The “Right” Way to Be Profitable In Any Market…

The “Right” Way to Be Profitable In Any Market…

Posted On November 19, 2022 2:45 pm

Dear Reader,

It’s been a while since we talked about how I am able to find extraordinary returns in any market.

That’s what we all want, unfortunately 99% of the retail traders go about it the WRONG way…

And that probably, unfortunately, includes you.

I want to make sure you understand how I do it, so you can do it too. (You can always join my Options360 trading community for just $19 and I’ll work to keep you pulling life changing ROI every year.)

First the proof:

In 2015… Options360 was up 122%. The S&P 500 was down 0.7%.

In 2016… up 39%. The S&P 500 was up just 9.5%.

In 2017… up 61%. The S&P 500 was up just 19.4%.

In 2018… up 67%. The S&P 500 lost a whopping 6.2%.

In 2019… up 77%. The S&P 500 was up just 28.9%.

In 2020… up 46%. The S&P 500 was up just 16.3%.

In 2021… up 82%. The S&P 500 was up just 26.9%

And year to date in 2022 Options360 is up almost 30% while the S&P 500 has lost 17.46%

In short, the Options360 portfolio has demolished the S&P 500 for almost 8 consecutive years.

We do it because we don’t get sidetracked with meme stocks, shiny new crypto scams, or other investing/trading instruments that promise silly returns.

I’ve been in the options business for the better part of 40 years and I can promise you – if there was a way to reliably get rich next week with a $1000 stake, I would have found it.

More often than not, people lose their money in those risky speculations.  Sure some people, sometimes, make huge returns.

People win the lottery too, but I’m not buying a ticket!

However in 2 years, 5 years or 10 years those big gains are often gone and the person who made them is right back at square one.

I’m well known for telling people to forget about FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and embrace HIMI. (Happy I Missed It!)

When you are trading the correct way you aren’t buying lottery tickets, you are making well reasoned decisions.  Yes there is risk and no one wins them all…

But when you balance your risk/reward ratio on every trade, manage your trades properly, and control your downside you can come out on top year in and year out.

This is a marathon, not a sprint.

You need to establish or adopt a set of trading rules, then stick to those rules.

Stick to them when a bright shiny stock tries to get your attention.  Stick to them when everyone seems to be “getting rich” on the next big thing.

Stick to them when people are laughing at you for not “getting in on the bonanza.”

In 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years your wealth is far more likely to have increased exponentially.

Yesterday I shared how someone who was in Options360 from day one could have turned a $2,500 original stake into something like $125,000 as of today.

No it didn’t happen overnight.  But when you grind it out and do the right things, your wealth can grow rapidly…

And in the end you will win the marathon.

To Your Success,


P.S. I know what I am describing isn’t exciting.  It’s not sexy.  And frankly it doesn’t sell as many subscriptions as blowing smoke up your backside would sell.

BUT, it is what you need to hear.

Become a member of Options360 now, and I will show you exactly how to grow your wealth at an incredible rate.

P.P.S. You can change the rules you use to trade if they aren’t working.  The point of adopting trading rules is not to be dogmatic in the face of negative evidence.

The point is to have something to keep you from making foolish, emotional, short term decisions in the moment.

You can learn my rules by joining Options360 today!

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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.