August SVOG Meeting

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: This meeting will be conducted on-line, via Zoom. Registration will be required. Click here to register.



This will be a two-part meeting. During the first half of the meeting Spencer Preston will examine non-directional markets and discuss option strategies to effectively trade them. The topics covered will include:

  • How to Identify non-directional markets.
  • Studies and indicators of interest.
  • Which option strategies to use and when.


During the second half of the meeting Mary Ann Norfleet will present “Building a Hedged Stock Portfolio.”  Thinking ahead to retirement -- would you like to accumulate a long-term stock portfolio of dividend paying stocks?  This presentation will show you how to build your long-term portfolio holdings and never have to sell stock.



Spencer Preston is a current member of SVOG's Board of Directors, serving as Secretary and Webmaster. He began trading stocks in 1999 and became interested in options and option strategies in 2006. Since 2009, his main focus has been on iron condors. He also holds long-term positions in several Sector Select SPDR ETFs and a few other equities. He attended San Diego State College where he majored in physics and became interested in computers. He subsequently spent over 40 years in the computer industry in a variety of roles and with several different companies.

Mary Ann Norfleet has been trading options for over 20 years and she was one of Dan Sheridan’s earliest students. She discovered Todd “Bubba” Horwitz a few years ago and is an enthusiastic student of Todd’s training, having learned from him how to hedge her stock portfolio and other limited risk trading methods that have no ceiling on potential profits. She was originally attracted to trading options since it is essentially probability and statistics, which was part of her graduate training as a psychologist.  In her day work, she is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and she also maintains a small independent psychology practice. Her undergraduate and master’s degrees are from the U. of Kansas and her PhD is from the U. of Oregon.


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