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You mind telling how much money you used to earn 7k this year so far?
Probably somewhere around 20k ish of savings. Hard to say because some of my investments are long term and some of them I use for selling theta.

With 100k, you could make quite a bit if you know what you're doing.
 

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Probably somewhere around 20k ish of savings. Hard to say because some of my investments are long term and some of them I use for selling theta.

With 100k, you could make quite a bit if you know what you're doing.
I'm really excited for a solid options platform in Defi. I think there are a few in early stage but I haven't seen anything on a decent scale yet.
 

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Does anyone happen to know if TastyWorks or TastyTrade are also approved in the EU? If not, can anyone recommend a good alternative for Europeans?
I appreciate it. Thanks.
I trade on TastyWorks from France.
 

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I trade on TastyWorks from France.
Great. Then I will use it too.
What about taxes? Any problems with european legislation?
 

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Yes, just to be clear for other bystanders, when I say sell options, I don't mean sell options totally unprotected. I also don't mean sell options on any random company. There are specific underlyings that work, and others that should be avoided.
The only question that rings in my head is the idea of "What do you know that companies that spend 24/7 doing this don't know". If there are major players in the game, the price/earning you get is likely about right for the risk you are taking. While not perfect, "the market" usually does a relatively good job of pricing risk/reward correctly over the long term. If you have some insider knowledge, now that is gold. Otherwise, my question stands. Any "method" that works would be beat to death by billion dollar funds almost immediately. I recognize the efficient market hypothesis has flaws and that's not exactly what I am talking about. After all, I am acknowledging maybe you know something they don't. Do you think they will eventually catch on and you will have to change strategies then?

The problem with using profits made in the last 10-15 years as evidence of anything is that everyone is a genius and winner in the bull market. The shoe shiner can also give you reliable stock tips that make you a great return. Simply because almost all of them do! I too have made great gains in everything I have invested.... But again, it was because a rising tide lifts all boats. Fundamentally bad bets could actually be rewarded even more during periods when the market is mostly the same direction.

I don't know exactly what you are doing, so this isn't a judgment on your method at all. I'm just trying to figure out in broad strokes what makes your method special. I know options/futures/etc can theoretically bring a small premium VS just the standard market since they are vehicles designed to also provide someone a service. But I think with the amount of institutional activity, it's pretty minimal and usually also reflected as risk.

As a side note, if I remember correct, Nassim Taleb also suggests Options are the best way to try and beat the market. But I believe he was advocating for buying, not selling. I can't remember for sure.
 
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It has even been MORE VIABLE in the last 2 years because

A) Option prices have skyrocketed, hence premium selling is more rich.

and

B) The market continues to rise.



I own several million (notional value) of real estate LEAPS -- not for an investment, merely an insurance policy/hedge against inflation and/or currency destabilization. Not sure if I will be happy making money on them which means the former premises will be coming to pass...
Would the strategies in the options Insider thread work in Indian markets if I can't access tastyworks here and am forced to use an Indian broker?
 

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Would the strategies in the options Insider thread work in Indian markets if I can't access tastyworks here and am forced to use an Indian broker?

I'm not sure. If you don't have access to a highly liquid options market, the strategy is essentially moot.
 

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I'm not sure. If you don't have access to a highly liquid options market, the strategy is essentially moot.
As far as I can remember, most of the stocks are not very liquid here but the Indices and the top 10-15 stocks are highly liquid. Would that work?

And if the broker doesn't have as many features as Tastytrade(like IV Rank, IV Percentile etc.), would I face any problem or are basic features enough?
 

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As far as I can remember, most of the stocks are not very liquid here but the Indices and the top 10-15 stocks are highly liquid. Would that work?

And if the broker doesn't have as many features as Tastytrade(like IV Rank, IV Percentile etc.), would I face any problem or are basic features enough?

I can't advise you on this as there are too many variables in the method.

Instead, I would advise you to stop worrying about trading options, and start a business.

I only trade options because I have an abundance of liquid capital to trade, liquid capital that came from my business ventures.
 

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