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In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ discusses how inflation expectations seem to have peaked with the August CPI Report and how inflation expectations seem to be driving stock markets, bond markets and other assets. Russ Discusses what it means for stock markets and whether he thinks the bottom is in for markets for the…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ recaps one of the most misunderstood and reliable sentiment indicators – the Put / Call Ratio. He discusses how this is a ‘contrarian’ market sentiment indicator, how to use it, how it is calculated and where it is found. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show!…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ recaps the first half of 2022 in the stock market. He then asks the question, should we invest in stocks & options in the second half of 2022 at all? Four reasons are given why investing and staying in are the best alternative vs. hiding out in cash. Don’t forget to subscribe to the s…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn about a trading strategy that is very popular on social media in 2022. It is a variation on one of host Russ Mathews favorite trading strategies – and it called the 1:1:1 Trade. Russ’ teaches a variation of the trade (called the put ratio spread). Russ will teach you what th…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn about a variation on one of host Russ Mathews favorite trading strategies - the Poor Man’s Covered Call Trade. Russ will teach you what it is, why it is so powerful and how the mechanics differ from the traditional covered call. The covered call is one of the bread-and-butte…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ teaches the definition of ‘capitulation,’ and provides two ways to measure capitulation and tell if the equity markets are at or near a bottom. In addition, Russ provides the macro-economic landscape and where we can potentially go from here. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show!…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ teaches on how to think about quarterly earnings announcements. He teaches his favorite trading strategies for playing quarterly earnings – whether you are ‘bullish,’ ‘bearish,’…. or even what to do when there is a large, bifurcated outcome coming of which you are unsure. Russ covers …
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ reflects on the past two years in the markets. 40%-42% of traders started in the past 2 years. A lot has changed. Trading mechanics have become deceptively easy. But it has forced many to skip the ‘homework.’ Russ goes through the 5 steps to what doing the homework means. This is how …
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ revisits the outlook for the markets and the upcoming Federal Reserve pivot from QE (Quantitative Easing) to QT (Quantitative Tightening). Russ introduces a new trading strategy – the Put Ratio Backspread and when and how to use it. He provides context and perspective on how to use th…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ looks at the current volatility in the markets and provides his view. From Russia invading Ukraine to the Federal Reserve pivot from QE to QT, to the 10-year Treasury Note hitting a 2% yield. Russ provides context and perspective on it all. In addition, he provides his view on how to …
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ looks at a topic skipped by most traders – practice. In trading this means simulated trading or paper trading. Stories from Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, & Bruce Lee are shared. In addition, the top 5 things to look for in a good simulated trading broker-dealer platform are shared. Don’…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ looks at the January market pullback – and provides perspective from both a logical and emotional point of view. He also covers the 3 key risks to the market and provides his view on where to focus. The game plan of buying the dip’ but scaling in is shared. Don’t forget to subscribe t…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Russ looks into the crystal ball and shares his outlook for 2022. He covers the key macro factors and what it can mean for stocks, fixed income, crypto’s etc. He also then shares a game plan and action steps for how to position portfolios for 2022. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show!…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn the ‘how-to’ practical steps to make trade adjustments to loosing options trades. Russ shares his philosophy and rules for making trade adjustments by strategy. Examples are given to bring the rules to life. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show!…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn the psychology and key rules for determining ‘if and when’ to make trade adjustments to loosing options trades. Russ shares his rules for determining if a trade is worth adjusting. Two examples are given to bring the rules to life. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show!…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn how Russ uses strategic overwriting on expiring covered calls (when the stock will not get called away from you) to capture the extra profits from time decay on expiration weekend. He will show you the mechanics of how to do the overwriting and how doing so can add 1%-3% to …
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn how Russ uses long and short Straddles and Strangle trades. You will learn the differences between straddles and strangles and when to use each strategically. 4 examples are given. In addition, some macroeconomic commentary is provided. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show!…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn Russ’s trading ‘commandments’ that he has developed over his 25-year investing career. It is a list of rules, key insights and reminders as you trade. Each trade should develop their own list, print it out and place it next to the trading workstation. Don’t forget to subscri…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn the three ways to properly protect an overall bullish portfolio and bullish individual securities from a market pullback. Host, Russ Mathews covers buying put options, buying protective puts and bearish call spreads. He also compares buying puts with stop loss odes. With Sep…
 
This is the first episode of Season #3 of The Modern Stock & Options Trading Show. In this episode, host Russ Mathews will discuss why actively managed mutual funds are such a raw deal for investors and why ETF’s and active strategies using individual stocks and conservative options strategies can provide a greater impact. Don’t forget to subscribe…
 
In this last episode of Season #2 of The Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews discusses his outlook for the stock market (in the USA) for the rest of 2021 - August through December. In addition, he gives his read on the key macroeconomic indicators discussed on the last episode as well as some additional items affecting the market…
 
In this episode of The Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews will discuss the key macroeconomic indicators that help him get a feel for where the market is heading. He will also describe both leading and lagging indicators and where he thinks we are on each indicator. The key learning is to see how key data shapes his top down macr…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will be introduced to a key mindset shift to be made in your trading. Host Russ Mathews’ discusses how to take what the market gives you…using the analogy of repeating ocean waves. Consistent trading often means hitting many singles vs. swinging for the fences and trying to hit homerun…
 
In this episode of The Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews will break down the cryptocurrency space today and he will compare and contrast cryptocurrencies with stocks and options. He will break down the blockchain vs. the token (the coin). A discussion of the inevitability of this emerging ‘asset’ class vs. how to play the theme…
 
In this episode of The Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews will show you a new options strategy, called the Call Debit Spread. The variation he likes to teach is the 'ITM' (In The Money) version. This strategy is great when you are moderately bullish on a stock and want consistency. He discusses when to use the trade, the mechani…
 
In this episode of The Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews will discuss the mindset shift that takes place between ‘growing your account’ vs. conversion into ‘monthly income generation.’ In other words, should you care about the fluctuations in the prices of the underlying assets (stocks, etc.) when you are generating monthly inc…
 
In this episode of The Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews will unpack the 3 choices you have in managing options trades: Exercising the option, closing out the options itself (by entering the opposite trade as the one you opened with), or letting the option expire worthless. He will cover the four rules for selection and also il…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews will show you a new stock & options strategy, called The Covered Combination Strategy. This strategy puts together two of his favorite strategies – writing covered calls and selling cash-backed puts. He discusses when to use the trade, the two obligations to the trader an…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews will show you the three ways he manages emotions during turbulent markets. In addition, he resets on the arguments for some tactical (or active) portfolio management vs. all passive investing. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show!…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews will show you how to buy many new hot market themes – through Exchange Traded Funds (“ETF’s”) at lower prices. You can sell cash-backed puts at lower prices and get paid now and only have to buy the ETF. Russ breaks downs the strategy and gives several examples. Don’t for…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will be introduced to host Russ Mathews’ method & techniques for selecting stocks to trade. These include the specific stocks that he does his options trading strategies on. Russ will teach you how to break stocks into the eleven S&P 500 industry sectors and what “homework” is needed o…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will be introduced to a specific options trading strategy for select moments, called the Straddle Trade. It is the trade when you expect a large move in a stock (or ETF) either up or down but you don’t know which way it will go. It is best used when there is an event looming with a bin…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, Host Russ Mathews provides his insights and perspective on two of the most powerful portfolio leverage tools available today, margin (also known as regulation-T margin) and portfolio margin. The risks of trading on margin are covered in the episode, along with the potential power to levera…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host, Russ Mathews unpacks the three main drivers affecting markets right now: the US Election, the Covid-19 vaccine and Stimulus for Us citizens and small businesses. He builds the case for remaining cautiously bullish for the remainder of the year and he breaks down the themes to focus o…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews continues Season #2 by unpacking the controversial investment philosophy of ‘Buy & Hold.’ In other words, buying and holding a diversified portfolio of funds and securities and just hanging in there for decades. He makes the case for protecting the downside and sidesteppi…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews will discuss the volatile markets of September and October and expand one of his favorite trading strategies -Selling Cash Backed Puts (with downside protection). Russ will teach you what it is, why it is so powerful and the proper mechanics to frame the trade. In volatil…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will hear host Russ Mathews’ perspective on the markets. This includes how to position portfolios and entering trades through a favorite trading strategy - selling (cash backed) puts. Russ will give you his take on what is underlying the stock market, why it is so powerful, the proper …
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn ways to properly protect individual securities and your overall portfolio from a market crash. Host, Russ Mathews covers the no-cost order types (Stop-Loss Orders, Stop Limit Orders, Trailing Stop-Loss Orders, etc.) as well as paid protection (buying protective put options).…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will be introduced to the top 10 investing & trading books of all time. These are the books that influenced host & portfolio manager Russ Mathews’ investment career. Russ groups the books into two categories. Category A, are the best books to understand stocks & investing in general. C…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will be introduced to one of host Russ Mathews' favorite trading strategies - buying deep in the money Call Options (when bullish) or Put options (when bearish). Russ will teach you what the strategy entails, why it is so powerful and the proper mechanics to frame the trade. This is on…
 
SEASON #2: In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host, Russ Mathews kicks off Season #2 unpacking the age-old question – are you a trader or an investor? It is a distinction with many implications: The timeframe of holdings, the instruments you trade, the risk management techniques used, taxes, and many other factors. In addit…
 
The last episode of Season #1: In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn how to use ‘in the money’ covered call trades to generate enough cash to get the stock market to pay for your long-term stock core holdings. It uses one of host Russ Mathews favorite trading strategies, the ITM (‘In the Money’) Covered Call. Th…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will hear Portfolio Manager Russ Mathews’ view of the US economic re-opening and his outlook on the stock market for the remainder of 2020. You will learn the types of economic factors to focus on and gain insights in how to trade both the short term pullback and some of the themes and…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, host Russ Mathews will continue his introduction to the credit spread trading strategy, by covering the IRON CONDOR variation. Risk management rules and the primary trade adjustment strategy (the buy back and roll out) are also covered. The trade and adjustments are illustrated with an exa…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn how to use one of host Russ Mathews’ favorite trading strategies, the CREDIT SPREAD (also known as vertical credit spreads, bull put spreads, etc). Russ will teach you his rules and ways to maximize this trade for success. You will learn why it is so powerful and the proper …
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn the message the stock market is sending to traders and investors in the middle of the COVID -19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Host Russ Mathews’ will cover the current state of play and the key lesson for our investment portfolios going into Q3 and Q4, 2020. Three trade examples o…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will hear host Russ Mathews’s view on the current market and where the bottom will likely be. In addition, he covers how to position your portfolio for playing the rebound after the current worldwide health crisis. Using ‘In the money’ call options on the SPY or QQQ exchange traded fun…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, we will build on the last show covering how to trade volatility. We now find markets in a season of ‘extreme volatility,’ with market indexes rising and crashing 1,000-2,000 points every day (on the Dow Jones Industrial Average). Host Russ Mathews will illustrate how to take advantage of e…
 
In this episode of the Modern Stock & Options Trading Show, you will learn about Volatility. Volatility in market indexes and individual securities – what is it and how to use it to your advantage to make money. Volatility is the option seller’s best friend while it is the long term buy and hold investor’s worst enemy. Host Russ Mathews will illust…
 
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