May 2014 Core Strategy Pre-trade Analysis Friday May 9th 8:00 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 May [one_half] Much like April, May is traditionally another stellar month for the Core Strategy. The unbelievably high winning history and average return indicate that May has produced a bevy of winning picks. If you are a new Bundle or Core Strategy subscriber, this is typically a month to play. [/one_half] [one_half_last] 103 Total trades 89 Winning trades 86.41% Winning history 139.48% Average return [/one_half_last] May lifetime winning history at common returns [do action="cs-winning-history-month" month="05"/] Historically successful May option picks [do action="cs-stats-stock" month="5"/] Statistical Expectations for May With the exception of 2012, the Core Strategy has hit total home runs for options traders. Hopefully, the charts are on our side this month, as we could use some gains to start the summer months. Remember, even though the stats are great, set realistic limit orders to capture the target profit! As always, make money and happy trading!