Skip Raschke has been with Options Profits since its inception 3+ years ago. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University. Prior to his Wall Street career in 1971, he was drafted by the New York Yankees as a pitcher. After a career-ending elbow injury he began his career on Wall Street in 1975 as a registered stock/options broker with Paine Webber. In 1982 he bought a seat on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange where for 10 years he was a registered options trader (a trading pit market maker).Expand

He later served as a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (C.T.A.), brokering a hedge fund. In addition he was a proprietary stock/options trader for Van Der Moolen. He can be found daily on OP, and, he can be reached at his website: The Stock and Options Trader's Daily (, an interactive website dedicated to intra-day stock market analysis as well as teaching the skills of trading the markets. His email address is: Skip@SOTDaily.comCollapse

Intermediate Trade: Citigroup Real Money Pro($)

I like a bullishly biased vertical call spread.
So, when is the best time to sell anything?
I prefer the bullishly biased synthetic call.

Novice Trade: JNK Real Money Pro($)

The trade I prefer now in JNK is the bearishly biased long put shooter, expiring in December.

Intermediate Trade: SDS Real Money Pro($)

Trade a November call spread in the ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 ETF.

Intermediate Level Trade: TBT Real Money Pro($)

A bullishly biased options trade.

Intermediate Trade: Eli Lilly Real Money Pro($)

I like a bearishly biased, slightly-out-of-the-money vertical put spread.

Intermediate Trade: Coca-Cola Real Money Pro($)

A bearish play on Coke as earnings growth recedes.
Let's go with a long call shooter.
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