Trade Review: Long Gold

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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?

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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

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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

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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

How Long Does a Trading Slump Last?

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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