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: Nike Real Money Pro($)

An NKE bearishly biased, out-of-the-money vertical put spread.
A NUGT covered call, or buy-write tactic.

Intermediate Trade: Micron Real Money Pro($)

It is best to only use highly discretionary capital when trading this stock.

Novice Trade: Copper ETN Real Money Pro($)

A JJC near-the-money long call shooter expiring in September.
Consider this SFM call spread amid Amazon's bid for Whole Foods.

Intermediate Trade: PHM Real Money Pro($)

I prefer a bullishly biased, out-of-the-money vertical call spread.

Intermediate Trade: QQQ Real Money Pro($)

Consider this bearishly biased, August put spread.

Intermediate Trade: UPS Real Money Pro($)

I prefer a bullishly biased vertical call spread.

Intermediate Trade: TZA Real Money Pro($)

I prefer a bullish vertical call spread.

Intermediate Level Trade: BMY Real Money Pro($)

I prefer a bullishly biased vertical call spread.

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