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

: GLD |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How to Use a Backspread Options Strategy to Profit

Today's featured article covers how you can use a backspread options strategy to maximize profits. Continue reading for more details.
: VIX |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How to Use a Backspread Options Strategy to Profit

Today's featured article covers how you should use a backspread options strategy to maximize your profits. Continue reading to learn more.
: SCHW |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Options

Today's featured article covers the 3 mistakes you should avoid when trading options. Continue reading to find out all the details.
: CBOE |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How to Read Options Activity for Clues to a Move

Today's featured article covers How to Read Options Activity for Clues to a Move. Continue reading to find out all these important investor details.
: VIX |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How to Read Options Activity for Clues to a Move

Today's featured article shows investors How to Read Options Activity for Clues to a Move. Continue reading for all these important details.
: JPM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

What You Need to Know Before You Make an Earnings Season Trade

This featured article covers what you need to know before making an earnings season trade. Continue reading to find out all the important details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Red Flags to Look Out for In the Stock Market

Today's featured article covers the 3 Red Flags to Look Out for In the Stock Market. Continue reading to find out all 3, and the details behind them.
: LHX |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Iran Conflict: The Top 3 Defense Stocks to Watch

Today's featured article covers the top three defense stocks to watch in lieu of the recent US and Iran Conflict. Continue reading for more details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

A Market Correction Could Be Coming, Are You Prepared?

Today's featured article examines the possibility of a market correction coming. Continue reading to find out the details and whether or not you are prepared for it.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

10 Key Investing Rules for 2020

Today's featured article covers the 10 Key Investing Rules for you to consider in 2020. Continue reading for all the details.
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