Today I am excited to have fellow Investors Alley editor Jay Soloff on to talk about options and trading. Jay is an experienced options trader who has had success both on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and off the floor as what we call an “upstairs” trader.
We spend some time talking about what does and does not work in options trading. Rather than gambling outright on directional trades, most investors would be better off using an options strategy that enhances long-term returns.
Jay also shares some insight on what investors need to know before they jump into the options market and some of the common missteps they need to avoid.
It is a fantastic conversation that can help you avoid the siren song of what is basically gambling packaged as trading secrets and increase your odds of success in the options markets.
Oh, and before you go, one more thing.
In this month’s MVP Portfolio Webinar, on September 18 at 3pm Eastern, I will introduce you to two of the most powerful investment strategies ever developed. These are not flash-in-the-pan, work-for-a-hot-second trading strategies. Both strategies have been empirically tested and proven to work over decades of market conditions.
They have delivered market-beating returns in both good and bad markets.
They have done better than the market indexes when everything turns ugly.
In the subsequent recovery, both strategies have the potential to deliver rapid triple-digit returns.
We will discuss how to find deeply undervalued stocks with market-beating potential.
I will show you how to use a credit check to help avoid value traps that keep getting cheaper.
We will discuss how to identify the type of fundamental momentum and progress that can attract big money buying that drives the stock higher very quickly.
I will also teach you how to identify stocks that have the type of powerful momentum that can lead to enormous gains and avoid story-driven momentum that can quickly collapse, taking your profits south along with the stock price.
We will discuss how these powerful strategies offer what I call “Zig-Zag” portfolio diversification to help protect you from the inevitable downturns in the stock market.
Finally, I will point out how to identify those times when it makes sense to throw everything you have at the stock market and those periods where caution may be called for. You don’t want to miss it. Click here to reserve your seat right now.