What services does OptionsNerd.com offer?
In additional to offering for FREE a wealth of options trading
learning resources, currently OptionsNerd.com offers its powerful OptionMonitor options screening tools for option
traders looking to find and analyze profitable equity, ETF and equity index option trades. To learn more about
this new outstanding service, please visit our help section
and our features page. This service is expanding,
with many additional option screens and analysis tools currently in development.
Do you have managed account programs?
Yes, if you want your money managed for you professionally, we
have some excellent managed account programs with
proven, audited track records.
Do you offer professional option trading education?
Yes, OptionsNerd.com founder and professional trader, John
Summa, offers small group seminars occasionally in different geographic locations. To view the latest offerings
visit our seminar outline and info page.
Where can I learn more about John F. Summa?
John is an economist, money manager and technical analyst.
He has published his option strategies in trading publications such asTechnical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, and in his recent books, Options
on Futures: New Trading Strategies andOptions on Futures Workbook (John Wiley & Sons, 2001). John is currently completing work on a groundbreaking book on
market sentiment, to be published in Fall 2004 by John Wiley & Sons. Trading Against the Crowd: Profiting from Fear and Greed in Stock, Futures & Options Markets will shatter some myths and provide some excellent new sentiment
tools for better market forecasting. To read more about John, see about us.
How can I contact OptionsNerd.com or John
If you have a question about using OptionsNerd.com, or would like to ask John a question, please use our contact form. If you are interested
in opening a managed account, please call 1-802-846-7509 to request our starter kit. You can also visit John's
money management website, Summa Capital Management, LLC
What is option selling or option
When you sell an option, you receive a credit (premium paid by the buyer) to your account. If the option expires
worthless, the premium is retained as profit. By selling instead of buying options, time value decay becomes your
ally, not your foe. To learn more about this type of trading, register to receive John's FREE option spread
trades, which he will send to you by email .
How much experience is required to trade
options on futures?
A basic options understanding is all you need to begin to be able to trade options on futures. Of course, there
is always substantial risk of loss trading options and futures, and trading should be conducted with risk capital
only. Please be sure to read our full disclaimer.
Disclaimer: Transactions in options carry a high degree of risk. Purchasers and
sellers of options should familiarize themselves with the type of option (i.e., put or call) which they contemplate
trading and the associated risk. Selling ("writing" or "shorting") an option generally entails
considerably greater risk than purchasing options. Although the premium received by the seller is fixed, the seller
may sustain a loss well in excess of the that amount. You should calculate the extent to which the value of the
options must increase for your position to become profitable, taking into account the premium and all transaction