Since releasing the Rhino options strategy last week, the number one topic of conversation is related to our 10-year study. Options traders are excited to see that rules which generated a strong profit in the 2008 bear market are also effective for runaway bull markets in later years. This type of out-of-sample data is very encouraging and one of the reasons the … Read More
Build a Better Options Trading Plan
The exercise of building an options trading plan is a very unique breed of business planning. We’ve found over the years that many options traders have career backgrounds as professionals or business owners. Traders with backgrounds like these often bring some of their old business planning tactics into their options trading plan. There are pros and cons to this. Pros … Read More
CL (Crude Oil) Options Trading
March 3, 2018 Andrew Falde SMB Options Desk Trader Yesterday in the Trading Conversations webinar, I was asked for an update on the SPX Netzero Options trades. It was perfect timing because a few minutes before the webinar started, I was approved to put my largest size on the SMB Options Desk into a CL (Crude Oil) Netzero. After mentioning … Read More
Why SMB is putting millions behind this market neutral options system
Over the past five years, we have built out a successful options trading desk at our firm. The options strategy that SMB originally backed still represents the highest capital allocation with the highest percentage of traders implementing it. That strategy is John Locke’s M3 Options Trading System. Here are some key reasons why we believe in the M3. It has been successfully replicated … Read More
Myth #2 of Options Trading
Options traders who don’t understand options synthetics will often get confused and believe that they can buy a synthetically equivalent trade for “a bargain price”. In this video, we explain why economically equivalent trades will always fill at the same price.
Myth #1 of Options Trading
Market neutral options traders fall into the trap of believing many myths about successful trading. Today’s video is the first in a series of videos on the myths of options trading.
A major mistake that options traders make is to fail to recognize the huge psychological difference between trading small amounts of capital and large amounts of capital.