Forward Testing Track Record

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The SJ Options Method™ is founded on minimizing risk while maximizing both probabilities and returns. Over the years we’ve perfected our techniques to the highest degree. We are the preferred options course for risk-averse option traders
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SJ Options has been teaching by example for nearly a decade already. Clients learn to recognize when to trade, when not to, and most importantly, how to design effective and low-risk options strategies.

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Controlled
Risk

A benefit to trading the SJ Options way is that losses are under your control. Our trades do not lose often, but when they do, they are usually under 6%. It’s not uncommon for popular options strategies, such as weekly credit spreads and short strangles, to incur extreme losses that take from years to recover from.

We focus on low-risk, high-reward trading. If you have exhausted the low-reward, high-risk trading concept, then let us show you the complete opposite, and even though our risk is controlled, our true POP is actually higher than popular methods in most cases.

2017 Trade Ideas

& Forward Testing (8 for 8)

PRODUCT
CLOSED
MARGIN T
PORTFOLIO
MARGIN
DURATION
SPX
JAN
1.8%
9.3%
22D
SPX
JAN
3.3%
14%
40D
SPX
JAN
1%
151%
23D
SPX
JAN
.5%
3%
49D
SPX
JAN
1.2%
9%
6D
SPX
FEB
1.3%
2.6%
9D
SPX
FEB
.6%
31%
112D
SPX
MAR
1.3%
15%
3D

Margin T (Standard) margin is calculated by the maximum risk of the trade. Any trades that involve naked positions simulate Margin T calculations using a proprietary formula. Customer Portfolio Margin (CPM) margins are calculated using the industry standard TIMS +/- 10% risk array provided by the OCC. Any CPM trades that state “Infinite” in the return column mean there was no risk within the TIMS model, so return could not be calculated. Both gains and losses for CPM accounts will be exaggerated due to higher leverage given on CPM accounts. Returns are based on final margins of each trade.

2016 Trade Ideas

(46 for 47) 98% Win Rate

PRODUCT
CLOSED
MARGIN T
PORTFOLIO
MARGIN
DURATION
SPX
JAN
1.8%
96%
26D
SPX
JAN
7.5%
338%
49D
SPX
JAN
1%
31%
24D
SPX
JAN
2.9%
5%
8D
SPX
JAN
1.5%
9.1%
8D
SPX
FEB
3%
307%
31D
SPX
FEB
1%
110%
49D
RUT
FEB
2%
4.5%
40D
SPX
MAR
2.1%
10%
55D
RUT
MAR
3.1%
108%
105D
SPX
MAR
1.7%
66%
42D
SPX
APR
1.2%
15%
28D
SPX
APR
2.3%
7.8%
8D
SPX
APR
1.1%
8.7%
20D
SPX
APR
.1%
15%
42D
SPX
APR
.3%
105%
68D
SPX
MAY
1.7%
51%
121D
SPX
MAY
1.4%
6.1%
6D
SPX
MAY
1%
12%
22D
SPX
MAY
3%
102%
56D
SPX
MAY
1%
5.4%
39D
SPX
JUN
.1%
1%
82D
SPX
JUN
2.3%
3.7%
43D
SPX
JUN
.1%
11%
56D
SPX
JUN
2.5%
101%
50D
SPX
JUN
1.4%
1.6%
2D
SPX
JUN
2.4%
3.4%
2D
SPX
JUL
2.5%
4.2%
25D
SPX
JUL
2.6%
5.7%
22D
SPX
JUL
1.3%
2.3%
7D
SPX
AUG
1.6%
6.9%
53D
SPX
AUG
2.2%
17%
132D
SPX
SEP
2.2%
6.5%
3D
SPX
SEP
1.5%
2.3%
2D
SPX
SEP
8.3%
30%
43D
SPX
SEP
-1.1%
-1.1%
114D
SPX
SEP
.2%
.4%
94D
SPX
NOV
1%
109%
8D
SPX
NOV
1.5%
199%
141D
SPX
NOV
4.4%
4.6%
68D
SPX
NOV
2%
1.6%
29D
SPX
NOV
2.3%
1.6%
33D
SPX
NOV
1.6%
1%
91D
SPX
NOV
1.9%
2.4%
69D
SPX
DEC
1.5%
5.2%
18D
SPX
DEC
.2%
100%
175D
SPX
DEC
3%
9%
77D
SPX
DEC
2.5%
6.2%
81D
SPX
DEC
.4%
100%
190D

Margin T (Standard) margin is calculated by the maximum risk of the trade. Any trades that involve naked positions simulate Margin T calculations using a proprietary formula. Customer Portfolio Margin (CPM) margins are calculated using the industry standard TIMS +/- 10% risk array provided by the OCC. Any CPM trades that state “Infinite” in the return column mean there was no risk within the TIMS model, so return could not be calculated. Both gains and losses for CPM accounts will be exaggerated due to higher leverage given on CPM accounts.

2015 Trade Ideas

(54 for 54) 100% Win Rate

PRODUCT
CLOSED
MARGIN T
PORTFOLIO
MARGIN
DURATION
SPX
JAN
6.7%
275%
13D
SPX
FEB
3.1%
3.7%
8D
RUT
FEB
2.4%
10.5%
15D
RUT
FEB
2.8%
6.6%
27D
RUT
FEB
4.5%
16.5%
16D
SPX
FEB
3%
3.2%
31D
SPX
MAR
3%
199%
55D
RUT
MAR
5%
8.3%
8D
RUT
MAR
5.1%
12%
10D
SPX
MAR
0.4%
2.7%
75D
RUT
APR
8.3%
52.4%
6D
RUT
MAY
1.3%
Infinite
9D
RUT
MAY
3.1%
537%
23D
SPX
MAY
3.2%
3.3%
8D
RUT
MAY
5%
8.1%
28D
RUT
JUN
3.9%
8.8%
33D
RUT
JUN
2.4%
3.9%
42D
SPY
JUN
.6%
3.8%
55D
RUT
JUN
1.5%
94%
74D
SPX
JUL
2.5%
3.4%
6D
SPX
JUL
2%
250%
23D
SPX
JUL
6.3%
7.4%
5D
RUT
JUL
2.9%
8.3%
14D
SPX
JUL
5.4%
4.5%
5D
SPX
JUL
10%
40%
3D
SPX
JUL
3.7%
6.2%
3D
SPX
AUG
1.1%
88%
28D
RUT
AUG
1.1%
3.3%
21D
RUT
AUG
7.3%
7.2%
74D
SPX
AUG
8.2%
306%
5D
SPX
AUG
6.1%
482%
3D
SPX
AUG
27%
1600
1D
SPX
AUG
10.8%
149%
2D
SPX
AUG
7.7%
30%
2D
SPX
AUG
11%
22%
6D
SPX
SEP
1.5%
205%
4D
SPX
SEP
3.5%
174%
22D
RUT
SEP
5.4%
24%
14D
RUT
SEP
2.2%
13.6%
34D
RUT
SEP
.93%
11.7%
13D
RUT
SEP
3.7%
49%
27D
SPX
OCT
1.5%
1.9%
4D
SPX
OCT
7%
6.8%
4D
SPX
OCT
2.3%
4.8%
18D
RUT
OCT
3%
32%
17D
RUT
OCT
2.7%
5.7%
7D
RUT
NOV
3.9%
112%
42D
SPX
DEC
1.3%
325%
38D
SPX
DEC
1.4%
16%
38D
SPX
DEC
2.5%
9.6%
2D
SPX
DEC
2.1%
33%
7D
RUT
DEC
.82%
33%
35D
SPX
DEC
1.3%
1.1%
20D
RUT
DEC
2%
27%
19D

Returns and Consistency Improved Through Innovative Software

Since 2014 we saw improved returns thanks to the Patent-Pending software designed by our founder, Morris Puma. We’ve picked out nothing but winners for our clients since we began using the new technology! His innovative tools are truly changing the game.


Student Quotes

Booked 3% profit, but profit is still good. This trade though may make 6% I think by next week.”

Pretty wild, the open P & L showed up $800 at one point… almost 6.4% in a day.”

Thanks Morris, I was following this trade with real money. I made good money…”

Great follow along trade, up 10% on the same one as I layered in my last spread from the bottom.”

2014 Performance Summary

34 Trades / 34 Wins / 205% Return / 1221 Days

PRODUCT
CLOSED
RETURN
DURATION
RUT
JAN
2.2%
33D
SPX
JAN
6.6%
42D
SPX
MAR
2.5%
105D
SPX
MAR
23%
4D
RUT
MAR
7.6%
43D
SPX
APR
9%
17D
RUT
APR
23%
141D
SPX
APR
6.7%
58D
SPX
APR
10%
20D
SPX
MAY
13%
20D
SPX
MAY
13%
49D
SPX
MAY
7.8%
17D
SPX
MAY
4%
22D
SPX
MAY
.2%
28D
RUT
MAY
1%
79D
SPX
JUN
1%
45D
SPX
JUN
4%
6D
SPX
JUL
10.4%
7D
SPX
JUL
5%
21D
SPX
JUL
4.3%
8D
SPX
AUG
2.2%
11D
SPX
SEP
1.8%
41D
SPX
SEP
4.2%
6D
RUT
SEP
6.5%
93D
RUT
OCT
3.6%
4D
RUT
OCT
2.5%
36D
RUT
OCT
1.1%
15D
RUT
NOV
3.9%
33D
SPX
DEC
8.5%
87D
SPX
DEC
3.8%
19D
SPX
DEC
3.3%
19D
SPX
DEC
3.9%
36D
  • Average Trade Duration: 35 Days
  • Average Trade Return: 6.2%
  • 31 Day Yield Rate: 5.5%
  • Yearly Yield Rate: 64%
  • Percentage Winners: 100%
  • Win Loss Ratio : 34:0

Trade Ideas Disclosure

“Trade Ideas” are for educational purposes only and is operated by a 3rd party. Although paper accounts simulate real accounts, we do not make any guarantees that you will have the same results as the Trade Ideas service. Please see our Terms of Use for full details. Each trade is for educational purposes only, calculated from closing MID prices on paper account after market close and doesn’t include commission costs. The Trade Ideas service is not meant to be followed in a real account. It is for educational and demonstrative purposes only.

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