January 2018 Monthly Analysis Friday January 12th 8:00 AM Posted in: Monthly Options Analysis Start Trading We enter into 2018 with the familiar challenge of a less than stellar month. Historically, January has been difficult to trade, specifically when compared to the favorable months of Q4. As a consequence, we have fewer trades and lower overall performance indicators. A quick glance at the winning history confirms that January is a month of feast or famine. Our recommendation is to focus on the lower end of our target guidelines to lock in profits when presented. Key Stats 121 Total trades 87 Winning trades 72% Winning history 51% Average return Risk vs Reward 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 5 5 100.00% 111% AMZN 8 5 62.50% 51% BIDU 5 4 80.00% 52% BRCM 6 4 66.67% 89% DIA 14 10 71.43% 49% IBM 8 6 75.00% 66% QQQ 11 8 72.73% 34% WYNN 5 5 100.00% 100% YHOO 5 3 60.00% 17% 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!