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Occasionally I blog about fishing, the fishing industry and behind the scenes in the life of this humble fisher. These can be rigorously thought-out or pure fluff pieces. You get what you get. Kinda like fishing.
How To Trade It Podcast

How To Trade It Podcast

Samantha takes an in-depth look at similarities and divergences between asset classes and then looks across a modality of studies. As a Macro-to-Micro analyst, educator and trader, Samantha makes her insights available to active traders and investors who want to minimize risk while seizing year-making opportunities.  In this episode of How To Trade It, Samantha shares […]

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Benzinga Boot Camp Presents: Chase, Swing and Trend Trading with Options

Samantha was honored to be invited to kick off the quarterly Benzinga Boot Camp, presenting her take on trading options – from how age influences trading styles to her playbook across all time-frames: “Guidelines to Options Trading”. Don’t miss Samantha’s fun and profitable look at Chase, Swing and Trend Trading with Options. Do you follow […]

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FAVE Indicators – Synergy Traders Event #31

Check out Samantha’s favorite Trend-Trading Indicator you’ve never heard of. It’s also the easiest to use and comes standard with any charting or trading platform! All of Samantha’s indicators she uses every day with both retail and institutional clients are revealed during this Synergy Traders presentation. Check it out! Do you follow Samantha’s Trading Insights […]

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Bloomberg Interview – Reflation + Volatility edition

Nearly 4 months of yield curve expansion has been unwound in short order… and yet, Samantha went on Bloomberg yesterday with Taylor Riggs to explain why she was still bullish “reflation trades” as we head into earnings season. Do you follow Samantha’s Trading Insights and other playlists on LaDucTrading’s YouTube Channel? That’s where you would […]

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: Momo Moon Mania

Elon Musk famously tweeted “Who controls the memes, controls the Universe”. How does this translate into trading opportunities today? Samantha is joined by Jonathan of @vigtecofficial and @OptionsMatrix to discuss how to spy these money-making momo memes before they take off to the moon! They also discuss what, if any, risk this style of speculative […]

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Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: Sentiment Flows

Sentiment flows rock for traders who favor momentum plays. Option flow that drives sentiment flows especially rock to foretell big implied volatility as well as price moves. For this edition of MTM, Jonathan of @vigtecofficial joins Samantha to discuss new measures of sentiment – from neural networks that measure word usages in real-time on search […]

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Timing “Short Value Long Momentum” – Macro to Micro Style

How did Samantha know to recommend the following trades before they happened: * Long US Dollar * Short Gold & Precious Metals * Long Momentum/Growth * Short Commodities/Cyclicals/Value Find out – have a look at the macro, intermarket and technical analysis Samantha used to alert clients IN ADVANCE to major changes in key asset classes. […]

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From Oversold to Overbought: EV Playahs XPEV, LI… NIO?

Suggested May 14th after a 60% pullback, EV Playahs looked done going down and were setting up nicely for some oversold bounces. Here’s how Samantha spied the sector rotation using weekly pivots, keltner channels and fave candle formation patterns – and how she sees them now. If you are trading NIO, make sure to watch […]

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Fast, Slow and Just Right: DOCU, SHOP, NVDA

Samantha reviews recent trades tracked in her live trading room, populated in her client slack workspace and how technical analysis can guide successful trades using news, earnings and weekly pivot points. All were *hot fire flames* for clients following along. Let’s see how she spied and stuck with 3 very big momentum wins: NVDA, DOCU, […]

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: Summer Squeezes

Traders spent $11.6 billion on options premium for AMC in just one week–more than on SPY, QQQ and Tesla COMBINED! On Tuesday, Jonathan @vigtecofficial and Samantha talk meme stocks as it relates to Optionality as shown in VigTec’s OptionsMatrix product, and where sectors might rotate this summer. Also they look at the reflation trade option […]

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Synergy Trading Conference: Why Risk Management Matters

Is there such as thing as “Too Much Of A Good Thing?” Have a listen to why Samantha says, “There are lots of ways to make money. The trick is not to lose it!” She covers her solid reflation plays that have followed spiking raw material and inflation expectations, as well as her repeated warnings […]

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: Rocking Real Estate Revisited

Catch this fast-paced assessment on rocking real estate with @LoganMohtashami, an expert data analyst on the housing market. Logan joins Samantha to catch up on his bullish housing view from January: Real Estate – Perfect Storm To Outperform – https://youtu.be/vZMSBjyvOl0. He explains why this is the unhealthiest housing market in the last 10 years, where […]

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: MEME MANIA

Retail traders are baaach and driving another round of Meme Mania! GME, AMC, BYND, BB and many more likely if this ‘single-stock gamma option’ run continues to drive market structure madness in select stocks. AMC was the most traded equity in the world at one point with market valuation more than tripling from all-time-highs and […]

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Women in Trading and Finance Interview – Denise Shull of ReThink Group

The Psychology of Trading Risk Solving the puzzle of trading psychology is front-and-center with Denise Shull, “trader psychologist to the stars”, as she sits down with Samantha for an introspective look into overcoming fear, frustration and disappointment. Denise is expert at leading traders, investors and money managers to the real ‘why’ behind their less-than-peak performance, […]

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: Crypto Carnage

Jonathan @vigtecofficial and Samantha dig in to the most bullish and bearish bitcoin-crypto arguments as well as technical assessments and market flows. Samantha shares her fascination with a ‘conspiracy theory’ on the bitcoin flash-crash May 19th as a perfectly-executed military-type orchestration of selling to allow institutions a way in at lower prices. Yes, she goes […]

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: Crypto Special – Wolf Of All Streets

Scott Melker IS the Wolf of All Streets and in this interview he shares with Samantha details on his current bitcoin-crypto portfolio holdings, favorite coins now, in addition to his opinions and warnings on this volatile hyper-growth asset class that is Bitcoin-Crypto. For those who care about the macro insights of a large crypto trader […]

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: VIX – From Liquid to Gas

Jonathan of @VigtecOfficial had the early call on higher Gold, Silver and Miners – and has been pitching for weeks. Samantha was prescient in her call for a volatility spike – that we had and she sees happening again. Have a listen as they dig in deeper to discuss inflation shocks, deflation shocks and Samantha’s […]

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Women in Trading and Finance Interviews – Katie Stockton CMT

Samantha got to interview technical analyst and Certified Market Technician, Katie Stockton, for her next edition of Women in Trading & Finance Interview series. Prior to forming Fairlead Strategies, Katie @StocktonKatie spent more than 20 years on Wall Street providing technical research and advice to institutional investors. Now she shares her market insights with clients […]

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: 1970s-Style Hyper Inflation?

No doubt you have seen the jokes about rising lumber and related commodity pricing. If you are building or buying or remodeling a house you don’t think it’s very funny. Well, the price moves in many raw materials has been meteoric the past year. Jonathan of @VigtecOfficial and Samantha dig in deeper to discuss Samantha’s […]

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: Making Market Timing Calls with Cem Karsan

Samantha talks volatility trading strategies with quant brain and fintwit celebrity Cem Karsan @jam_croissant, founder of Kai Volatility Advisors. From Convexity and Risk Premia to Reflexivity and Deal Positioning, Cem shares insights on his 27-point model for assessing risk and timing market moves. With growing tail risk, valuation sentiment reset and diminishing returns to Fed-Fiscal […]

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour – Let’s Talk Micro

*They* broke the Macro, so let’s talk Micro! Jonathan @vigtecofficial and Samantha drill down into how they see the market NOW, how they use Options Matrix to identify option flow from big whales to meme stocks, and debate if we are in a “hyper-inflation” market not just inflationary for value, commodity and crypto plays. Do […]

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Women in Trading and Finance Series: Izzy Charanek

Izzy @_ms_izzy joins Samantha for a great discussion about being a young women in trading and trader education – not to mention being the only female energy trader at a large power company in Calgary, Canada! Ms Izzy is a positive role-model and voice for women entering the trading space as well as convicted technical […]

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Wealth 365 Financial Summit – Risk Management Is A SuperPower

Do you follow Samantha’s Trading Insights and other playlists on LaDucTrading’s YouTube Channel? That’s where you would be first alerted to Samantha’s Free Fishing Videos. Wealth 365 Financial Summit – Risk Management Is A SuperPower On April 21st, Samantha presented at the largest online financial summit Wealth365. She was excited to be invited to discuss […]

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Women in Trading & Finance Episode #10

Do you follow Samantha’s Trading Insights and other playlists on LaDucTrading’s YouTube Channel? That’s where you would be first alerted to Samantha’s Free Fishing Videos. Women in Trading & Finance with guest Vicki Bryan This one went a little longer than usual because Samantha was fascinated with Vicki’s stories and star analysis. Everything – from […]

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Update: All Things ARKK – Top Ten Holdings

Do you follow Samantha's Trading Insights and other playlists on LaDucTrading's YouTube Channel? That's where you would be first alerted to Samantha's Free Fishing Videos. Here's an example... In follow up to Samantha's YouTube video last week: "Everyone into the ARKK...

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GameStop Has No Stops

GameStop Has No Stops

Summary I recommended GameStop to clients of LaDucTrading as high conviction trade on August 10th at $4.36. I called it my $4 to $40 stock by end of year. It tagged $40 January 14th. Given sentiment and structure, I continued to recommended it long to clients in our...

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Daily Trading Videos You Do Not Want To Miss

Daily Trading Videos You Do Not Want To Miss

YouTube Playlists For Better Trading Success We are building out Playlists on our LaDucTrading YouTube Channel that will showcase Samantha's best of breed macro-to-micro analysis, interviews, trading insights and contributing color! Macro-to-Micro Power Hour Featured...

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Gone Fishing Newsletter: 2021 Predictions

Gone Fishing Newsletter: 2021 Predictions

I was recently asked to present my 2021 "Look Ahead" for StockChartsTV CHARTING FORWARD 2021, "a yearly market outlook special featuring technical analysis icons Tony Dwyer, Rick Bensignor, Samantha LaDuc, Mary Ellen McGonagle, Craig Johnson and Gina Martin Adams."...

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New Year Greetings of Gratitude and Ingratitude

New Year Greetings of Gratitude and Ingratitude

It's a quiet Sunday after a very noisy year. I am reflecting on what worked and didn't so I can move forward with purposeful intent. I am reminded, of course, of all the people who have come into my life - for a season, for a reason, and some for a lifetime. I am most...

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Announcing New Member Feature: SLACK Attack

Announcing New Member Feature: SLACK Attack

I am freaken happy to announce that we have launched a fabulous collaboration tool to aid in the sharing of time-sensitive and relevant trading and investment research, education and trade ideas in support of members via SLACK! SLACK makes communication not only...

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New Live Trading Room Hours

New Live Trading Room Hours

Where our focus goes, our energy flows. Samantha will open her trading room from 9:00 - 12:30 PM ET each trading day to commentate and engage with clients at the top of each hour. She will review her market thoughts, trade set-ups and custom analysis for clients for...

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How To Swim With The Current Using Option Flow

How To Swim With The Current Using Option Flow

Want to know how I use option flow in my live trading room to spot high-fliers like TSLA, NIO, and PLTR? You will learn a lot about my approach to trading and sizing up momentum moves by watching this one video.

Also in it I share my secret santas – the providers of the data that give me the best edge possible for my clients.

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Profiting from Volatility and Market-Moving News

Profiting from Volatility and Market-Moving News

Want to know what tools and techniques Samantha uses to incorporate Volatility action and news headlines into her trading analysis and market-timing calls?  Here is her Synergy Traders Event Presentation from Thursday hosted by @TradeOutLoud  and @TimingResearch. From...

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My Lindzanity Podcast #2!

My Lindzanity Podcast #2!

This Howard guy is a lot of fun. Great host. Oh, and by the way, Howard Lindzon is the founder of StockTwits, and investor in possibly every fintech company you've heard of (Robinhood, eToro, RealVision) and many you haven't, so let's just say his nose is good for...

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Announcing STOCKFit Exercise Break – Jump In!

Announcing STOCKFit Exercise Break – Jump In!

Traders are already movers and shakers. Now put that to work another profitable way... Samantha is offering a trading day EXERCISE break for all LaDucTrading clients FOR FREE and everyone else for a small charge! Announcing Cienna Jade Harris - not only an awesome,...

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