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Tackle Today: What is the Most Profitable Options Strategy?

August 3, 2021

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≈ The answer might surprise you ≈


The options market offers a buffet of choices. It can get quickly overwhelming and leaves many to ask for direction.

“Hey, coach. Cut to the chase. Just tell me the most profitable one, and I’ll focus on it.”

It’s an intelligent question, but don’t be mad if you find the answer unsatisfying.

The most profitable options strategy, the “best” one, if you will, is the one that YOU know how to make money with.

For one trader, it might be Covered Calls. For another, it might be Bull Put Spreads. Discovering what’s best for you requires trying out a few different strategies and keeping a journal.

On paper, Long Calls and Puts look like they would be the most profitable because they offer an unlimited reward. The problem is unless your timing and chart reading is excellent, you’ll lose money with them.

In the first session of the Team Vikings Trading Lab, I shared my favorite strategies. They are long stock, covered calls, naked puts, bull puts, iron condors. There were a few others, but these are my bread and butter.


Because I’m the most profitable with them! Over the past year, my best performing strategy has been the covered call because of the long stock component. When the market experiences its most powerful bull market in history, it’s tough to beat long stock.


Chart of the Day: The Fastest Doubling In History

The S&P 500 has officially doubled off the March 2020 lows (2,191.86 to 4,383.72). Just how fast was it? The fastest in history. See the dark blue line on the far left of the chart. That’s the current bull market. The second closest was the launch from the March 2009 lows.
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The S&P 500 has officially doubled off the March 2020 lows (2,191.86 to 4,383.72). Just how fast was it? The fastest in history. See the dark blue line on the far left of the chart. That’s the current bull market. The second closest was the launch from the March 2009 lows.

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