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Launched in 2003
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Annualized since Jun '10 (*)
Mistral & Tornado
Elimination of risks associated with auto-trading model.
Direct client portfolio management.
Wider selection of trading tools.
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Why Trust Our Numbers
Full disclosure of trades since 2003.
Dedicated Control Accounts.
All historical Control Account statements available for download.
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SEC Registered Investment Adviser
Stock Markets Institute, the provider of OptionSmart services, is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser since 2005.
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The quick answer is: we take advantage of options pricing imperfections. We look beyond charts, fundamentals and historical volatility. We recognize the market games played by the large traders and the ways in which they shape the direction of market trends. The resulting short-term trading opportunities are for you to make a profit.
Continuously scanning the options market, we identify actionable opportunities and send a signal directly to your broker to open a position on your account. We also identify an exit point and your broker closes the position when the time is right. If in the meantime the underlying trend changes, we identify another exit point and instruct the broker to modify (“roll”) the position accordingly.
The result? See our track record.
Auto-trading with OptionSmart is easy: your broker executes our trading signals on your account without us having any access to it. You just need to hook up your account to one of our programs, and configure your auto-trading settings according to our guidelines. Once it's done, the trades on your account are automatically executed by your broker without your involvement, whenever we issue a trading alert.
Unlike many other newsletter publishers, we trade our own money with our signals and we let you see all the details. For every program we have what we call a Control Account - a real account at eOption which is linked to this program for auto-trading (just like our clients' accounts). We calculate our performance results based on these Control Accounts and we publish all the monthly statements from the broker here, for you to see everything, down to the last transaction.
This way you know how every cent is invested and how much money it makes or loses. This approach does not allow us to hide bad performance. You see all the good trades, all the bad trades, and how we can eventually turn losing positions into profitable positions.
When choosing a newsletter publisher, we suggest that you read the SEC release regarding the auto-trading. In particular, the SEC recommends to verify that the newsletter publisher is a registered investment adviser and to confirm a newsletter performance independently.
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Stock Markets Institute (SMI) is a Registered Investment Adviser with the SEC.
SMI and Sergey Perminov entered into a settlement with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in September 2012 arising out of representations of the performance of SMI’s recommendations in 2008 and 2009, under which they agreed to cease and desist from future violations of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, agreed to hire a securities compliance consultant, and agreed to pay a penalty, among other things. Click here to view the text of the settlement.
Disclaimer Regarding Past Performance. Results shown are based on actual trading in SMI’s control accounts at eOption. Brokers often execute the same auto-trading signals differently. It is possible that the same broker may execute the same signal differently for two different subscribers. Slight differences in time of execution often result in differences in the prices at which trades are executed. Therefore, your performance will vary from our track record. Additionally, the performance of your individual trades will vary from our track record if you set allocations other than as recommended, conduct other trading activity on the same account, or close positions manually.
The results also take into account all of our fees, including brokerage commissions, but are without deducting any fees that we charge subscribers for our service. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT INTENDED AS AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL ANY SECURITIES OR A SOLICITATION OF ANY OFFER TO PURCHASE ANY SECURITIES. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING WHETHER TO SUBSCRIBE TO ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS/NEWSLETTERS, OR AUTO-TRADING SERVICES, YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THE INFORMATION IN THIS MATERIAL, BUT INSTEAD ON THE INFORMATION IN OUR WRITTEN DISCLOSURE STATEMENT, WHICH WILL BE PROVIDE TO YOU WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS AFTER ANY WRITTEN REQUEST IN ACCORDANCE WITH SEC RULE 204-3. THE TRADING STRATEGIES DEPICTED HEREIN HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (THE “COMMISSION”), THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION (“CFTC”), THE NATIONAL FUTURES ASSOCIATION (“NFA”), OR THE SECURITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF ANY STATE, NOR HAS THE COMMISSION, THE CFTC, THE NFA OR ANY SUCH AUTHORITY PASSED UPON THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS DOCUMENT. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS UNLAWFUL.
The SEC registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.
Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors.
Click here to review the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options brochure before you begin trading options. Options investors may lose the entire amount of their investment in a relatively short period of time.
Online trading has inherent risk due to system response and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, and other factors. An investor should understand these and additional risks before trading.
All investments involve risk, losses may exceed the principal invested, and the past performance of a security, industry, sector, market, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. You alone are responsible for evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of OptionSmart's & SMI’s systems, services or products. Multiple leg options strategies involve additional risks and multiple commissions, and may result in complex tax treatments. Please consult a tax professional prior to implementing these strategies. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of a mutual fund or ETF carefully before investing.
Performance of your investments may vary from the performance of our Control accounts, for one or several reasons: (1) brokers can execute the same alert differently for two different subscribers; (2) you set allocations other than set in our Control Account; (3) if you conduct trading activity with the account other than through SMI Alerts; or (4) cancel the service before trades are closed. SMI shall be indemnified and held harmless from any actions, claims, proceedings, or liabilities with respect to the information and its use.