When the pandemic first hit in March of 2020, the stock market came crashing down and sparked a buying frenzy as millions of young retail investors flooded the market. Problem was all these young investors had no prior education or experience with markets and were shortly after obliterated by the volatility. The idea of being a part of something of this degree ignited an interest in getting a deeper understanding of the broader markets. Private Twitter accounts and Discord servers led by experienced traders quickly became a very successful business for many.

One Discord community specifically, OptionsSwing, brought in over…


Influencers have long been avid users of Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and now TikTok; but until recently, many have been making the switch to Discord and there are a few reasons why. The best way to describe Discord is by calling it a very well organized chat room; we say that because when you think of a chat room, you think of early 2000’s AOL chat rooms where 200 messages were being sent per minute. Discord stays organized by allowing admins to create multiple channels or subtopics. These can either be text, voice or even video channels.


The demand for trading educational services has grown at an exponential rate since the market crash of March 2020; many companies have made the attempt to monetize and add value to their private communities but only a few have made it successful ones. Companies like: OptionsSwing Inc, Stock Dads, 77 Trades, Trading Alphas and many more have done amazing jobs at growing their brands and community at an exponential rate. …


What has feels like a complete collapse in growth stocks due to rising bond yields seems to be nothing more than a market rotation. The Dow Jones breaks new highs as the Nasdaq slips into correction territory and Jerome Powell says he is not worried. ARK fund falls into a bear market but Cathy remains calm and confident. How will the market respond to both a stimulus bill and an economic reopening?

So why are bond yields rising in the first place? Well first and foremost, we are seeing extraordinary recoveries in the economy due to re-openings of businesses. Interest…


It’s 2008 and your parents are sitting at the kitchen table reading the papers and telling each other everything is going to be okay. You start to notice that the fridge and pantry is not filled with the usual goodies and your mom tells you the store ran out your favorite cereal. When you wake up to go to school you find it strange that Dad is not at work and you ask him why he is home and he replies with “I took some time off to spend it with you”. As kids, we did not know what was…


As investors and traders, we find ourselves constantly hoping that a well known short-seller does not announce that they are short one of our holdings. We have seen this time-after-time these last few quarters as stocks continue to move in multiples.

Citron Research has ruined the party for many young investors after Andrew Left comes out announcing he is short certain companies he believes are overvalued or fraudulent. This time, the young investors fought back. Andrew Left came out attacking a community’s most prized position, GameStop. GameStop has seen a miraculous recovery and a blast to a new all-time-high. This…


The United States roared its way into the New Year with something that seemed to be pulled straight from an action film as mobs stormed Capitol Hill. The headlines sparked panic as they mentioned guns pulled out, shots being fired and people dying; surely this civil unrest would have sent any other market tumbling overnight, but today’s market is not just any market. Instead, a new all-time high was made the following day.

Time-after-time we have seen just how impenetrable this market is by not allowing itself to be derailed since its March lows. Stocks continue to rally with confidence…


How many times have we heard “The Santa rally is coming” this month only to be caught in a choppy market that has option traders gasping for air. This year has been anything but normal which leaves us wondering if the Santa rally came early of it is coming at all. Let us not forget the incredible 10.9% November rally that the S&P had which can be argued happened because all of the good news was being priced in; from positive vaccine data to a promising stimulus package.

Brendan Mcdermid/ Reuters

What is the “Santa Rally”?

Santa Rally refers to the phenomenon that…


There is one person in this country who will not be phased by the outcome of this election, Jerome Powell. No matter who takes the Oval Office, no matter the headlines this week, Jerome will continue with his business.

The Fed acted swiftly and effectively in March when the United States was hit with a pandemic that forced Americans to stay home and businesses to shut down. In order to avoid a financial crisis, Jerome Powell and his peers executed not one, but two emergency rate cuts which sent interest rates to nearly zero, erected a massive bond-buying program, and…


A game of tug-of-war between Democrats and Republicans that has been going on for months now. Unemployment remains at mortifying levels, small businesses are at the edge of bankruptcy and big corporations want more handouts. Is the long term effect of more debt worth the short term relief?

By Daniel Betancourt/ OptionsSwing Inc. October 10th,2020

The unprecedented levels of unemployment that we were hit with back in March led to an immediate fiscal response of supplementing an extra $600 to current Unemployment Insurance benefits as part of the Cares Act; some argued that this amount was ridiculous because it provided…

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