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

Why You Should Not Sell in May

Today's featured article covers the SPY, and reveals why you should not sell in May. Continue reading for all these important investor details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Don't Fight the Fed

Today's article features the SPY and TSLA, going over why you should not fight the Federal Reserve. Read on for all the details.
: GILD |  News, Ratings, and Charts

An Important Lesson for All Options Traders

Today's featured article covers the biopharmaceutical company, GILD, and teaches investors an important lesson for options trading. Continue reading for all the details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Why the Rally in the Stock Market is Misconceived

Today's featured article covers the SPY and highlights why the rally in the market, which includes mega-cap tech stocks like Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN), is misconceived. Continue reading for these important investor details.
: USO |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Oil Crashes, Will Stocks Follow?

Today's featured article covers the USO, and examines oil's recent crash, analyzing whether stocks will follow suit. Read on for all the details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Why We Are Still in a Bear Market, Despite the Bounce

Today's featured article features the SPY and VIX, covering whether we are still in a bear market despite the recent bounce. Continue reading for all the details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Earnings Season Starts This Week, What to Expect

Today’s featured article covers the SPY and reveals what you should expect when earnings season starts this week. Read on for these important details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Using Iron Condors to Profit in This Volatile Environment

Today’s featured article covers the SPY & VIX and reveals how you can use iron condors to profit in this volatile trading environment. Read on for these important details.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Why It's Not Too Late to Protect Your Portfolio

Today's featured article examines the SPY & IBKR, giving you expert advice on why it's not too late to protect your portfolio. Read on for all these important details.
: 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.
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