What Do You Get When You Combine The Talents of the Most Prolific Author and Educator on Options Trading With a World-Class Expert on Japanese Candlesticks?

You Get… An Options Edge!

A distinct advantage over all other traders in the market.

And “Options Edge” just happens to be the name of our breakthrough new 3-week training program...

Maybe you’re “up to speed” on all aspects of options trading.

And perhaps you’ve “mastered” Japanese Candlestick analysis.

But when you combine the two…

You Get A Powerful “Edge” In Your Trading That Every Trader Craves!

However, you’ve probably never been professionally trained on the art and science of combining the power and potential profit of options trading with the ability to pinpoint your trades with laser-like precision using candlestick analysis.

That is, until now…


“Options Edge” with Michael Thomsett and Stephen W. Bigalow!

Best-selling options author and trader Michael Thomsett and Japanese Candlestick expert and author Stephen W. Bigalow will combine forces to present “Options Edge”… a 3-week training course totally focused on powerful, yet conservative options trading strategies using candlestick analysis to pinpoint your ideal entry and exit prices for maximum profit.

Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll get in this breakthrough training course…

Executive Summary:

This course is designed to provide a unique combination of candlestick signals for improved timing of entry and exit, with specific options strategies for execution. The purpose is to provide traders with a coordinated plan that provides both the signal attributes (candlesticks confirmed by momentum, volume, and other signals) with mastery of a trading medium (options) -- but without needing to increase risk tolerance. These strategic systems are designed to promote a conservative trading methodology on the assumption that most people do not wish to adopt a high risk level.

Each of the three parts is organized in two 1-hour segments and includes numerous marked-up stock charts to ensure a highly visual experience that not only explains the concept, but shows the effectiveness of using candlesticks to time options trades.

The Three Parts of the Course:

Part One is an introductory course presenting options in context. This enables the trader to master terminology and trading attributes of options while applying candlestick signal identification to skillfully time trades. Beyond terminology, the course also describes accurate and consistent return calculations. It concludes with introduction of a short list of basic strategies, including spreads and straddles.

Part Two is the intermediate segment of this three-part course. In this segment, topics include expanding the basic strategies to increase hedging attributes of options based on candlestick-based identification of coming reversals; it further expands the basic strategies into collars, strangles and other hedging strategies. These include highly conservative strategies such as uncovered puts and covered straddles, and demonstrates how powerful candlestick signals are used to skillfully time such trades.

Part Three is the advanced portion of this three-part course. It explains highly effective hedging ideas such as protective puts and synthetic stock strategies, and shows how to use candlesticks to time entry and exit. It also explains condors, butterflies and box spreads. Finally, the last hour compares pure volatility long and short strategies; leaning volatility long and short; and options arbitrage. The second hour coordinates candlestick signals with these advanced option strategies and demonstrates how the candlestick works well with options in executing an effective trading plan.

Course Schedule:

Part One: April 1st at 10:00 am to 12 noon Eastern (recording available afterwards)

Part Two: April 8th at 10:00 am to 12 noon Eastern (recording available afterwards)

Part Three: April 15th at 10:00 am to 12 noon Eastern (recording available afterwards)

Course Curriculum:

Candlestick Signals and Option Trades (Part 1, basic)

Hour One:

  1. Candlesticks and options – signal and action
  2. The ultimate trade vehicle: the Option
  3. Option terms and their meaning
  4. Valuation of options
  5. Long and short positions
  6. The options listing
  7. Return calculations

Hour Two:

  1. Risks of options
  2. Exercise avoidance – closing and rolling
  3. The covered call: the candlestick signal
  4. The covered call: timing and execution
  5. Basic spreads (with calls and with puts)

Bull spreads
Bear spreads

  1. Candlesticks and spread timing
  2. Basic straddles (with calls and with puts)

Bull straddles
Bear straddles

  1. Candlesticks and straddle timing 

Candlestick Signals and Option Trades (Part 2, intermediate)

Hour One:

  1. Expanding the basic covered call

Ratio write
Variable ratio write

  1. Versions of spreads

Vertical spreads
Diagonal spreads
Bull spreads
Bear spreads

  1. Candlesticks and spread varieties

Applying specific signals to the pattern
Comparing reversal and continuation value
Confirmation with non-candlestick signals

  1. The collar
  2. Candlesticks to signal changes in collar value
  3. Expanding on the straddle – the strangle

Hour Two:

  1. Further expansion of the covered call

Uncovered puts
Covered straddles

  1. Candlestick signals for monitoring:

Uncovered puts
Covered straddles

  1. Expanding the spread

Ratio calendar spread
Ratio calendar combination spread
Call backspreads
Put backspreads

  1. Managing advanced spreads with candlesticks

Seeking the signal – signal types
Timing of trade open and close decision
Confirmation of the candlestick 

Candlestick Signals and Option Trades (Part 3, advanced)

Hour One:

  1. Hedges, long and short
  2. Hedging strategies

Protective put
Synthetic stock

  1. Candlesticks for synthetic stock selection
  2. Condor and iron condor
  3. Butterfly and iron butterfly
  4. Candlesticks for timing of condors and butterflies
  5. Box spreads

Hour Two:

  1. Candlesticks for advanced strategies
  2. Candlesticks and trend movement
  3. Long pure volatility (long straddles, long strangles)
  4. Long leaning volatility (long call and put ratio spreads; long call and put ratio backspreads)
  5. Short pure volatility (short straddles and strangles; butterfly; box spread; condor)
  6. Short leaning volatility (short call and put ratio spreads; short call and put ratio backspreads)
  7. Options arbitrage (long and short calendar spreads)

As you can see, once you successfully complete this training, you’ll have the equivalent of a PhD. in options trading timed with candlesticks!

All students will receive a complete training manual prior to the start of the course… PLUS… an additional $75 coupon applicable to any Candlestick Forum digital product!

Pricing for all 3 levels of
Options Edge Training Program:

Non-Members of Candlestick Forum: $897

(Includes two full months of Steve Bigalow’s Weekly Options Edge service - a $294 value alone!)

Current Members of Candlestick Forum: Only $497!

(Members, we will send your private order form link via email)

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Your Course Instructors:

Michael C. Thomsett

Michael C. Thomsett is the best-selling options author in the U.S. His eight best-sellers have sold over one million copies in total, and includes Getting Started in Options; Winning With Options; The LEAPS Strategist; Put Options Strategies; Options Trading for the Conservative Investor; The Options Trading Body of Knowledge; Options for Risk-Free Portfolios; and Options for Swing Trading. He also writes extensively on technical analysis, candlestick charting, and a wide range of other investment topics.

Mr. Thomsett recently completed a new book, Making Money with Option Strategies, published by Career Press, which is his 12th book about options. He also wrote Profiting from Candlestick Indicators and Technical Analysis, published by FT Press, which is his third book about candlestick charting.

Stephen W. Bigalow

Stephen W. Bigalow possesses over 30 years of investment experience beginning in 1976, including eight years as a stockbroker with major Wall Street firms. He holds his Business & Economics Degree from Cornell University and is the author of three top investing books;Profitable Candlestick Trading, published by John Wiley & Sons in January 2002 and the second edition in 2011. High Profit Candlestick Patterns was released in December 2005. His latest book was released at the end of 2010, entitled Candlestick Profits: Eliminating Emotions with Candlestick Signals.

Steve is an active member of AAPTA, the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts and affiliate of the "Market Technicians Association.

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