Welcome to Strategic Trader,
where we target positive capital returns
in every market condition

As strategic traders, we never risk our capital on old-fashioned “buy-and-hope” investing. Instead, we use proprietary, proven screens to identify the best trades — with the highest potential returns and lowest possible risks — for current market conditions, typically using options to amplify your gains. LEARN MORE ›

Latest Webinar: January 22, 2020

Topics Discussed: The S&P 500's pause, the Elliot Wave pattern in the S&P 500, what could keep the market from pulling back, the shift into utilities, consumer staples and real... Watch It Now ›

John Jagerson
Editor, Strategic Trader

Wade Hansen
Editor, Strategic Trader

Dividend Yields Driving Gains

There’s no doubt about it…traders can’t get enough equity exposure right now. As more and more money flows into the stock market, the S&P 500 keeps moving higher and higher.

To put this in perspective, the S&P 500 has risen nearly 42% from its low of 2,346.58 on Dec. 26, 2018 to its recent intraday high of 3,329.88 on Jan. 17, 2020. That’s an amazing gain in just over a year.

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The Strategic Trader Track Record

Put Write Record: 138-0
Covered Call Record: 57-1-1
Average Annualized Return: 666.83%

Updated Jan 13, 2020


Lucky S., a business owner from Minneapolis, MN, says he’s earned an additional “$8,534.76” in income from our short puts and covered calls.