About Steve Smith

Steve Smith has more than 30 years of investment experience and an expert level of options knowledge. He was a seat-holding member of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) from 1989 to August 1997. In 1998, he joined TheStreet.com as the senior option columnist and chief derivatives strategist. In 2003, he launched an option-based newsletter, OptionAlert, which was awarded the MIN "Best Business Newsletter" in 2006. In 2009, he joined Minyanville as a contributor and launched the proprietary OptionSmith newsletter. In 2010, he joined New Vernon Capital, a family of hedge funds with over $2 billion of assets under management, as risk market consultant to utilize option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. In 2015 he began working at the Adam Mesh Trading Group, where he currently authors the Option Sensei newsletter and manages the Options 360 advisory service.


Recent Articles By Steve Smith

: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Did Stock Market Volatility Just Peak?

Today's featured article examines the SPY, and whether the Stock Market volatility just peaked. Continue reading for all the details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Learning About the Markets While Social Distancing

Today's featured article covers the S&P 500 (SPY), and reveals how you can learn about the markets while social distancing. Continue reading for all these important details.
: TLT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How the Federal Reserve Is Preventing a Bond Calamity

Today's featured article covers the iShares Treasury Bond (TT) and reveals how the Federal Reserve is preventing a bond calamity. Read on for all the details.
: .INX |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Beware of Today's Quadruple Witching

Today's featured article reveals why investors should Beware of Today's Quadruple Witching. It covers the S&P 500, SPY, and CME, to name a few. Read on for all these important details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Using Covered Calls to Profit in This Volatile Market

Today's featured article covers the SPDR Trust (SPY) and reveals how you can use covered calls to profit in this volatile and uncertain market. Continue reading for all the details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

The Coronavirus and Market Volatility 

Today's featured article covers just how low the S&P 500 (SPY) sunk amid COV-19 panic. Continue reading to find out just how badly the virus could affect the market.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Why Companies are Regretting Their Buyback Decisions

Today's featured article highlights the S&P 500 Index (SPY), and why companies are regretting their buyback decisions. Continue reading for all these important investor details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Bonds Have Gone Bonkers! What Does It Mean?

Today's featured article covers the worrisome situation occurring in the bond market. Continue reading for all the details on the U.S. 10 Year Treasury (US10Y: U.S.)
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How Much Worse Will the Coronavirus Hurt Airline Stocks?

The US. Global Jets ETF (JETS) is down 32% in recent weeks, worse than the broader SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) 12% correction during the same period. Continue reading to find out how detrimental the coronavirus could get for airline stocks.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Have Option Gamma Trades Taken Control of the Market?

Today's featured article covers the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and the performance of option gamma trades amidst unprecedented swings in stock prices. Continue reading for all the details.
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