New Insights For Swing Traders

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SMB is often thought of as primarily a day trading firm. However, over the years we have expanded our playbook to include a diversified set of strategies and tactics. Some of these strategies include options, order imbalances, statistical arbitrage, automated trading, and position trading. The SMB Virtual Trader Floor is an exclusive and proprietary platform for traders to interact with … Read More

The Negative Drift of VXX

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VXX has been a hot topic on the desk at SMB during the recent increase in market volatility. If you aren’t aware, the VXX is an exchange traded note (ETN) issued by Barclays that has the objective of following the cost of owning implied volatility. The biggest challenge with owning implied volatility is that implied volatility has a limited shelf … Read More

What it Takes to Go Live at Our Firm

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SMB receives approximately 5,000 applications each year to trade for the firm. As you can imagine, it’s nearly a full time job to sort through 400+ new applications each month. Of the thousands that apply each year, the net acquisition of new traders that go live with the firm is less than 50. That’s right… Less than 1% of applicants … Read More

How a Real Trader Uses SMB TOOLS

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As a subscriber to SMB real time, I found the tools in this package to be an important part of my trading preparation and day. Selecting stocks very in play use to take so much effort, the scanner has cut that time by 75% and eliminates researching the essentials such as volume, ATR, % float short…all that is on the … Read More