Halloween Newsletter 2018

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Halloween Newsletter 2018

The BlackBox team has been so busy adding new features it is positively SCARY!
Happy Halloween All! The entire BlackBox team has been busy adding new features and enhancements to help our members realize ghastly gains! Check them out, if you dare….
More great new options features…Options Heat Map
The new Options Heat Map give you an instant visual of the day’s option activity! Use this valuable tool to quickly assess the overall activity, then look to the Alerts tab to drill down on specific trades. Think of the Heat Map as a graphic representation of the options flow from the Options Alert Tab. It shows the frequency of flow centered around the contract strike price nearest the current price (in yellow). Calls are on the left, and puts are on the right. The C0 and P0 columns include all contracts expiring in the current week. The C1 and P1 columns include all contracts expiring the following week. The C2 and P2 columns include all contracts expiring in 2 weeks or more.Red Text – majority of the contracts traded at the Bid
Purple Text – majority of contracts traded at the Ask
Black Text – contracts traded between the Bid and AskGreen Cell Shading – indicates Bullish Flow (Calls traded at the Ask and Puts traded at the Bid)
Red Cell Shading – indicates Bearish Flow (Calls traded at the Bid and Puts traded at the Ask)

Options Dollar Flow
This feature provides a chart of the Options Net Dollar flow throughout the day. Access the Options Dollar Flow by typing in a ticker symbol with “-df” in the Options search box or by choosing Options Dollar Flow from the search box drop down menu. For example, AMZN-DF will pull a chart of the options net dollar flow on the day for AMZN.
Top Calls and Top Puts
Looking for the stocks with the most options activity on the day? Check out the “Top Calls” and “Top Puts” tabs. These tabs show the most active stocks based on the value of the alerted options trades. ‘COUNT’ indicates the number of yellow and/or purple alerts that have been triggered for that particular stock. ‘VALUE’ indicates the sum total of all of the alerts included in the ‘COUNT’. Use this information to identify where heavy options trading is occurring.
Bullish Flow and Bearish Flow
The “Top Calls” and “Top Puts” tabs combine all calls or all puts. The “Bullish Flow” and “Bearish Flow” tabs break-down calls and puts into bullish or bearish activity based on whether the trades were executed at the Bid or the Ask. Bullish Flow = Calls traded at the Ask and Puts traded at the Bid. Bearish Flow = Calls traded at the Bid and Puts traded at the Ask. The ‘COUNT’ is the total number of alerts (includes all alert types: white, yellow, and purple) that have been triggered for a particular stock. The ‘VALUE’ is the sum total of the alerts included in the ‘COUNT’. Use this information to see which tickers have the most bullish or bearish options activity.
New Options Alert Filters
New filters have been added to the Options Alert tab to enable you to customize the options flow that you see. Now, in addition to color-coded alerts, the new filters allow you to see Multi-leg trades (e.g. straddles and spreads) as well as trades based on whether they were executed at the Bid or Ask. Use filters to increase or decrease the number of trades in the Alert flow or to drill down on specific types of trades.
Option Log Key
A full description of all of our options data is available in the Option Log Key. To access the key, simply click the “?” next to the OPTIONS title.
New Algo-based OPTIONS Alerts
The BlackBox alert gurus have been hard at work creating new options alerts! Our new alert types include:SWIFT BULLISH ALERT: This alert triggers when all of our proprietary alert criteria has been met within a 5-minute window.STEADY BULLISH ALERT: This alert triggers when all of our proprietary alert criteria has been met within a 60-minute window.LARGE BULLISH ALERT: This alert triggers when a yellow call sweep (opening transaction) fills at the Ask and meets the minimum notional amount traded.ROULETTE ALERT: This alert triggers when a yellow call sweep (opening transaction) is traded with the current week’s expiration. Please note, these alerts are called roulettes because they are highly speculative.REMEMBER – these alerts are algo-driven! They do not consider technical analysis, news, or market conditions. Please trade these alerts accordingly. The new options alerts are currently only available on the Team BlackBox private Twitter feed (see below for information on how to join). They will be added to the BlackBox platform in the near future.Are you curious about just how good the new alerts are? Here are the recent statistics (Thank you SD Mike for your amazing analysis!):

New STOCK Alert – The Usual Suspect Alert
The ‘Usual Suspect’ alert is an alert that only occurs in premarket trading. It is triggered by multiple real-time and historical criteria. This alert focuses on stocks that have recent recurring patterns of large intraday gains. Before any stock receives this type of alert, it must meet minimum share and dollar volume criteria. Watch out for this new ORANGE colored alert! Stock Alert Log Key
A full description of all of our stock alerts is available under the Alert Log Key. To access the key, simply click the “?” next to the ALERT LOG (on the NASD/NYSE tab).

Rapid Decline Alerts must be proactively selected
Due to the risky nature of shorting stocks, our Rapid Decline alerts must be activated separately in order for them to appear in the Alert Log. To turn on these alerts, go to Account, My Settings, then check the ‘Show Rapid Decline Alerts’ box.
New Team BlackBox Private Twitter Feed
Are you busy at work and need options alerts pushed to your cell phone? Do you simply want immediate access to some of BlackBox’s best options alerts? Join our new private Twitter feed today! To join, simply click https://twitter.com/BlackBox_Team, then click “Follow”. Next, send a direct message to BB2 or Maria and let them know your BlackBoxStocks user ID (the user name you use to log into the BlackBoxStocks platform). Once your membership is confirmed, you will be added to the feed. Use the Twitter settings to ‘turn on mobile notifications’ and alerts will be pushed to your phone!

BlackBox Boot Camp Is Here!!!
At BlackBox, we know education is essential for achieving consistent profitability in trading. Our education program begins with the BlackBox Boot Camp – a 3-hour comprehensive introduction to stocks, options, and the BlackBox system. Boot Camp is designed to help you ‘hit the ground running’! In this ‘basics’ class, you will learn the following:1. How to Trade Stocks – terminology, buying & selling, short selling, PTD rules, introduction to technical analysis, identifying support & resistance levels, tips for new traders, and much more!2. How to Trade Options – calls & puts, directional strategies, reading an option chain, choosing a strike & expiration, cash account option for small accounts, and much more!3. The BlackBox System – an in-depth look at the BlackBoxStocks platform and how to use all of its powerful features to dramatically increase your trading gains!We highly recommend everyone attend this very informative class. Boot Camp is offered twice a week both during market and non-market hours. Register for the next Boot Camp via the new Class Calendar (see below)!
New Class Calendar 
It is now super easy to register for any of our many classes with the new Class Calendar on the BlackBox platform! To access the Calendar, log into BlackBoxStocks.com, click Support at the top of the screen, then select Calendar from the drop-down menu! Register for any class you like! Be on the lookout for lots of new classes coming soon!


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Member Benefits – Commission discounts with: 

As part of our ongoing efforts to continue to add value to the BlackBoxStocks service, our team negotiated discounted commission rates with  exclusively for BlackBoxStocks members! Depending on how much you trade, savings on commissions alone can cover the cost of your BlackBox subscription!

Complete these simple steps to obtain your BlackBox discount:

TO OPEN A NEW ACCOUNT
Step 1:
Click here to open a new  account

Step 2:
Email support@thinkorswim.com with the information listed below and state that you are a BlackBoxStocks member requesting the special group rate. Please include “BlackBoxStocks Group Rate” in the subject line of the email. Include your:

  • Full Name
  • Account Email Address** (TD Ameritrade & BlackBoxStocks)
  • TD Ameritrade Account Number

EXISTING ACCOUNT HOLDERS
Step 1:
Email support@thinkorswim.com with the information listed below and state that you are a BlackBoxStocks member requesting the special group rate. Please include “BlackBoxStocks Group Rate” in the subject line of the email. Include your:

  • Full Name
  • Account Email Address** (TD Ameritrade & BlackBoxStocks)
  • TD Ameritrade Account Number

**If your BlackBoxStocks account email is different from your TD Ameritrade account email, you will need to include both email addresses so that we can confirm with TD Ameritrade that you are a BlackBoxStocks member.

TD Ameritrade will send you a confirmation once your new discount has been registered!

TD Ameritrade, Inc. and BlackBoxStocks, Inc. are separate, unaffiliated companies and are not responsible for each other’s services and products.

Check out our ‘How To’ videos on the BlackBox YouTube channel
Haven’t had a chance to attend BlackBox Boot Camp but need some info on how to use the BlackBox system? Check out our latest videos:Top 10 Rules for Day Traders – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwk93iBuW84
Deciphering Options Flow – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-b1P1aHs5ESubscribe to the BlackBox YouTube channel to see new content as it is added!
Protect your profits!!!
One of the most frequently asked questions in our trading rooms is ‘should I sell or hold’. Traders often hold onto ‘green’ positions hoping for ‘just a little more’. In volatile market conditions, be sure to take your profits regularly. You can always get back into a position. Understand that whenever your profits are in the market, they are at risk to a news headline, a Tweet, or global conditions that can quickly turn your green trade red. During market hours, you control the sell button. So you control when you take your money out of the market and put it into your account. Maximize gains by ‘letting your runners run’ but also regularly take some profit or risk off the table!
Welcome All New Members – Join us in our live trading rooms!
Welcome to the BlackBoxStocks family! To ensure you get the most from your membership, we invite you to join us in one of our live trading rooms. Our options trading room is currently hosted on Discord and our smaller stock trading room is on the main BlackBoxStocks.com site. Our moderators are here to help you get acquainted with BlackBox. Details on how to access the trading rooms are posted daily in the main chat area on BlackBoxStocks.com. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask BB2, Maria (MariaC82), Teresa (Teresa66), or Teah (Teah1) for assistance.
If you aren’t in our live trading rooms, you are missing out!
Be sure to join our live options trading room on Discord and trade live with BB2, Maria, Teresa, Naymish, Spectre, Jenny, and the rest of the crew. Hear plays and the reasoning behind the trade, see trade confirmations, and discuss your trade ideas and strategies. The channel is active from pre-market through post-market. Be sure to bring your questions to our Q & A sessions on Tuesdays & Thursdays after the market closes and don’t miss our 100% Fridays! Come join the fun and profits!Teah hosts a live trading room for lower priced stocks on the main BlackBoxStocks site during regular market hours. Subscribe to her live channel to listen in for the next supernova!
BlackBox Affiliate Program
Do you know someone who needs to upgrade their trading with BlackBox? The BlackBox affiliate program is a great way for you to get paid for referring new members! As an affiliate, you will receive $25 for each month the members you sign up are part of BlackBox! Click on the AFFILIATES link on BlackBoxStocks.com to join the program!
We are here to help you!
Trading is challenging, particularly in these market conditions. We want all of our members to be profitable traders and we are here to help. If you are struggling, please contact us before you suffer big losses so we can help you get back on the right track. Always feel free to ask questions before entering a trade. Please tag your moderators BB2, Maria (MariaC82), Teresa (Teresa66), or Teah (Teah1) in main chat so we can quickly answer your questions.Also, follow the BlackBoxStocks team on StockTwits and Twitter for news, watch lists, and updates!
Thank you so much for being part of the BlackBox family
We wish you and yours a very fun and safe Halloween. Your participation in BlackBoxStocks is helping us create one of the best and most successful trading platforms on the market. Thank you!
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