We usually have 4 to 7 Trade Ideas going at a time. Members will typically follow 2 or 3 of them.
More than 2 trades turns into a full-time job to manage, and when the market becomes volatile, more trades can become impossible to manage.
Since our trades are well-hedged, we usually invest about 25% of our portfolio into a trade.
No. Statistics show that these trades eventually lose 100% if not managed, so you cannot rely on the numbers. They add up to a negative return over time.
No. This is a setup for disaster. Once the market falls quickly, nearly all stocks correlate and every trade will lose at the same time if the trader is concentrated in bull put spreads.
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 MID prices and does not include commissions.
Yes, they make a similar amount as credit spreads.
Credit spreads are fully exposed to 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 ours 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. Advisors and hedge funds can use our methods because they are the safest and most thought-out strategies that can be used with options. Obviously, retail traders can use them too.
Yes. Using popular PM margins, our trades average 7% to 12% for a 30 day cycle. We do not typically advertise the returns are so high, but based on margin requirements, they are. Many of our PM clients make 50% a year or more.
We begin trades based on volatility skews most of the time, using our patent-pending software. We build trades at night using end of day pricing.
After we begin a new trade pick, our clients receive a notice. Then, they wait to enter the trade at a good price. Often times, they enter our trades at better prices than we do. Once they are in the trade, they receive notices each time we make adjustments. We do our best to exit each trade with a profit.
We have not had a loss since we launched our pilot program at the beginning of 2014.
If you know the basics of options such as the basic Greeks, then you can begin in just a matter of days. We provide a written manual, quizzes, videos, and then you can also watch us execute the methods by following our trade picks.
What products do you trade?
If you use 5 point spreads on SPX, you can create trades under $1,000. You can also use millions since these methods are designed safely.
We have a few different memberships as follows:
SJ Options Method™ is very different. With our innovative technique you’ll have a much better chance of removing the risk from each of your trades. We have developed a system to lock in profits as you go, and it’s unlike any of the standard trades out there. Over the years our Case Studies have done very well for our students. They have ranged from 30% all the way up to 60% in a year.
Please note: We can never guarantee returns since the market is dynamic.