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  • Outperformance Continues OPN Sept +9.2% (Open)

    Time can be used as one of the tests of excellence. 60 months on! covering a raging bull market, followed by a furious bear market, followed by another bull market and continuing to deliver overall outperformance is a true test that options trading can be done for consistent profits regardless of the market direction.

    OP Income Newsletter September 2012 portfolios are on track to deliver double digit gains. As of Friday Aug 27th, overall portfolio is up +9.2% excluding gains from OPNExtra! which is a FREE feature for OPN members that includes directional as well as earning trades.

    For Earnings special last month, there were a total of 17 closed trades of which 88% are winner (15 trades). Each of the 7 mini-portfolios of OPNewsletter posted positive gains ranging from 6.6% to 80%. Also as an OP blog reader, I hope you enjoyed my earning previews on GOOG, AAPL and LNKD. Should you have any suggestions, pls post your comments on how to improve those.

    I have been experimenting on straddles/strangles for quite some time (ever since I reviewed Jeff's book Volatility Edge in Options Trading and interviewed him). Based on past several month's experimentation, I have developed multiple straddles/strangles that I plan to introduce one by one into OPN style of income trading.

    If you are on twitter, please connect with me (NASDAQ:FREE) to get some real time updates on market internals, trade ideas and to receive interesting articles that I think might be useful for your trading.

    So as to make the distinction very clear, OptionPundit's key objective is income trading and deliver 5-7% returns per month via diversification, scalability and appropriate risk management (How large is OPN portfolio). Most of the portfolio capital is allocated to income option trading strategies focusing on options' greeks vs taking a directional view. (For example- Iron Condor Spread, Calendar Spread, Diagonal spread, Credit and debit spreads, etc). Objective is to consistent growth while use some capital via OPNExtra! to accelerate returns. I don't count OPNEXtra performance in OPNewseltter's performance calculation. These trades are suited to more active traders who can trade almost everyday.

    All of the above trades (excluding stocks) can be done with a US$10,000 portfolio.

    (click to enlarge)

    We have great time ahead, volatilities are low and as we move to the most crucial 3months of the year, specific set-of opportunities are arising. If you are still on sidelines and have missed past several weeks' action, sign-up for OPNewsletter now. There is no waiting list currently and OPIncome Newsletter subscription is open to all.

    More on OP Income Newsletter.

    Profitable Trading, OP

    Tags: GOOG, AAPL, LNKD
    Sep 03 9:07 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Earning Preview AAPL

    As it takes a while for AAPL related articles to be published on seekingalpha (and rightfully so as there are just too many AAPL articles here), I in-stead decided to publish my earning preview on AAPL on base OptionPundit website.

    Profitable Trading, OP

    Tags: AAPL, Options
    Jul 24 3:54 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Thank You AAPL, See You At Next WWDC

    This is to briefly update results of a trade idea I published before [AAPL] WWDC 2012 (Original article is here).

    Overall, it worked out quite nicely. Here is the price action of AAPL on 1st day of WWDC-

    AAPL Price action on 1st day of WWDC 2012

    If you would like to read more, here is the detailed post (FREE and doesn't require any login/sign-up)

    See you Apple, at World-wide developers conference 2013. Hopefully, it will be different next time.

    Profitable Trading, OP

    Tags: AAPL, Options
    Jun 12 4:03 AM | Link | 1 Comment
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