MATRIX PLUS OPTIONS SYSTEM™
“Trading commodity options is one of the
most consistently profitable
This is a bold statement for anyone to make, but you will see why it is true. It has to do with probabilities; knowing your probability of success before you place a trade is one of the aspects that most traders overlook, probably because it is not widely discussed or taught.
We all know about probabilities because we have bought a Lotto ticket or bet on a horse, or have played Poker. Most of the time the odds of winning big are so stacked against you that it is virtually a miracle if you win. Most trading is no different; if you buy stocks, trade Forex, or buy a futures contract, the statistical odds against your winning are less than 50%. However, there is one method of trading that has statistical odds in your favor, sometimes as high as 90% or better!
I know this sounds too good to be true, but bear with me as I show you how this is possible, and how this method can help you earn consistent profits. The “big guys” in the trading world know this secret, and they are not too keen for everyone else to know about it. It is called “premium accumulation,” and it works by selling options.
Now if you talk to your broker or investment adviser, he would likely try to scare you off by telling you that this is the most dangerous form of trading you can do, and that you will probably lose your shirt. But most of the big trading houses and banks are making tons of money by doing it, so why shouldn’t you be able to do likewise?
You see, what they don’t tell you is that there is a way of selling options in which you can protect yourself, thus taking most of the risk out of the trade.
Wouldn’t you like a trading method in which you don’t have to be correct is predicting market direction, and in which most of the time you can find trades with a 70% to 90% probability of being successful? Yes, you can win consistently - by trading options. The markets can move up or down, but if you have constructed your trade correctly you can still make money. Our method of premium accumulation will open your eyes to high probability options trades that you can execute every day. Premium accumulation is probably the least understood form of trading, yet has very good returns for the trader who is prepared to take the time to understand our trading methods, and to use the tools provided.
I base my trading on four simple maxims:
1. To make the most money,
2. in the shortest possible time,
3. with the least risk,
4. and with the highest probability of success.
Obviously these four criteria have to be optimized for the best results. We all would like to find a trade in which we could risk $100 for 10 minutes with a 100% certainty of making $1,000,000. Unfortunately, such trades do not come along very often! But by selling options we can optimize these four criteria to find trades that are really worth making.
Here’s an example of the kinds of choices you have to make in options trading:
1. Would you rather spend $250 to make a profit of $250 with a 10% probability of success? OR,
2. Post margin of $500 to make $250 profit with a 90% probability of success?
If you chose the second trade, then we are sure you will be interested in the Matrix Plus system which shows you how to consistently find options which have a good probability of making a profit, and how to manage each trade to completion.
I mentioned the “big guys” who trade in the options markets. You can learn how to see what the big guys are doing, and how to trade with them, not against them. They are the “smart money,” and have the inside track when it comes to making money.
Finding good trades in the options markets has always been a time-consuming business. This has frustrated many would-be traders, causing them to abandon options as “too complicated” to trade. To solve this problem, I have now developed a set of software tools that will make it easier for the options trader to find and execute the best trades in any of about forty commodities that I track daily.
For many years now, the Matrix software tools that I have used for my options trading has stood me in good stead, and has also helped many traders world-wide to select and manage their trades. The new Matrix Plus software has all the capabilities of the original Matrix tools, but now takes the selection and management of options trades to a whole new level!
Before we dive into the features of the new Matrix Plus tools, let’s see the statistics for a typical day’s options trading in the commodities that I follow.
The stats show us that of the 45,974 options available to trade, approximately 1.6 million options were traded. The value of the premiums that changed hands between the buyers and the sellers was about 3.5 BILLION dollars - yes, that’s billions! That’s a lot of money changing hands every day. You can see from the expiry statistics that 73% of the options expiring on that particular Friday expired worthless! That means that 73% of traders still holding their options on expiry day lost all their premiums. Who do you think profited from those premiums? Yes, you are correct; the traders in the know who sell options and accumulate premiums.
There were also 29 million options still being held, worth 51 billion dollars. These are huge amounts of money in anyone’s language. We should be able to nibble at the edges to take some of this money for ourselves!
Hopefully by now I have given you enough incentive to take a closer look at selling options. I can promise you that you won’t be sorry.
THE MATRIX PLUS OPTIONS SYSTEM
What is new in the Matrix Plus?
1. Automatically find the best options combinations for any known strategy.
2. Strategies for beginning, advanced, and master level traders.
3. Select and test more than 50 different strategies.
4. Scroll through strike prices within the strategy to compare the P/L.
5. Modify a strategy by adding or subtracting contracts.
6. Get accurate premiums.
7. Back test any strategy over a set period of time using real data.
8. Back test the “Greeks” and all option parameters.
9. Chart volume and open interest for any option.
10. Find where the “big guys” are likely to hold the market till expiry.
11. Set up a portfolio of options that you would like to follow.
12. The Matrix Plus manual, with tutorials, covering options from A to Z.
13. A new financial planner to help plan your trades.
14. An updated version of Trade Tracker to keep track of your trades, real or simulated, which will allow you to plug your results into your own financial planner.
15. An updated version of the “Options Training Aid.” to help you learn how options work.
16. Sample trade planning documents.
17. A copy of the “Option Strategies” manual, covering all known strategies, with examples.
18. Updated File Create program to help filter out “junk” options.
19. Sample .txt and .csv files to use for testing purposes.
The Matrix Plus has many more subtle improvements, as explained in the manual, which will become clear when you use the new tools.
Following are some of the highlights of the Matrix Plus system:
First is a screen shot of the Beginner strategies that are available. There are also pages for Advanced and Master strategies. You may want to use the zoom function in your browser to see more detail on the screen.
If you hover your mouse over the relevant cell, you will see that each strategy has a comment of what options make up the strategy, as well as a pictogram of the positions required to form the strategy.
You will notice that each strategy has a button to load demo data. This will produce a typical P/L graph of that strategy using simulated data.
The buttons in the Strategy Finder column search through the available real data for what it determines are the best options to make up the strategy. This will usually be the options that will make the profit to loss ration about even. You will also have the choice of extending the search for various days to expiry, because you may want to use the strategy with more time available. You can also move the strategy through the real data, taking the options further in or out of the money to give better probabilities of success.
The next screen shot is a result of a strategy search. I loaded the data for the 27th June 2013, and selected the corn commodity. I then went to the beginner page and asked the strategy finder to find the best “bull put spread.” This is the first result that strategy finder showed.
Both the strike prices and the approximate underlying futures price at the time of entry are highlighted on the graph. The legend on the right indicates what is on the graph. You will also notice a message asking if you would like to continue the search. If you reply “yes,” then strategy finder will look for another bull put spread with more days to expiry. Every time you answer “yes” to this message, it will continue to search for the strategy with more days to expiry.
In this result we see that the profit would be approximately $140, and the potential loss about $115. Also notice that this is a credit trade, so you will be given the difference between what you received for the put you sold and what you paid for the put you bought - in this case about $137.
There are many more controls on this page, which are all explained in the Matrix Plus manual.
The real data making up the strategy is also displayed in the “Options Entry” area so that you can see the parameters for each option.
Let’s see another example showing how the back tester works. The idea behind the back tester is to have a look at how a particular strategy has performed over the past few weeks or months.
In this example we use cotton options. I had looked at a chart of cotton futures, noticed a consistent uptrend, and so thought it would be worth investigating further.
Today, being the 22nd Jan 2013, I have back tested my strategy, a “bull put spread,” right back to the 2nd Jan 2013. The P/L graph tells me that from the 14th Jan, this strategy started to make a profit. I also noticed that the open interest in the higher strike puts is about a tenth of the open interest in the strikes below the options that make up my strategy. So I decide to do the trade. (How I use open interest is fully explained in the Matrix Plus manual.)
I entered the trade on the 22nd Jan 2013. This trade eventually showed a profit of $235 on expiry day.
These are just two examples of how I use the Matrix Plus tools. As an options trader, the Matrix Plus provides you with everything you will ever need to make good, informed decisions before you enter any trade. It also provides you with the tools to manage your trades to completion.
In summary, what we offer you is a chance to enter and succeed in the lucrative world of options trading. You can work from home on your own time, and trade from anywhere in the world where you can get an Internet connection. Option trading is a far more relaxed kind of trading. Once you have mastered our methods, you will spend only an hour or two a day analyzing the markets. No staring at a screen all day, watching every little quirk in the market prices. No trying to predict which way the market will jump next. You know the old saying about "work smarter, not harder"; well this is exactly what option trading is all about. If money is what you want, then this course could change your lifestyle (and has for many of our students), and provide you with the material things you have always wanted. If you do nothing, you will probably wake up tomorrow morning and nothing will have changed, or you can take the Bull by the horns (or the Bear by the tail) and make some changes for the better in your lifestyle. However, that decision is yours to make, and I hope you will make the right decision for your circumstances.
There's lots of money out there being traded each day, and we show you how you can put some of it in your pocket. Someone is getting the money − why not YOU?
Follow this link to view a short tutorial that will give you some idea of how the Matrix Plus system goes about finding a worthwhile strategy to trade.
Note: The Matrix Plus workbooks will work on any Microsoft Windows version that supports Excel 2007 and 2010. Alan Parry has not yet tested it on any other system such as Apple or Open Source systems. However, he has some test files that you can request, and then check them out on your system before you buy the Matrix Plus.
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by Joe Ross
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