Playing the Quarterly’s on the SPX

Greg LoehrGeneral Comments, Options EducationLeave a Comment

This post is the first in a series that we will be publishing over the next month , tracking the hypothetical performance of broken wing butterfly trades selected by Greg Loehr of With the end of the quarter fast approaching there are two thoughts in my mind: quarterly window-dressing and a potential slowdown in China. For the next week, … Read More

How Great Ideas Can Emerge From Trading Communities

Seth FreudbergGeneral Comments, Options Education, Seth Freudberg's BlogsLeave a Comment

I was on the phone over  the last couple of days with two of our  active  Options Tribe  members–Nagaraj Ramakrishna, who has developed an outstanding butterfly trade in the  $RUT index and Charlie Ferguson–a remarkable weekly credit spread trader. They are each active members of our Options Tribe community, having both presented their trades recently on  tribe  meetings over the … Read More

Are you REALLY willing to get back on the horse?

Seth FreudbergGeneral Comments, Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, Trading Psychology7 Comments

  In    Friday’s  options   post,   we talked about the tendency of options traders to become enamored of a particular strategy  simply because the trader is   on   a   brief  winning streak with that specific strategy.  This propensity is particularly dangerous because market neutral income options strategies typically are entered monthly. So   even a mere  four month winning streak—only four successful trades in a row–allows … Read More

Avoiding Pitfalls: Safeguard Your Options Trading Journey

Seth FreudbergGeneral Comments, Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, Trading Psychology4 Comments

In a speech delivered to the American Enterprise Institute in late 1996—in the middle of the formation of the dotcom bubble of the 1990s—then Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan coined the term “irrational exuberance” to describe an illogical optimism about the economy that was pumping up stock prices well beyond any reasonable level. History shows that he was correct, … Read More