Welcome to the real world of retail options trading. I’ll be sharing some of my hard fought wisdoms and boneheaded mistakes, along with the whys and hows of some positions I’m in or tracking. You’ll hear me humbly celebrate the winners and moan about the losers. And you’ll be treated to occasional interviews with other trading practitioners — real grinders who are trying to extract money from the machines every day.

The Latest Podcasts

[podcast] HOLD YOUR DAMN WINNERS! (I’m shouting at myself)

I learned another painful lesson recently on the importance of holding my winners and I discuss ways I'm addressing this weak part of my game. I also discuss tools I use to help me source swing trade ideas and manage my existing positions. You can subscribe to the "Trading with...

[Podcast] Leveraging Options Trading Ideas With Technical Analysis

This spring I joined my good friend JC Parets at All Star Charts to help him provide added value to his trading ideas for his research clients. Together, we launched All Star Options which aims to offer actionable plans utilizing options to take advantage of trade ideas suggested by the...

Let’s Call It A Hunch…

Yesterday afternoon, I got together with one of my nearby trading friends to catch up, talk about the markets, discuss good foods and wines, and generally just hang. We met at a local townie dive BBQ roadhouse in my small mountain town. When I say "local" and "townie" and "dive"...

[Podcast] Conor Meegan: Providing a Path for Traders

One of the hardest things I've had to deal with over my 20 year trading career is accountability and access to capital. Sometimes I've had one without the other, but rarely have I enjoyed both at the some time. My guest on this episode of the TRADING WITH @CHICAGOSEAN podcast,...

Podcast Interview with @MarzBonfire: “I Had a Real Taste of Fear”

There are some people you meet that are interesting. And there are others who cross your path and simply blow you away. My friend Charlie, or @MarzBonfire as he's known on twitter, is one of these guys. I love anyone who has an interesting viewpoint or a unique way of...

Don’t Let Headlines Scare You Out of Your Trading Plan

In the newest episode of "Trading with @chicagosean", I riff on how headlines are designed to put us on tilt. Doesn't matter who you are or what you do, scary headlines grab your attention and knock you out of whack. In few places is this more dangerous than in politics...

[Podcast] In Tune With the Markets — Meet Mike DiBari (@TradingLicks)

How do you get away? Where do you find your zen? What out-of-the-box activities are you involved in that might positively influence your trading decisions? Who are you surrounding yourself with to keep you going when times get tough? These questions and more get discussed with Options Trader Mike DiBari...

My Interview with Futures Trader Peter L. Brandt

[originally published on medium] “I am wrong 60% of the time. This means that my default emotional expectation on a trade should be that this [next] trade will be a loser.” ~ @PeterLBrandt Peter Brandt loses on 60% or more of his trades. He’s run the numbers and his win-loss...