ADVICE FROM TOM

Tom interviews with StartingUp Now to discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur!

Watch Pt 1 & 2!

Love Letters Viewer Emails

Thanks to Tom and the Team!

Hi tasty team,

I just wanted to send a thank you note to Tom and staff. I found tastytrade and dough by accident when looking at the history of thinkorswim. I was looking to manage my own accounts after transferring them from old 401Ks sitting in cash doing nothing. I took your options course, watched videos, and studied for about 3 months. I started trading late 2015 and each trade (100% success) has been profitable (9 trades in 2015, and 50 trades in 2016). I simply sell way OTM cash-secured put options.

I spend about 5-10 mins day on options trading. On average, I close about 4 trades a month. Below are my current YTD stats:

2015
9 trades
4% total returns

2016
50 trades
20% total returns

I continue to trade in 2017 with the same success. Since 1997, I have tried everything. Selling options is by far the easiest strategy for me. Again, thank you for tastytrade and dough! I will be at the traders expo in NYC this Sunday. Hopefully, I will see Tom there again.

Thanks,
Steve L.

You do it all!

Dear tastytrading Crew,

Thank you for offering 1. A great service and 2. The fee structure you do. I hope this never goes away.

Under *another broker* it was almost impossible to do the trade small / trade often scenario on a small account because you're already down 20 bucks due to the fees. Here, with tastytrade, if you make a mistake or things go against, you spend 2 bucks to get in and nothing to get out except some minuscule fees.

I can't think of a better way to learn and try establish plans and strategies that lead to long term effectiveness. Yeah, losing a bit, but that won't last forever.

Neither will these markets that just continue to go up and up and up...

Thanks gang. And thanks for letting me vent...

All the best....

Kurt

Tom KILLED it!

Hello tastytraders!

I went to Orlando for the sole purpose of attending Tom's presentations and possibly meeting him. I was in attendance @ his 6;15 and , in a word, our hero KILLED it. He was passionate, insightful, informative, inspirational and entertaining. I was in the 3rd row and started to go forward after Tom opened the session to questions. Before I could get out of my 3rd row (of maybe 50) and approach him - He was mobbed by at least a jillion (other) fans. There appeared to be in excess of 4-500 of the devoted in that room and most beat me to the front afterward ! I had the good fortune to meet and briefly visit with 'the Man' for a few minutes outside after his first session. I was happy to share I was a huge fan and I had recently opened and funded my account and placed a trade (based of a TP Cherry Bomb re GLD) and I was looking forward to portfolio margin in June or so. I told him I get up @ 4 or so every morning to watch the previous day's show.I was pleasantly surprised there were as many (as it appeared) that
seemed to be already 'informed' and 'on board. With TS's leadership and passion this is going to be a 'UUUUGE' success.

Congrats
Tom B.

With love from The Netherlands!

Dear tastytrade Nation,

I just found out about tastytrade a couple of weeks ago. Just take this as a complement. Could you please stop making shows / content? It’s so great that I can hardly keep up!

Great Job you all for disrupting the financial industry. Keep up the good work. I just want to share this with you.

Kind Regards,

Iwan V.
The Netherlands

Commission Comparison is a game changer!

I just watched your "Skinny on Options Data Science" segment. The Brokerage Commissions Comparison spreadsheet is very insightful.

This explains why I haven't been able to make money over the past 10+ yrs, even though I follow all the Tasty Trade principles. Commission rates are killing me year after year.

RL

click here to watch the segment!

Thank you!

Hi tastytrade,

I just wanted to say thanks for all the informative and fun shows you have up. I'm a big fan of Tom, Tony, and Vonetta, and I appreciate the work your research team does. You all have helped me learn so much!

With my best wishes,Kiki

Excited to be a part of tastyworks success

Hey tastytrade/tastyworks - I finally got my invitation!!!! Yippee!!! I just wanted to take a moment to say "Thank You" for what you guys are doing. Tom and Scott (and the gang) are amazing. I am truly excited to be a part of your success. After discovering tastytrade about 4 yrs ago, my success as a trader is steadily improving. One day I will be a rising star.Just the reduction in commissions will add back at least 20 to 25% return to my profitability. WOW - can any other brokerage firm say that? Plus - by firing my "investment advisor" at RBC (who hasn't done anything for me) - I will add back to my account another 1% - which equates to a nice chunk of change. I am starting to get excited about this, just by sending you guys an e-mail.
I look forward to meeting Liz and Jenny when they come to Houston (oh I forgot to mention Tom and Bat) for the He Said She Said tour. You guys are truly turning the financial world upside down - one trader at a time.

Again - Thanks

Neal B.

Wishing You All Continued Success

Everyone,

It was a great pleasure to meet all of you a the He/She tour last Saturday in Chicago. I wish to thank you and all the others for a great show, great time, and a great little game - thanks for the cash.

I've been around for awhile and signed up for other financial programs- some free, some costly. None hold a candle to the content, delivery, sincerity, unique/rare strategies, and do I say consistently positive results that you provide on a daily basis. You truly are a special group who give so much and ask for nothing in return - humanitarians and rock-stars in the world of finance.

I wish you continued success with Tastytrade and new found success with Tastyworks. I'm sure, like your previous endeavors, you will make it big and will have a tasty-nation supporting you every step of the way.

Unfortunately, there was not enough time to meet everyone there to thank personally, so please pass along my gratitude to the rest of the team.

Peace!

Mark G

Shout out to Dr. Jim!

Hi Jim,

No reason to respond to this. I know how busy all of you are.

Your show is fantastic!!! So important!

All of the WDIS series is invaluable! Dare I say it's the best financial content on the web.

Please keep it up! I'm learning so much!

Thanks

Rusty S.

Love the Follow Page!

Hey Team....Huge Shoutout!

Just want you to know how effective the follow page on the tastyworks platform is and how extremely helpful it is. Even though I look for my own trades in the evenings, I work full time and I can look at the follow page when new trades pop up and instantly know if it's going to fit my portfolio and can "duplicate trade" into my own. Im not sure if you understand how this is already improving the TSTO mantra, but improving my overall correlation and types of trades in my portfolio increasing my overall success while I am at work no less!

Thank you! Hugs, Kisses, and Peace!

Kim

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