Learn to Trade Series

SVOG’S LEARN TO TRADE SERIES

 

#1 Identifying and Trading the Trend -- January 9, 2020

“The trend is your friend until it ends” is an old adage. Trading and investing becomes a lot easier when you’re aligned with the trend. But how do you tell what the trend is? When can you tell that its ending? What’s the best time to trade the trend? Come to the first of SVOG’s “Learn to Trade” series where we look to help beginners to seasoned traders learn to be better traders and investors.

This is the year to see the markets more clearly and to use it to become more successful. This first session in the series will cover:

  • Why knowing the trend and its cycles are so important
  • How to identify the trend and not panic with the noise
  • How to identify when the market is changing trend
  • When to be more aggressive and when to be more cautious
  • How to trade the trend

This will be a very interactive session with live demonstrations so you need to be here to really see and understand the concepts. Bring your favorite stocks and indices so we can analyze them for their trend. Let’s make sure your trading has 20/20 vision in 2020.

In future sessions in the series, we will be covering the use of options, what option strategies to use and how to manage them, and how to build a portfolio that balances growth with income.

You won’t want to miss a single session as each builds on the previous session’s training.

See you there!

 

#2 Why You Don’t Need Stocks -- February 13, 2020

With the advent of free stock trading, you may ask why use options? Are they really that helpful? Isn’t stocks good enough? The answer is yes and no. Stocks lets an investor take a long term position with little time commitment if one is willing to settle for good returns and suffer through the occasional bear market. With options, those returns can be greater. Options can also provide an income greater than dividends. Options can be used to reduce the risk when the market trend reverses.

Come to the second of SVOG’s “Learn to Trade” series where we look to help beginners to seasoned traders learn to be better traders and investors in 2020.

In the second of SVOG’s “Learn to Trade” series, we will explore the use of options and why you never need or want to buy stock ever again. We will build on the first session’s use of trend identification. This second session will cover:

  • What and how can options be used
  • Using options versus and with investing
  • The elements to understanding options and probabilities
  • Trading time frames
  • How to trade when the market is bullish, bearish, or consolidating

This will be a very interactive session with live demonstrations so you need to be here to really understand the concepts. Bring your favorite stocks and indices so we can analyze them for their trend and what option strategies could be used. Let’s make sure your trading has 20/20 vision in 2020.

In the series, we’ve covered identifying trends and the use of options. In the future sessions, we will be discussing what option strategies to use and how to manage them when you have a trend identified and how to build a portfolio that balances growth with income.

You won’t want to miss a single session as each builds on the previous session’s training.

See you there!

 

#3 Trading Up and Down Markets -- June 11, 2020

Markets don’t just go straight in one direction (though we all wish this were true). Markets trend, pauses, then trends again as we learned in the first session. In the second session, we talked about options and how they can improve trading results over buying stock. Now that you have an opinion on the trend, we will talk in more details about various option strategies that you can use when you have an opinion about the trend.

Come to the third session of SVOG’s “Learn to Trade” series where we will examine different option strategies to use when the market is trending up or down. We will review trend identification to find stocks that are trending either up or down and decide on what option strategies we might want to use.

This third session will cover:

  • Option strategies to use when the market is trending up
  • Option strategies to use when the market is trending down
  • What to do when the market reverses on you (your Oh-No moments)
  • Choosing the time frame for the trade
  • Understanding the probabilities of the trade

Again, this will be a very interactive session with live demonstrations so you need to be here to really understand the concepts.

In the series so far, we’ve covered identifying trends and the use of options when the market is bullish or bearish. In the next sessions, we will be discussing what option strategies to use and how to manage them when the market is consolidating and how to build a portfolio that balances growth with income.

You won’t want to miss a single session as each builds on theprevious session’s training.

See you there!

 

#4 Trading When the Market is Going Nowhere -- August 13, 2020

Markets trade sideways 65% of the time. After trending, markets need time to pause and gather itself. We call this consolidation periods. This is the perfect time to be trading neutral option strategies. In this fourth session, we will talke about what options strategies we can use to trade the sideways market, when to put them on, and how to manage them when the trend breaks out in a direction.

In the fourth of SVOG’s “Learn to Trade” series, we will review trend identification and the option strategies that can be used when the market is trending. We will then examine different option strategies to use when the market is in consolidation and undecided about what to do next.

This fourth session will cover:

  • Option strategies to use when the market is moving sideways
  • How these strategies are combinations of the strategies discussed in session 3
  • What to do when the market breaks out in a direction
  • Choosing the time frame for the trade
  • Understanding the probabilities of the trade

 

#5 Putting Together Your Trading Plans for Success -- December 10, 2020

The most successful traders in the world always has a plan for success on every trade. In addition, they may have plans for long term growth, plans for generating income, plans for different markets, and even plans for when they’re just bored. The common theme is that they think about trading in terms of probabilities and risk management. The components of their plans will address their setups, risk management rules, and their profit maximization rules. Their capital is important and they want to optimize its utilization and not be out of the game.

In this fifth session, we’ll look at various techniques for putting together a successful set of trading plans. We’ll cover:

  • The elements of each plan
  • Risk management strategies
  • Profit maximization strategies
  • Profit retention strategies
  • Sizing and compounding

 

#6 Building a Portfolio Plan for Life -- February 11, 2021

Everyone seems to talk about individual strategies and how to put them on and manage them. That’s nice if you were only going to use one strategy for your entire portfolio but is that real? How much risk are you willing to assume? How much time are you willing to spend managingthem? Every strategy has its strength and weaknesses, the type of market it performs best in, and markets where it does not work. Your goal is to have an overall high performing portfolio that can deliver a smooth equity curve.

As we wrap up SVOG’s “Learn to Trade” series, the final class looks to help you put together a plan for your investing/trading portfolio. We want to take all the things you’ve learned and wrap them up together into a cohesive picture. With this, you should have 20/20 vision into your trading from now and into the future.

The final session will cover:

  • A review trends, market cycles, and the strategies that you’ve seen for each market cycle.
  • A review of support and resistance and the use of oscillators to lower risk and improve gains
  • How to allocate your portfolio to different trading and investing timeframes, your time available, and how active of a trader you want to be
  • How to manage multiple strategies in your portfolio

This final class will review what we’ve covered in all the sessions. Again, this will be a very interactive session with live demonstrations to review the past teachings and to show how you might manage a portfolio. Here’s your final chance to bring your questions on anything that was unclear to you.

We hope this series will be informative and help you improve the way you invest and trade.

It should help you gain a 20/20 view of the market.