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Nov 10, 2017

Credit spread strategy quick sheet

The credit spread strategy quick sheet has been created and is now available for members to download.  There are now five strategy quick sheets available for members, and more on the way.

Nov 10, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 8 Nov 17

This session looked at credit spreads, using the new strategy quick sheet and a couple of recent examples.

Nov 03, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 1 Nov 17

In this video members discussed a point of interest they had looked at through the week, and I introduced the credit spread strategy.

Nov 03, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 25 Oct 17

This session covered some paper-trades, but in particular it revised the process of rolling the bottom of a debit spread to lock in profits.

Oct 21, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 18 Oct 17

This session discussed the current Mark Twain trade, and pre-earning straddles, but the main focus was looking at exotic options strategies and understanding the greeks from the risk graph.

Oct 21, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 11 Oct 17

This session introduced the concept of counter-trading, which is one of the constituent elements of a portfolio trading system.

Oct 14, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 4 Oct 17

In this session we looked into the art of timing trades.

Oct 14, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 27 Sep 17

This session was a general chat night and covered several topics including the current topics of the Mark Twain trade, pre-earnings straddles reading the nuances of the LBR MACD.

Oct 13, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 20 Sep 17

This session worked through current and recent  LBR MACD first cross examples, and coupled it with the Mark Twain system.

Sep 25, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 13 Sep 17

In this session we worked through some LBR MACD first cross examples on some random stocks, built the options trades, and watched them perform.

Sep 11, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 6 Sep 17

This session was an in depth look at the LBR MACD first cross pattern.  It is a consistent swing trading pattern for trades of about four to six days duration.

Sep 02, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 30 Aug 17

This session was an introduction to using the LBR MACD indicator, and several of the useful patterns it shows.  It is a variation of the original MACD, and I use on every chart that I view.

Aug 31, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 23 Aug 17

This video worked through the process of using Interactive Brokers (IB) platform to undertake options trades.

Aug 26, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 16 Aug 17

This video explains the process of building a trading system.  From a simple concept, through the process, to create the content used in the four levels of planning.

Aug 26, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 09 Aug 17

This session explained how to adjust a debit spread into a butterfly that will lock in profits that fund the next phase.  This is the adjustment that takes the Mark Twain system into stage three.

Aug 25, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 02 Aug 17

​This session introduced the concept of adjusting a debit spread into a butterfly, and then the night just rolled into some general chat about options and trading.

Aug 20, 2017

Mark Twain rule set.

The Mark Twain rule set has been posted and is now available for members to download.

Aug 11, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 26 July 17

​This session explained how to roll the bottom of a debit spread up to lock in profits.  This is the adjustment that takes the Mark Twain system into stage two.

Jul 22, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 19 July 17

​This session presented the rules used when building the debit spread for the Mark Twain system opening trade.

Jul 22, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 12 July 17

​This session examined the different candle patterns suitable for signalling an entry into the Mark Twain system.

Jul 22, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 5 July 17

​This session presented an overview of the Mark Twain trading system.

Jul 22, 2017

The webinar recording page has been rebuilt.

I have rebuilt the webinar recording page in the member area.  The new page layout will make it easier to read the content and select the desired video.

Jul 01, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 28 June 17

​This session examined several stocks in order to identify what makes a good candidate for the pre-earnings straddle system.

Jun 24, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 21 June 17

This session reviewed the recent changes made to the pre-earnings straddle system, and how to place a straddle trade on Interactive Brokers.

Jun 19, 2017

Pre-earning Straddle system

The pre-earning straddle plan is the system available to members, and it replaces the CAT straddle system.  This document is more than a name change; it now includes information on the advanced form of trade management that improves the entries and exits, as well as providing detail on how to adjust the strategy during the trade.

Jun 17, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 7 June 17

This session was another Tapas of Trading; covering the Put Call Ratio indicator, using the trade plan template, and trading options on Interactive Brokers.

Jun 06, 2017

The Sea Gypsy trade plan

This handout is my personal trade plan template.  I use this template each time I open a trade; and I mention and show it in several of my documents and videos.

Jun 02, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 31 May 17

This session showed how to place a ratchet trade (using Interactive Brokers) to vertically roll the puts in a dynamic collar.  Then I introduced the interesting "Straddle Strangle Swap" strategy.

Jun 01, 2017

Short video - Placing a dynamic collar adjustment with the broker.

This short video shows how I placed an adjustment on the clubs' current MSFT dynamic collar paper trade using my Interactive Brokers paper trading account.  The screen layout shown is my custom built view that was created in the Interactive Brokers mosaic window.

May 21, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording 17 May 17

This meeting reviewed the dynamic collar strategy and looked into setting up a club paper-trade using the rule-set we developed a few months ago.

May 15, 2017

Collars quick sheet

The collars quick sheet has been created and is now available for members to download.  There are now four strategy quick sheets available for members, and more on the way.

May 13, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording - 10 May 17

This weeks session was an introduction to the debit spread strategy.  The session presented how to set the optimal debit spread for a trade where a target price is established as part of the prognosis.

May 13, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording - 3 May 17

This session studied correlation techniques and introduced the concept of using ETFs and options strategies to provide protection of trading portfolios.

May 10, 2017

A new page for members.

I have added a page in the members area for "handouts".  These documents are usually prepared to handout to audiences at presentations, such as at the ATAA meetings.

May 10, 2017

LBR MACD handout.

This handout was prepared for use at the November ATAA Newcastle meeting.  It is available for downloading by members on the new "Handouts" page.

Apr 29, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording - 26 Apr 17

This session examined the recent pre-earnings straddle on CAT, and explained some methods to improve the entry, adjustment and exit outcomes when trading straddles and strangles.  The resulting trade provides lowered cost and risk as well as improving profits.

Apr 23, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording - 19 Apr 17

This session examined the Mastering Wealth collar, which is really a "synthetic reverse calendar" options strategy.  This strategy provides a very low risk to the traders capital, with subsequent low returns.  However, it may suit some traders as an opening strategy to acquire stock at very low risk.

Apr 15, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording - 12 Apr 17

This session is an introduction to the "Ratio backspread" and "Ratio spread" options strategies.  The "Ratio backspread" is a useful stock hedging strategy.that keeps the stock upside potential intact whilst providing protection against strong pullbacks.  The "Ratio spread" is a great adjustment strategy that can be used to lock in profits on a long options, or to undertake a stock repair strategy.

Apr 14, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording - 5 Apr 17

This session further explored the development of a new trading system based on a cycle we discovered when we were myth busting the Mark Twain phenomenon.  

Apr 09, 2017

Options Moneyness

A new "tapas of trading" video has been added.  Options Moneyness can be viewed in the members area as well as on the sample page.

Apr 02, 2017

Lazy collar rule set.

The lazy collar rule set has been posted and is now available for members to download.

Apr 02, 2017

Dynamic collar rule set

The dynamic collar rule set has been posted and is now available for members to download.

Apr 01, 2017

Meeting/webinar recording - 29 Mar 17

The recording of the meeting/webinar, "Tapas of trading", has been posted and is now available for members to watch.  It was a myth busting session that dispelled the myths that 90% of options expire worthless, and the Mark Twain phenomenon.  But during the session a discovery was made, and a new trading system was born.

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