March 2018 Monthly Analysis Friday March 9th 8:00 AM Posted in: Monthly Options Analysis Start Trading Once again we are faced with one of the more difficult months for our option strategy. Historically. March has been feast or famine with either all alerts producing returns or losses (see 2010, 2011, and 2013) results. Upon review of commentary from losing years, it is apparent that puts, which are highly unusual for this strategy) produced the losses in 2013. Dismissing 2013's results as an outlier improves March statistics marginally, but make no mistake, this is a challenging month to trade. Stick to the low end of our target guidelines and lock in profits as soon as they are presented. Key Stats 131 Total trades 93 Winning trades 71% Winning history 84% 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 9 7 77.78% 89% AMZN 9 8 88.89% 87% BRCM 5 5 100.00% 91% DIA 15 13 86.67% 98% GOOG 6 5 83.33% 38% IBM 10 8 80.00% 65% QQQ 14 12 85.71% 70% WYNN 5 4 80.00% 133% 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!