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Hey! I'm Tyler - options expert and senior trader at TTA.

I’ve been trading options for over 12 years. After teaching a few family members and close friends how to trade options—and seeing their success—I knew I had a unique opportunity to help others. Fast forward to today: I’m the senior analyst here at TTA and I’m happy to say I’ve helped more than 11,450 individuals make better trades.

Our team of analysts uses a swing trading method with a particular focus on trading volume. While our methodology requires patience and constant attention to the markets, it works.

Here's a simplified version of the most important criteria in our selection process

We look for stocks with a certain market cap that have shown sideways trading for a specific period of time. If we see these stocks enter very heavy trading volume for a predefined period of time, and a daily close which is outside the high/low area of the recent trading range and above/below key volume trading days inside the recent trading range, then we take a closer look.

But, don’t just take my word for it — look at our results. We’re transparent! Here are some actual numbers from July 2018 - July 2023 (please note, we use a margin account):

  • Starting equity (Jul 2018): $100,000
  • Equity (July 2023): $771,001.67
  • Net profit: $671,001.67
  • Winning trades: 337
  • Losing trades: 302
  • Average win: $4,324.02
  • Average loss: -$2,603.29
  • Profit factor: 1.66
  • Win rate: 52.7%
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Over 24,000 Data Sets

Leveraging large sets of publicly available data, we have created a streamlined process which enables us to put our custom strategy to use—and identify more opportunities in an automated fashion. Our team of analysts then jumps in to conduct additional screening.

Risk Management as Key to Profitability

Through proper position sizing and stop loss orders, we heavily prioritize risk management. This allows us to minimize losses and drastically increases our net profitability over time. To put it simply, when we win, we win nearly twice as much as our losses when we lose (our profit factor is over 1.8).

Profit Target Calculation

Knowing when to buy is one task—but knowing when to sell is another. We sometimes use Fibonacci extensions to target 161.8% or 200% extension levels in addition to our own swing rule targets. Our calculated approach to identifying sell targets is based on data; emotions are left at the door.

Absolute Return of 474%

The Trading Analyst provides a data centric approach to options trades with a history of performance. We beat the market consistency with our formula with 474% return compared to a 9% IRR and 25% absolute return for the S&P 500 over the same time period

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Our Methodology: Simplified in 6 Steps

Initial Consolidation Period

Our methodology starts by screening for stocks that have been undergoing a consolidation period for a certain duration. The period of consolidation is ultimately relative to the stock’s market capitalization.

Heavy Trading Volume

After the consolidation period, we need to see a much shorter period of heavy trading volume. We need to see this volume for a certain number of days, and at a certain percentage above its normal volume.

Break Out

Next, we need to see the stock break out of its range during this period of heavy trading volume.

Daily Close Out of Range

The first entry signal will ultimately be a breakout that satisfies our formula’s criteria. One factor includes a daily close that exceeds the recent high-volume trading range, with a number of volume-related factors examined as well.


But it’s not so simple. We look at the history of the stock for a combination of technical factors and macro indicators. These provide us with key clues as to potential future activity. By now, if everything checks out, we enter a position.

Exit Strategy: Profit Target Calculation and Risk Management

It’s knowing when to sell — and properly managing risk — that will make or break a strategy over time. We determine all of this when initially entering a position. With each entrance we have a defined target to sell half our position. The second half of each position will always have its own unique criteria, depending on the stock’s activity up until the first half was sold.