November 2017 Pre-trade Analysis Thursday November 9th 7:30 AM Posted in: Monthly Options Analysis Start Trading We near the end of 2017 with another positive month for monthly options. Our analysis yields good overall statistics for the month, with an average winning history (83%) on parity with the monthly options traded throughout the year. The average return for those trades is well above our target guidelines at 80%. A further analysis of winning histories and returns show November underperforming the year as a whole. Note the gap beginning at 20% return and widening throughout the graph. This indicates elevated risk as you pursue higher and higher returns. Take our advice and book profit as soon as it presents itself. Key Stats 138 Total trades 115 Winning trades 83% Winning history 80% Average return Risk vs Reward This graph shows the percentage of winning trades that achieved indicated returns. Successful Picks Keep in mind we may no longer trade options for some of the stocks listed here. Stock Plays Wins Winning History Average Return AAPL 8 7 87.50% 137% AMZN 11 9 81.82% 104% BIDU 5 2 40.00% 53% BRCM 6 6 100.00% 132% DIA 15 13 86.67% 63% GOOG 6 4 66.67% 78% IBM 10 9 90.00% 90% QQQ 13 13 100.00% 94% WYNN 8 7 87.50% 142% YHOO 5 4 80.00% 68% 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!