October 2014 Core Strategy Pre-Trade Analysis Friday October 10th 6:30 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 October [one_half] Coming off the highs from September and August, October may seem like a run of the mill month for the Core Strategy, however, this really couldn't be further from the truth. For us, October serves as a benchmark month. This is a month that produces great returns with almost clock-like consistency. Take a peek at the stats (to the right) and you will see what we mean. October is the de facto Core Strategy month. As of this writing, you'll find the winning history and average return for October are almost identical to those same statistics for the Core overall. [/one_half] [one_half_last] 116 Total trades 99 Winning trades 85.34% Winning history 98.78% Average return [/one_half_last] Historically successful picks Much like last month, October has a bevy of stocks that have performed well in the past. Tech tickers such as AAPL, GOOG, and the QQQs perform quite admirably with perfect or near perfect winning histories. [do action="cs-stats-stock" month="10"/] Statistical Expectations for October We have every reason to believe this October will be another great month based on our statistics. As a benchmark month, October really removes any guesswork or uncertainty with regards to statistical performance. Winning history at common returns Risk adverse traders should easily be able to fetch returns in the 30% range, while those who are more tolerant of risk should be comfortable with the upper end of our target profit at 50%. [do action="cs-winning-history-month" month="10"/] Remember, no matter how great the statistics are or how good past trades were, you must set realistic limit orders to trade this strategy profitably. We highly recommend member's focus on our own target profit goals! As always, make money and happy trading!