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Sean McLaughlin

Chief Options Strategist,

  • Chief Options Strategist at
  • 25 Years Experience Trading
  • Previously with StockTwits and Trade Ideas, LLC

About Sean

Sean McLaughlin has been trading for 24 years and is the chief options strategist at, where he leverages best-in-class technical analysis into smarter directional and neutral options trade ideas for a growing professional and retail subscriber base. Mr. McLaughlin got his start in 1998 scalping NASDAQ stocks at a proprietary trading firm. In 2006, he began focusing almost exclusively on equity options trading. Later on, Mr. McLaughlin served as the director of community at StockTwits, then a senior market strategist for Trade Ideas, LLC. All throughout, he has remained engaged in active trading for his own account and has been enthusiastically involved in trader education and mentorship.

Sean's Articles

The latest Quarterly Playbook is out, which has given us a bunch of ideas to begin exploring, states Sean McLaughlin of
On both an absolute and a relative basis, healthcare names continue to perform, states Sean McLaughlin of
Internally, we were talking yesterday about the energy space and the recent pullback in prices, states Sean McLaughlin of
There is probably a certain segment of the investing population that would look askance at me if I mentioned we’re seeing “strength in China,” states Sean McLaughlin of

Sean's Videos

In this webinar, Sean McLaughlin will discuss how implied volatility helps options traders determine the right strategy to employ when expressing a bullish, bearish, or neutral trade thesis.