SCT Podcast

Watch and Learn from Sarah and TJ every week as they share their trade set ups, market analysis and most importantly, tips to help you trade better than ever. Each episode will share the realities of trading options and the markets. You will hear tips and tricks by retail traders, for retail traders. Yes, finally a show that delves in to trading for people just like you! We are well known around the world for a consistent approach to the market with a down to earth approach to trading. We believe that anyone can trade, but you need to have access to real trading information without the gimmicks, which is why we do what we do, to help retail traders. If you want to get right to meat of trading, this show is for you.
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May 29, 2018

Tesla ( TSLA ) is on the radar of most options traders. Some trade TSLA often and some stay far away fearing the surprise announcements and moves in stock price.

In this episode of the SCT Podcast we discuss if we think that Tesla is worth trading and the best strategies to use to trade it right now.

May 11, 2018

In the second part of a two part series on active vs passive investing. The SCT team discusses the methods and strategies they use to pick both their active and longer term trades.

Tune in to hear the proven strategies the SCT team uses to trade each and every week.

May 11, 2018

In this episode of the SCT Podcast. The SCT team discusses active vs passive investing and how both have a place in your portfolio.

Active and passive investing are often discussed in terms of the possibility of only having one in your portfolio. In the podcast we will discuss how one does not have to replace the other, and how both active and passive investing can add performance to your investing.

The discussion continues with episode 2 coming next week.

May 4, 2018

There is a timeless argument among traders, what is more important, the entry or the exit? With traders on each side of the debate making a logical argument the jury is out on which is more important. In this episode of the SCT Podcast, the SCT team shares their thoughts on the debate.

Apr 20, 2018

Facebook has been volatile since the issues they have had with the privacy of user data.

Now that the issue is out and many people have forgotten about it, is it time to once again start buying Facebook?

In this episode of the SCT podcast the SCT team will discuss where they think Facebook options will move next, and whether you should be buying calls or puts.

Apr 20, 2018

This earnings season will be different, expectations will be high, and traders are expecting earnings to dig the S&P500 out from the recent lows. 

In this episode of the SCT podcast the SCT team discusses if they think this earnings season will be different, what to watch out for as a trader and how to manage trades during this potentially volatile time.

Apr 5, 2018

How do you keep calm when things get stressful? Trading is like any other activity in life, it can be stressful, how you deal with that stress can make the difference between success and failure.

In this podcast the SCT Trading Team discusses how to keep calm and trade on. Try taking some of the strategies that give you success in other areas of your life and apply them to trading.

We can all manage the stress of trading, listen to the podcast and get some great tips to help you stay calm while trading options.

Mar 30, 2018

The technology sector has been split lately, with some companies like Netflix making large gains, while companies like Facebook and Amazon have seen their stock prices dramatically reduced over the last few weeks.

In this Podcast the SCT team discusses their views of the tech sector and if they think there are opportunities to trade. Tune in to hear the team discuss where they believe opportunities exist in the market.

Mar 22, 2018

The new hot sector in Canada is Cannabis stocks. In this episode of the SCT Podcast, Sarah Potter and the SCT Team discuss cannabis stocks if they are right for your portfolio, are the companies over valued and if there is potential to make money in this emerging sector.

Mar 19, 2018

Creating good trading habits is essential to having success when trading. Whether you trade every day or once every few months, effective habits will make sure that you are maximizing your chances in the market.  In this podcast the SCT Team discusses how they have set up good trading habits and how they have fixed some of the bad trading habits that every trader deals with.

Mar 2, 2018

In this episode of the SCT Podcast Sarah discusses what it's like to trade for yourself. Trading options and having an understanding of the market is a valuable skill. Whether you are trading every day or just want to have a more informed discussion with your financial planner. Learning and understanding stocks, options and trading can be a benefit to you.

Feb 22, 2018

Trading can be stressful, what can you do to reduce the stress. In this podcast Sarah Potter discusses how she deals with the stress of trading and some helpful tips to make trading less stressful.


Feb 15, 2018

Should short term trading be a part of your portfolio? In this podcast we discuss the advantages of short term trading and how you can use short term trading to add an active trading component to your portfolio.

Feb 9, 2018

The US markets have had almost a week of volatility with the DOW moving more than 1000 points a few days in a row. In this podcast we discuss if this is a good time to buy the market, is the extreme volatility over or is there more to come? We also discuss some options strategies that work well in this extreme volatility.

Jan 12, 2018

Even trader's make New Year's resolutions! What are some of the things you will change about your trading this year? In this episode of the SCT Podcast Sarah and TJ will discuss the changes they are each making in their trading this year. Tune in to see how they are going to make 2018 a great trading year.

Dec 27, 2017

December is almost over and 2018 is right around the corner. In this episode Sarah shares what she does at year end and how she prepares for the new year.

She also discusses how to evaluate your trading strategies and make sure that you have your best strategies working for you in 2018.

Dec 21, 2017

Traders always want to make the most profit possible with every trade. Traders feel bad when they leave money on the table. In this episode of the SCT Podcast, we discuss strategies to maximize the profit you have in a trade. We discuss the pros and cons of a few different strategies and why they might be a good fit for your trading.

Nov 17, 2017

What if making money was just like riding a bike? Where you get better the more you practise the skill. While you may be familiar with money preserving skills like ‘save more’ or ‘spend less’, Sarah Potter explores the myths and realities of what it is really like to build the skills to make more money, grow wealth and investing in the markets for average people. Find out why financial literacy is failing you, and how to change the financial narrative for the next generation. Sarah Potter is the author of How You Can Trade Like A Pro: Breaking into Options, Futures, Stocks and ETFs (Published by McGraw Hill) and founder of

Sarah is well regarded as a trading and market expert and is well known for her trading consistency and straightforward options strategies. Her unique skill set, including her Masters of Education allows her clients to learn about trading markets and market analysis in a clear and understandable way.

Sarah Potter has both written for, and been featured in:, Tradestation, All Stars of Options, Traders Expo, Scotia iTrade,, Yahoo Finance, AOL Daily Finance, Active Trader Magazine and more.

Nov 3, 2017

Traders who have been trading options for a long time will accumulate starategies, indicators, charts and watch lists. Some items will be used and some will be forgotten about. Traders can make sure they are focusing on the important items by decluttering and removing items that they are not using or that are not working any longer.

I always find that this helps me focus on what's working and removes the distractions from my trading.

In this podcast we discuss what TJ and I do to declutter our trading and some tips that you can use to make your trading more efficient.


Oct 12, 2017

In this episode of the SCT Podcast we discuss taking a vacation or break from trading to reset and make sure we stay fresh all year. Trading is a mentally tough activity, you are always managing trades and looking for the next options trade to place. This means that at some point you will feel warn out and exhausted from what you are doing. Taking a break is essential to staying sharp all year.

Sep 22, 2017

In this episode of the SCT podcast we discuss three of our top tips to improving your trading. These tips are simple and straight forward, yet very powerful. These are tips based on how we trade each and every day, just some simple steps that you can use to make improvements in your trading right away.


Sep 14, 2017

When buying calls is it better to buy at the money or out of the money. There is not a one size fits all answer to this question. There are many considerations on both sides, and each strategy has it's benefits and drawbacks. In this podcast we discuss the pros and cons of trading calls out of the money vs in the money.

Sep 7, 2017

How long should you hold a losing trade? This is a question with as many answers as there are traders. In this podcast we discuss some of the common answers and what we think are the best ways to handle a losing trade.

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