[2021 Review] 42 Options Trades… And 40 Winners
We just wrapped up the final stretch of the year, and the clock ticked over. And we all know what that means! It’s time to look back at how our options trades did in 2021.
I’ll also be thinking about my resolutions for the year to come. In the next few weeks, I’ll discuss what’s coming up in the new year and changes we’ll see in my premium options trading service, Income Trader.
But until then, let’s review the year that was — and boy, was 2021 a doozy.
Some of the topics I focused on included growing inflation concerns… the K-shaped recovery leaving certain households behind… high market risks… concerns about a financial crisis in China… and the difficult decisions facing the Federal Reserve.
However, while the year sometimes felt like a series of unfortunate events, our trading stayed positive.
2021 Performance: 42 Options Trades… And 40 Winners
Over the course of the year, we sold 42 put options. Of those trades, 40 of them delivered gains. That’s a fantastic 95% win rate.
Our average trade generated about $43 per contract, or $430 for every 10 contracts sold. That’s a little bit lower than our long-term average… but for a year with so much unpredictable risk, I’ll take it. As you know, my ultimate goal is to find ways to generate consistent income for you while minimizing and managing the amount of risk we take on.
We accomplished this by selecting options that passed my safety screens and closing trades early when it made sense. Yes, in doing so, we left a small amount of income on the table, but we protected ourselves from losses that could have taken much larger bites out of our wins.
All in all, the system is working out exactly as I intended it to.
As for what we traded, the list was quite diverse. A number of large retailers — DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. (DKS), Dillard’s, Inc. (DDS), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), Nike, Inc. (NKE), just to name a few — made their way onto the list. There were also some more eclectic stocks, like stock exchange CME Group (CME), paint supplier PPG Industries (PPG), and trash company Waste Management (WM).
It was a good year for Income Trader. And I’m excited about what the next year has in store!
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In short, my subscribers and I use a conservative put-selling strategy to generate extra income in the market. We’re averaging a win rate over 90% on our trades — a level of success I’d challenge you to find with any other market strategy.
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