“If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough, just keep pushing forward.” – Daymond John
Dear insider, Jason Bond here.
I remember when I was a school teacher — my wife and I were staring at the face of a massive debt pile, wondering how we would ever live a comfortable life.
But I had a master plan… I would quit teaching and pursue trading stocks full time.
Of course, everyone thought I was crazy for even thinking about leaving a secure job to try something as “risky” as stock trading.
However, my dreams weren’t to become a stock trading expert… I just wanted to make enough so I wouldn’t have to recycle soda cans with my wife and take on odd roofing jobs in the summer.
Sure, people might’ve laughed at me and called me a lunatic… but today, I’m making more in just a few weeks than I would in 2 years of my teaching job.
I’m not showing you my profits to brag… I’m showing them to prove to you that it’s possible to turn things around, and why you should push forward even if your friends and family call you crazy…
… and that you can outperform the elite traders.
I know what you’re thinking, Jason, How in the world did you pull out $113,752 in that short of time?
Simple, using my latest options strategy — the same strategy Daymond and I will be bringing to the masses.
So how do you actually outperform the elite traders?
Well, first off, I’m talking about from a percentage standpoint. I’m sure you’ve heard the hedge funds are satisfied with just outperforming the S&P 500… and that’s good if you just want to return 20% on your money on a given year.
If you think about it… that won’t get you anywhere if you don’t have hundreds of thousands invested… or millions.
If you had $25,000 and gave it to the Wall Street fat cats, you’ll be lucky to see $5,000 of profits in a year (with fees and everything).
The key to trading success and outperforming those percentage returns is locking in winners — not aiming for home runs.
For example, the profits you saw from earlier were from a string of trades — and that happens all the time with my options strategy. You see, for every 10 trades… I typically have around 7-8 winners.
If I take the same bet sizes and manage my risk properly… I’ll always end up on top and build my account over time… and it works well for even small accounts.
Think about it like this… let’s say you have a $10,000 account.
If you trade with a $1,000 position size using that same strategy… and on average, you lock in 50% returns on 7 trades, while reducing your risk to 25%.
After 10 trades, your profits would sit at $3,500 ($1,000 * 0.50 * 7) and your losses would be at $750 ($1,000 * 0.25 * 3). Overall, you would be up $2,750 — 27.5% returns with just 2 handfuls of trades.
Over time, if you continue to have that similar performance… you would compound your returns over time and ultimately multiply your trading account.
With that being said, I’d like to provide you with a free options trade that I uncovered using the exact same strategy that helped me lock in more than $100K in just a few weeks’ time.
The trade: A strategic bullish options bet on NFLX.
I sold the $270 puts expiring next Friday and bought the $267.50 puts to complete the spread. If NFLX stays above $270 by the end of next week, I’ll be at my max profit. However, I could take profits before then because I’m not locked into the trade.