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Option Wizard®
Developer, John A. Sarkett

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Option Wizards®:  Real life success stories from the financial markets
You've heard it many times:  "Nine out of 10 stock, futures and options traders lose their money.” For many, it is enough to dissuade. A few press ahead.  A few turn the old saw on its head thusly: ‘one out of ten succeeds’ ---- and then immerse themselves in the business of finding out why.  Here are the winners, the why and the how.  Compendium of Option Wizard® trade press how to, success features (Sheridan (widely known options mentor), Harvey, Ladd, Urrutia, Sizemore) and more.  $25 Amazon (full color), ($14.95 b&w), direct from Option Wizard® or buy the hard copy from Amazon. or convenient pdf download ($9.99) direct from
the Option Wizard® store.  See also:

MARKET MENTORS Publication May, 2012.  Surveys the burgeoning field of market mentors, their methods, strategies, and what their students say. This is a must read before you plunk down your hard-won cash. This new cottage industry has been taken up by brokers, small companies and one-man shops. Emphasis on options education, which started some 20 years ago, gained widespread interest some 10 years ago, and grown steadily since then. This new book surveyed the field initially several years ago, and then again in 2012, to catalog changes. The consummation of hundreds of hours of research, MARKET MENTORS covers some 21 programs whose fees range from free to $25,000, from major brokers and institutions, to one man shops, and all points in between. Conclusions? As with other professions, there is a vast range of approach from mentor to mentor. While a newcomer to markets and options can benefit from mentoring, the author recommends: study the field, then ask questions. And then be prepared for hard work, lots of it. Trading is not an easy way to earn money, those who tell you it is should have one mark against them from the outset. This book will put you way ahead of the curve, and save costly errors. More info.  Buy direct ($23.95, includes shipping) from publisher now or Amazon or Kindle ($25.05). 

BEST DEAL  Buy both, Option Wizards®:  real life success stories from the financial markets, and MARKET MENTORS, $29.95 in the store.  Special publisher price, includes shipping. Buy now

 


Weekly Options:  A Business Approach
March 2015, Futures


Consistency above all:  THE CALENDAR KING
October 2012, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com

She Braves the Market Winds THE QUEEN OF THE IRON CONDORS
July 2012, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com

MARKET MENTORS
July 2012, SFO


BOOK REVIEW:    MICROSOFT EXCEL FOR STOCK AND OPTION TRADERS:
BUILD YOUR OWN ANALYTICAL TOOLS FOR HIGHER RETURNS  by Jeff Augen

October 2011, SFO

Using sample variance:  BACKTESTING OPTIONS STRATEGIES
July 2011, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com


BOOK REVIEW:    THE QUANTS UP CLOSE
August 2010 SFO

TAKING A GOOD TUNE AND MAKING IT BETTER --- Option Trader Francisco Urrutia’s strategy for success:
TRIPLE THETA, IN JUST HALF THE TIME:   A TURBOCHARGED OPTION STRATEGY
May 2010, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities (options focus issue)
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com

OPTIONS IN YOUR IRA
May 2010, SFO


SIZING UP FOR SUCCESS:  How one option trader started small and graduated to trading "more size"
December 2009, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com

BOOK REVIEW:    Saliba Option Spread Strategies:  Trading Up, Down and Sideways Markets
October, 2009 SFO

HOW OPTIONS MENTOR DAN SHERIDAN CREATES A SUCCESSFUL OPTIONS TRADER
May, 2009 SFO

BOOK REVIEW:    Passarelli Trading Option Greeks, Saliba Options Strategies for Directionless Markets
May, 2009 SFO

ADJUSTING OPTIONS TRADES WITH BILL LADD
March 2009 Bonus Issue, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
Copyrighted feature available for purchase at traders.com

BOOK REVIEW:    SHOWSTOPPING INSIGHT (Augen The Volatility Edge in Options Trading)
March 2009, SFO

BACK TO SCHOOL:  choosing your options mentor
October 2008 SFO

MEAN STREET FOR STOCK PICKERS
April 2008 SFO online bonus
If feature moves on SFO site, send us an email, we will provide you a copy.

GO EAST FUTURES TRADER, GO EAST
February 2008 SFO

HOW SECURE ARE YOUR SECURITIES?
February 2008 Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
Copyrighted feature available for purchase at traders.com.  Here is the TRADERS TALK interview, Chicago WIND, 560 AM, March, 2008.


Something good this way cometh....?
June 19, 2007 321gold.com

CAPTION. Graphic analysis by Option Wizard® financial engineer Franklin S. Sarkett.  This chart shows that over the last 110 weeks, commercial net short position as reported in the weekly Commitment of Traders Report declined more than 10% 14 times.  (This past Friday, June 15, 2007, short interest dropped 28%.)  Each time this happened, spot gold was higher 12 weeks later.  The average 12 week move in spot gold was +8.56%.  An average move, this time then, would put gold at $710.52  Sept. 15, 2007.  Will it happen?  Stay tuned......

Gold closed Friday, September 14, 2007 at $708.60, having been as high as $716.35 (London fix) earlier.  (June 19, gold closed $659.50).  One observant and meticulous market participant wrote us from South Africa Sunday, September 16, 2007:

"I made a note in my diary for this weekend, resulting from an article you published on 20/06/2007 and shown on 321 Gold. You predicted that (at this time) gold would be at USD710.52 and how right you were. I follow quite a few of people who make predictions and like to see whether they are right. In your case (one of the few) there is no argument."    Tks & rgds BV, Joburg SA.
 



CALENDAR SPREADS (PART ONE)
May 2007 Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com

DOUBLE DIAGONALS AND BUTTERFLY SPREADS (PART TWO)
June 2007 Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com

DOUBLE CALENDARS AND CONDORS
July 2007 Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com

TRADING AND MONEYBALL
November 2004 TASC
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com

OPTIONS:  WHO WINS, WHO LOSES?
May 2004 SFO

ZEROING IN ON TODAY'S OPTIONS TRADER
April 2004 SFO

EARNINGS AND OPTIONS: FINDING PEACE OF MIND
Originally published as "Earnings Season Options Strategies" March 2001 Active Trader

HIDDEN VALUE STRATEGIES
July 2000 Futures

HOW GREAT TRADERS GO BAD
July 1999 TASC
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com

TOP 10 OPTIONS MISTAKES
August 1998 Futures

TIME AND OPTIONS PROBABILITIES
Dec. 1997 TASC
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com

FORCE INDEX
April 1995 TASC
TASC copyrighted feature;  available for purchase at traders.com


From Option Wizard®  guest writers

Options, an introduction
Dr. Alex Elder

Which Option to Buy?
by Lawrence G. McMillan

Nuggets of Options Wisdom: Jon Najarian
Compiled by Option Wizard®

Psychology of Investing: The Market Emotions Cycle
Eric Kidder, forextraders.com


Designer of Option Wizard® Scan [free trial at http://option-wizard.com] and Scan Wizard [http://option-wizard.com/scanwizard] software, and author of Option Wizard Trading Method, Scan Wizard Trading Method, and "Extraordinary Comebacks: 201 Inspiring Stories of Courage, Triumph, and Success", John A. Sarkett writes on and is active in equity and options markets. Reach him at jas at (i.e. @) option-wizard.com.

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