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SteadyOptions 2022 – Year In Review

Performance Dissected

Check out the Performance page to see the full results. Please note that those results are based on real fills, not hypothetical performance, and exclude commissions, so your actual results will be lower, depending on the broker and number of trades. Please read 2022 Year End Performance by Trade Type for full analysis of our 2021 performance. We have extensive discussions about brokers and commissions on the Forum (like this one) and help members to select the best broker. Please refer to How We Calculate Returns? for more details.

The 90% annual return was below our long term average, but note that we didn’t use calendar trades this year due to the volatile market climate – and calendars have historically always been our highest average gain per trade. Going with mostly lower risk, short-term straddles and tight strangles kept us away from trades with bigger losses, but also kept us away from trades with larger gains. While the markets were down 20-30%+ (their worst year since 2008), we consider a 90% return pretty good.

After 11 years in business, SteadyOptions maintains its position as the most stable and consistent options trading service, with 123.2% Compounded Annual Growth Rate. We proved again that we can make money in any market. As one of our members mentioned:

"I would rate the 3% profit for March 2020 as even MORE successful than the 25% profits for Jan/Feb. If someone can make a profit in a month when there was total carnage in the markets, then that shows resilience and security in the trading strategies. It shows that even during a black swan event, the system works, and the account will not be blown."

Our strategies

SteadyOptions uses a mix of non-directional strategies: earnings plays, Straddles, Calendar Spreads, ButterfliesIron Condors, etc. We constantly adding new strategies to our arsenal, based on different market conditions. SO model portfolio is not designed for speculative trades although we might do some in the speculative forum. SO is not a get-rich-quick-without-efforts kind of newsletter. I'm a big fan of the "slow and steady" approach. We aim for many singles instead of a few homeruns. My first goal is capital preservation instead of doubling your account. Think about the risk first. If you take care of the risk, the profits will come.
 

What makes SO different?

We use a total portfolio approach for performance reporting. This approach reflects the growth of the entire account, not just what was at risk. We balance the portfolio in terms of options Greeks. SteadyOptions provides a complete portfolio solution. We trade a variety of non-directional strategies balancing each other. You can allocate 60-70% of your options account to our strategies and still sleep well at night. In 2022 we use around 30% of our capital on average, with the rest in cash. 90% return that we reported was on the whole portfolio - if we reported return on invested capital (like other services do), we would be reporting over 300% return.

 

Our performance is based on real fills. Each trade alert comes with a screenshot of our broker fills. We put our money where our mouth is. Our performance reporting is completely transparent. All trades are listed on the performance page, with the exact entry/exit dates and P/L percentage.

 

It is not a coincidence that SteadyOptions is ranked #1 out of 723 Newsletters on Investimonials, a financial product review site. The reviewers especially mention our honesty and transparency, and also tremendous value of our trading community.

 

We place a lot of emphasis on options education. There is a dedicated forum where every trade is discussed before the trade is placed. We discuss different strategies and potential trades. Unlike most other services that just send the trade alerts, our members understand the rationale behind the trades and not just blindly follow the alerts. SO actually helps members to become better traders.

 

Other services

In addition to SteadyOptions, we offer the following services:

  • Anchor Trades - Stocks/ETFs hedged with options for conservative long term investors. 
     
  • Steady PutWrite - puts writing on equity indexes and ETF’s.
     
  • Simple Spreads - simple spread strategies like diagonals and verticals.
     
  • SteadyVol - Volatility based trades.

We offer all services bundle at $2,495 per year. This represents up to 63% discount compared to individual services rates and you will be grandfathered at this rate as long as you keep your subscription active. Details on the subscription page. More bundles are available - click here for details.

Subscribing to all services provides excellent diversification since those services have low correlation, and you also get the ONE software for free for 12 months with the yearly bundle. 


We also offer Managed Accounts for Anchor Trades and Steady PutWrite.
 

Summary

2022 was another excellent year for our members. We are very pleased with our performance.

SteadyOptions is now 11 years old. We’ve come a long way since we started. We are now recognized as:

I see the community as the best part of our service. I believe we have the best and most engaged options trading community in the world. We now have members from over 50 counties. Our members posted over 125,000 posts in the last 9 years. Those facts show you the tremendous added value of our trading community.
 

I want to thank each of you who’ve joined us and supported us. We continue to strive to be the best community of options traders and continuously improve and enhance our services.


Let me finish with my favorite quote from Michael Covel:

 

"Profits come in bunches. The trick when going sideways between home runs is not to lose too much in between."

 

If you are not a member and interested to join, you can click here to join our winning team. When you join SteadyOptions, we will share with you all we know about options. We will never try to sell you any additional "proprietary systems", training, webinars etc. All our "secrets" are included in your monthly fee.

 

Happy Trading from SO team!

 

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