My goal is to help teach all levels of self-directed traders how to consistently make smarter, more profitable trades. I'll personally show you how I trade by letting you watch over my shoulder, every step of the way.
I strongly believe in the "Teach a man to fish" analogy. Once you complete our training modules, my hope is that you will be able to make wise trading decisions, all on your own!
At Tradespoon, you are never alone. I will always be here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or concerns, simply ask, and I will answer!
You may be wondering what qualifies me to provide such an education?
I was the Executive Vice President and Head of Technology at OptionsXpress from the company's inception through 2007. During this time, the trading platform developed under my leadership served 300,000+ customers, processed more than 60,000 orders daily, and powered company growth to over $1.6B in market capitalization.
In total, I've been building and refining my core trading algorithm for over 15 years!
Join us for nine detailed modules, each consisting of multiple short and to-the-point video lessons to help you Trades Smarter! Our short video installments eliminate the hype and fluff, and allow you to learn at your own pace. All of our lessons can be viewed on desktops and mobile devices, so you can learn anywhere and anytime!
In the first of our technical analysis videos, we discuss chart trends.
In our third technical analysis video we discuss the concept of resistance.
The first video in our three-part series on options trading explores the benefits of making options a part of your portfolio. We'll show you how disciplined options trades provide you with trading leverage, hedge risk, and monthly income.
Our second video in our three-part series on options trading discusses the core principles critical to generating consistent monthly income with options trading - probabilities, return on investment, and Volatility rank.
The third video in our three-part series on options trading teaches you how to structure your trades to take advantage of high statistical probabilities and minimize risks.
As your options get closer to expiration, there is a chance that your option will be assigned. Being prepared for the possibility of Assignment is critical for successful options trading.
What happens when your options reach their expiration date? In some cases you may be assigned, but in others your options will simply expire worthless. In this video you'll learn about the implications of letting your options expire.
The first video in our four-part video series on two-legged trading strategies explores bull call spreads.
The second video in our four-part video series on two-legged trading strategies explores bull put spreads.
The third video in our four-part video series on two-legged trading strategies explores bearish call spreads.
The final video in our four-part video series on two-legged trading strategies explores bearish put spreads.
The first video in our three-part series on chart patterns explores Bollinger Bands.
The final video in our three-part series on chart patterns discusses the difference between oscillators and indicators.
In this video, we introduce you the bell-shaped distribution curve and help you understand its use in technical analysis.
In our first of three videos on chart patterns, we investigate rectangle patterns.
In the final video in our three-part series on chart patterns, we go over flag patterns.
In this introductory video, we'll show you how to place a stock trade with Tradespoon.
In this video, we discuss the potential impact that liquidity and Volatility levels can have on your decision to trade a particular symbol.
In the final video in our four-part series on Tradespoon's Portfolio Construction tools, we go over the correlation between current price movements and historical trends.
One way to assess your portfolio is through the use of beta measurement. In this video we'll tell you how to measure your portfolio maximum drawdown.
In this video, we'll introduce Theta, one of the Greeks indicators that can help you understand how portfolio value changes when price, time, Volatility or interest rates move.
Every trade has an entry and an exit point - but for many investors they aren't planned clearly in advance. In this video we'll walk talk about entry and exit points in greater detail and help you plan them for your next trade.
Building monthly return goals are a key early step in developing a trading strategy. In this video we'll walk you through our expert approach to building monthly return goals and the role they play in successful trading.
Successful trading is built on an analytical approach that removes the emotion from trades - learn how a trading expert uses data to determine when to take profits from stock and option trades.
Tradespoon offers the tools to help traders achieve steady investment income, but the most important component in a successful trading strategy is having a plan. We'll show you how to establish a plan that can help you stay on track and make steady gains.
In order to successfully trade options, you need to understand your exposure in each trade. This video will teach you the basic rules behind exposure and option requirements, and why they're important.
In this video, we'll introduce you to the butterfly options strategy. You'll learn the do's and don't's of butterfly trades.
In this video, we discuss the options trade strategy known as the iron condor. We'll teach you the do's and don't's of iron condor trades.
In this video, we'll introduce you to trading calendar spreads, including our expert do's and don't's of calendar spreads.
Vlad Karpel is the CEO and Chief Architect of Tradespoon, a daily stock pick service that combines algorithmic and fundamental analysis. Prior to Tradespoon, Vlad was Executive Vice President and Head of Technology at OptionsXpress from inception through 2007. During this tenure, the trading platform developed under his leadership handled 300,000+ customers, processed more than 60,000 orders daily and powered company growth to over $1.6B in market capitalization. Vlad also has served as CTO of Mediaocean and as a consultant to and investor in early stage financial technology companies. He has been building and optimizing the core Tradespoon algorithm for 15 years.