Follow Amy Meissner's Weirdor Trades
in Real Time...
Learn Option Trading with Professional Option Trader
Amy Meissner (aka "The Queen of the Iron Condor")
by following her Trades in Real Time
via Email and SMS Text Alerts.
Introducing Amy Meissner's Weirdor Trade Alerts
Amy Meissner shares details of her distinctive options trading methodologies to help experienced options traders learn how to minimize their downside risk and realize reliable monthly income. The Weirdor Trade Alert Service enables subscribers to follow the trades she makes with email and SMS alerts, and learn her methodologies & trading philosophy via regular video updates.
About Amy Meissner
Amy began exploring options trading while still working in the software and multimedia industries in the mid-1990’s, trading credit spreads in the SPX. It was hit or miss back then, but wanting to learn more and get serious about making a living trading options, Amy felt encouraged to come back and give the options initiative another look in 2005. After garnering a steady earnings stream and making continuous efforts to improve the quality of her trading strategies, she made options trading her full time occupation in 2006. Along the way she found some good mentors who gave her the confidence to refine proven methodologies such as the Iron Condor and the Weirdor, and make them uniquely her own.
Amy’s specialty is options trading for monthly income using high probability option strategies. Her bread-and-butter trades are the Nested Iron Condor and the Weirdor. She is an active member of Capital Discussions, and is a sought-after webinar leader. Within the professional options trading community, Amy is known as a stable, disciplined trader who calmly manages her risk throughout the life of the trade even in volatile market conditions. She will tweak her approach slightly from time to time, making small adjustments here and there as the market moves and changes. But consistency is her distinguishing virtue. Amy’s steady confidence and sound methodology have rewarded her with steady returns, year after year.
About the Weirdor
The Weirdor strategy is a high probability options trade that can be done on liquid index and stock options. The trade came about as a variant of the Iron Condor. Recognizing that the market generally will go up 75% of the time, adjustments on the call side are thus more common and costly. The Weirdor compensates for this by using fewer call credit spreads than the Condor, and not defending them much with market moves to the upside. The Weirdor tends to be a smooth trade, using adjustments to keep the delta fairly flat and keeping losses small as time value or theta is captured.
Why the Weirdor is a Preferred Trading Strategy:
- Relatively smooth trade with easy adjustments
- High probability of wins (80% or higher)
- Lower sensitivity to volatility than a conventional condor
- Minimal upside risk
- Downside risk is generally easy to manage using additional debit spreads
Amy’s Recent Track Record with Weirdor Trades in a Reg-T account
P/L% on Margin
About Amy's Weirdor Trade Alert Service
This is a trade alert service for Amy’s specialized version of the Weirdor trade strategy in the Russell 2000 Index. Follow along with Amy’s moves each month as she trades a 1-tranche Weirdor in an $20K Reg-T account.* The trades will be put on each monthly expiration cycle around 40-55 days to expiration, and are generally kept until 14 days to expiration, so each trade will be about 30-45 days in overall length.
What’s Included in a Subscription
- Overview video of the trade, basic setup, adjustments, and exit strategy.
- Real time trade signals for the Weirdor for each monthly expiration cycle. Occasionally two or more trades may be made per month. As each trade is made an alert will be sent out via SMS and Email and include all trades for each position (trade entry, adjustments, and exit).
- Weekly videos to recap where the trade is at the end of each week, and what to look for in the week to come.
Why Learn the Weirdor Strategy?
With a close-up view of a professional options trader at work in the trenches, you’ll essentially be learning at her elbow as she demonstrates the proven methodologies and refinements she’s developed for consistently profitable returns. Subscribers get multiple benefits from this trading signal service, including
- Eliminate the guesswork and indecision; develop confidence about making your own trades
- Learn the triggers for when you need to make trades and adjustments
- Learn how the Weirdor trade works in different market environments, over several monthly cycles
- Gain an education on the workings of Amy’s Weirdor trade
Amy started her trades for this service on February 4, 2015.
Here's how she's done to date:
What is My Investment?
Amy's trade alerts are FREE for 15-days, then $119 per month.
With Amy's solid performance history, you should easily cover the cost of the subscription. As a subscriber to Amy's trade alerts, you are eligible for a $0.10 commission reduction at Lightspeed Trading. That would bring your base execution rate to $0.55 per contract (plus regulatory fees, exchange fees and certain per-trade minimums that may apply)! This alone can pay for the subscription for active traders.
What They Say About Amy's Service
Excellent!!! You are doing a great job with the service. I appreciate your attention to detail. The service is a superb value.
-Bill B, St Michaels MD
This is an income strategy known to be very resilient and does not have large drawdowns if managed properly. You have been very responsive of the questions and comments. It is an excellent way to earn while learning because you provide the detailed trade plan in advance and also provide the weekly updates explaining the reasoning behind each trade and adjustments.
Vijay P, Oakland CA
Amy, I am a believer in your strategy! I went back to 10/10/2008 and using your criteria (my test of all strategies) it actually made money! It is backtested on OptionNet Explorer. This is the only one I ever backtested that came out profitable…and was a low maintenance trade! I really appreciate your excellent communication regarding the Weirdor trade (notes, texts, email and the video summary). Happy to be a part of your trading community.
- Rick V, Eagan MN
A very good platform you have here for communicating trade set-up and trade management. Well done!
- Keith W, Edmonton Canada
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide trade details so we can follow along in our own option analysis software?
Yes. The details will be provided during each weekly video and uploaded to the trade images tab in the class web page.
How are your returns calculated?
The yields are based on the maximum margin used during the life of each trade. The margin doesn't change much during a trade, even after adjusting the positions. The maximum margin used is close from trade to trade.
What is the margin required for one tranche?
Approximately $18,000 for a Reg T account. Having up to $25,000 would be helpful but not necessary.
Are these trades based on real trading or simulations?
Real trading. Amy trades the Weirdor for her income. The trade alerts closely follow her live trades. Because Amy is trading a larger account, she reduces her trade size into a smaller paper trading account with slippage and commissions to simulate her live trades as closely as possible.
Are the trades recorded?
Yes. All trades are fully documented and available to you as long as you are a subscriber.
Are the real time alerts sent out before or after you are filled?
Both. Amy will occasionally send a message that she is thinking about a trade. She always sends out alerts after she is filled.
What happened in the month with a -7.15% loss?
Amy got over confident and didn't diligently check her trade after an adjustment. She thought she handled the adjustment properly but only part of her contingent order was filled. The market continued moving against her and when she checked it later in the day, the trade had moved further against her. Because the contingent order wasn't completely filled, it put the position in a more difficult spot. Amy stayed in a little longer to try to salvage the trade, but later decided to close the trade. Her adjustment should have prevented such a big loss. It was a good lesson for Amy to ensure that the trade you wanted actually got filled correctly.
Can this strategy be applied to the NDX and SPX?
Yes. Amy will focus on the RUT for this service and may expand it in the future to include NDX and/or SPX.
Amy Introduces her Weirdor Trade Alert Service
and Answers Your Questions
For educational purposes only.
The trades in this Trade Alert Service will be made in real time in a ThinkOrSwim Real-Time paperMoney account with Reg-T margin. A single tranche Russell 2000 Weirdor will be traded, emulating the larger multi-tranche trades made in her live accounts.
Capital Discussions and Amy Meissner are not broker dealers or investment advisors. Amy's trades are not trade recommendations. Capital Discussions, and Amy Meissner, do not know you or what level of risk is appropriate for you. You have to make your own trading decisions.
$109 per month
Weirdor Trade Alerts
- Entry, Adjustment and Exits
- Weekly update video
- All messages and videos recorded
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$169 per month
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- Entry, Adjustment and Exits
- Weekly update video
- All messages and videos recorded
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