Dan Sheridan, 22 year PIT trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, teaches retail traders how to trade options. Blog has daily updates.

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Latest Blog Posts for Sheridan Options Mentoring Blog

  • Options Trading Seminar June 16-17 – Live Streaming
    on May 25, 2016 in Mentor Blog Options Trading Advice
    At Sheridan Options Mentoring, we’re proud to offer informational resources for people who are interested in learning more about options trading, options strategies, and more. We’re pleased to announce our annual options seminar, hosted by our ve...
  • 3 Steps to successful Option Trading
    on May 3, 2016 in Mentor Blog
    #1 Learn the Craft This stage takes a while and possibly much longer depending on how you learn the craft. Most folk pick a directional approach to finding trades, and that is a very difficult proposition. We pick trades based on 3 Things: Probabilit...
  • What is Your Trading “Intention”?
    on Apr 28, 2016 in Mentor Blog
    Each time I go to my yoga class the instructor has a word of the day, and I wanted to apply that to options education. The word of the day is intention. The dictionary defines “intention” as an aim, a plan or a purpose. While naturally ma...
  • Are you a market bear? Here is a trade for you.
    on Mar 8, 2016 in Mentor Blog
    Recently I wrote an article about the “time bomb butterfly” that was published in the March issue of Modern Trader Magazine. The butterfly option trading strategy has many different structures and uses. The time bomb butterfly involves bu...
  • Strategy for the current market: Cash Secured Put
    on Jan 24, 2016 in Mentor Blog
    Over the course of this week, I will be going over several different strategies for SPX in this Volatile Market, and a cash secured put is the first that I will discuss in this post. Even with the rally Friday (Jan 23), the markets are still down con...
  • Market Outlook by Dan Sheridan
    on Jan 18, 2016 in Mentor Blog
    Market Outlook: The market closed Friday at 1880, down 200 points or 8-9% in about 2 ½ weeks. The first 2 weeks of 2016 has seen quite a bit of volatility. In SPX, we have had 5 of last 10 trading days with moves of 1 ½ % or more, unprecedented! Tr...
  • Why is my trade losing money?
    on Dec 10, 2015 in Mentor Blog
    By: Mark Fenton Do you ever ask yourself why is this option trade losing money? As a trading mentor I get this question frequently. When you are in an option trading strategy there are three components to making or losing...
  • 3 Joys of a Weekly Butterfly
    on Dec 9, 2015 in Mentor Blog
  • Exited live Directional SPX Butterfly for profit
    on Nov 10, 2015 in Mentor Blog
    On October 29 with SPX at $2087, I bought an slightly bearish put butterfly in the November 13 expiration, about 2 weeks from expiration. I bought 20   November  2065 puts, -40  November  2055 puts and bought 20 November  2045 puts for a tota...
  • Trading Options Successfully
    on Nov 4, 2015 in Mentor Blog
    Over the past eight years I have been a full-time trader and options trading mentor, and have come to the realization that my time as a mentor has helped my trading more than any thing else could have done to improve my trading. As a mentor, I see da...
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