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Seth Freudberg to address Scottsdale Traders and Investors Meetup Group

Seth Freudberg, director of SMBU’s Options Training Program, will be in Scottsdale, Arizona this Thursday evening, October 23,  presenting to the Scottsdale Arizona Meetup group on the subject of how to become a professional trader.

For those of you interested in trading, Seth will also be available all of Thursday and Friday morning to meet with you personally.

One Good Trade Review

*****This is a guest blog contribution from Jeff Williams, a hedge fund manager, PMP, and PMO Director***** — Editor’s Note

One Good Trade is a great book! I bought the Audible.com version, as I do a lot of driving.

SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar, Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Craig Hilsenrath: A safer way to trade put credit spreads

This coming week, Craig Hilsenrath returns to the Options Tribe to discuss two alternatives to put credit spreads. In Craig’s word’s ‘One of the most popular uses of options is selling premium for income. Most traders start out selling covered calls and quickly move on to naked puts. But, shorting puts can sometimes be a hair-raising activity.

SMBU Earnings Season: In-House! (Nov 5-7)

Every three months there is an amazing trading opportunity, our trading Super Bowl, for those prepared.

Earnings season provides greater opportunities for outsized trading profits for those in the Right Stocks And in the Right Setups And with the Right Process.

Those unsatisfied with their results during earnings season must improve on these aspects of their trading game.

SMB at Stocktoberfest Oct 27-28 San Diego

Mike Bellafiore, author of One Good Trade and The PlayBook and Co-Founder of SMB Capital will be a Speaker at Stocktoberfest in San Diego Oct 27-28.

Jack Schwager author of the best-selling Market Wizard series, Howard Lindzon- Co-Founder of StockTwits, Herb Greenberg of CNBC, Josh Brown-@reformedbroker, JC Parets- @allstarcharts, Greg Harmon-@harmongreg, Phil Pearlman of Yahoo Financ

Expanding Volatility– $SPY $VXX

I share some thoughts on trading adjustments we make in a market with expanding volatility.

Steven Spencer is the co-founder of SMB Capital and SMB University which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and futures. He has traded professionally for 18 years.

How to Win During Earnings Season

Every financial quarter as traders we have our Super Bowl- Earnings Season.  These are exciting trading times!

New traders chirp, "This is going to be the month I break out."

Developing traders announce,"I am not going to be a wuss during this earnings season and quintuple my profits!"

Experienced traders unsatisfied with their results during earnings season declare, "I will crush it this

Trend-Following in Life and the Markets

Traders are always trying to improve their game. Beginners usually jump from strategy to strategy in search for some holy grail that will always win no matter what the markets do. Pro traders outguess their gut and their systems in attempts to make or save an extra buck.

I Hate My Job!

Hi Mike,

My name is Assaf and I would like to get your advice if it is possible.

I’m 42 years old married with three kids, living in Israel and working as a software engineer. Currently I’m managing a group of engineers and making around $120K a year (in Israel this pretty good salary).