Calmer Year for Option Sellers: Q1 2011 Results

Options Trading Results: First Quarter 2011 Results

2011 is a calmer year for option sellers

First Quarter 2011 Results: +19.2%, S&P 500: only +5.9%

Calm markets are always nice to option sellers. And so far this year, the markets have been very nice.

These results are from all the trades entered into in January, February and March of 2011. The March trades were not exited until expiration in April. The results are before commissions.

As I have said before, I think that 2011 will be a calmer year than the past three and that it will be a great time for option sellers.  So far, my prediction is coming true.

Stock option volatility

Some people think they need a lot of stock option volatility to make money in the market as an option seller. I prefer the markets to be quiet and calm.

Put on a trade, watch it, and exit at a profit or let it expire. Sounds too simplistic, but that is how it can be.

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1 Comment

  1. Gavin on April 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Well done Allen. Great results!!

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