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03

Jul

All Time Highs Again

TRADE IDEAS AT ALL TIME HIGHS Off To A Great Start!  Now 46 for 46 for 2018!  We Just Reached Another All-Time High!   TRADE IDEAS AT ALL-TIME HIGHS   As of June 3, 2018 the SJ Options “Trade Ideas” Service is at all-time highs again.  The total P/L of all unrealized and realized gains from 2014 – […]

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03

Jul

SPX Price Predictions

A NEW APPROACH TO PREDICTING PRICE HAS ARRIVED If you haven’t heard the news, we are working on algorithms to predict the direction of SPX nearly every day as correctly as possible. Right now we are manually doing the predictions, but in the future we plan to code it.  We would love to get up to […]

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04

Jun

SJ Options Course

Dear SJ Options Enthusiast, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for following our services and to let you know I am here to answer any of your questions about the SJ Options Mentoring Course or the patent-pending, OptionColors trading software.  I am the founder of both companies – designer of both also. […]

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18

Dec

SJ Options Review by Guy

  I am a member of SJ Options and very happy with the service. I have been looking for a great options program for a long time and I think this is it. As background I have been trading a 6 figure option account for about 5 years.  I am early-retired so have the time […]

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16

Aug

iMac 27 Defect

MY DEFECTIVE iMAC 27″ Although not exactly related to options trading, I wish to tell the world my story of the first Apple computer I ever bought – the iMac 27″, a late 2009 model.  In short, it was a lemon, and Apple refused to fix it, so I lost about $2,500 as soon as […]

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09

Jul

Portfolio Margin Trading

Portfolio Margin Trading Customer Portfolio Margin (CPM) options trading can be fantastic if you really know what you are doing.  When it’s used correctly, one can see incredible returns like 30% to 50% in a year.  When it’s not fully understood, it can be disastrous.  Before we get into the details, let’s first discuss the […]

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15

Feb

POP Trading Methodology

POP (Probability of Profit) Trading Methodology With Popular Strategies Condors, Strangles, Credit Spreads, Calendars, Butterflies, Diagonals, Covered Calls, Ratios, Naked Calls and Puts, Etc. Trading on POP (probability of profit), although very popular, is not the most effective way to trade.  In fact, statistics indicate it’s the number 1 reason that most options traders lose money […]

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21

Feb

Backtesting Options Strategies

Backtesting Options Strategies For Portfolio Margin In this article we backtest our trading method and short strangles to illustrate the importance of trade design, money management and long-term performance studies.  These backtests are done using portfolio margin simulated accounts and are based on the TIMS margin method. Multiple Short Strangle Backtests (Marketed by popular financial […]

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23

Dec

Call Credit Spread Back Test

Call Credit Spread Back Test An option trader asked us to perform a back test on ITM Call Credit spread, so we did him a favor and ran a test from 2005 to 2015.  This test was to see if this delta configuration would work without any stop losses, while testing various amounts of capital […]

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18

Dec

Tasty Trade IVR Credit Spread Back Test

Credit Spreads With 50+ IV Rank… Do They Really Work? Tasty Trade Teaches that 50+ IVR Credit Spreads Consistently Produce Winning Trades The bull put credit spread is a very common options strategy, but is it really profitable when you just put it on based on POP calculations and do not apply any risk management? Some gurus […]

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