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Best Practices in Trading With Dr. Brett Steenbarger

Trading psychologist Dr. Brett Steenbarger appeared on the Options Tribe for the first time to share his observations about the common characteristics of successful traders that he has known throughout his career.  Dr.

Maximizing the Return on Options Credit Spreads

In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains the best way to optimize the returns on credit spreads. Surprisingly, the credit spread which yields the lowest dollar credit  per lot, often presents the trader with the highest return on capital potential.

Back Testing an Options Strategy

Note: The following contains hypothetical results; simulated using historic data.

As mentioned at a recent SMB Options Tribe meeting; a group of options traders are now working to back test a proprietary momentum signal using a variety of options trades.

Several tests have come back with varying results...

SMB AM Meeting Recap: $YHOO

In this short video, Steve discusses a stock from this morning's AM Meeting.

PlayBook Checkup: $HRB Breakdown from Held Bid Support

Below is our newest installment of the 2014 edition of The PlayBook Checkup with Bella, author of One Good Trade and The PlayBook. During these sessions a trade archived by a Junior Trader from our desk will be reviewed by Bella. Attendance is free for SMBU Tools subscribers, who can also ask questions during the event.

SMB AM Meeting Recap: $JNJ

In this short video, Steve discusses a stock from this morning's AM Meeting. Every morning he reviews the market and analyzes the stocks that are in play and likely to have second-day moves.

Steve discusses the potential trading setups in $JNJ.

Steven Spencer is the co-founder of SMB Capital and SMB University which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and futures.

Enhancing Trader Performance With 2500 Year Old Wisdom

*****David Blair, The Crosshairs Trader, is a blogger/trader/educator who does a wonderful job of sharing research on elite performance and how it relates to trading.

Can Negative P&L be a Good Thing?

In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains how negative P&L in an options trade can surprisingly be a good thing.

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 training

SMB U Trading Lesson of the Day: How to Gain Trading Confidence

Mike Bellafiore, author of the “trading classic” One Good Trade and The PlayBook, talks about a SMB Trading Lesson of the Day on how to gain trading confidence. A trader from the SMB trading community reached out to Bella seeking advice for ways he could extinguish his trading fears.

Traders Ask: How Do I Improve My Trading Confidence?

We received this question from an SMBU reader:

Hello Mike,

I'm honored to write to you. My name is Nicolas, I live in Kiev (Ukraine). I've already read your book "One Good Trade". I'm a trader with 8 month of experience and I have some difficulties with it. I would be very grateful if you could help me. I have fear in my trading.