Brad McFadden – Think Piece

Published on
April 12th, 2016
16 minutes

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Brad McFadden – Think Piece

Think Piece ·
Featuring Brad McFadden

Published on: April 12th, 2016 • Duration: 16 minutes

Brad McFadden, Head trader of Seraph Asymmetric Opportunities Fund, details his strategic trade positioning to find asymmetric deep value 10:1 reward trades, often expressed via long term (5 year) options. He explains the opportunities present in the 'Toxic Waste' that are European banks, trades in gold and GDX, and the Eurostoxx50.


  • MS
    Mark S.
    21 April 2016 @ 13:42
    Brad McFadden is a genius. These are the types of videos that we need more of - the men and women who operate above the fray. More of this please.
  • FC
    Fergus C.
    21 April 2016 @ 00:12
    For those asking for more, Brad has recently joined an education company called Right Path as their CIO. I am a member there. The website is
  • AH
    Adam H.
    18 April 2016 @ 12:28
    i love being long
  • WM
    Will M.
    17 April 2016 @ 18:14
    Great think piece. Good risk weighted potential big wins for a small amount of your capital.
  • SM
    Stephen M.
    16 April 2016 @ 03:19
    Would like way to access those 9 year call options as US investor. Is that possible? In US the bank tarp warrants are a similar trade to this, and strike price declines as they pay dividends.
  • BE
    Baha E.
    16 April 2016 @ 00:58
    Wonder if the options are priced in Euros? There is the risk of a currency blow up, correct? I am shorting the Swiss Franc as well.
  • cr
    chris r.
    15 April 2016 @ 18:30
    where/how can i buy 4-5 year options? I dont know of any stock after Jan 2018.
  • AC
    Andrew C.
    15 April 2016 @ 04:38
    Bruno; I use IB (HK) and Saxo (Singapore). (I am a client of Brad). Application of the view is No.1; K Bass said China is going bust, but I can't see how to safely make money on that. Can anyone else?
  • BG
    Bruno G.
    14 April 2016 @ 21:13
    How do you set up an account to do international options in Amsterdam or Swiss to take advantage of these 5 year options? Without this info this video presentation was absolutely worthless.
  • AE
    Alex E.
    14 April 2016 @ 06:52
    To the troll who trolled Emil, get a life man! Gotta like a guy with stones of iron. Great piece, lots of good info and I agree with others that the US economy isn't as healthy as Mr. McF is saying.
  • DC
    Dave C.
    13 April 2016 @ 23:42
    Another Big short type question - how have you provisioned to manage the risk of the gold calls not performing -i.e. how do you manage counterparty risk in the event of systemic failure (2008 redux).
  • EK
    Emil K.
    13 April 2016 @ 18:48
    Loved it. Initially was worried this video was not safe for work when I saw the first segment was tiled "assymetric trades".
  • ML
    Matthew L.
    13 April 2016 @ 16:39
    How does he pay for the theta on these positions? Does he trade the gamma?
  • TH
    Tim H.
    13 April 2016 @ 14:59
    In The Big Short, it was suggested you needed billions to have access to long-term options, is this still the case or has something changed? Is this actionable by retail traders? Great interview!
  • AL
    Andrew L.
    13 April 2016 @ 13:38
    Love the perspective and actionable insight!
  • SM
    Shannon M.
    13 April 2016 @ 10:54
    Brad is amazing! I trade the long term options in Europe through the IB and Saxo platforms.
  • km
    kenneth m.
    13 April 2016 @ 09:25
    Almost all of the presentations are very good. But, this one was exceptional and he provides actionable information, as well.
  • AE
    Andrew E.
    13 April 2016 @ 08:35
    Please, Sir, I want some more.
  • TS
    Thomas S.
    13 April 2016 @ 02:07
    Agree with Jeronimo
  • TB
    Tyler B.
    13 April 2016 @ 00:17
    Good interview. I do not agree with his thinking that the U.S. economy is doing well. Every data point is actually awful and is showing we are already in recession.
  • SP
    Steve P.
    12 April 2016 @ 22:58
    Great stuff. How do individual investors get to trade these ideas ?? Maybe an RV piece on how the small investor can access trades other than having to find the appropriate brokers (if they exist)
  • RD
    Ryan D.
    12 April 2016 @ 20:53
    Great piece. Love his thinking. Especially in our 10 second soundbite world. What brokers though trade 5 yr options?
  • JP
    Jeronimo P.
    12 April 2016 @ 19:11
    Absolutely fantastic to see a Realvision guest talk about how he applies his view rather than just the view itself. - Actual trade construction and time horizon - crucial and yet so often overlooked.
  • AG
    Alex G.
    12 April 2016 @ 17:48
    pretty sharp dude right here
  • GT
    Graham T.
    12 April 2016 @ 14:46
    charts suggest yield curve about to steepen
  • GT
    Graham T.
    12 April 2016 @ 14:43
    Cant believe it . Bought STAN only last week!
  • TD
    Tim D.
    12 April 2016 @ 13:49
    Here'a man with a very long time horizon and even longer trade ideas. I wish I had his patience.