The Long Term Key to Succeeding as an Options Income Trader

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Having run our options trading desk at SMB for over two years now and having traded options income strategies as a retail options trader for close to ten years I can tell you this… The data is in and the record is clear: Income traders who  control the size of their losing trades are the long term winners.   That’s … Read More

Hopeville: Where traders go to die

There are times when I am required to give a mentoring student some tough love, because it’s important for me to convey, immediately, to a trainee when I spot a trading quality that is so destructive that he has virtually no chance of surviving as a trader unless he rids himself of that trait. I have a mentoring student named … Read More

Enhancing Iron Condor Returns

In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains his approach to carefully improving the return potential on iron condors. Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who are seeking an intensive training process to learn how to trade options … Read More

The Capital-Scaling Iron Condor

In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains the Capital-Scaling Iron Condor Trade, an out-of-the-box approach to trading iron condors. Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who are seeking an intensive training process to learn how to trade … Read More

The Triple Butterfly Trade

In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains the Triple Butterfly trade, which provides a good example of how options income trades can be successfully adapted to address strong market movements. Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who … Read More

The Broken Wing Butterfly Trade

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In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains the weekly broken wing butterfly trade, a powerful market-neutral strategy that is a favorite of options trading professionals. Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who are seeking an intensive training … Read More

In Options Trading It’s Never Better to Be Lucky Than to Be Smart

“It’s better to be lucky than smart.” I’m not sure how that one got started, but I have to count that as one of the most foolish expressions in the English language. First off, what does it even mean? That if you have no intelligence or experience, that the only thing you have left is “luck” and you had better … Read More

I’m an Options Geek. What Else Can I Say? (Options Trading, a Love Story)

We had an ice storm on the East Coast this week that knocked my Internet service off the grid and shut down electricity throughout the area, and so I wandered through the city whose infrastructure had failed me as snow and ice fell around me. From home to office to a soccer-mom-filled Starbucks, I finally made it to my daughter’s … Read More