One thing we can agree on — we all need to eat.

The pandemic can’t change basic needs. But the thing that’s changing is how we eat…

Take delivery for example. Looking back pre-pandemic, I’d say I ordered delivery once or twice a month.

In the past few months, it’s been more like once or twice a week. Over the past week, I’ve averaged once every other day.

Restaurants here in Baltimore have been slow to re-open, and I’m getting bored of my chicken and rice. So delivery apps and restaurant drop-offs have been a boon.

And I’m not alone.

According to the “State of What Feeds Us Report” from Bluedot, half of consumers say they’re using mobile food delivery apps more than they were before the pandemic.

Options for eating out — that don’t include actually sitting inside a restaurant — are doing well.

You would think companies like Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB) and Uber (NYSE: UBER) (which owns Uber Eats) are doing well too. It seems intuitive, right? They have more business.

Not exactly. Sadly, having a trend on their side won’t magically make these companies profitable.

Even with the surge in demand, Grubhub reported a net loss last quarter. And Uber Eats is just a small portion of an unprofitable business…

We won’t go into all the ways that Uber may fail here today. (My colleague and our in-house research expert, Chad Shoop, had a good video on it back in 2019.) But suffice to say that even with the increased business, the company still has negative net revenue.

Sometimes the investing idea that makes sense on the surface may really be a dud in the long run.

So how can an average investor cut through the noise? How can you get at what really matters in an investment?

Well your Winning Investor Daily experts covered that and more this week:

  • Charles Mizrahi, our resident Alpha Investor, talked about how important Alpha Investing is in his update on Monday. He believes that giving back to those in his community is a patriotic duty. And he’s working on an American Prosperity Summit to help.
  • Charles’ right hand and Managing Editor Lina Lee broke down how the markets condition investors. The fast-paced, frenetic energy makes investors think that they need to follow the “dinner bell.” But Lee shows you another way. You’ve got to have a plan.
  • Lina also showed readers why they need to stop checking their phones. No, she’s not talking about social media. The rise of trading apps such as Robinhood mean that there’s a new class of obsessive traders. But they’re hurting their chances for real gains.
  • Elsewhere in the markets, Chad Shoop has had his eye on Jumia Technologies (NYSE: JMIA) — a stock that recently surged 100% in just three weeks. He has touched on the company and many others, in his Quick Takes In his latest video, he covers five more stocks to watch.

Lastly, we’ve been working on something behind the scenes exclusively for our Winning Investor Daily readers. It is the end result of months of effort from several teams over here at Banyan Hill. We think it will help us in our mission: making average investors into winning investors. We’re excited to share it with you.

But first, a little background.

Back in May, we asked our Winning Investor Daily readers how you felt about options.

You responded in force. We appreciate the honest and thoughtful feedback.

We shared your responses with Chad, who’s also our resident options trader. After reading over all your ideas, he decided he wanted to do something that we have never tried before.

Chad’s Weekly Options Corner

You see, Chad trades in the options market the same way that some people trade in the stock market.

He looks for places that the market is missing value. We call this “mispricing.”

When something is worth a lot more than it’s selling for, you have a mispricing.

And when that happens, you can trade with less risk and more reward than you may have ever thought possible.

But here’s the thing — most people refuse to trade options no matter how safe or profitable they may be.

They’re scared … they’re confused … they feel like it’s a strange, complicated world.

Many of our readers said the same thing when we asked them:

Image showing feedback we received from subscribers when we asked what they thought of options. Many of them feel that they are not prepared.

Chad saw all this a few months ago and decided he wanted to do something about it.

Options can seem complicated to someone who has never traded them. Heck, they can seem complicated to a professional.

But they don’t need to be.

Chad decided to leverage his knowledge of the options market for you and start a Weekly Options Corner.

He’ll write to you every week and talk about the options market. This won’t be a sales pitch (we know you get enough of those). There won’t be any jargon or complicated models.

Chad will simply show you how options can work for you.

Those Grubhub and Uber stocks I mentioned earlier? Just because they’re investment duds in the long run, doesn’t mean you can’t make money from them in the short term … with options.

Think of it as Chad’s options education course.

It’s exclusively for Winning Investor Daily readers who want to learn how to make huge gains in volatile markets.

And you can always opt out at any time if you don’t feel the course is right for you.

I hope you see how profitable this can be for you. The weekly issues will start publishing next week.

You can sign up with your email right here.


Annie Stevenson

Managing Editor, Winning Investor Daily