On average we do about 50 total Trade Ideas per year. These trades are divided between Core I, Core II and portfolio margin trades.
Too many trades turns into a full-time job to manage, and when the markets become volatile, it can become impossible to manage.
Our Trade Ideas service trades are usually under $20,000 per trade. Trades can be done with less than $1,000 if needed. We’ll show you how in the course.
No. Statistics show that these many of these trades eventually lose 100% if not managed, so we do not teach this method of trading.
No. This can be a setup for disaster. Once the market falls quickly, every trade might experience a loss at the same time due to correlation factors. Moreover, it could become a nightmare to manage this type of portfolio.
Each month varies, but over the years our standard margin trades have averaged about 3% per 30 days of investing. However, we do not always invest 30 days of the month. Also, this is based on our paper trading, forward-test at MID prices and does not include commissions.
Yes, they make a similar amount as credit spreads.
Credit spreads are exposed to great risk at all times, but our trades are hedged. So, when the market crashes, put verticals can lose up to 100% and blow up an account, but our conservative trades typically will lose less than 3%. Our method is scalable because it’s safeguarded while credit spreads are not. Credit spreads are far more directional than ours too.
Yes. Using popular PM margins, our Trade Ideas average more than Standard Margin for a 30 day cycle, and the commission costs are lower too. Please see the Performance page to compare.
From 2014 to 2017 we have experienced a 98% win rate for the Trade Ideas service in approximately 200 trades.
If you know the basics of options such as the Greeks, then you should be able to understand our system within a few weeks, and then we recommend that our clients paper trade for a while to hone their skills.
We can create trades under $1,000 if needed. Just ask us how when you are part of the SJ Options course.
We have a few different memberships as follows: