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Dear Options for Income Subscriber,

Welcome to the fastest way to secure a low-risk, steady stream of income!

You are now among a rare class of investors who have the ability to extract cash payments from the market on demand.

I’ll teach you how to trade options in a way that’s safer and more profitable than just buying stocks… because in most cases we collect cash up front. That provides a significant margin of safety that most stock investors don’t have.

Whether you are completely new to options, or are already an experienced trader, Options for Income will provide all the tools you need to start making money… fast.

So let’s get started!

I recommend you begin with these three steps:

1. If you don’t already have it, get authorization to trade options.

Even if you already have a brokerage account, you’ll still need to get authorization to trade options. Applying will only take a few minutes and we’ll tell you exactly how it’s done.

For a quick tutorial on how to get authorization, click here to watch our training video on the topic. You can also check out a quick breakdown of various trading platforms here.

2. Explore the Options for Income website.

Take a few minutes to explore the members-only Options for Income website. (If you’re having any trouble logging in or setting up your account, click here.)

Here you’ll find everything you need to become an options trading pro, even if right now you are a complete novice. Among the highlights I recommend checking out first:

You can also jump straight to our video tutorial on how to navigate the website here.

3. Make your first trades!

Once your brokerage account has been authorized for options trading and you’ve reviewed the materials above, jump in and make your first trades!

Every Thursday morning (except for major holidays) you’ll receive a new Trade Alert. If you’re experienced in trading options, feel free to place the first trade you see and collect your first payment! If you’re new, I recommend you start by trading one contract for a put credit spread whose expiration date is two or three months in the future.

  • Why just one contract, which represents 100 shares of the underlying stock? It’s a low-risk way to get your first trade under your belt, since with most of our trades, you’re only risking around $350-$415 per contract.
  • Why a put credit spread? Because it’s a conservative, educational, and controlled type of trade—plus you get the immediate payoff of an up-front cash deposit 
  • Why a two- or three-month expiration date? So that you have time to settle into Options for Income as you watch your trade develop. Once you’re over the hurdle of placing your first trade, this low-risk method of earning income all starts to make sense.  

To see some examples of exactly how to place your first trade, check out our video tutorials here. You can also read more about some of our standard trade types here:

The more you learn and the more trades you make, the more you’ll realize there is just no going back to plain stock investing. And then you’ll be well on your way! 

I Want to Hear About Your Success!

In a very direct way, my success is measured by your accomplishments. So I want to hear from you on Stock Talk, and I hope that you will share your stories about the trades you make.

Let me say one more time—thank you for joining Options for Income. I greatly appreciate the trust and confidence you have placed in me. And I take my responsibility to you very seriously. I look forward to helping you achieve abundant success in the markets.

Welcome aboard!

Jim Fink
Chief Investment Strategist, Options for Income