How’s THIS For Our Yearly Performance?

How’s THIS For Our Yearly Performance?

Posted On November 15, 2022 3:34 pm

Dear Reader,

I am taking my daughter to the airport today. It’s a sad day, but I knew it was going to come.

I am, of course, watching the market and looking for new opportunities for my Options360 members. In truth, I will be watching even more closely for the rest of the week as the sting of my daughter’s absence subsides.

That said, I thought I might do a little review of the Options360 performance so far.

It’s been a tough year, but we are still trucking along. Overall the portfolio is up almost 30% at this point.

Since we start with a $10,000 stake each year, that means we are up almost $3,000 at this point.

If $3,000 doesn’t excite you, you can always start with more and adjust the trades accordingly.

If you start with $50,000 just multiply the number of contracts by 5. If that was your starting account balance and took all the same trades, you’d be up $15,000.

$100,000 – 10 times the number of contracts. For people who started here, they would be up $30,000.

If you don’t have those kinds of funds to risk, you can start with $5,000 and half the number of contracts, $2,500 you would cut them into a quarter of the size.

You get the idea… The point is to start making the trades sooner, rather than later. You just start where you feel comfortable and grow from there.

Let me explain how exciting this can be for you…

If you had started in 2015 when we first launched Options360 with a $2,500 stake, followed all of the trades we recommended, and every year left your winnings in, and made the adjustments to trades for that year based on your yearly beginning balance.

You would have started this year with $97,554.57.

Your $2,500 steak became $5,550 in 2016.

$5,550 turned into $7714.50 in 2017…

On and on until you would have started the year with almost $100k.

That’s the power of getting started and staying consistent.

Now to November… The trades we closed since the beginning of the month have put $517 in our accounts.

That represents about 5% of the model portfolio…

Not bad for a one-month return!

That included 6 trades. We lost money on one, made money on the other 5.

On average it takes between $350 – $500 to get into one of our trades. We keep them small so everyone can take part.  

I’m very excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for us. I still expect a strong market through the end of the year, but we will see.

Either way, I will be watching the market, managing our trades, and looking for opportunities for my Options360 students

I suggest you join the community so you don’t miss out on the action.

You’ll be happy you did.

To Your Success,


About author

Steve Smith

Steve Smith have been involved in all facets of the investment industry in a variety of roles ranging from speculator, educator, manager and advisor. This has taken him from the trading floors of Chicago to hedge funds on Wall Street to the world online. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). From 1997 to 2007, he was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for TheStreet.com, handling their Option Alert and Short Report newsletters. The Option Alert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Smith was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for Minyanville’s OptionSmith newsletter, as well as a Risk Manager Consultant for New Vernon Capital LLC. Smith acted as an advisor to build models and option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. Since 2015, he has worked for Adam Mesh Trading Group. There, he has managed Options360 and Earning 360, been co-leader of Option Academy, and contributed to The Option Specialist website.