Even if you've never traded index options before.
✓ Buying vs. selling options. Think options-selling is a new trend? We'll break down why selling options consistently has historically been profitable.
✓ Why sell options on equity index products (S&P 500 or Russell 2000)? Learn the problems associated with selling options on individual stocks, and how index products solve those problems and reduce risk.
✓ Time Frame (DTE) Analysis. What time frame should you use for your trades? Learn how selling options with varying days to expiration has historically impacted profitability.
✓ Implied Volatility (IV) Analysis: Make better trade entries by using implied volatility as an entry filter (based on statistical analysis).
✓ Learn our no guesswork, simple approaches to sizing high-risk and limited-risk options-selling trades consistently.
✓ Trades will inevitably move against you. Learn how we deal with losing trades.
✓ See how widening or tightening stop-loss limits can completely change the characteristics of a high-risk options-selling trade (and how to find a happy medium between the two extremes).
✓ How to adjust a short Iron Butterfly position to significantly reduce risk without substantially reducing the profit potential or probability of profit.
✓ Learn how to reduce commissions in larger accounts by combining SPX and SPY.
✓ Learn trade management strategies to significantly reduce P/L volatility.
✓ Gain access to the FULL trading plans for short Straddles, short Iron Butterflies, and short Iron Condors (up-to-date historical results with varying trade sizes included).
Support: Get priority one-on-one support with anything related to course content.
There are dozens of strategy variations tested and presented in the course. In the most recent update, I added new research which includes proactive trade management designed to reduce drawdowns and improve strategy consistency.
Here are some statistics for my preferred strategy:*
S&P 500 Short Iron Butterfly
Compound Annual Return
Worst Portfolio Drawdown
Avg. Time in Trades
11 Calendar Days
Number of Trades
*Please Note: Hypothetical computer simulated performance results are believed to be accurately presented. However, they are not guaranteed as to the accuracy or completeness and are subject to change without any notice. Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain inherent limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not actually been executed, the results may have been under or over compensated for the impact, if any, or certain market factors such as liquidity, slippage and commissions. Simulated trading programs, in general, are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any portfolio will, or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown. All investments and trades carry risks.
As with any trading strategy, return expectations (and drawdown potential) scales with the amount of risk a trader is willing to take. For more conservative traders like myself, I am willing to sacrifice overall returns for less severe drawdown potential.
For traders who are trading 'risk capital' accounts with the intent of achieving immense returns while accepting the potential for large drawdowns, higher allocations can be used. In any case, the above strategy statistics show the power of trading a rules-based system over time.
Index Options Seller is not for everybody. Read the bullets below to find out if this course is for you.
No. Once you purchase the course you'll have unlimited access for life.
After payment, you'll gain immediate access to the entire course. You'll also be able to access the course after logging in, and we'll also send you an email with instructions on how to access the course content in the future.
Yes. As an owner of the course, you'll have unlimited access to future updates, and we'll notify you whenever we make such updates.
Since this course consists mostly of proprietary statistical analysis and trading strategies, we do not offer refunds on this product.
We're more than willing to help you one-on-one with any questions or comments you have related to the course or research. Just send an email and I'll get back to you within 24 hours (typically within 1-2 hours).
A larger account will allow you to risk smaller percentages of your account per trade, but traders with account sizes near $10,000 will typically be able to trade the strategies within our risk guidelines. The benefit of options is that the strategies can be tweaked to fit different account sizes and risk tolerances.
Of course! I encourage you to email me with any suggestions to improve the quality of the course.
Whether it's a topic you're struggling with, or a strategy variation that should be added, you can voice your suggestions and help the course become even better.
*There are no guarantees when trading stocks, options or futures. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Our strategies are designed to avoid significant portfolio losses through proper position sizing and proactive trade management. Selling uncovered options carries substantial risk and during volatile market periods, some trades may not be exited at target stop-loss levels (resulting in larger-than-expected losses). projectoption or any of its members are not liable for any losses that come as a result of following strategies discussed in any of our content. Trade at your own risk.