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The Opening Drive Play

In our SMBU Daily Video, learn about opening drive plays.

In this video from Mike Bellafiore, you will learn:

How to express your trading ideas in the opening drive
How intraday fundamentals can indicate the direction of the stock
The difference in a day trade and a swing trade

We hope this video helps you improve your trading skills.

* no relevant positions

 

Learning to Take a Loss

In our SMBU Daily Video, we discuss losing trades.

In this video from Seth Freudberg, you will learn:

What percent a general loss on an options trade is
The key to being a good options trader
How to take losses
The importance of analyzing losing trades

We hope this video helps you improve your trading skills.

* no relevant positions

 

How To View The Market Right Now

normally i don't blog during trading day but unusual circumstances...we failed right at the level i tweeted pre-market around 193. great spot to short and many traders did. sellers now in control and that only changes if we break the downtrend moving back above 190.

How We Navigate High Volatility Markets

Every morning in the Trader90 AM meeting, Steve Spencer gives you a rundown of what's in play and how to trade the market that's in front of you. This video is a quick sample of what you could be getting every morning as a member of Trader90...

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Big Swings Aren’t Over Yet… “Keep Trading!”

 
Several of the traders on our desk had their best day ever yesterday. If you were in the Trader90 Real Time Audio during the opening drive, then you heard some of the most exciting 30-45 minutes of the year. The mantra throughout the excitement was... "it's not over... KEEP TRADING!" 
 
Isn't this why you trade? To not be dependent on a rising market...

SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Tony Sizemore, Optionelements.com: The Magic Carpet Options Trading Style

This week, Tony Sizemore returns to the Options Tribe to discuss his signature Magic Carpet options trading approach. As always Tony’s presentation should be informative and entertaining. Read more [...]

Volatility Returns to the Market … Are You Ready?

Volatility has returned to the markets. Strategies that worked in the first half of year are now under pressure.

Traders can get too comfortable when the same patterns work for several months in a row (e.g. "buy the dip").

Friday Game Plan Review–SPY, CRM, FB, AAPL

Friday was an interesting day for me. We had a large down move Thursday followed by a large drop in overnight futures. When we see this sort of price action we immediately shift our AM Gameplan to a discussion of market related ETFs as with more volatility they offer the least risk with good upside.

Making Your Visualizations Better

Making Your Visualzations Better Read more [...]