How this Bearish Strategy Beat the Index by 288%… Even in a Bull Market


Please note: Trades discussed below are hypothetical and simulated for educational purposes only. Review the options risk disclosure. The graph below compares the Bearish Butterfly vs. the S&P 500 index. If you had traded the rule-based Bearish Butterfly Strategy for the past 5 years, you could have outperformed the index by 288% — even though the market was bullish during … Read More

SMBU’s Top Options Trader Teaches His Top Options Strategy

We just pulled up a second Rock Options Strategy recording from our archive and posted for you to watch. We’re taking these two videos down soon. So watch them now. The first video we posted is a recording from back in May 2013. It looked good then, and the same options trading strategy (with the same rules) is still working … Read More

John Locke’s Super Simple Spreads Course to be Available Later this Month

We’re excited to announce our upcoming options trading course that teaches: FOUR systematic strategies that options traders can use to trade high probability spreads that actually have a high probability of success… WITHOUT taking excessive risk. John Locke is one of SMB’s top options traders — and our firm backs several traders that use John’s strategies. We put our money where … Read More

Who’s Running The Ship?

When you think of a large cruise ship and the way that it’s run. Who runs the ship, the captain or the crew? If you’re like most people you would say the captain….. and you’d be wrong.  As you think about all the things that need to be done on the ship, keeping the engines running, taking care of all … Read More

SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: John Locke: The Rock Trade—2014 review

December 30, 2014 Today, John Locke returns to the Options Tribe to review the hypothetical performance of the Rock Trade in 2014 SMBU’s Options Tribe is an online community of options traders dedicated to sharing successful options trading ideas with all of our members worldwide. Each Tuesday, SMBU hosts an options webinar — the Options Tribe — during which veteran … Read More

Be Careful What You Wish For

Whenever I’m considering working with someone, I always ask a series of questions. One of the questions I ask is “Why are you trading?” I bet it wouldn’t shock you to find out the number one answer is “I want to make more money!” which is the wrong reason by the way but I accept it and continue on. My … Read More

Less is More

As I sit here looking at the 400 emails I’ve gotten this morning, I’m reminded of the massive amount of information we need to sift through on a daily basis and how all that information affects our journey as traders. I grew up with the belief that” knowing everything I could know” about a subject was a good thing. After … Read More