Trade Review: Long Gold

In this video I share my thought process on why I opened a GLD long trade. If you are interested in watching and learning about these trades in real time check out a Trader90 trial which includes all of our trading tools.   Steven Spencer is the co-founder of SMB Capital and SMB University which provides trading education in stocks, options, … Read More

Volatility Has Returned, But for How Long?

Here’s something that you can learn from and potentially add to your trading to increase your chances of being profitable every month. SMB added an options trading desk a few years ago. Over that time we have seen a very valuable pattern develop. When directional equities and futures traders are struggling with low volatility, the options desk is usually doing … Read More

How To Select the Best Long Strike For An Options Credit Spread

In our SMBU Daily Video, Seth Freudberg discusses how to decide the best long strike to select when selling a credit spread with a directional viewpoint in mind. In this video, you will learn: Why the strike separation that yields the highest dollar credit is usually NOT the best long strike to select. Why you need to focus on return, not dollars … Read More

Market Review with Andrew

In this video, Andrew shows a way to filter out the noise and navigate the swings in the market. This example uses multiple time frames on the S&P 500 to give context for proactively managing equities and options positions. Enjoy the video! Andrew is a portfolio manager with Sabal Tree and a contributor to SMB Training. Risk Disclaimer no relevant … Read More

[Free Video] How to Become a Professional Options Trader

Seth Freudberg gave a great presentation on how to become a professional options trader. He covered everything from psychology to practical trading tips. Also, Andrew Falde joined in at the end to share some exciting announcements about a trading contest and new services being provided to members. Enjoy the video! Click here to join Risk Disclaimer no relevant … Read More

How Long Does a Trading Slump Last?

Hi Mike, Would like to know how long does a trading slump normally last? And how does one know trading is not their cup of tea or doesn’t suit one person? Thanks in advance. @mikebellafiore Trading slumps depend on your trading style and skill level. Scalpers, a trader who trades off of order flow or Reading the Tape, like Pippen … Read More

Why I Got Long Bed, Bath & Beyond ($BBBY)

In a raging bull market there aren’t a lot of spots to put money to work on the long side that offer good risk to reward. BBBY gapped lower Thursday for the third time this year bringing it within striking distance of important longer term support and around 30% from its high. My thought process was that many large managers … Read More