What will you be covering in the course?
Here's the course outline.
When will the course be held?
Day 1 - Friday 10 March 7-10 pm ET
Day 2 - Saturday 11 March 7-10pm ET
Day 3 - Saturday 25 March 8-11pm ET
Day 4 - Saturday 1 April 8-11pm ET
And weekly live training every Thursday for 8 weeks from 16 March to 4 May at 9:30am ET.
The live sessions last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on what the market conditions are that day.
The cost of the course in 2023 will be $499.
Why should I listen to you?
I’ve been trading options since 2013 and believe me I’ve done it all. I’ve bought options, sold options, tried the condors, the butterflies, the lizards, the wheel and everything in between before settling on my strategy.
I also post my monthly cashflow from options on Instagram and show what I’m doing to my own portfolio in my newsletter.
Most people don't offer this level of transparency into their trading, so you can follow along there first and see if you like what you see.
What’s the difference between your course and all the other courses out there?
The short answer is that the course is live, and I trade my real portfolio for you to see.
This isn’t a series of recorded videos where you “learn at your own pace”. The live aspect means you have direct access to me in real time to discuss and clarify any questions on the spot.
Honestly learning the “textbook” stuff about options isn’t difficult. It’s the mentality and managing of the ongoing trades that trip people up. That’s where I’ve lost money.
That’s why the weekly live sessions will be important so I can show how I’m managing my own portfolio and trades as well as the thought process behind them, and you can ask questions about your trades and get my opinion (not advice!) in return.
By trading my own portfolio, I have skin in the game too. If my trades work out and make money, great. If they don't, I'll be showing you how I manage them too.
I don’t do things half-assed. This is not going to be some 2 hour webinar you watch and forget about. It is an intense 2-month programme that will fully immerse you in the world of options, and leave you ready to trade independently upon completion.
Is your course beginner friendly?
Yes! Many people in my founding batch had never sold options before. By the end of the course they were placing trades with confidence on their own.
How much capital do I need to get started?
The absolute minimum I would consider is $10,000, but I would really recommend $20,000 - $25,000. If your capital is too small, it will limit the amount of trades you can place, which is likely to result in less profit.
How much time do I need?
I spend about 20-30 minutes a day (when the market is open), but you can commit as little as 15 minutes a week. This isn’t day trading!
What time will live trading sessions be?
Every Thursday when the market opens (9:30am EST).
I think it’s important to be able to trade while the market is open, so this session will be more or less fixed around this timeslot.
I also want to do it on Thursdays because options expire on Fridays - so anyone who can’t join in can still catch up with the recorded video on Thursday evening and still have time to take any necessary action on Friday.
What if I can’t make it for the live classes or live trading?
All videos will be recorded and uploaded within the day they are conducted for you to catch up. Unfortunately the live trading sessions need to be done while the market is open, so those days and times will be fixed.
Do you provide 1:1 sessions?
If you feel like you need extra help tailored to your strengths and weaknesses, this option is available as an add on.
What do I need to prepare?
Nothing! All you need is an open mind.
However, if you want to maximise your learning, I would recommend funding a brokerage account (or a paper trading account) that has options trading enabled so that you can follow along.
Which brokerage should I use?
It doesn’t matter, they’re all the same. Just make sure you have access to selling options. Some brokers have different "levels" of restrictions.
For the course I will be sharing screenshots and videos from my Tastyworks account - so if you don’t have an account, you may want to open one there so you can follow along more easily, it’s free.
Alternatively you can open a paper trading account with Thinkorswim, also free.
I will not be able to offer platform help if you're using another platform other than the two mentioned here.
Will I make money?
Yes. That’s the whole point of this class!
In my founding batch, I entered 8 trades in my portfolio which resulted in realised gains of $617 over the 8 week live trading period.
Obviously past performance is not an indicator of future returns, but it is possible to make money.
Will I lose money?
If you follow my steps, it’s very unlikely unless you panic sell. Of course if some country launches a nuclear missile and the market tanks 50% in one day, all bets are off.
Can I get a free trial?
No, my time and expertise are valuable.
How can you teach while being anonymous?
I’ve told this story before, but I personally paid $700/year for many years to learn options at fullyinformed.com. The coach says she’s an older lady from Canada - but would I know? I’ve never seen them or heard them speak.
They know their stuff, I learnt a lot, and that’s all that matters. I’ve linked to their website so you can explore and see if that’s a better fit for you.
If this is going to be an issue for you, please do not sign up for the course.
Why would anyone need this? There’s lots of free information out there.
I absolutely agree! Please explore the free stuff before signing up for this.
I personally have spent over $5k on options courses and subscriptions, but have learnt a lot from Tastytrade videos, which are free.
I’m doing this because a lot of people have asked, and I recognise that having someone to teach and hold your hand, especially in the begining stages, can be useful.
I also think the market will extract "tuition fees" one way or another. You can pay someone to teach you how to avoid some mistakes, or you can pay the market while learning those mistakes firsthand.