February 2014 Core Strategy Pre-trade Analysis Friday February 14th 1:15 AM Posted in: Daily Blog Start Trading Once a month, Options-Intelligence uses its vast options trading history to generate key statistics to aid our Core Options Trading Strategy members. These statistics are designed to arm option trades with invaluable information and insight into the the trends and expectations for the upcoming option trading cycle. Historical Option Performance for February While it may still be cold outside, the Core Strategy really starts to heat things up in February. An analysis of the historical returns shows some very favorable results save for 2009. Members should have ample opportunity to generate some solid returns should this trend continue. Overall results for the month are among highest, boasting an 86% winning history and an average return of 87% from 107 total trades. February lifetime winning history at common returns [do action="cs-winning-history-month" month="02"/] Historically successful February option picks Stock # of Trades Winning History Average Return AAPL 6 83% 72% AMZN 6 100% 70% BRCM 5 100% 91% DIA 11 91% 91% EBAY 5 100% 139% GOOG 5 80% 36% IBM 8 75% 74% QQQ 10 90% 72% Statistical Expectations for February The Core Strategy looks ready to rock and roll. The winning history for common returns shows ample opportunity to make solid returns in our target ranges (30% - 50%) and there are several consistent winners to pick from. AMZN, BCRM, and EBAY enjoy perfect winning histories, while DIA and QQQ are not far behind. As always, make money and happy trading!