About Options Trading Signals

My name is J.W. Jones, and I am the primary analyst and moderator of OptionsTradingSignals.com. I have spent more than a decade analyzing and studying financial markets. I have an intense background in portfolio management and risk analytics, with a primary focus on interest rate sensitive instruments. I have been directly involved in the use of options to mitigate and reduce risk in a variety of different portfolios.

Eventually I began trading options exclusively in my own account and in the accounts of others, primarily as a means to hedge equity positions or produce additional income in portfolios for clients. As time went on, my methodologies became more complex and I developed a variety of trading strategies for various market conditions.

Unlike many option services which seemingly use options for their leverage or as a proxy for actual stock ownership, my strategy focuses on using option trading setups that derive profits from the passage of time.

While I am quite aware that predicting directionality with regular success is possible, it is not constant. Creating trading strategies where the only profit engine is Theta (time) decay allows a trader the unique experience to profit from an inevitability. This is not to say that I never place directionally biased trades, I just do so in a manner where I mitigate my total risk by creating spreads which capitalize from the passage of time to protect my position, and more importantly my precious trading capital.

The ability to use the passage of time as the primary profit engine allows me to create gains in all types of markets. Regardless of whether we are in a bear market, bull market, or a consolidating market, time will continue to pass by.

One of the fundamental tenets of trading is to leverage probability while managing risk to produce an edge. Managing risk is only the first stage in my strategy, I will define maximum risk for subscribers. No that is not a typo, options offer the unique ability to have a maximum loss. In basic terms, when we enter trades members will know exactly how much capital they have at risk assuming the worst case scenario.

My strategy strives to not only define risk, but to manage it to cut losers short and let winners run.

Most of my competitors use strategies which can produce insane profits; however they generally fail to mention the risk that was undertaken to produce that outsized profit. It is critical to understand that just like with any type of investment, the more risk one takes the more potential profit or loss they can sustain; options are no different.

I fully realize that members are focused on the bottom line, and I would be remiss if I did not agree wholeheartedly. Instead of delivering a roller coaster ride of large profits and losses, I strive to produce consistent profits while providing members with access to a variety of educational benefits that are included within the service.

Options are not necessarily intuitive, and as such members will learn various ways to analyze potential trading setups. Within less than a year, most members will have a strong grasp of the Option Greeks and the various option strategies that are available.

It is likely you have read articles that I have proffered which have appeared on a variety of financial websites including Minyanville and TheStreet.com. I take pride in the fact that so many financial professionals take notice of my thoughts and unique perspective as it relates to options. I am proud to be a member of the Technical Traders team and my primary focus is to make members profitable, knowledgeable option traders. 

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Profitable Options Strategies Book

Recent Trades

  • IWM 13%
  • UUP 81%
  • SPY 44%
  • GLD 29%
  • SPY 32%
  • GS 13%
  • QQQQ -7%
  • FXE 18%
  • GLD -65%
  • SPY 25%
  • XOM 10%

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Trading Testimonial

this is a value added service

I really enjoy your service and personal attention you bring to your clients. I do believe this is a value added service and you do an outstanding job for it's members.

- Butch -


I'm stoked with the progress here

The trades are working well. I'm stoked with the progress here. You're the Captain of the ship and I'm just going along for the ride. Much Aloha for all of your "beyond expert advice" and your market brilliance.

- Rick, Hawaii -


We out here need your knowledge to guide us

In this world of financial sharks I believe you to be a fine and ethical young gentleman. We out here need your knowledge to guide us through the shark tank.

- Frank -