Beyond FOSO: Options Accelerator

In today’s blog, we are taking the next step in our options journey. We started on this path with Chris Burgess’ introduction to options teaching called: The Options Transition, and you can read those blogs here and here. However, today we embark upon our trek into the world of options with Chris’ class, the Options […]

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Market Insights: Market Indicators You Should Know [Part 2]

Welcome back! Let’s continue our discussion on market sentiment indicators. Remember from last week that a market sentiment indicator is just what it sounds like: an indicator that helps gauge market sentiment regarding bullishness vs. bearishness. Last week, we looked at what the S&P 500 (SPX) was doing:And compared that to the Put-Call Ratio indicator […]

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Market Insights: Market Indicators You Should Know [Part 1]

Today, I want to start talking about market sentiment indicators. What are those? Well, a market sentiment indicator is just what it sounds like: an indicator that helps gauge market sentiment regarding bullishness vs. bearishness. First, let’s take a look at what the market has been doing:As you’re no doubt aware, the market began selling […]

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Beyond FOSO: An Options Analogy [Part 2]

In our last post, we reviewed the first class in Chris Burgess’ miniseries, an Introduction to Options which you can read here in its entirety. In class one, Chris presented us with an analogy on how options work, which breaks down as follows:Anna strikes a deal with the owner of a house that she wants […]

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Beyond FOSO: An Options Analogy [Part 1]

For almost two years now, I have been blogging my way through various classes offered here at Tradesmart University. The goal has been to look inside each class to see if the class in question might be a good fit for you to take on your trading journey. Most of the classes I have covered […]

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Market Insights: Why I Trade Options [Part 2]

Welcome back! I took a one-week hiatus from these Market Insights posts, but we’re back in full swing. The markets have been going absolutely crazy these last couple of weeks, so there’s definitely plenty to talk about!However, I want to focus on wrapping up part 2 of the “why I trade options” discussion that I […]

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Market Insights: Why I Trade Options [Part 1]

Welcome back dear reader! Last week, I took a look at this chart pattern on the S&P 500:I talked about pattern recognition, and how the S&P 500 had continually bounced off of its 50-day moving average. Now that it had pulled back to the 50-day moving average again, it seemed like a great buying opportunity. […]

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Beyond FOSO: Using Fibs in Trading

As we covered in our first Fibonacci blog, which you can read here, ​Fibonacci Analysis is a functional theory that can be applied to the stock market to help you quickly highlight where areas of support and resistance are most likely to be found on your stock chart. We also learned there is an inherent […]

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Market Insights: Something Volatile This Way Comes

​September volatility is in full swing this week after an extended weekend. All major indexes are down, from the S&P 500 (SPX):…to the Dow Jones (DJI):​…the Russell 2000 (RUT):…and the NASDAQ 100 (NDX): ​Tech is the least scathed at the moment, as the tech giants did fairly well on Tuesday, although they have taken a […]

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Market Insights: Trade Stocks like an Airline Trades Customers

This morning I’m writing to you from the terminal at Denver International Airport as I wait for my flight to Miami. During my wait, a normal, everyday occurrence got me thinking about trading and financial markets, inspiring me to this post.As I arrived at the gate, there was another flight departing for Orlando. And of […]

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