When A Stock Is Crushed

When a negative catalyst causes a stock to gap lower 20% or more it attracts a lot of attention. Should we look for a bounce? Should we stay short and look for more downside? Here are some things to consider Steven Spencer is the co-founder of SMB Capital and SMB University which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and … Read More

Video: How to Short A High Flying Stock

This is one of the videos from our recent series on “How to Be Wrong and Still Book Profits”. Calling tops is generally frowned upon. But this strategy quite possibly may be the safest way to take a counter trend position. >> Click Here to Watch the Other 3 Videos Now << No relevant positions. Hypothetical trades are simulated using historic … Read More

Ask Anything: Was Philip Morris a good stock to trade?

  Hi Mike, I am in college, as a Biology major, and have been on a trading journey for about three-four years. Learning a lot from a trading mentor, reading blogs/books, paper trading, journaling, realtime chatrooms, and free videos (like yours) has provided the ultimate growing experience in my personal development as a trader. I am trying to emulate the … Read More

Market Trades

Steve walks you through his thought process on why and how he makes market trades via ETFs. Identifying good entry points can put you in a position of strength for a an intra-day or swing trade. Enjoy the video! Steve Spencer is currently long SPY, IWM, AAPL, P and short VXX

Trading a Secondary

In this trading lesson Steve discusses trading secondaries. A secondary occurs when company insiders sell shares generally priced below where the stock has recently been trading to entice institutional investors to purchase. $CDW recently sold 15 million shares at a 3.2% discount which set up for a great trade. Enjoy the video! no relevant postions  

How a Stock Can Trade When Their Dividend is Cut (Seadrill)

  In the premarket Seadrill, an offshore driller, announced it was suspending its dividend as this headlines shows: This is news of changing fundamentals in a stock that gets my attention.  When a company suspends its dividend many shareholders HAVE to sell as that offering no longer fits their investment strategy.  Further the suspension of a dividend signals financial weakness … Read More

$NDX Iron Condor Trading

This week, Seth Freudberg, SMB’s Options Training Director, speaks with our summer college program participants, drilling down deeper into the trade management of an $NDX iron condor trade. Enjoy the video! Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who are seeking an intensive … Read More