Sunday, September 9, 2012

Blog Introduciton

As a busy engineer at silicon valley, I use investment and trading strategies that take about 15 minutes during each working day on average. Currently, I use a few investment and trading approaches. I plan to use this blog as a journal to track my progress and to analyze my trades.

The long term investment vehicles are mutual funds and LEAPS options with diagonal spreads on ETF's that are perceived to have a long term uptrend.

The near term trading vehicles are broad market indices or ETF's. The trading strategies involve smooth profit curve option trades for each month.

Update: After reading and getting inspired by many other great trader blogs, I'd like to share my trading process in this blog with others and invite traders using similar strategies to provide feed-backs as well. I can be contacted at smoothprofitoptions at hotmail dot com.


  1. Hello Charles, Thank You for such an informative blog. Can you suggest any books that teach your strategies?


    1. Hi Jim,

      There are a few books that teaches high probability option premium selling strategies. I plan to post reviews on these books. So far, I got a chance to post a review on "Trading the option Greeks" only. You can click on the "Book Review" label to find my book reviews.

      The most useful book for this type of strategy for me is "The Option Trader's Hedge Fund" by Dennis Chen and Mark Sebastian.

      Thanks for your comments.