Same Investment, Tenfold Returns

Could your current stock positions be doing more to help you reach your financial goals? By more, I mean ten times more!

While trading stocks is a great way to build wealth and an important asset to practice diversification, traditional stock trading can't hold a candle next to the earning power of options thanks to the simple power of leverage.

The example below shows how powerful this concept is, a 2.7% return for a set of stock trades would have produced a 32.60% return using the options' equivalent. The investment and duration of the trades were the same, while the options' profit was simply 10+ times higher than that of the stock trades!

see the difference leverage can make!

View the full example in the 10 Minute Options Strategy video

What is leverage?

One options contract is essentially the ability to control 100 shares of stock. For a relatively small amount of money, you can participate in the movement of a larger amount of money.
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+211% Return On Investment

People didn’t think it could be done and that's alright with me, people are skeptical by nature.

But in 2015, using MarketClub, I produced a +211% return on the cash that I invested. I didn't just get to this point overnight, in fact, you can learn my story and see what it took to see returns like this in this video:

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Most people know me as Trader Travis and I have been a full-time stock market investor for a little over 15 years. With time and experience I developed a simple options trading strategy and once combined with the advanced analysis of MarketClub's tools, I was able to produce these impressive returns.

Even though it took me years of trial and error to get the most out of this system, it doesn't have to be that way for you! I would like to show you an exercise that allows you to see the simplicity of this strategy. The only thing you need to invest to get started is just a little time (10 minutes!).

Watch My 10 Minute MarketClub Options Strategy - Free Today!

Every success,
Trader Travis

Travis Wilkerson (AKA Trader Travis) is the lead stock option trader of MarketClub Options and founder of the Option Profit Formula Success Academy. Travis has been investing in stocks and options since early 2002 and became a full-time options trader in 2009. Since then, he has become a mentor of his own to share the lessons he learned the hard way to help his students create multiple streams of income instead of one sole source of income.

Travis is just a down to earth, regular guy who believes in helping people by giving them a hand up, not a hand out. To Travis, investing strategies should be simple, not complicated, thus allowing you to spend more time with your family.

Why Would Anyone Share A Successful Trading Strategy?

I recently asked people who had seen my 10 Minute Options Strategy to send me some feedback.

I wanted to address a question that I saw one too many times.

"Why would anyone share a successful trading strategy, instead of just using it to get rich on their own?"

It disappoints me that someone would be so skeptical that they would ask this question, but at the same time, I get it.

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So, I decided to make the video above to share 3 personal and 3 financial reasons why I teach in addition to trading my own strategy. Trust is earned, not given, which is why I think it's important that you know where I'm coming from and what my goals are.

I can't speak for everyone that chooses to share their trading strategy, but you'll learn why this matters to me. Also, I urge you to check out MarketClub Options. I hope you'll join our trading tribe and learn to trade options using MarketClub alongside myself and other members.

Best,



Trader Travis
Co-creator, MarketClub Options

MarketClub Options - Proof of Earnings

A mentor of mine once told me, "skepticism is like a double-edged sword." We all know you can't believe everything you hear! Questioning is healthy, it can keep you safe... but it can also hold you back if you let it.

What if you didn't allow yourself the opportunity to do something that could help you make money and live a better life? We all know money, in and of itself, can't improve all aspects of your life. BUT, having financial freedom can allow you to spend more time with your family and friends, see the world and rest easier at night. I'm sure no one would argue with that!

The beautiful thing is that results speak for themselves! If something works, it's easy to prove. You'll see the results my students and I can easily achieve using MarketClub Options in the video below.

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Now, don't you think it's time for you to see these results on your own?! With MarketClub Options, you'll master the full strategy that generates these returns.

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Strategy Preparation: How To Read An Option Chain

The following is an excerpt from the eBook, Options Trading 101, authored by MarketClub Options lead trainer, Trader Travis. Learn more about MarketClub Options and how to obtain this entire eBook. You can also see Trader Travis' 10 Minute Options Trading Strategy where he shows you how to find, execute and manage profitable options trades within minutes.

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Learning how to read an option chain is a vital component to options trading. Many traders lose money because they don't fully understand option chains.

An option chain is essentially a list of all the stock option contracts available for a given security (stock).

There are only two types of stock option contracts, puts and calls, so an option chain is essentially a list of all the puts and calls available for the particular stock you're looking at.

Now that wasn't so hard to understand, was it? Well the confusing part comes when you actually pull up a stock option chain.

All that easy-to-understand information suddenly gets lost in translation and you're left looking at a table full of numbers and symbols that make absolutely no sense at all.

Part of the confusion in understanding option chains is that every option chain looks different.

If you go to Yahoo, MSN, CBOE, or your brokerage account and pull up an option quote, you will notice that the layout of each of their option chains is completely different.

However, they all essentially have the same information displayed, but look completely different.

Let's use a snippet of the stock option chain listed above, which is a stock option chain of the stock symbol “MV":

Expiration Month

As you can see from the picture, there are several different expiration months listed horizontally across the top of the option chain (Aug 09, Sep 09, Dec 09, etc.). For our example we are looking at all the call and put options that expire the 3rd week of December 2009.

Some traders want to stay in a trade 1 week, some want to stay in a trade 2 months, so your trading plan will dictate which month you look at.

Call Options & Put Options

Each stock option chain will list out all the call options and all the put options for the particular stock. Depending on which option chain you are looking at, the call options may be listed above the put options or sometimes the calls and puts are listed side-by-side.

Strike

The first column lists all of the different strike prices of the stock that you can trade. The strike/exercise price of an option is the "price" at which the stock will be bought or sold when the option is exercised.

Symbol

The second column lists all of the different ticker/trading symbols for each stock option. "MVLLE.X" is the ticker symbol for the 09 December 25 call option. The symbol identifies 4 things: which stock this option belongs to, what the strike price is, what month it expires in, and if it is a call or a put option.

Last

The third column lists the last price at which an option was traded (was opened or closed). It's the price at which the transaction took place.

WARNING: This transaction could have been minutes, days, or weeks ago, and may not reflect the current market price.

Change (Chg)

The fourth column lists the change in the options price. It shows how much the option price has risen or fallen since the previous day's close.

Bid

The Bid price is the price that a buyer is willing to pay for that particular stock option. It's like buying a home at an auction, you bid (offer) what you are willing to pay for the home.

Ask

The Ask price is the price that a seller is willing to accept for that particular stock option (this is the price the seller is "asking" for).

WARNING: One stock option contract represents or controls 100 shares of stock. So
whatever Bid/Ask price you see has to be multiplied by 100. This will be the actual cost of the contract.

Volume (Vol)

List how many stock option contracts were traded throughout the day.

Open Interest (Open Int)

This column lists the total number of option contracts still outstanding. These are contracts that have not been exercised, closed, or expired. The higher the open interests, the easier it will be to buy or sell the stock option because it means a greater deal of traders are trading this stock option.

Keep an eye out for my next post.

Best,
Trader Travis

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MarketClub has been helping thousands of traders successfully navigate the markets for the last decade. But now, with MarketClub Options, members can learn how to accelerate their profits with the power of leverage and a strategy built for long-term success. Trader Travis will show you step-by-step how to find, execute and manage winning options trades. Watch his 10 Minute MarketClub Options Strategy.