The Proof Is In The Pudding
To show you what the Revolver, Ratios, The BRIC & Second Order Greeks can do for you, we periodically post snapshots from real trading accounts and from our Round Table where our clients and teachers share their trades with each other.
March UBC and Front Ratio
Our mentor Duane shared another successful trade with our students from his real account. This one was a combo of UBCs and Front Ratio spreads. It worked out quite well as the market continued its move up all month.
Big Condor on CL
This was a trade presented on the Round Table by one of our clients. This was a Big Condor strategy we teach applied to crude oil. Many of our clients apply our strategies to the products they are used to trading. This one worked out well for him as shown.
Simple Call UBC
Our mentor Duane posted this one live on the Round Table. This was a ratio UBC trade that worked out very well as this market continued its bullish move up. This is one of our favorite trade types since it has very limited risk and a great profit potential.
Successful Front Ratio Trade
Here is another successful Portfolio Margin trade on the RUT. This one was posted by our founder, Morris, from his real account. This was a very nicely executed ratio spread that was shared on our Round Table.
CMG - Post Earnings Trade
This was a post earnings trade designed after a pretty bad earnings report. The idea was to capture a falling IV and a little movement on the underlying. This trade worked out well for Duane, one of our mentors.
Earnings Play Paper Trade
This was a paper trade posted by one of our clients. He traded a Back Ratio spread over earnings, and it worked out great for him. This was just an overnight return and shows the potential of choosing the right strategy over earnings play announcements.
A Successful Front Ratio on RUT
Here is another very profitable trade that was posted on our Round Table. This was a Front Ratio spread done in a Portfolio Margin account. Again, the returns are so high because the Buying Power requirement is so low due to the low risk of the trade.
Congratulations on another fantastic trade!
A Successful Portfolio Margin Trade
Our client entered this trade using our SJ Troo software to help him decide what and when to enter the spread. He designed this as a very conservative trade. The returns may appear to be extremely high for a conservative trade, but with a PM account there is very little buying power required since the trade set up is low risk.
Congratulations on a great trade!
Duane Makes 14% On His Double Revolver
The mentors at SJ Options are real option traders, and they share their live trades with the students. Here is a nice trade put on and managed by our 26-Year Veteran Trader and Mentor, Duane. He has a passion for trading AAPL and guides us all with his many years of experience and expertise.
Very Nice Back Ratio Trade
One thing nice about SJ Options is that the mentors share their real trades with the students as well. Here is a Back Ratio Spread that was put on by one of our mentors. It finished with a very nice return, and it was posted on the Round Table for all students to follow along with live.
32% BRIC Winner!
Here is what our student had to say about this successful BRIC trade with dual Vega:
"Hi, on this Trade I just decided to keep Vomma on the downside and did not Roll in any of the sides, because the odds were good to keep this Running. This was a nice Trade!"
Congratulations on this one and thanks for sharing!
Marc Profits 124% With The SJ Time Ratio
This is an example of our students posting on the Round Table (a feature of our student website). The trade got off to a rough start, seeing a 10% drawdown, but after a couple of weeks, the loss quickly turned into a gain as Theta took over. It went from 7% to 42% over the next 2 months and after 11 weeks Marc's trade hit 114%. Finally, Marc reached 124% on his time spread and then took it off.
This is a great example of the potential our trades bring to the table - in this case The Round Table... This was a Portfolio Margin Trade. To learn this strategy now, please check out our Ultimate Membership.
Woody Makes 39% On A Time Ratio Spread
Another exciting strategy we teach to our Portfolio Margin traders is the Time Ratio. This strategy provides us with another way to balance our Vega, Vomma and achieve a solid Theta without taking on so much risk as the traditional strategies out here.
Congratulations to Woody on making over $12K on this one!
Gerry Makes 88% On AAPL BRIC!
Gerry had one of the most successful trades we've seen with the BRIC so far. What happened is a perfect example of why we love the dual Vega of this trade. He put on his BRIC to have a conservative, low-risk income strategy, but shortly after he put on his trade, the IV on AAPL spiked up and he quickly saw his P/L rise over 100%! By the time he was filled and exited his trade, he cashed out around $23,000 for a profit of 88%. He shared his trade with us live in class, and it was a great story to hear!
Aaron Profits 14% Overnight on AAPL!
In addition to our options income spreads, we also teach aggressive earnings plays for those with the risk appetite. Aaron did one of our negative Vega strategies on AAPL and made 14% overnight. He was so happy that he emailed us a snapshot of his trade!
Up 46%... Not Too Shabby!
This was another SJ BRIC that has profited about 46% in just a short time. Our mentor has shared this trade with the students on several occasions, and many of them have profited from similar trades. The BRIC has been one of our favorite trades in the low IV market we've been trading recently.
Don Is Thrilled He Joined San Jose Options To Say The Least!
The above snapshots were taken from a student's REAL Account who is using the Revolver with our Portfolio Margin Trading Strategies. Most of his profit is from trading the RUT. His biggest loss is on the SPX. It took him 4 1/2 months to make the amount shown in the first image and then he sent us another update 2 months later.
Mike Is a Full-Time Trader, Up $46,492
Mike trades the SPX, NDX and RUT. This is from his REAL Account and he trades with Portfolio Margining. As shown these profits are after the first 4 months of 2011. He works with about $150,000.
Ed Uses The Revolver With Futures & Less Capital, Up $17,104
The Revolver has proven to be an effective strategy for commodity traders too. Ed shows us his results over a 3 month period trading Corn, Gas and Soybeans. He is up 68% and isn't using Portfolio Margining. This is a REAL Account as well.
Allan Makes $103,067 Using The SJ Revolver In Only 5 Months!
Allan has been with us just over a year and has made his tuition back many times over. He primarily employs the Revolver for monthly income in his portfolio margin account. He also uses our earnings play techniques. This statement is from his REAL Account and shows his trading results for the first 5 months of 2011.
Richard, Still a Newbie, Shares His Success With Us, Up $22,385
At first students are encouraged to Paper Trade until they get the hang of this. Here a newbie shows his P/L after a few months of practicing with our options strategies.
Steve Is Up $148,164 in Less Than 6 Months!
Here is a snapshot of Steve's real account YTD. In less than 6 months he's up $148,164.98 using our strategies. At first he was having difficulties by trading the SPX, but when we told him to switch over to RUT, his P/L began to move up consistently.