I love owning stocks.
While I’m reading The Wall Street Journal…
Attending a Zoom meeting with my colleagues…
Or writing my latest Winning Investor Daily article…
The companies in my portfolio are working hard to make shareholders happy.
It’s like I’m making extra money while living my normal everyday life.
But aside from dividends, stocks don’t increase your income.
As you know, you only earn a profit once you sell your shares.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you made your money right away?
Well, with one strategy, you actually get paid to trade.
Boost Your Income the Smart Way
Last week, I wrote about a trader who made a big bet on one stock — and lost.
He bought put options. And buying options without a solid strategy in place is like gambling.
Sure, sometimes you can make a lot of money this way. But you usually don’t.
In fact, the Chicago Board of Options Exchange says 90% of options buyers lose money.
Selling options, though, is a totally different story.
As my colleague Steve Fernandez recently explained, selling options is the best way to boost your income.
Take the Uncertainty out of Trading
When you buy a stock, you might have to wait months or even years to sell it for a profit.
But when you sell options, you know exactly:
- How much money you make upfront.
- How long you’re in the trade.
- How much it costs you if your trade doesn’t work out.
That’s a big reason why selling options is actually a conservative trading strategy.
Going into a trade, you already know what your gains and risks are. So, there aren’t any surprises.
Plus, you can be in and out of a trade in just a few weeks.
That means you don’t have to worry about the long-term economic forecast, which is tough to predict.
There’s an Even Better Way to Trade Options
Selling options is a great way to increase your income.
But there’s an even better way to trade options.
The pros on Wall Street have been doing it for years to make consistent profits.
In fact, Ian King used this strategy to post a 78% win rate in his test portfolio.
And now he’s giving Winning Investor Daily readers exclusive VIP access to his research.
Today is the world premiere of Ian’s “Profit Framing” webinar. And there’s still time to sign up.
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