Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS SYSTEMATIC TRADING?
If I cant program it, I wont use it. That's systematic trading. A series of IF THEN statements. IF $SPX closes daily under 2985 THEN Exit all longs and short pops. I don't make decisions on feelings. I have a system, that is clearly defined, with rules and criteria, based on statistics, math, data or time, for entries and exits. This helps focus on the setup and not on discretion.
I AM A BEGINNER, WHERE SHOULD I START?
Our Pro Trader program has extensive videos that explain step by step how to systematically trade. Smash also has Live Trading Sessions Monday-Friday where he goes over his precise entries and analysis of the market. Also Monday-Thursday there is an opportunity to hop on screen share with Smash and everyone in the Pro Trader program to analyze and critique personal trades for better results in the future. Last but not least, we also have a week ahead meeting on Sundays where Smash goes over the market and what he expects for the week! All in all we are here for you every step of the way to help you systematically trade!
WHAT IF I HAVE A FULL TIME JOB?
In the Pro Trader program you will get screen share and daily recaps. You will also get full recordings of every days action for you to review at your convenience and to be coached daily. There is also beginner/Intermediate/Advanced videos archived for you to watch whenever you have free time to learn as well! With all these together you can get a similar experience to being there live. You will also learn how to systematically trade options to swing trade, cap your risk, without having to manage your positions throughout the day.
I AM SO SICK OF BEING UNDER THE PDT RULE, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
First of all. The PDT rule ONLY applies to margin accounts, In other words, there is no PDT rule with a cash account. Option funds settle T+1. So the funds settle overnight. Trade as much as you like. You can scale in until you run out of cash and scale out all you want. You will finally be able to practice all of these concepts that you've studied so much about. Trading options does not take a lot of capital. For example, a 2K account could enter 10 or more options trades before running out of cash. All profits or losses with be reflected the next morning before you trade. So if you made $200, your $2000 account will open with $2200 in cash to trade with.
WHAT ABOUT VOLUME PROFILING AND TAPE READING?
I have many extensive lessons in tape reading, level 2, level 3, volume profile, Ice berg orders and more. Watch me trade live via screen share and learn the tricks of the trade. Members of the Pro Trader service have access to the recordings of all the live action every day. Each recording is packed with lessons on all of this and more as I talk through every trade, live, explaining the thought process, the tape and more. Both services also have a library of tape reading lessons.
DO YOU JUST TRADE OPTIONS?
I have video lessons that cover every piece of how I systematically trade from small caps to large. With every setup and concept like risk management, working a core, triggers, stops etc. I primarily trade options now as they provide the best tools for managing risk with unlimited gains.