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

Seeing a Credit Spread in Action

Today's article features the SPY & FSLY and shows investors a credit spread in action. Continue reading for all this important investor information.
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Using Options to Trade 'Mergers & Acquisitions'

Today's article features the SPY & CBOE and reveals how to use options to trade mergers and acquisitions. Read on for all the important details.
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Learning to Play Options Time Decay

Today's article features the SPY & CBOE and teaches traders how to play options time decay. Continue reading for all these important details.
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Revealed: Understanding What 'Delta Neutral' Really Means

Today's article features the SPY & CBOE and revealing the meaning behind "delta neutral" in options trading. Read on for all the details.
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Strategies for a Highly Volatile Market

Today's featured article reveals the strategies you need for a high volatility market. Continue reading for all the important details.
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Simple Options Strategies to Increase Your Profits

Today's article features the SPY & CBOE, and reveals the best way for you to succeed with trading options. Read on for all these important details.
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A Losing Trade That Shows the Importance of Risk Management

Today's featured article features the SPY & AMD and reveals a losing trading that shows the importance of risk management. Read on for all these important investor details!
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Avoid These 6 Options Trading Mistakes

Today's featured article features the SPY & CBOE and reveals 6 Options Trading Mistakes You Must Avoid at all costs. Read on for all the important details.
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Did Stocks Hit a Peak Last Week?

Today's article features the SPY & QQQ and reveals the details behind whether stocks hit their peak last week. Read on for all the important details.
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Use This Options Strategy to Profit Ahead of Earnings Season

Today's featured article reveals an options trading strategy you can use to optimize your earnings season potential. Continue reading for all these valuable details.
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