What We Prioritize With Options360

What We Prioritize With Options360

Posted On November 22, 2022 3:21 pm

Education. Always education. That is first and foremost with this community, after all these are my students. What kind of teacher would I be if I wasn’t working day in, and day out to teach all the members of this community as much as I can about the markets and how to trade?

Not a very good one, that’s for sure. So that’s what we prioritize here. There’s an old adage, give a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach a man to fish and he eats for a life time. Trading and teaching others to trade is one of the best adaptation of this saying.

Sure, I could bark out trades and have you blindly follow them without any of the thought process that went into making that trade in the first place, but that’s just giving you a fish. To teach you to fish (or trade) is how you can become a true trader and eat for a lifetime.

Many people, if left to their own devices, will watch YouTube videos or reading unending amounts of books on technical analysis, only to never build the confidence to actually take a trade for themselves.

And we all know the proof is in the pudding, when you actually enter the arena.

However, instead of you going into battle against the market makers and countless other traders out there, you’ll have me by your side. Not only to help you navigate the market, but impart all the knowledge I have accumulated over a decades long career of being in the arena myself.

Think of me as a mentor, and whats the point of having a mentor? It’s to cut the learning curve down as much as possible. I’ll teach you all the tips and tricks, as well as what pitfalls to avoid tat would otherwise leaving you second-guessing yourself.

Some beginners gain enough confidence through doing research, reading books, and back testing models that they eventually jump into their first live account with high expectations, a puffed out chest, and yes, loudly bragging at winners they experience.

What usually happens is a shrinking away from the task of continued learning, which usually comes with a diminishing account value. You can call it quitting, intimidation, or just a realization some people’s personalities are not suited for the (nonsensical) trading game.

That is where I come in. We don’t take outsized risk, nor do we take trades simply because we think a stock will move in any particular direction, (all mistakes I’m sure many of you are guilty of… myself included.)

We trade smart and we trade safe, and that is why in the long run we win.

We have a multi-year streak of beating the market, especially this year, where we’re up double digits, compared to a market that is down by double digits.

There is no mystery to our madness either…

You can just as easily find out how we do it, and take that first step, join us in the arena, and begin your journey of become the options trader you’ve always wanted to be.

So, what are you waiting for? Don’t delay, time is running out for you to finally stick it to 2022, and beat the market. A market that has been very rough on a large number of traders out there.

Join us. Get the education you need, and start learning a skill that you will be able to take with your for the rest of your life. You’ll be happy you did.

About author

Steve Smith

Steve Smith have been involved in all facets of the investment industry in a variety of roles ranging from speculator, educator, manager and advisor. This has taken him from the trading floors of Chicago to hedge funds on Wall Street to the world online. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). From 1997 to 2007, he was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for TheStreet.com, handling their Option Alert and Short Report newsletters. The Option Alert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Smith was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for Minyanville’s OptionSmith newsletter, as well as a Risk Manager Consultant for New Vernon Capital LLC. Smith acted as an advisor to build models and option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. Since 2015, he has worked for Adam Mesh Trading Group. There, he has managed Options360 and Earning 360, been co-leader of Option Academy, and contributed to The Option Specialist website.