This is where Hugh periodically posts his take on the market, stocks and his own views on events.

Check this section frequently… you never know what will be posted.

Even Experts Can Fail

You may have noticed something peculiar in the Live Trading section of our Recent Results page. It is a strange oddity that that sticks out like a sore thumb - on September 21 we had our first losing trade in a very long time. As many of you know, we pride ourselves...

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It’s All About Lifestyle

A recent survey identified a key 'weakness', according to some folks in our Trading Room. They thought that I, Hugh, seemed to be more concerned about enjoying life, hanging out at the beach or simply doing things other than trading all day. Pretty funny, I thought,...

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Minimum Capital to Start

Contrary to the belief of many, you do not need mega bucks to start trading. In fact, that is the beauty of trading options; the relatively small amount of capital required to start in this business. You could start with even around $1,000 but ideally, a balance of...

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‘Plan the Trade…’ Podcast #2

Join Trader Alex as he discusses the importance of planning your trades and sticking to that plan. Day Trade SPY teaches its clients to earn stunning daily profits, consistently, using one stock and one strategy. Check out our recent results an testimonials at...

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‘Become an Expert’ Podcast #1

Join Trader Alex as he discusses how to become an expert at day trading options of the S&P 500. Day Trade SPY teaches its clients to earn stunning daily profits, consistently, using one stock and one strategy. Check out our recent results...

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PayPal Inc. Chooses DayTradeSPY

We are sincerely honored and humbled by the fact that PayPal, Inc.® chose DayTradeSPY for a business case study. PayPal has a cap valued at $100.23B (as of this writing), with Q1 stats of 237 million active users worldwide, generating $3.69 billion in revenue through...

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Easy Tips to Help Your Trading

It might sound elementary but there are some simple, easy things you should do to help your trading. Use good, high resolution monitors. You will be spending a lot of time looking at these and staring at fine detail. Preserve your eyes as best as possible with the...

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Why Hugh Trades a Sim Account

Fair question: "Why aren't we seeing you trade your account, Hugh?" The answer is simple. When your big ticket items such as houses and cars are paid off, when the kids are done school, when you are living comfortably, why put more money at risk? As part of risk...

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Longest Running Trading Room

We are proud to say we hosted the longest running live trading room with regards to day trading SPY options, and likely any other trading, to the best of our knowledge. It was seven years ago we started Live Trading with the Pros on a lark. "Let's try it and see what...

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Why I Dislike High Volatility

Some folks trade it, I fear it... here's why: With high volatility comes high prices. Call options with normal Implied Volatility (IV) at, say 8% may produce 'at the money' options costing, say $1.20. Conversely, IV at 30% which we have seen recently and much higher,...

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Dividends Affect Options

SPY is the world's largest Exchange Traded Fund with $240 billion in assets under management. Stockholders as of the ex-dividend date are eligible for the dividend. Interested in receiving this windfall? Make sure you buy the stock by the day prior. These dates are...

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Too Broke to Learn?

There is always a reason to not do something, especially when it requires a sacrifice. Learning to trade is no different. Consider the cost of ignorance if you don't get training. One trade can wipe out your account. Why risk it? Today, not having money to learn to...

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Perils of Study Groups

Every so often, someone suggests we form a study group or Facebook page whereby students interact with each other. The only problem is, they sound good in theory but they don't work. Many of us have been in these in the past and perhaps you share the same...

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What Makes Hugh Qualified?

Good question, one I get every now and then...glad to be able to answer it. An 'expert' is generally someone who knows more than the person asking. I may not know how to play the guitar but if I see someone else playing it, to me, they are the expert, even though they...

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Don’t Piss Off Your Friends

Yup, it happens. You suddenly start making some serious money on the market, spend accordingly and your friends vanish. Don't think it will happen to you? Don't be so sure. Your friends love you but it's human nature to associate with people of like minds, like values...

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