Here's Michael's story, in his own words...
As a 52-year-old programmer whose company is on its way out, I needed to find a way to stay out of the job market.
Needless to say, there aren't many open job positions for a programmer of legacy code. To make matters worse, my skills don’t have any use outside my current position.
Imagine putting in 16 years on the job programming a single piece of software that will not run on any computer after WinXP. Talk about functional obsolescence.
"As a 52-year-old programmer whose company is on its way out, I needed to find a way to stay out of the job market."
Beginner's Luck Leads To A Painful Realization
It didn't take a whack on the head for me to see the dim prospects of my current employment position. So I started looking for another way to earn a good income. Something that would allow me to continue working from home.
On many occasions, I toyed with the idea on trading stocks. I liked the profit potential, the excitement, and the fact that you can trade from home, or from anywhere you want with an internet or cellphone connection.
Anyway, one day I was watching the news, and saw that marijuana stocks were on the rise. I had heard that lots of people were making money in penny stocks related to the cannabis industry.
So I figured the time was finally right, and I jumped in head first. To my surprise I made over $18,000 in the first couple weeks. Wow, what a rush!
But my beginner's success was short-lived, and just 3 months later, I was down over $10k. That's when I woke up and realized that I didn't have a clue what I was doing.
Well, after taking a few more hits, I knew I needed some guidance. So I joined a stock trading service that was focused on marijuana stocks. Unfortunately, after a year or so with them, I realized it just wasn't working out.
How One Email Can Change Your Life Forever
A few months past, and then one day, I got an email from RagingBull inviting me to one of Jeff's online seminars. Needless to say, I was impressed. So I signed up shortly after that.
I got started by making a few trades based on Jeff's recommendations, and within the first week, I had completely paid for my membership, and then some, with BB (BlackBerry) call options.
I was really excited about the opportunity trading offers, as long as you're willing to put in the time and attention it requires. But as you know, work and family life have a way of getting in the way, so I put my trading on the back burner for a while.
"One day I got an email from RagingBull inviting me to one of Jeff's online seminars. Needless to say, I was impressed. So I signed up shortly after that."
About two years later, I saw that Jeff Bishop had added an Options Service to TopStockPicks. I watched him explain what he was doing in a webinar, and bought an annual membership for Total Alpha.
I quickly put some money together, and after studying Jeff's educational material on options , I jumped back into the game. I knew I had to get started again! And although it almost seemed too good to be true, I was seeing what kind of money Jeff's paying members were pulling in.
So, after a couple of successful paper attempts, I decided to start trading options with real money. At first, it was hard to not sell something that was up 20%. This is because I was previously conditioned to take profits as soon as you have them. But Jeff was promising his members 100+% winners, so I waited. Well, over the next few days, I watched in amazement as he was getting what he promised. 100% to 150% gains, that is.
When I saw what Jeff was doing with my own eyes, I was convinced. The thing I love about options is you can do really well when things are volatile. And since President Trump has been in office, the market has had plenty of of volatility!
That's why I currently have paid subscriptions to PennyPro, Top Stock Picks, and Total Alpha. I think it’s a good mix that offers lots of up-to-date educational material I can quickly apply to my trading, on a daily basis.
"This morning I made $7,000 in 22 minutes with one BABA Option position. And my biggest win so far was the TLT puts that I held less than 3 days, for a $+9000 winner."
How Michael Tripled His Investment With One Trade
In fact, over the past week, I've earned $16,000 dollars on BABA calls. This morning I made $7,000 in 22 minutes with one BABA Option position. And my biggest win so far was the TLT puts that I held less than 3 days, for a $+9000 winner.
With just one winning trade, I paid for my annual subscriptions to PennyPro and Total Alpha three times over. Nice!
What's amazing is that I've made these big profits from one laptop. Although it looks cool, you don't need 5 screens to start making serious money trading from home.
I'm proud to say that my account is up over 100%, since I started trading with Jeff in Total Alpha. It wasn't too good to be true, it was true. Trust me. These guys are for real, and they take really good care of their members.
More Positive Changes On The Way
Every day that I learn more about stock investing, and sharpen my trading skills, I get more optimistic about the future. Before, I used to stress about my current job, but now I see more and more positive changes on the horizon.
I’m trading today, so I don’t have to worry about money when I retire one day. Now I'm sure that I'll be able to retire on my own terms, because I'm learning to trade the right way, with the help of my Raging Bull mentors.