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

Five Steps Towards Building a Passive Aggressive Portfolio

The trend of index or “passive” investing accelerated following the financial crisis and seems to now represent a generational shift in the way investors approach the stock market.
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Why I’m Bearish On Disney (DIS) in the Short-term

I know being bearish on Disney (DIS) might cast me as a villain but I have to got to call it like I see it.  And I think it’s stock is due for a pullback and I will be employing a limited risk option strategy.
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Why I'm Bullish on Charles Schwab

Today's featured article covers why the author is bullish on Charles Schwab (SCHW). Continue reading for all of the details on how the company's changing the landscape of the brokerage business.
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Is Best Buy (BBY) Still a Buy?

Today's featured article covers whether Best Buy (BBY) is a good buy for investors. Continue reading to find out all the details on that, and the retail sector.
: AMTD |  News, Ratings, and Charts

The Options Way to Play Takeovers

This featured article covers The Options Way to Play Takeovers. Continue reading for all these important details, which are beneficial for investors.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

The World's Largest Hedge Fund Makes a Bet on a Market Sell-off

The world’s largest hedge funds has used options to establish a billion dollar bearish position.
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Will Small Cap Stocks Catch Up to Large Caps?

Historically small cap stocks have enjoyed long periods in which they outperform broader indices and larger cap indices, especially during times of economic expansion.
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What is a Collar Option Strategy and When to Use Them

Collars are a great solution to specific stock holdings in which you have specific price targets or just to place a position on hold during uncertain times. 
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Using Options to Invest Tax-Efficiently

With 2019 drawing towards a close it's time investors need to look at their portfolios for rebalancing and determining asset allocation.
: TLT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

A Clear-Cut Strategy for Range-Bound Bonds

Today's featured article gives readers a clear cut strategy for range-bound bonds. Continue reading to find out more details.
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