December 2014 Core Strategy Pre-Trade Analysis Friday December 12th 12:03 PM 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 December [one_half] The Core Strategy continues its performance decline through December. Our key statistics indicate a slightly lower winning history and average return from the previous month. Additionally, we have fewer data points as we typically do not recommend a large number of stocks for the month. [/one_half] [one_half_last] 111 Total trades 89 Winning trades 80.18% Winning history 70.28% Average return [/one_half_last] Historically successful picks Surprisingly, December has produced several historically successful stocks. As you can see there are many options which produce some phenomenal winning histories. Stock Plays Wins Winning History Average Return AAPL 6 5 83.33% 29% AMZN 9 8 88.89% 73% BRCM 6 4 66.67% 42% DIA 12 9 75.00% 88% EBAY 6 5 83.33% 121% GOOG 5 5 100.00% 49% IBM 10 8 80.00% 43% QQQ 11 10 90.91% 70% YHOO 5 5 100.00% 81% Winning history at common returns December remains on par with our target profits with winning histories at common returns just slightly below November's numbers. [do action="cs-winning-history-month" month="12"/] 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!