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The A.J. Brown Show

The A.J. Brown Show

By A.J. Brown
Trading Trainer was founded in 2003 and released to the public in 2005 by A.J. Brown. Our goal at Trading Trainer is to teach regular people, traders, and investors alike how to safely become better and smarter at trading options. Students develop a subtle understanding of market trends, allowing them to transform their portfolio into a consistent income stream.
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Episode #62 - The A.J. Brown Show - PCE, Spooze, VIX, $TCOM, $JWN, $FXC, and $GOLD
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss recent market trends, including insight into the PCE numbers, a look at the S&P 500, and VIX, along with detailed options analysis of $TCOM, $JWN, $FCX, and $GOLD.  To learn more of our trading strategies, please join us for a free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
48:53
October 04, 2022
Episode #61 - The A.J. Brown Show - Fed Rate Hike, VIX, $SQ, $RIVN, $PLUG, and $AAL
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the recent FED Rate Hike, its effect on the overall market, VIX, along with detailed options analysis into $SQ, $RIVN, $PLUG, and $AAL.  To learn more about how to trade options, join us in our free daily webinar: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
50:18
September 26, 2022
Episode #60 - The A.J. Brown Show - CPI, PPI, Retail Sales, $NIO, $JBLU, $SOFI, and $TEVA
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we talk about the recent inflation numbers, analysis of the SPX and VIX along with detailed options trading insight into $NIO, $JBLU, $SOFI, and $TEVA.  To learn more about our trading strategies, join us inside our free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
50:07
September 19, 2022
Episode #60 - The A.J. Brown Show - Record Low Savings, FED Bond Selling, $BAC, $MPC, $TLT, and $BOX
In this episode of The. A.J. Brown Show we discuss recent record low savings rates, increased FED Bond Selling, and detailed options insights into $BAC, $MPC, $TLT, and $BOX.  To learn more about our trading strategies, join in our free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
51:18
September 12, 2022
Episode #59 - The A.J. Brown Show - Unemployment, $AMD, $GME, $AA, and $LULU insights
A.J. is finally back from his vacation and we're back in the studio for episode #45.  In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the recent Jackson Hole news, monthly unemployment numbers, along with specific options insights into $AMD, $GME, $COIN, $AA and $LULU.  In addition, we unveil the new coaching program, which you can learn more by visiting https://www.tradingtrainer.com/apply-for-coaching/
54:22
September 03, 2022
Episode #58 - The A.J. Brown Show - Live From California!
In this special episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we come to you live from California, where A.J. is enjoying his vacation.  But there are still plenty of trades to be made.  To learn more about all of our trading strategies, join us in our free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
01:03:38
August 22, 2022
Episode #57 - The A.J. Brown Show - CPI, PPI, Bond Sales, along with insight into $OXY, $LCID, $RIVN, and $AMC
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss this week's CPI number, PPI, along with recent bond selling trends.  With our pick of the week, $OXY and in-depth options trading analysis of $LCID, $RIVN, and $AMC.  To learn more about our trading strategies, join us in our free daily workshop! https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
53:59
August 15, 2022
Episode #56 - The A.J. Brown Show - Unemployment, Crypto, Housing, $NIO, $AMC, $HOOD and $RUN
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the recent unemployment numbers, crypto botting out, and housing, along with Options Trading insight on $NIO, $AMC, $HOOD, and $RUN.  To learn more about our trading strategies, join us for a free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
51:57
August 08, 2022
Episode #55 - The A.J. Brown Show - Inflation, FED Hike, $SHOP, $PFE, and $BUD
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we discuss recent inflation numbers, and FED Hike, and detailed looks at $SHOP, $PFE, and $BUD.  If you're interested in learning how to trade for yourself, join us in our free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
49:59
August 01, 2022
Episode #54 - The A.J. Brown Show - FED Meeting, China Buying Bonds, $SNAP, $TWTR, $META, and $PINS
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the upcoming FED meeting next week, along with how China is playing into the whole Bond Buying cycle.  In addition we take a look at the whole social media sector, with earnings coming out this week.  $SNAP, $TWTR, $META and $PINS.  To learn more about our strategies, join us in our free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
41:10
July 22, 2022
Episode #53 - The A.J. Brown Show - Retail Sales, CPI, Rent Prices, $CAG, $TOL, $ON, & $TEVA
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we talk about this week's CPI Inflation Data, the recent Retail Sales Number, FED Balance Sheet, along with it's affects on the housing market.  In addition specific analysis of $CAG, $TOL, $ON, and $TEVA.  To learn more about our training program, join us in our free daily workshop:  https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
44:03
July 15, 2022
Episode #52 - The A.J. Brown Show - Unemployment, Subprime Car Loans, $ON, $EBAY, $TXT, & $BYND
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the recent unemployment numbers, a potential market bottom, Sub Prime Car Loans, and specific insights into $ON, $EBAY, $TXT, and $BYND.  To learn more about Trading Trainer and our strategies, join us in our free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
39:29
July 08, 2022
Episode #51 - The A.J. Brown Show - Half Year Mark, $DAL, $WEN, & $TJX
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the end of Q2 and what exactly we need to keep an eye out for in the second half of the year.  Also updates on recent positions in $DAL, $WEN, and $TJX.  To learn more about Trading Trainer, join us in our free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
41:49
July 05, 2022
Episode #50 - The A.J. Brown Show - Interest Rates, $MT, $RUTH, $NIO, $TJX, and $RBLX
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the recent Interest Rate hikes, along with some analysis of Options Trades in $MT, $RUTH, $NIO, $TGX, and $RBLX.  To learn more about how to apply these strategies to your own trading, join us in our free daily workshop: optioninvesting.org/workshop
47:27
June 24, 2022
Episode #49 - The A.J. Brown Show - Interest Rate Hike, $DT, $IBM, $AMD, and $NVDA
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the recent .75 basis point interest rate hike and its effects on the market, along with Options insights into IBM, AMD, DT, and NVDA.  Also, A.J. breaks down how he builds his Fast MACD technical indicators.  To learn about these strategies, and more, join us in our free daily workshop:  optioninvesting.org/workshop
43:56
June 17, 2022
Episode #48 - The A.J. Brown Show - CPI Data, Inflation, $TEVA, $TCS, $WYNN, $TJX
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the recent CPI Data, which is bringing the market down.  Along with Options analysis of $TEVA, $TCS, $WYNN, $TJX.  Learn more about how to use options to take advantage of sell-offs by watching our free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
42:08
June 13, 2022
Episode #47 - The A.J. Brown Show - Unemployment, $DAL, $ALLY, $BMRN, and $NOV
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the daily Unemployment Number, and its effect on the overall market, along with a special trade example on Delta Airlines. In addition, we go over potential opportunities in $ALLY, $BMRN, and $NOV.  Learn more about our strategies inside our free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
45:22
June 03, 2022
Episode #46 - The A.J. Brown Show - FED Minutes, Retail Rebound, Energies and more!
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we discuss the ongoing FED Chatter, along with detailed options trading analysis on some energy and retail plays, with specific looks at Macy's, Oracle, and Ruth's Steakhouse.  To learn more about A.J.'s winning strategies visit our free daily workshop:  https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
47:36
June 02, 2022
Episode #45 - The A.J. Brown Show - Retail Sales, Gold, Treasuries, and Special Guest Norman Hallett
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we talk about Retail Sales, Gold, Treasury Bonds, and some insight into the mind of a trader with special guest Norman Hallet of The Disciplined Trainer.  Join A.J. inside his free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop Learn more about Disciplined Trader: https://thedisciplinedtrader.com/
52:40
May 21, 2022
Episode #44 - The A.J. Brown Show - Inflation, $PINS, $FSS, $BLDR, $HPE
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we dig more into inflation, along with specific stock option analysis on $PINS, $FSS, $BLDR, and $HPE.  Learn more about our Options Trading Strategies by joining us in our free daily workshop. https://optioninvesting.org/workshop  
42:41
May 16, 2022
Episode #43 - The A.J. Brown Show - FOMC Rate Hite, Unemployment, $BABA, $BA, $AMZN, $PERI
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we go over the recent employment numbers, FOMC Rate Hike, and insider Options trade analysis of $BABA, $AMZN, $PERI.  Want to learn more about Options Trading?  Join us for our free daily workshop: https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
43:50
May 06, 2022
Episode #42 - The A. J. Brown Show - FOMC Meeting, $SNAP, $BABA
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the final Twitter merger, its effect on industry names like $SNAP, and analysis of an Options Swing Trade-in $BABA.  For more insight on A.J.'s strategies, join us in our free daily workshop https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
46:07
May 05, 2022
Episode #41 - The A.J. Brown Show - TWTR, SNAP, BABA and How Often Should You Trade?
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the final Twitter merger, its effect on industry names like $SNAP, and analysis of an Options Swing Trade in $BABA.  For more insight on A.J.'s strategies, join us in our free daily workshop https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
46:07
April 29, 2022
Episode #40 - The A.J. Brown Show - DAL, DAR & Special Guest Steven Cawiezell
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we bring on a special guest, Steven Cawiezell from The Trader's Plan, to talk about technical analysis and what we're seeing in the overall market.  In addition, we cover analysis of $DAL and $DAR.    To learn more about Steven's program visit: https://thetradersplan.com/ To learn more about our program visit: http://optioninvesting.org/workshop
50:25
April 25, 2022
Episode #39 - The A.J. Brown Show - SCHW, ON, and JOE
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we talk about Elon Musk's bid for Twitter, Inflation, some analysis on $SCHW, $ON, and $JOE along with some motivation going into a long Easter Weekend.  Join us in our daily workshop https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
46:14
April 15, 2022
Episode #38 - The A.J. Brown Show - Twitter, HP, F, JBLU
In this episode of The A.J. Brown show, we discuss the upcoming earnings season, Elon musk and Twitter, Warren Buffet and HP, along with some analysis of $F, $JBLU, and $SNAP.  Join us inside our free daily workshop for more options trading insights https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
53:53
April 11, 2022
Episode #37 - The A.J. Brown Show - Russia, Oil, WEN, UAL, BAC
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discussed the ongoing tensions in the energy markets, interest rate chatter, and further analysis of Options Trading setups, including $WEN, $UAL, and $BAC.  To learn more about our trading strategies please join us in our free workshop optioninvesting.org/workshop
01:01:02
March 28, 2022
Episode #36 - The A.J. Brown Show - Russia, Oil, Inflation, GS, MRO
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we continue our discussion on oil prices, inflation, the war in Ukraine along with specific analysis of $GS, $MRO, and what to do when you first begin trading options.  Also, be sure to join us in our free daily options trading workshop https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
47:07
March 22, 2022
Episode #35 - The A.J. Brown Show - WEN, AMZN, CVX, LYFT
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the ongoing tensions with the Ukrainian war, its effects on oil prices along with reviews of opportunities in $WEN, $AMZN, $CVX, and $LYFT.  To learn more about Trading Trainer, feel free to jump on our daily workshop https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
55:21
March 15, 2022
Episode #34 - The A.J. Brown Show - The War in Ukraine and some Options Analysis
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we discuss the ongoing tensions taking place in Ukraine, inflation chatter, along with an update on the Feb Jobs Number.  And we dive deep into Options Trading analysis on $HPQ, $CAT, $JBLU, $PETS, and $CSCO.  Join us for a free daily workshop https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
52:22
March 08, 2022
Episode #33 - The A.J. Brown Show - Russia, Ukraine, and more Inflation
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we discuss the ongoing tension between Russia and Ukraine, Inflation by means of the CPI Data.  We also discuss we deem as functions of a market bottom.  With ticker analysis for $SLM, $GT, $BABA, $XLF, and $HBAN.  Join us in our daily workshop broadcasting every day https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
49:28
March 02, 2022
Episode #32 - The A.J. Brown Show - Inflation, GT, F, GE, RUTH, XLF
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we discuss the ongoing inflation chatter and take a look at the current S&P 500 setup.  Followed by options trading reviews of $GT, $F, $GE, $RUTH, and $XLF.  If you're interested in learning more about our Trading Trainer strategies please watch our FREE Workshop https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
57:36
February 22, 2022
Episode #31 - The A.J. Brown Show - CPI, Pulte Homes Review, and The Super Bowl!
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we talk about the recent CPI numbers, we review a previous Pulte Home Trade Setup and Super Bowl 56!
48:37
February 15, 2022
Episode #30 - The A.J. Brown Show - Employment Numbers, Tech Earnings, and Goodyear Tires
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we talk about today's Employment numbers, the tech action in Meta and Amazon, along with a new potential in Good Year tire $GT.  In addition we answer some of your questions!  Join our daily workshop today!  https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
46:27
February 07, 2022
Episode #29 - The A.J. Brown Show - Inflation and Ticker Rundown
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we talk about recent inflation news, the Microsoft + Activision acquisition, along with some quick run downs of our recent tickers.
40:24
February 01, 2022
Episode #28 - The A.J. Brown Show - Position Recap
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we go over some of the trending topics along with updates on our recent positions in WEN, MAT, RUTH, and PHM.
47:31
January 25, 2022
Episode #27 - The A.J. Brown Show - Inflation, Earnings and a Breakdown of Different Options Strategies
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we go over the continued trends regarding inflation, earnings season, and a potential setup in Wendy's.  Learn more about Trading Trainer in our daily workshop https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
34:47
January 17, 2022
Episode #26 - The A.J. Brown Show - The Start of 2022
In this episode of The A.J. Brown show we go over what to expect in the coming year.  Also we go over some of our popular setups.
39:01
January 11, 2022
Episode #25 - The A.J. Brown Show - End of Year (2021) Wrap
In our final episode of The A.J. Brown Show we discuss some end of year trends, some of the opportunities we found this year, some tips and tricks to look to next year, and some overall advice on getting into Options Trading.  Learn more about our strategies in our daily webinar https://optioninvesting.org/workshop
47:07
January 03, 2022
Episode #24 - The A.J. Brown Show - Christmas Eve Special
In this episode of The A.J. Brown show, we discuss upcoming holiday markets along with an interesting setup in $RUTH.
36:53
December 28, 2021
Episode #23 - The A.J. Brown Show - What Are SPACS?
In this episode of The A.J. Brown show we cover what SPACs are and what you should look out for.  Also a few updates on our last signals, with some highlights going into the holidays.
39:49
December 20, 2021
Episode #22 - The A.J. Brown Show - Inflation, CLF, and Implied Volatility
In this latest episode of the A.J. Brown show we discuss the continued inflation, Peloton, and some updates on our signals in CLF.
38:10
December 14, 2021
Episode #21 - The A.J. Brown Show - Omicron Virus and a Signal in CLF
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we discuss the newest virus update on Omicron along with an Options Setup using $CLF.
38:03
December 07, 2021
Episode #20 - The A.J. Brown Show - 1-800 Flowers & Options Expiration Friday
In this episode of The A.J. Brown show, we go over an opportunity in 1-800 Flowers FLWS, and discuss Options Expiration Friday.
29:57
November 22, 2021
Episode #19 - The A.J. Brown Show - How Inflation Effects Trading Decisions
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show we discuss how Inflation can play into our Trading Trainer strategies.
31:07
November 13, 2021
Episode #18 - The A.J. Brown Show - Market Correlation & A Baby!
In this episode A.J. returns following the birth of his first child.  Congrats A.J.  To talk about market correlations and some updates on Option trades MAL and AAL.
32:13
November 08, 2021
Episode #17 - The A.J. Brown Show - Earnings Season & AAL Example
On this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we go over the status of last week's MAT trade, along with some knowledge on Options Trading during Earnings season.  Followed up by a possible upcoming AAL trade setup.
35:40
October 22, 2021
Episode #16 - The A.J. Brown Show & MAT Covered Call Writing
Now broadcasting LIVE, the A.J. Brown Show features trading strategies and ideas from veteran trader A.J. Brown.  In the second live episode, he discusses covered call writing strategies, with a specific Mattel example.
04:41
October 19, 2021
Episode #15 - The A.J. Brown Show & HP Covered Call Writing
Now broadcasting LIVE, the A.J. Brown Show features trading strategies and ideas from veteran trader A.J. Brown.  In the inaugural live episode, he discusses covered call writing in Hewlett-Packard.
32:28
October 13, 2021
Episode #14 - GE Trade Setup 2020
At Trading Trainer we're always on the lookout for great trading opportunities, and we've got a good one set up in GE right now.  If you're interested in learning more about opportunities like this, feel free to jump into our daily webinar, where we show you some of our strategies.  Grab your seat now!
04:41
December 15, 2020
Episode #13 - Size Matters
Are you sizing your investments based on the potential reward you might receive? Rookie mistake.  Have you lost in the past, and this bet, if it pays out, will cover your losses from before?  Is there something you want to buy? A couch? A car? A house? Your kid’s education? Your retirement? And, if this one investment works out, you’ll be set?  These are all amateur ways of thinking that will quickly end your journey as an investor and leave a sour taste in your mouth.  Follow along in this short episode to see the easy way to ensure your success as an investor. Short answer, size does matter. Watch Now!  Are you interested in learning more about money management and how to calculate your risk-reward ratios?  Head on over to our coaching page and sign-up for your free strategy session.  We can discuss your goals and what you need for your options trading plan: https://www.tradingtrainer.com/coaching/ Be sure to leave a comment below.  Let’s have a discussion.  Then, follow us on:  Facebook: facebook.com/tradingtrainer  Twitter: twitter.com/tradingtrainer  And our Podcast: tradingtrainer.com/podcast
10:06
October 06, 2020
Episode #12 - Why Options?
If you're listening to this than you might already be asking yourself that question, why Options?  What are they?  How are they traded?  Why should I even consider them?  Well, you've come to the right place.  Over the past 15 years I've made it a goal of mine to teach others the wonderful powers behind options, and very strategic methods for using them to boost your portfolio, limit risk, and take advantage of a very unique trading tool.
07:45
September 29, 2020
Episode #11 - Covering A Put With A Put
In a previous episode we discussed the methodology behind covering a call with a call, and in this episode we're going to talk about the reverse of that, covering a put with a put.  Covered puts work essentially the same way as covered calls, except that the underlying equity position is a short instead of a long stock position, and the option sold is a put rather than a call. A covered put investor typically has a neutral to slightly bearish sentiment.
11:20
September 22, 2020
Episode #10 - Covering a Call With a Call
When you buy a call, you pay the option premium in exchange for the right to buy shares at a fixed price (strike price) on or before a certain date (expiration date). Investors most often buy calls when they are bullish on a stock or other security because it offers leverage.  In this video we go further into detail on what covering a call with a call looks like.
09:59
September 14, 2020
Episode #9 - What is a Put Option?
We talked about call options, now it's time to cover the second type of options contract, called a put option.  A put option is a contract that gives its holder the right to sell a number of equity shares at the strike price, before the option's expiry. If an investor owns shares of a stock and owns a put option, the option is exercised when the stock price falls below the strike price.  In this episode we go over the details of a put option, and how we trade them here at Trading Trainer.
15:13
September 08, 2020
Episode #8 - What Is A Call Option?
Trading Options can be a little confusing to a new trader.  They are complex trading tools.  But they have also been created to assist the overall market place.  Call options are a type of option that increases in value when a stock rises. They’re the best-known kind of option, and they allow the owner to lock in a price to buy a specific stock by a specific date. Call options are appealing because they can appreciate quickly on a small move up in the stock price. So that makes them a favorite with traders who are looking for a big gain.  In this episode we'll discuss what a call option is and how we use them at Trading Trainer.
13:03
August 31, 2020
Episode #7 - Get Comfortable with Profit and Loss Diagrams
In this episode of The A.J. Brown Show, we talk about profit and loss diagrams.  What are they?  How do we use them?  Do they help our Options trading?  If you've never tried to use them for your trading, then this might be the episode for you.
07:55
August 24, 2020
Episode #6 - What's the big deal about options?
A lot of people get scared away when they hear the words derivative or options.  It sounds hard and complicated.  Well, that's what we're here for.  To make the complicated easy.  In this episode, we discuss the big deal about options.  What are they?  Why do we trade them?  Why should you care?  And as always, if you're interested in learning more, head on over to tradingtrainer.com and sign up for free to get start learning about A.J.'s amazing strategies.
07:45
August 17, 2020
Episode #5 - What Is An Option, Anyway?
In this episode A.J. breaks down options, in the way that he sees it.  He talks about the perks of options, the features that suit him best, and why those strategies have allowed him to be a successful trader for many many years now.  So if you've ever had to ask yourself, what is an option?  Then this is the episode for you!
11:14
August 10, 2020
Episode #4 - Conditional Order Entry Ideas
In this latest episode A.J. goes into his secrets on the best ways to get your orders filled.  Whether you're piecing together a spread or individual plays, here's a great approach for getting the best price and fill.
07:33
August 04, 2020
Episode #3 - A Day In The Life
In this episode, I walk you through my daily trading routine, some of my tools, and the psychology behind certain daily trends in the market and in trading days in genreatl.  If you've wanted to better plan out your trading day, then this is episode is for you!
11:14
July 25, 2020
Episode #2 - Are You Searching for a Picklist Service for Your Investing?
As an investor, are you looking for a picklist service?  Here are my thoughts about what those services provide and what you want to watch out for.  My opinion may surprise you!
08:42
July 17, 2020
Episode #1 - Investing Return with No Risk
In this episode, we explore risk and what it means to your investing. If you're looking for a mathematical way to make risk free trades and make large returns... this might be a surprising message for you.  Take about 5 minutes and watch this video now.  Are you interested in learning more about risk and money management?  Head on over to our coaching page and sign-up for your free strategy session.  We can discuss your goals and what would be the best risk and money management plan for you: http://www.tradingtrainer.com/coaching/
06:03
July 10, 2020