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Options Trading for Income with John Locke for October 20, 2014

Oct 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Health and Trading, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, SMB Video Blogs, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory


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Top Calling is A Game For Losers

Oct 19th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs
It is extremely difficult to identify a top in an up trending market, however a very useful and profitable exercise for traders is to identify conditions that may lead to a market pull back. So whereas the typical "top caller" invited to opine on CNBC has no idea whether the market is at a top professional traders focused on price action, sentiment, and the markets reaction to news will identify times when the market favors a pull back and profit. Take a look at the following chart. It shows price patterns in the SPY that were very similar prior to the start of a market pull back. The first circled area preceded the pull back Read more [...]


Options Trading for Income with John Locke for October 13, 2014

Oct 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Health and Trading, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, SMB Video Blogs, Systems Trading, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory


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Options Trading for Income with John Locke for October 6, 2014

Oct 8th, 2014 | By | Category: John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, SMB Video Blogs, Systems Trading, Trade of the Week, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory

A great way to improve your trading results is by keeping up to date with the latest trading techniques and current market conditions!

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Join me for my free group mentoring session Thursday 10/16/14 at 5:30 PM EDT

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Trading Lessons from a Pick Pocket

Oct 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Health and Trading, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, Systems Trading, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
I had the pleasure of meeting Apollo Robbins last week in Boston. For those of you who don’t know him he is the deception specialist on the TV show “Brain Games” and heralded as the world’s greatest pick pocket. Not only can he steal your wallet and keys but he can literally remove your neck tie and take the glasses off your face, without you noticing, all during what appears to be a normal conversation. It’s really quite amazing. So naturally when I got to speak with him I started wondering about how he can do things like take off someone’s wrist watch without them noticing, and I bet you’re wondering too. The Read more [...]


The Risk of Shorting a “Low Float” Stock– $DGLY

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: SMB Video Blogs, Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs
While I was in Nantucket on vacation DGLY popped from $4 to $8. I began to talk to our traders about further upside and the inherent risks associated with shorting a "low float" stock. This video expands a bit on my thought process. Enjoy! Steven Spencer is the co-founder of SMB Capital and SMB University which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and futures. He has traded professionally for 18 years. His email address is: sspencer@smbcap.com. Steven Spencer is currently long CSCO, DDD, FB, FEYE, LULU, SEAS, VZ and short GLD Read more [...]


Shorting DGLY Can Get FGLY!

Aug 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs
Here is a short clip from our pre-market meeting on August 25th (filmed at my dining room table in Nantucket;). We take a look at DGLY which was gapping above $9 in the pre-market. I offered some thoughts on how many traders focus on capturing the pull back from $8 to $7 and often miss the larger opportunity to the upside that usually follows. One thing I have noticed recently is that some of these lower priced momentum stocks are having much larger moves on the second gap up higher. We saw this in TKMR a couple of weeks ago as well. The key to today's DGLY trade turned out to be the consolidation above 10 the level mentioned Read more [...]


Trading Lesson–How To Trade When The Market Is “In Play”

Aug 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trading Lesson
Short term traders can greatly increase their risk/reward and win rate by making sure that they are in the most “In Play” names each day. Occasionally, the market itself becomes “In Play” following a major technical break and I will trade it via index ETFs. Friday morning I shared a price on StockTwits  I wanted to get long the market via the SPY. I made this SPY trade and several others on Friday which turned out to be profitable. I received the following email from one of SMB’s student’s asking me to clarify my thought process which I am happy to do. My thoughts are in blue.   Hi Steve, I followed Read more [...]


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