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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!
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|Tradespoon is all about helping traders make smarter stock and options trades. In this video, we'll show you how Tradespoon's tools can help you steadily generate a 5% profit every month with an 80% success rate.|
|Knowing how to trade options can be extremely valuable in generating investment income. In this video we'll walk you through two of our top options trading stategies.|
|On a daily basis, Tradespoon will provide you with trade recommendations including opens, closes, earnings, and hedges. In this video we'll show you how to take action on the recommendations we provide.|
|In this video we will walk you through our proven five-step trading process, which provides any investor with the foundation to consistently make winning trades.|
|Section 2: Technical Analysis|
In the first of our technical analysis videos, we discuss chart trends.
|In our second technical analysis video we explore the concept of support.|
In our third technical analysis video we discuss the concept of resistance.
|In this video we discuss Fibonacci Retracements, a key component of technical price analysis. This type of analysis focuses on studying a symbol's previous supply and demand tendencies to forecast future price movements.|
|Section 3: Options Basics|
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.
|Trading calls are a foundational strategy for options traders.|
|Trading puts are the second in our options Basics series.|
|Every option includes a strike price - this video shows you how to select your option strike prices based on probabilities.|
|Options include an expiration date and Tradespoon's proprietary models can help you make the most of your option trades.|
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.
|Section 4: Advanced Technical Analysis|
The first video in our three-part series on chart patterns explores Bollinger Bands.
|The second video in our three-part series on chart patterns covers envelopes.|
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 second video of our three-part series on chart patterns, we explore triangle patterns.|
In the final video in our three-part series on chart patterns, we go over flag patterns.
|Section 5: Trade Management|
In this introductory video, we'll show you how to place a stock trade with Tradespoon.
|In this introductory video, we'll show you how to place an option trade using Tradespoon.|
|In this introductory video, we'll show you how to place an option spread 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 this video, we will show you how to determine your Optimal risk and Reward levels in each trade. It includes an introduction to return on capital, potential profit and loss risk graphs, and common risk misconceptions.|
|Effective trading is built on understanding probabilities. Being able to understand your Probability of a success in each trade can boost your average return per trade.|
|In this video we walk you through Tradespoon's simple three step process to Find the Right options trading strategy for you.|
|In this video we'll show you how to utilize the Tradespoon platform to identify winning trading strategies during Earnings season.|
|Identifying and acting on unusual options activity can be extremely valuable skills for investors. In this video we'll show you how Tradespoon's options Toolbox can seek out unusual activity and alert you to trading opportunities.|
|Tradespoon's trading tools make it easy to see how a stock has historically performed under various political, economic, fundamental and technical conditions. In this video we will show you how Tradespoon's Seasonal charts can make it easy to review historical movements and predict future movements.|
|In the first video in our four-part series on Tradespoon's Portfolio Construction tools, we'll discuss the predictability of stock movements and the accuracy of our neural network models.|
|In the second installment of our four-part series on Tradespoon's Portfolio Construction tools, we'll walk you through our 10 day predictions, including short-term resistance and support levels.|
|In the third video in our four-part series on Tradespoon's Portfolio Construction tools, we walk through our 40-50 days forecast and medium-term stock bias.|
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.
|In this video, we will discuss how Tradespoon's Probability Calculator helps our traders determine the likelihood of a particular stock trading above, below, or within precise price targets. In addition, the calculator includes the stock's short term price trend based on two independent quant models that independently develop 20, 30, 40 and 50 day forecasts.|
|Section 6: Portfolio Management|
|One of the ways to evaluate your overall portfolio is with the Sharpe Ratio, which is a measure of a portfolio's excess return relative to the total variability of the portfolio. In this video we'll show you how Tradespoon can help you determine your portfolio's Sharpe Ratio, and provide recommendations to adjust your portfolio for maximum gain and minimal risk.|
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.
|Diversifying your portfolio is critical for minimizing risks and achieving steady long-term growth. In this video, we walk you through sector diversification strategies.|
|In this video, we'll introduce Delta, one of the Greeks indicators that can help you understand how portfolio value changes when price, time, Volatility or interest rates move.|
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.
|Section 7: Trading Plan|
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.
|Tradespoon provides our members with an easy-to-follow checklist for a successful trading plan. In this video we walk through our checklist to help you develop a regimented program you can follow for making winning trades.|
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.
|Section 8: Money Management|
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 this video we'll introduce you to the requirements to trade on margin.|
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.
|Your account value is more than just a number - in this video we'll show you how to use it as an indicator for your trading goals.|
|Section 9: Advanced Options|
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.
|In the final video in our four-part series on advanced options trading, we'll explain how you can determine the Right times to buy and sell options based on implied Volatility.|
|In our previous videos, we discussed the two different forms of Volatility: historical (also called statistical) and implied. We've also explored the how past levels of implied Volatility can be use to determing how expensive options premiums are relative to past levels. In this video, we'll show you how the relationship between implied and historical Volatility can be used to determine if an option is over- or undervalued.|
|Part of Tradespoon's trade selection process is to analyze the market's trends, direction and behaviors in order to classify, and properly time trade recommendations. During this short video, we will explore Volatility skew.|
|Part of Tradespoon's trade selection process is to analyze the market's trends, direction and behaviors in order to classify, and properly time trade recommendations. During this short video, we will explore time skew.|
|In the first video in our four-part series on the Greeks indicators that help us understand the impact that changes in price, time, Volatility, or interest rates have on options value, we discuss Delta.|
|In the second video in our four-part series on the Greeks indicators that help us understand the impact that changes in price, time, Volatility, or interest rates have on options value, we discuss Theta.|
|In the third video in our four-part series on the Greeks indicators that help us understand the impact that changes in price, time, Volatility, or interest rates have on options value, we discuss Vega.|
|In the final video in our four-part series on the Greeks indicators that help us understand the impact that changes in price, time, Volatility, or interest rates have on options value, we discuss Gamma.|
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.