Sep 17, 2019
Favorite Option Strategies for the Current Market
markets seem crazy right now. Tweets, Trade Wars,
Negative Interest Rates. What are the implications for
the macro view and bigger picture over the next 5 years?
And, more importantly, how can I make money from this over
the next five years... as well as next week? We'll
dive in and tak a look at the macro - and the micro -
John Carter has been a full-time trader since 1996. In 1999,
tired of talking to his goldfish while trading alone in his
office, John launched TradetheMarkets.com to post his
trading ideas. The company has since evolved into what is
now, Simpler Trading. In addition to being an experienced
trader, John is also a published author. The 3rd Edition of
his book, "Mastering the Trade", was a #1 Best Seller on
Using state of the art technology, Simpler Trading delivers
daily training to thousands of users via webinars, virtual
mentoring, live trading, interactive chat rooms and mobile
solutions. Our community of traders share market tips and
ideas in our Live Trading Room with other members as they
follow along in real-time with our team of expert traders.
Our team of veteran traders have over 200 years of combined
trading experience and provide in-depth knowledge and
actionable, real-time ideas for trading across stocks and
equity options, as well as
Futures and Forex... providing expert guidance and mentoring
to over 350,000 traders across globe.
His trading strategy combines
expert technical analysis with an overall macro, fundamental
view. His proven trading setups identify large directional
plays that he leverages with both options and futures, as
well as neutral moments in time for income trading
opportunities when market conditions are on the slow side.
He likes being in the trade before anyone else, and he uses
his signature indicator ‘the Squeeze’ to enter many of these
plays. The scans he created allow him to locate his favorite
setups and jump on moves before they take off.
John’s trades can
generally be adjusted for those looking for a more
conservative take on his aggressive plays, and traders can
use his tools to find setups that fit their own risk
parameters. His trading style is best geared towards a
trader with previous experience and a solid understanding of
the inner workings of the market.
Oct 15, 2019
Top 10 Ways Performance Data Can Trick You
how signal or algorithm providers can use performance data in
deceptive ways in order to make you think that their system has
Learning these issues is also useful
for your own personal use, if you're developing your own
portfolios or algorithms.
Things you will learn:
performance stats listed by signal or algo providers
o How long should a
aware of market conditions
focusing on CAGR is a bad idea
performance graphs can hide critical information
o How to
properly visualize drawdowns
of recovering from drawdowns
volatility impacts compounded returns
o How you
can easily be tricked with survivorship bias
replacements and synthetic instruments
accounting for trading costs
o How to
avoid data mining
Last but not least, we'll
be demonstrating an extremely useful free online tool for doing
portfolio analysis and backtesting.
Ron Bertino has been trading since 1995, doing a blend of
directional strategies using technical analysis on futures and
stocks, as well as directional and non-directional options
Ron spent 20 years working as a
systems and software engineer for some of the largest companies
in the world including Microsoft, Dell, international banks, and
He now runs a trading community called
Trading Dominion which teaches advanced trading concepts and
tactics to hundreds of traders.
Nov 19 2019
President - Cashen Investment
Old Bull Markets in New World Economies:
Acceleration Before Collision
This Presentation will emphasize: 1)
an analysis of the world’s economies grouped by their
evolving order; 2) an analysis of Financial Markets by a)
economic grouping and, b) by significance; 3) Market
Strategies for the final running of the bull and 4)
probabilities of the identities of the next bear markets and
corresponding strategies for each identity. This is a chart
presentation including technical and/or mathematical support
Shack B. Cashen is the founder and president of Cashen
Investment Advisors, Inc. Prior to forming the firm, Mr.
Cashen was Chief Investment Officer for Walton Enterprises,
Inc., the holding company for Sam Walton and family. At WEI,
he was the manager of family and business monies. He also
started a new investment company for the Waltons and a NASD
brokerage firm. Additionally, he evaluated diversification
and acquisition activities for the family in their corporate
Previous to advising the Waltons,
Mr. Cashen was the Senior Securities Manager for The Perot
Group, the umbrella company for Ross Perot and family. At
the Perots, he organized the family's large scale securities
activities. His leadership and creativity in the securities
markets led to recognizable returns.
Mr. Cashen has
also been a senior manager and key strategist for two
national investment advisors. His extensive experience in
trading, strategy, portfolio management and corporate
finance assure a continued big picture outlook on the
increasingly global securities markets.
Mr. Cashen is
a graduate of Texas Military Institute and holds degrees
from Baylor University, Texas Christian University, and
Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the
Association for Investment Management and Research, the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the
Texas Society of CPA's, the Institute of Chartered Financial
Analysts, the Financial Analysts Federation, and the Dallas
Society of Investment Analysts.
Dec 17, 2019
The MTM S.M.A.R.T. Income System: A Revolutionary
Approach to Covered Calls
you outperform your current investing results while lowering
your risk? The answer is a resounding YES! And it’s
surprisingly easy to do!
In this special workshop you’ll learn the 5 simple steps of the
MTM S.M.A.R.T. Income System, focusing on identifying the top
trade candidates. This revolutionary system makes finding
covered calls and cash-secured puts easy to do, stress free and
a valuable addition to your current trading and investment
After attending this presentation,
you’ll be able to:
• Easily identify
optimal trade candidates using the MTM Simple Trade Candidate
Systematically screen for liquidity to only trade the best
optimal strikes and expirations to grow your account faster and
with less risk
• Use the
“Makes Sense Factor” for fool-proof results
• Set up
income trades to both acquire stock or sell at improved prices,
while generating superior
common mistakes that even some pros make
This is one of the rare
times Dan Passarelli is revealing this step-by-step system to
the general public. It is truly a special event. Any trader or
investor who is interested in generating superior returns with
lower risk and is committed to success should attend.
Dan Passarelli is an author, trader and former member of the
Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and CME Group. Dan has
written two books on options trading — “Trading Option Greeks”
and “The Market Taker’s Edge.” He is also the founder and CEO of
Market Taker Mentoring, Inc., a leading options education firm
that provides online options education, options newsletters and
personalized, one-on-one coaching for option traders.
Dan began his trading career on the
floor of the CBOE as an equity options market maker. He also
traded agricultural options and futures on the floor of the
Chicago Board of Trade (now part of CME Group).
In 2005 Dan joined CBOE’s Options
Institute and began teaching both basic and advanced trading
concepts to retail traders, brokers, institutional traders,
financial planners and advisors, money managers, and market
makers. In addition to his work with the CBOE, he has taught
options strategies at the Options Industry Council (OIC), the
International Securities Exchange (ISE), CME Group, the
Philadelphia Stock Exchange, The Shanghai Futures Exchange,
Dalian Commodities Exchange, ZhengZhou Commodities Exchange and
many leading options-based brokerage firms across the world.
Dan also contributes
to financial media such as TheStreet.com, FOX Business News,
Bloomberg Television, BNN, Public Radio and the CBOE blog.
Date: Jan 21, 2020
AI for Traders
Ed Downs as he explains how Artificial Intelligence is helping
traders find powerful new opportunities in today's markets.
While many people are enamored with the potential of AI, what
traders care about is how using it can help them make more money
in the markets. Ed will explain how the AI works in layman's
terms, and demonstrate some of the Strategies that have been
developed. Strategy tests and Signals will be shown, as well as
recent performance. Ed will also show how traders can adapt the
technology to their existing approach to trading.
Ed Downs received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas. He
subsequently worked as a Design Automation Engineer at
Tektronix. After applying automation principles to the design
of integrated circuits, Ed began formulating ways to apply
similar automation concepts to the trading problem.
1987 he founded Nirvana Systems, Inc., with the mission of
"automating the trading process" for investors. In 1991,
Nirvana released the Director Series, a "software robot" which
automated existing analysis programs, including MetaStock,
Telescan, and AIQ. As a result of knowledge gained from this
work, Ed designed OmniTrader (www.omnitrader.com),
which was released in 1994. OmniTrader is recognized around the
world as the leader in trading system automation, with over
40,000 copies sold worldwide.
In 1996, Nirvana launched a
new AI-based initiative called The Nirvana Club. Over the next
23 years, Neural Network and Genetic Algorithm systems were
developed, plus numerous enhancements to increase accuracy and
profitability of the resulting AI Strategies. Fulgent
Technologies, LLC was launched in 2019 (www.fulgent.ai)
to further improve and advance the technology. Fulgent provides
Nirvana AI to traders who want to take advantage of AI-based
Signals in their trading. The Fulgent application runs on
various platforms, including OmniTrader, MetaStock and
MetaTrader and facilitates a number of advanced, but easy to use
features, such as re-training on the user's data.
Anyone who has traded for an extended period of time knows there
is no single indicator or collection of indicators that can
provide profitable Trade Ideas in all market conditions. Traders
deal with this reality by watching for events to alert them to
the fact that the personality of the market is likely to change,
so they can adjust accordingly. An intelligent approach is
needed that can adapt its Trading Signals as the market changes.
The goal of Fulgent AI is to provide the best possible Trade
Ideas for the end-user. Fulgent applies classic AI methods,
including Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and Fuzzy Logic
to identify key indicators of price movement through the
combination of hundreds of market factors, measured over decades
of historical data.
Feb 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
The Essence of Good Trading
follows the same rules as sports, business and gambling, and if
traders know this, they can adjust their expectations and
operations to be in sync with what is needed to survive and
thrive as a trader.
Jason will offer a framework for
finding the best stocks to trade and why it's so extremely
important to closely follow sector rotation.
Trading is part science and part
art. The science is the easy part, so I'll go off on a few
tangents to discuss the art of trading.
Jason Leavitt is the founder and head of research at
LeavittBrothers.com, a boutique research firm which offers
market analysis and trading ideas to hedge funds, financial
advisors and full- and part-time independent traders.
is an engineer (BS Illinois, MS Texas) turned bar tender/waiter
turned trader. Jason has been trading since 1999 and has been
full-time since 2002.
He has successfully navigated
several big up and down markets (dot com bubble bursting and
subsequent rally, Financial Crisis and subsequent rally) and has
in the industry.
Why did I start Leavitt Brothers? It
was a classic "scratch your own itch" situation. Leavitt
Brothers is the site I was looking to join but couldn't find.
Dozens of hours of research every week to find good tradable
setups is absolutely necessary for a beginner, but once you get
pretty good and narrow your focus and trading style, cutting
back on the all-nighters becomes a top priority. When I reached
this point (being profitable but spending way too much time
finding trading ideas) I went looking for a couple stock picking
services that would offer me good setups at a reasonable price.
I wasn't looking for my hand to be held or a lot of hype - I
just wanted a handful of good setups every week that I'd funnel
through my own criteria. But my search turned up empty. I subbed
to a few stock picking services and newsletters, but none were
very good. With a little entrepreneurial kick I thought: "Hey
this might be a business. Certainly there are other traders out
there looking for good setups to play but either don't want to
do the research, don't know how or just don't have time, and
they'd be willing to play a small monthly fee to have it done
for them." And that was the beginning. It was the site I was
looking for but couldn't find.
The March 17 meeting has been
cancelled out of caution for our members due to the Corona virus
situation.he March speaker
has rescheduled fo
March 17 (cancelled)
Apr 21, 2020
Using the Principles of Wyckoff
will present the role that the composite operator plays in the
market, and how that is the mind set of the best traders.
will also cover:
o How to look at charts for an edge
trade setup you can use immediately
o When to trade and when
NOT to trade
o Price discovery, risk management, and time
o What I learned from the 1987 market crash
Speaker Bio: Gary Fullett started in commodities in 1981,
first as a runner then later earning a seat on the CME. He has
seen order flows from large and small clients and understands
the mechanisms and functions that the market serves.
is an expert in the classical Richard Wyckoff methodology. In
1985 he performed Wyckoff technical analysis for Monroe Trout
and for C&D Commodities, which worked with Richard Dennis of the
Turtle Trader fame.
He has taught classical Wyckoff since
1995 to thousands of students with live trading webinars and
one-on-one mentoring. He has also taught at Wyckoff seminars
with David Weiss, Gary Dayton, Galvin Holmes, and other Wyckoff
Gary teaches traders how to utilize Wyckoff
principles every trading day on
where he provides FREE Webinars on Wyckoff Principles, a
commodity brokerage mentoring newsletter, and education based on
his 37 years in the business.
Join him on his site for
daily market commentary in a live trade room. He lectures in the
public section of the website on Sunday nights at 8 pm Chicago
time along with a Free stock night chat during the week where he
does bar-by-bar analysis of current stock charts using Wyckoff
principles and techniques.
Gary owns a commodity brokerage firm which is dedicated to
education of Wyckoff principles and helping traders with tape
reading and understanding how markets truly work.
May 19, 2020
the 3/8 Trap Strategy
The 3/8 Trap Strategy is a very simple and very visual
trade setup that requires few indicators and is easy to
find in trending charts. I have taught this strategy to
1,000’s of traders and if you follow a few simple rules
it has a very high expectancy rate. I look forward to
sharing it with you on May 19th. I will also comment
on the current market conditions.
Doug Campbell has been trading for more than 25 years.
He says however many of those early years were filled
with frustration and struggle. Doug like many traders,
spent years on a quest to find the Holy Grail indicator
and trade set-up that would bring the success he
desired. He was the classic definition of a Yo-Yo
trader, having periods of great results followed by even
longer periods where he would give back all of his gains
and then some.
Although Doug threatened to give
up trading many times, his dream of trading full time
kept him pushing relentlessly forward toward his goal.
He became a dedicated student of price action and
simplified his trading. Doug tossed out all of the
indicators, gave up the idea of predicting price action,
and got back to the basics of pattern recognition and
As a husband, father of 2 and
owner of a small construction company his progress was
agonizingly slow. Today as a full-time trader of more
than 10 years, a market educator, and trading coach, he
is grateful for the lessons learned during those years
Doug runs the Right Way Options
service in conjunction with Hit & Run Candlesticks
trading room, founded by his friend Rick Saddler. At
Hit & Run Candlesticks and Right Way Options, we believe
a quality education is a key to success. With that in
mind, I am honored to have the opportunity to share with
you, my simple approach to options trading that has thus
far delivered a win/loss ratio of better than 70%.
Straight talk on options trading without all the hype.