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SteadyOptions 2015 - Year In Review

2015 marks our fourth year as a public service. We had a fantastic year. We closed 129 trades in 2015 which 117.3% non-compounded gain on the whole account based on 10% allocation or 200.6% compounded gain. The winning ratio was pretty consistent around 75%. We had only one losing month in 2015.

My 2015 Account Return: 80.2%

Many people say that our performance is too good to be true. If you had a nickel for every time you heard some investing “guru” cherry-pick advice, you wouldn’t need to invest because you would have a fortune. SteadyOptions provides great options education, but is also striving to be one of the industry leaders in honesty and transparency.

Calculating ROI in Options Trading

Our readers know that our returns have been tracked by Pro-Trading-Profits, an independent third party website that tracks performance of hundreds investment newsletters. They provided an excellent explanation how to analyze and compare performance of different trading systems. 

What Is The Best Options Strategy?

I'm often asked by novice options traders what is the best options strategy. The answer is that there is no such thing "the best options strategy". Each strategy has its pros and cons. Each strategy will work the best under certain market conditions, and no strategy will work under all market conditions.

Using Options To Hedge Investments

Options inherently have been met with much speculation, and anyone who trades them knows this. Many bankers and financial advisors steer clear of options because of their potential risk. Are they correct in doing so? I don't believe they are. Options when used correctly can provide better annual returns than a traditional buy and hold method.

Best Trading Articles 11/19/16

Reading as much as we can about trading always helps us to improve and become better traders. I'm pleased to share some of the best trading articles, podcasts and videos from some of my favorite traders, bloggers and educators. If you came across an interesting article please share it in the comments section.

Buy the Winners: the Power of Momentum

Momentum is a phenomenom that tends to leave academics scratching their heads as it shouldn't really exist in a world of perfectly efficient markets.  Yet for 100 years a simple rules based, quantitative approach would have provided the opportunity to earn increased returns with reduced volatility and drawdowns vs. a buy and hold approach.

Best Trading Articles 11/12/16

Reading as much as we can about trading always helps us to improve and become better traders. I'm pleased to share some of the best trading articles, podcasts and videos from some of my favorite traders, bloggers and educators. If you came across an interesting article please share it in the comments section.

Selling Straddles: Too Risky?

A question from a reader: "I sell straddles, usually 30-45 days prior to expiration on the SPX index at the current market price. What do you think is the best option strategy to offset large moves up/ down? Would buying a straight put (or a put spread) be best? It's an expensive route to take and just wondering if you have another solution?"

Options and Probabilities

The more I talk with traders, read articles and listen to commentators the more everyone seems to be talking about what is the “most probable”. Certainly we all like the thought of being on the right side of a trade and assessing probabilities can play a large part.

Best Trading Articles 11/05/16

Reading as much as we can about trading always helps us to improve and become better traders. I'm pleased to share some of the best trading articles, podcasts and videos from some of my favorite traders, bloggers and educators. If you came across an interesting article please share it in the comments section.

Should You Trade Weekly Options?

Weekly options, first introduced by CBOE in October 2005, are short term options as opposed to traditional options that have a life of months or years before expiration. Originally, new series for Weekly options were listed each Thursday and expire the following Friday. 

FANG Stocks Killed It. Again.

FANG, an acronym created by Jim Cramer a few years ago, is representative of four of the most popular and best-performing tech stocks in recent memory - Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG). How those four stocks are relevant to us?