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May Meetup Schedule Change - Hi Folks, Due to travel I had to change the meetup to the following Wed the 20th.  Please make sure to note this! Thanks! Mike Mike Apr 16, 2015 2:17 PM
March Meeting Follow Up - Please Read - Another great meeting with the group which is now well over 20 participating. Steve Suminski gave a fantastic presentation about his trade setups he uses for directional trades. We also discussed the possibility of working closely with Mike Mar 19, 2015 9:07 AM
Tom Sosnoff is coming to Portland this Saturday - Hi Folks, This is a reminder that this Saturday TD Ameritrade/TOS is hosting a seminar and Tom Sosnoff the original founder of ThinkorSwim and Tastytrade will be in town as well. Here is the link to register: https://wwws.tdamer Mike Mar 12, 2015 3:11 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] PLEASE READ A FEW IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS - Thanks Jeff. On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 12:30 PM, Jeff P < [address removed] Mike Mar 10, 2015 1:07 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] PLEASE READ A FEW IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS - Hi Mike, Jeff P Mar 10, 2015 12:30 PM
PLEASE READ A FEW IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS - Hi Everyone. I hope you are all doing well after a little sell-off today! First a quick reminder that our normal meeting date has been pushed one week out and has been updated on the schedule. So we are not meeting this week so please adjust yo Mike Mar 6, 2015 2:41 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Meeting Next Week - Hey all, A number of you use the tasty trade platform and some even follow options guru Tom Sosnoff. I just learned that he is Jim P. Feb 27, 2015 12:39 PM
REMINDER - NO MEETING TODAY - MOVED TO NEXT WEDNESDAY -   The normal meeting day was pushed out to next week.  Please adjust your schedules accordingly. See you then! Mike Mike Feb 11, 2015 9:55 AM
13 Things Successful Traders Do Differently - I copied this down a few years ago and since we are beginning a new year I thought to send it out! Enjoy! They pursue realistic goals as their returns. They take decisive and immediate action when Mike Jan 23, 2015 2:55 PM
Meeting Next Week - Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a safe and Happy New Year and holiday season! As I start to get ready for the next meeting, I have been doing a lot of reading about psychology of trading. I came across and article I had Mike Jan 7, 2015 8:58 AM
good morning - http://cheapshopping.info/note­.php?4rzvncapyobo0m48 brett.harsha [address removed] .......... Necessity is the mother of taking chances. -- Mark Twain Brett H. Dec 8, 2014 10:39 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Trading as a corporation question - Preview not available Steve S Nov 30, 2014 10:39 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Trading as a corporation question - Yes, I have used TradersAccounting for 4 years and Raven has alwa Jeff P Nov 29, 2014 6:20 PM
RE: [Options-for-Income] Trading as a corporation question - All, Although I have not done this yet, w Eric Nov 29, 2014 5:51 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Trading as a corporation question - I trade as an LLC. It is true that losses are losses, but the benefit is that you can write off expenses including home office, such as rent or mor Jeff P Nov 29, 2014 5:47 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Trading as a corporation question - From what I understand it would not make difference for your situation. It is a capital loss either way regardless of structure. Most of these entities are for protection or the ability to write off expenses. On Mike Nov 29, 2014 5:42 PM
Trading as a corporation question - Has anyone in the group set up a corporation for trading? This year I have losses trading options unfortunately which made me wonder if I would have benefited if I had set up a corpo Meera Nov 29, 2014 5:32 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Options For Income Meeting Tonight! - ok thanks On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 8:49 AM, Mike < [address removed] > wrote: Brett H. Nov 17, 2014 8:56 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Options For Income Meeting Tonight! - Please check the site we are not meeting tonight On Nov 17,[masked]:47 AM, "Brett Harsha" < [address removed] > wrote: Mike Nov 17, 2014 8:48 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Options For Income Meeting Tonight! - Mike, Can you remind me where and at what time you are meeting tonight? Thanks, Brett Harsha On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 9:01 AM, Mike < Brett H. Nov 17, 2014 8:47 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Options For Income Meeting Tonight! - Hi Mike, I am forwarding the  sets of emails. Thanks Madhumita On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 9:01 AM, Mike < MJ Nov 16, 2014 9:09 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Options For Income Meeting Tonight! - Sounds good. You might like using Bull call spread to reduce your risk and margin requirement. I have puts on NLY for December. When would be a goo Kenneth A. Nov 12, 2014 9:40 PM
FW: [Options-for-Income] Options For Income Meeting Tonight! - Hi Ken, I am interest Andrew Nov 12, 2014 5:04 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Options For Income Meeting Tonight! - I would like to assemble a small beginner to intermediate group to trade together Buying and Selling simple Calls and Puts. If interested please ca Kenneth A. Nov 12, 2014 12:17 PM
Options For Income Meeting Tonight! - Hi everyone, What a crazy month it has been since our last meeting! Tonight Jeff Payne is back to discuss what he is doing lately. I will review the SPX put credit spread results from the past month and how it did during the rec Mike Nov 12, 2014 9:01 AM
Follow Up OptionsTribe and OptionVue and Trading Contest - Hi Folks, I am sorry this has taken so long, but when I presented this at our last meeting I did not realize the details were not flushed out.  So here is the deal which I strongly suggest you all take advantage of, for at least six months: Mike Oct 20, 2014 12:48 PM
Another Freebe from Dan Passarelli - Subject Line: Former CBOE Floor Trader Reveals 6 Secret Income Generation Strategies [FREE REPORT] Hi Traders, This is Dan Passarelli. I’m a 21-year veteran of the options industry, former CBOE floor trader and author of the books Mike Oct 10, 2014 10:21 AM
Dan Passarelli Offer - Hi Folks, For those who made the seminar and those who did not. Dan wanted to make sure you have the offer from the seminar. It is good until tomorrow midnight. The information is below: Group Coaching/Income Trading Mike Oct 9, 2014 11:22 AM
Seminar with Dan Passarelli - Location! - Sorry I forgot to include the address of the seminar: We are meeting at the Multnomah Arts Center: 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 Hope to see you there!!!   Mike Mike Oct 3, 2014 1:32 PM
Final Notice Dan Passarelli Free Seminar Tomorrow at 10am - Hi Folks, This is the last call for tomorrow's seminar presented by Option Coach D an Passarelli . His approach to trading options is based on market view first, then determine the correct strategy based on your market vi Mike Oct 3, 2014 12:38 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Seminar with Dan Passarelli - This Saturday October 4th! - I plan on attending and have mentioned this to a few others... Richard 'Cre8vSpirit' P. Oct 1, 2014 6:30 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Saturday Seminar Live with Options Trading Coach Dan Passarelli - Hi Mike, I will be there. Thanks for arranging it for us. Best, Madhumita On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 10:21 AM, Mike < MJ Oct 1, 2014 1:49 PM
Seminar with Dan Passarelli - This Saturday October 4th! - Hi Everyone, I got a lot of questions to clarify the date for the seminar. It is this Saturday the 4th.  We have a nice group confirmed, but would love to have a lot more to show Dan our support for this free workshop. So if you have n Mike Oct 1, 2014 8:45 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Saturday Seminar Live with Options Trading Coach Dan Passarelli - Yes this Saturday. See you then On Sep 30,[masked]:08 PM, "Paul Popov" < [address removed] > wrote: Mike Sep 30, 2014 7:24 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Saturday Seminar Live with Options Trading Coach Dan Passarelli - I am planning to be there. Is it this coming Saturday? Paul On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 10:21 AM, Mike < Paul P. Sep 30, 2014 7:07 PM
Saturday Seminar Live with Options Trading Coach Dan Passarelli - Hi Folks, This is confirmation our seminar is on.  We are starting promptly at 10am at the Multnomah Arts Center.   7688 SW CAPITOL HWY PORTLAND, OR 97219 [masked]-2787. Dan was a former Market Mak Mike Sep 30, 2014 10:21 AM
Market At Very Critical Junction - Hi Folks, While I don't make market calls as you all know I do pay attention to the charts.  Right now we are at a very critical point in the short term. There are a few things that are going on that have not happened for some time: Mike Sep 23, 2014 2:32 PM
Fwd: ⌚ Free Access to IBD's Premium Investing Tools & Features Start Today ⌚ - I am not a subscriber to Investor's Business Daily as many of the stocks are too 'high flying' for my conservative approach but I do pick up the paper every once in awhile to check on what the latest momentum stoc Jim P. Sep 22, 2014 9:01 AM
Weekly Rut Calendar and October Meetup Update - Hi Folks, We had another great meeting last night.  If you missed it, you missed a very active discussion on a number of topics. But if there is one take away, you should not be paying a ticket charge if you trade options. If your account is g Mike Sep 11, 2014 8:20 AM
Rut Weekly Calendar and Webinar Today - Hi Folks, This should have gone out yesterday, but I got distracted and never hit send. I put on a weekly Rut Calendar again yesterday. I had to wait for sometime to put in on as the markets were very active in the morning. Finally it s Mike Sep 4, 2014 8:47 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Rut Trade Update and Condor Queen Webinar Reminder - See answers in line. Hi Mike, Thanks for t Mike Aug 31, 2014 1:46 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Rut Trade Update and Condor Queen Webinar Reminder - Hi Mike, Thanks for the reminder for condor talk. I enjoyed it. I am sorry to see your RUT trade didn't go as expected, but good to know that your loss was not huge. I have a question regarding this Calender trade expected move. Tod MJ Aug 28, 2014 10:54 PM
Rut Trade Update and Condor Queen Webinar Reminder - Hi Folks, I exited the calendar at a loss of $50 or 11%.  The trade was profitable a few times in the morning but I waited to long and the market reversed.  I will put another one on next week. Also a quick reminder that starting in a Mike Aug 28, 2014 12:22 PM
Webinar Tomorrow with the "Queen of Condors" - For any of you who have traded condors and/or just want to see how someone does this for their income and has been doing this for years, I strongly suggest you join the Capital Discussion's webinar tomorrow with Amy Meissner the Queen of Condors. I pro Mike Aug 27, 2014 4:44 PM
Webinar Tomorrow with the "Queen of Condors" - For any of you who have traded condors and/or just want to see how someone does this for their income and has been doing this for years, I strongly suggest you join the Capital Discussion's webinar tomorrow with Amy Meissner the Queen of Condors. I pro Mike Aug 27, 2014 4:43 PM
New Two Day Rut Calendar Entered - Hi Folks, I entered into a new trade today for two days at most.  I bought the Aug5/Sep1 1175 call calendar for $4.60.  I tried to exit at $5.10 today which it hit a few times but never filled. So depending on where the spread is tomorrow in Mike Aug 27, 2014 1:30 PM
Be Careful with Internet Marketers! - Folks, I thought I would send a quick email regarding an options class I was just sent.  The promoter is very active in the options marketing world and has been around for awhile. He is promoting a class to grow a small account quickly. Mike Aug 26, 2014 7:04 AM
Rut Weekly Calendar Update - My trade close while I was traveling today for $100 profit. Quick 21% profit for a 1 day trade! Mike Mike Aug 20, 2014 3:43 PM
New Rut Trade Posted - Hi Everybody,   I wanted to let you know I posted a new Rut Calendar trade in the discussion forums. I will keep you posted but I believe unless there is a huge move tomorrow I should be able to close it out. Mike Mike Aug 19, 2014 1:27 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] New Options Site and Resource - Webinar Today - Thanks, Mike! Steve On Aug 1 Steve S Aug 18, 2014 12:55 PM
New Options Site and Resource - Webinar Today - Folks, I have found another solid free resource run by two great options traders one is a hedge fund manager. The site is called Capital Discussions and can be found at www.capitaldiscussions.com. Membership is free which gives you access to th Mike Aug 18, 2014 12:45 PM
Do Most Options Expire Worthless? - Last night I asked a question "Why do we sell options"?  One of the answers given was because that most options expire worthless.  This is a very commonly stated answer, but misunderstood, which could lead to the wrong conclusions.  The hidden assum Mike Aug 14, 2014 4:18 PM
Tonight's Meeting Update - HI Folks, Due to strong demand and the size of the room we have, I have increased the number of spots for attendance. A number of people contacted me because we were at capacity. So if you thought you could not come tonight, we have lots of roo Mike Aug 13, 2014 7:57 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Live FREE Training Session With Dan Passarelli of Markettaker.com - Mike, I'm interested! Thanks, Ed On[masked]:34, Mike wrote: > Hi everyone.  Dan Passarelli will be in town in October 4th (a > Saturday) and would love to present to our group. > > I need to get back to his staff to get the arra Ed D. Aug 7, 2014 3:17 PM
RE: [Options-for-Income] Live FREE Training Session With Dan Passarelli of Markettaker.com - Mike, I'm interested in this Thanks, Ri Richard Aug 5, 2014 12:57 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Live FREE Training Session With Dan Passarelli of Markettaker.com - The Free training event sounds great depending on time & location to avoid tra Richard 'Cre8vSpirit' P. Aug 5, 2014 10:53 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Live FREE Training Session With Dan Passarelli of Markettaker.com - Mike I can't make it, I have a competition that weekend.  Looking forward to teh next one,please keep me on the list. Thanks, Brett On Brett H. Aug 4, 2014 7:50 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Live FREE Training Session With Dan Passarelli of Markettaker.com - Thanks for arranging it, Mike, count me in... Paul On Monday, August 4, 2014, Mike < [address removed] > wrote: Paul P. Aug 4, 2014 5:35 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Live FREE Training Session With Dan Passarelli of Markettaker.com - Hi Mike, I am interested. Thanks Sent from my iPhone On Aug 4, 2014, at 1:34 PM, Mike < Jeff P Aug 4, 2014 4:17 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Live FREE Training Session With Dan Passarelli of Markettaker.com -  Hi Mike, I am certain Graham & Mary C. Aug 4, 2014 2:53 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Live FREE Training Session With Dan Passarelli of Markettaker.com - Sounds great! I am on vacation in Denver but will be back next week. Mike Mike Aug 4, 2014 2:49 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Live FREE Training Session With Dan Passarelli of Markettaker.com - Mike, Michal D. Aug 4, 2014 2:45 PM
Live FREE Training Session With Dan Passarelli of Markettaker.com - Hi everyone.  Dan Passarelli will be in town in October 4th (a Saturday) and would love to present to our group. I need to get back to his staff to get the arrangements going.  Please let me know if you are interested so I can get a head coun Mike Aug 4, 2014 1:34 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] What are you doing this month to move forward? - Thanks Mike - Allan Allan M. Jul 27, 2014 2:55 PM
Fwd: Webinar: The 100k Challenge - Has anyone got any experience with these guys?  I get free webinar invites all of the time, but due to the timing and my work schedule, I can never watch them. I kind of figured these guys might be a joke as they are the Mike D. Jul 14, 2014 5:54 PM
What are you doing this month to move forward? - At the last meeting I spoke about my goals for the meetings.  The primary being that everyone learns how to get better and improve every month, so we can look back after a year and see a much better trader. With that said, I challenge each of Mike Jul 13, 2014 6:27 PM
OptionVue Reminder - Hi Everyone, As a reminder to those who came last night and new information for those who were not there, Optionvue has new prices that include realtime quotes if you use TOS or IB.  The platform with back trader their back testing por Mike Jul 10, 2014 3:29 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] JULY MEETING VENUE CHANGE!!!! - Mike Pacific West Bank has a free Co Richard 'Cre8vSpirit' P. Jul 7, 2014 2:50 PM
JULY MEETING VENUE CHANGE!!!! - Hi folks, Due to the number attending this month, we had to find a new venue for the meeting. Here is the information: MULTNOMAH ARTS CENTER • 7688 SW CAPITOL HWY • PORTLAND, OR 97219 Room #33. Mike Jul 7, 2014 2:21 PM
A Quick Note about Options Expiration - Last week, I gave a presentation to an investment group about the basics of options. Most of us know the original definitions for options stated that buyers have rights and sellers have obligations. However as I gave the presentation I Mike Jun 30, 2014 7:38 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions and Meeting Update - Hi Mike, I will be interested to check the Livevol  platform. Thanks for arranging everything for us. With regards, Madhumita On Wed, MJ Jun 26, 2014 10:15 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions and Meeting Update - I am interested in looking at LiveVol I did RSVP for the meet up and now have 3 guests who want to come I look forward to seeing everyone Thanks Dore Dore Jun 25, 2014 9:12 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions and Meeting Update - I have an interest in the webinar. Thank you. Larry Larry W. Jun 25, 2014 1:34 PM
Commissions and Meeting Update -   Hi everyone! Since there were a lot of questions about commissions, I wanted to give an update.  As I believe I said in a prior email, Thinkorswim will negotiate if it fits their rules.  Since I am looking at better rates from othe Mike Jun 25, 2014 11:19 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions - Hi All, I have talked to the RCM Access rep (Mike Tosaw) for the commission deal CC has forwarded to us. It looks good if you have a big account, because their min charge is 500$/year or (.05%). and option charge .35/contact. MJ Jun 20, 2014 2:19 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions - Hello friends I am with Ib for ages even when they were brown and company. Only draw back I see while doing trades on iPhone where all my Ajit Jun 19, 2014 10:33 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions - Here is the link from the IB site.  They are calling it an "Exposure Fee".    It's creating a buzz on some of the options boards I track.   Maybe it's small accounts trading far out of the money options but it&# Jim P. Jun 19, 2014 5:41 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions - No I have not heard of this, nor have I experienced it, nor would Jeff P Jun 19, 2014 5:30 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions - OptionsHouse charges $8.50 per trade w/ $0.15 per contract. On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 9:54 AM, Mike < msch Devin B. Jun 18, 2014 10:48 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions - Jeff, I've heard recently about a 'Risk Charge'  at Interactive Brokers that they just started assessing.   It varies from 7 to $10 per day and it applies if you use margin even if you don't use all of Jim P. Jun 18, 2014 6:16 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions - I am with interactive brokers, the average per option cost is less than 50 cents. The price will vary between .05 and 1.10 per contract, based on n Jeff P Jun 18, 2014 4:31 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Commissions - Susan Jun 18, 2014 1:45 PM
Commissions - Hi Folks, At the last meeting we had a discussion about commissions.  I am a huge believer of keeping my costs of doing business as low as possible.  If you have a ticket charge or minimum / trade of any size and do any type of adjustments, y Mike Jun 18, 2014 9:53 AM
Slight Change in Next Agenda - Hi Everyone, Mike Mitchell who was going to make a presentation has a scheduling conflict. So we will re-schedule him in the next few months. However another member Jeff who trades full time will be back to discuss how he trades earnings. Mike Jun 18, 2014 9:07 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] Meeting Recap and Next Month Announcement - So sorry I couldn't make it... I will be there on July 9! Jeff P Jun 13, 2014 5:04 PM
Meeting Recap and Next Month Announcement -   To all of the members who missed this month's meeting, you missed a lot.  One of our members Steve Gould did a fantastic presentation about what he has learned by watching Tasty Trade videos and the live shows. He put together a great revie Mike Jun 13, 2014 10:39 AM
Meeting Tomorrow at 6:30! - Hi folks,  tomorrow is our monthly meeting.  One of our members Steve Gould will be doing a presentation on trading he has been doing and following from Tasty Trades. I will be reviewing the markets and performance of the testing I have been Mike Jun 10, 2014 1:25 PM
May meeting day delayed 1 week! - Hi folks, I am going to be traveling the normal week we meet. So I have moved the meeting out one week.  Hope you can still make it!  We will be discussing earnings trades. Mike Mike May 1, 2014 11:19 AM
The Greeks - Hi Folks, Thought you might like this video on the Greeks and why we need to know about them.   http://www.tastytrade.com/tt/d­aily_recaps/2014-04-21/episode­s/140421_bp   Check out this link a Mike Apr 21, 2014 4:01 PM
Credit Spread Webinar - Hi folks. We have had many new traders join us recently. I just received an email from the CBOE who is holding a webinar on Credit Spreads. You can find the details here: Mike Apr 15, 2014 3:22 PM
Credit Spread Webinar - Hi folks. We have had many new traders join us recently. I just received an email from the CBOE who is holding a webinar on Credit Spreads. You can find the details here: Mike Apr 15, 2014 3:22 PM
Iron Condor Closed - Well I could have sold the position for a much greater profit but because of the run up I closed the position for $.60 which is a profit of $.30 on a risk of $4.10 or 7% in 3 days. Not bad, but not great! Mike Mike Jan 15, 2014 1:04 PM
Re: [Options-for-Income] New Weekly Iron Condor Entered - Preview not available Allan M. Jan 14, 2014 10:16 AM
Re: [Options-for-Income] New Weekly Iron Condor Entered - Thanks, Mike! Also, I posted a trade last Thursday and adde Jeff P Jan 14, 2014 9:21 AM
New Weekly Iron Condor Entered - I posted the trade I made yesterday for those who are interested. Let me know if you have any questions.   Mike Mike Jan 14, 2014 7:47 AM
Rut Weekly Calendar Trade Update - As we continue to get short delta I am making another roll. I will roll the 2nd 1030 calendar to the 1040.  Cutting my deltas again. I closed the 1030 for $4.80 and bought the 1040 cal for $5.50.   Mike Mike Sep 9, 2013 12:17 PM
New Rut Iron Condor Weekly Trade - I am going ahead and putting on a new condor trade even though Syria is very much in play. Here is the trade: 1010/1000 put srpead and 1060/1070 call spread. Credit received $1.30. Also note that the call side has a high delta Mike Sep 9, 2013 11:26 AM
Rut Weekly Calendar Trade Update - With this up move I have decided to make an adjustment as follows:   Sold 1/2 of the current postion @ $5.00 Added a 2nd calendar at 1040 for $5.45. This widens our profit zone and cut our short delta's by more than 1/2 Mike Sep 9, 2013 8:32 AM
New Rut Calendar Trade - Hi folks, As planned I entered the new weekly Rut Calendar: 1030 call calendar sold 1030 Sep2 call bought 1030 Sep (monthly exp) call Debit $5.20 Plan is to exit 7% - 13% Stop 12% Will kee Mike Sep 6, 2013 10:13 AM
Rut Weekly Calendar Trade - - Hi Everyone,   I hope you all had a nice Labor Day weekend!  I am holding off until Friday to put on this trade as we had the huge job report on Friday before the market opens. So instead of putting this on ahead of a huge move, I wan Mike Sep 4, 2013 9:11 AM

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