study for developing traders. But for those Read more [...]


Live Trader Mentoring Session with Bella

Jul 7th, 2017 | By | Category: General Comments
Attend a live web meeting where Mike Bellafiore will help an improving trader from our community decide where to focus to get to the next level in his trading. Read more [...]


[Recording] Getting Started on the Right Path for a Successful Trading Career (WEBINAR JUN 22)

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: General Comments
Mike Bellafiore and Merritt Black sat down with a trader from the community who is new to the game. They discussed how he should get started trading. 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 [...]