My name is Joe Corona and over the past 23 years, I have made my full-time living trading in the options markets. I started my career on the CBOE in 1982, I ran Tony Saliba’s trading desk for 3 1/2 years and now I run a proprietary trading and consulting operation which specializes in trading U.S., European, and Asian derivatives. I have also personally trained hundreds of options and derivative traders for some of the biggest institutional financial firms in the world.
Most option courses either use a great deal of math, the Greeks (delta, theta, vega, etc.) or they show you how to buy puts and calls and do covered-call writing. MY COURSE DOES NONE OF THESE! I’m going to teach you “what really works” and I’m going to be doing it with strategies which I (and other professionals in Chicago) have used successfully for years, and/or strategies which have had at least 10 years of statistical and systematic proof that an edge has existed.
This is the type of options course I wish I had two decades ago when I started trading. Many traders use math to trade options. That’s fine but it’s incomplete. Many more traders buy calls and puts while guessing direction (most of them lose). The key to trading options professionally is to have technical analysis strategies and systems with edges and then to know how to identify and trade low-risk options which give you the opportunity for substantial returns.
My course is simple to understand, easy to use and it will be backed by me trading real money in real time with the strategies. The options industry has long needed a course like this and as far as I know this is the only course of its kind!
TradingMarkets Professional Options Trading College is a professionally constructed options training program which will get you to the level of being able to make correct options decisions every day for years to come. You will not find the knowledge in TMOC any place else, either on the Internet, in books or in other courses. You have the peace of mind knowing the strategies are real, and the research is real. And, after you learn the strategies, you will be able to watch a recording of me trading in order to assure you have full mastery of what has been taught.
During each session I will take you through a step-by-step process of combining specific directional strategies (most backed by at least 10 years of statistical quantification) with low- risk options trades. Naked short positions and exotic positions will not be used at anytime. My goal for you is that by the time you are done with my course, you will be able to come into the trading day, identify the lowest risk/highest potential return edges which exist and know exactly which options strategies to trade.
Here Is What I Will Teach You
Let me now walk you through my TMOC course schedule so that you will know what exactly you will be taught. My plan is for us to make sure that you have a thorough base knowledge of options in Session 1 and then we dive into strategies beginning in Session 2. From there we will build your knowledge session after session and by Session 11, you will be in a strong position to use my entire plan in real trading alongside me.
You will learn a combination of strategies which TradingMarkets has published (and trades) and a number of strategies which I have used (and continue to use) over and over again. You will be getting the best of both worlds in this course.
Over the years, my traders and I converted a number of strategies TradingMarkets has created and have successfully combined them with our own options strategies. Some of the systems taught in The Tradingmarkets Swing Trading College are amongst the best I’ve seen and I’m going to teach you how to take a handful of these strategies and trade options with them in both equities and indices.
I will also introduce you to previously unpublished research which combines price, direction, and volatility. Some of these strategies have correctly predicted price direction over 75% of the time and volatility over 85% of the time since 1995. These are huge edges, and should this behavior hold in the future, you will learn how to be in low-risk option strategies which have the potential to make tremendous outsized gains.
Then beginning in Session 7, you will learn professional strategies which I have used (along with other professionals in Chicago) and which have been the backbone of my success. You’ll learn special strategies to trade earnings reports and seasonal spreads which have led to some of my biggest gains (I’ve seen other traders retire on these trades), a well known Leap Call strategy used by professional traders. Plus two very special strategies will be taught including…
The Magnetic Strike Price Strategy,
And A Low Risk/High Reward Proprietary Straddle Strategy
I’ve Used For Years
In Session 8, I will teach you the Magnetic Strike Price Strategy. Each month, for the final two weeks of the options expiration cycle, you will scan for this one special set-up. I will show you “exactly” the two parameters to look for and how to find them (it’s simple and can be done within minutes in the evening). When you see the two parameters trigger, you will put on a low-risk position which has historically led to high percentage outsized gains. Even though I cannot guarantee this nor any other strategy will be successful in the future, this strategy has worked consistently for years. And unless something structurally changes in the options markets, I believe it has the potential to continue to work for years to come.
Also in Session 8, I will teach you (using an exact technical analysis set-up), a simple low-risk straddle strategy that has the potential to do two things. The first is that this trade has the potential to explode in price leading to unlimited upside gains for you. The second is that it has the potential to be traded “for free”. This means, when properly traded, you will at times have “zero risk in the trade” and unlimited upside from the trade. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. It’s real and you will learn it from me, plus see me trade it.
On top of all this you will learn more professional strategies including strategies to trade rallies, strategies to trade declining markets, and how to make money in a sideways market.
In Session 9, I will teach you how to construct your options business, how to construct your trading day the night before (the research will take you from 15-45 minutes depending upon how in-depth you decide to use my strategies), how to select the correct broker, how to properly place orders, how to minimize your costs, how to set-up your options screens, how to automate your scans and how to make sure you are in the lowest risk positions while at the same time being in potential position to fully maximize your returns. I will leave no stone unturned in Session 9 so you will be prepared to begin your lifelong options trading career.
In Sessions 11-14 you’re going to watch a recording of me trading. You’ll see me put everything I taught to you into motion. You will watch me execute the game plan you’ve been taught and you will watch me continuously look for the lowest risk positions which provide me with the potential for the highest gains.