February 2015 Core Strategy Pre-Trade Analysis

Friday February 13th 7:00 AM Posted in: Daily Blog

Historical Option Performance for February


February significantly improves all statistics for the Core Strategy. Coming off the lows from the previous month, we see a healthy rebound for both the winning history and average return. Of particular interest is the winning history which lands right in line with overall statistics for the strategy and provides a much welcomed reprieve for those options traders who are more risk averse. Additionally, while significantly higher than January, the average return remains a bit below the mean compared to the same statistic for other months.

Turning our attention to our first table (below), it is clear we should focus on the low end to midpoint of our target profit. Returns up to 40% fall within a reasonable winning history while seeking gains greater than that figure may prove problematic.



Key Stats

  • 116 Total trades
  • 100 Winning trades
  • 86.21% Winning history
  • 82.99% Average return

Winning history at common returns
Return Winning History
10% 84%
20% 74%
30% 66%
40% 59%
50% 55%
75% 41%
100% 33%


Historically successful picks

Several stocks stand out as good choices for February with some phenomenal winning histories. Do keep the low average return in mind for AMZN, GOOG, and YHOO.

Stock Plays Wins Winning History Average Return
AAPL 7 6 85.71% 74%
AMZN 7 6 85.71% 55%
BRCM 5 5 100.00% 91%
DIA 12 11 91.67% 85%
EBAY 5 5 100.00% 139%
GOOG 6 5 83.33% 38%
IBM 9 7 77.78% 69%
QQQ 11 10 90.91% 71%
YHOO 5 5 100.00% 42%

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!


Target Profit
Per option trade

Make up to a 50% return or better from our option trades by following our profit targets.


winning history

Over 20 years of trade history with better than 7 out of 10 winning options trades.


Trade notifications

Free text message notifications and Email as backup.


30 day trial
No committment

Autotrade Partners

Trade our alerts without being tied to the market.

Global Autoshares

Need even more trades?

Check out our suite of trading websites designed to help generate profit for any type of trader or portfolio.

Our first ever long-term options trading website with great returns and low risk.

Our second trading service with up to 100% return trading moderate/high risk weekly options each Friday.