04: Frequently Asked Questions

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Question: Is the program comprehensive?

Answer: This program is very comprehensive. You’ll be getting a total of 11 Modules in the course and each Module contains several ‘hands-on’ videos walking you through the topics covered. In total, the course includes more than 40 videos (over 24 hours of teaching), plus 60 bonus videos.  In addition to the core materials several bonus trading strategies are available.  These include Inside days” and “Xtreme Trading”.  And… a propriety financial indicator called, MarketXFactor is also included.  This indicator is powerful and worth the price of the course on its own.  Lastly, we have included a very rare video series that was produced in the 1950′s that will guide you in exactly how to be successful in any endeavor of your choice — So, yes, the course is comprehensive, yet the truth is that you will need to implement what you learn in order for you to reap the benefits presented to you.

Question: How is the course delivered to me?

Answer: Upon enrollment we immediately dispatch to you from our fulfillment center in new York a DVD that contains all the files associated with the core training.  You will be able to choose the DVD based on either the PC (Windows operating system) or Apple operating system,  Depending on where you live the DVD will arrive within 7 to 14 days,

In addition to the DVD you will also get immediate access to the member’s area. The member’s area includes all of the videos that are part of the course (and more!) in video streaming format.  This means you can watch all of the videos online.  Also, please note that all videos and support materials that are included in the course are available for download from within the member’s area.  We have included a variety of different formats to accommodate different video players and operating systems.

We use videos because you can see exactly what to do as you learn and you can watch them over and over again to review and build your understanding.

Question: What are the video formats that I am able to download and are they of good quality?

Answer: Firstly, please note that the videos on the DVD that you will receive are high quality.  Regarding video files available for download withing the member’s area, they are available in either Microsoft Media Player file format or Apple QuickTime file format. You choose your preference, but know that both versions are very high quality.

Question: Are there any restrictions with regards to the videos that I download?

Answer: Yes, there are. The video course that you are about to purchase is VERY valuable. You will understand the value once you have delved into the content. I can assure you that if you learn all the concepts and implement what you learn you will be writing me in the future thanking me for sharing such important information.

Here are the restrictions: you may make one copy of these videos on a storage device (CD, DVD or external drive) but may not allow anyone else to view copy or share them. They are for your use only.

Question: How can I tell if I am the right kind of person that would be successful with this course?

Answer: Anyone can be successful at trading options as a business – there are no prerequisites. However, in my experience what I have noticed is that proactive and inquisitive people do best at mastering the materials. Also, it matters little what your previous experience is. What matters is that you keep the goal in mind and do the work and studying required to learn a new skill.

It’s true that I’m partial on the subject, but I have seen people that knew absolutely nothing about trading that became full out experts within a year’s time. I know for many people that seems like a long period of time, but when I say this person knew nothing… I mean they knew nothing. And I am so proud of this person because I think their motivation to learn this skill was very inspiring. In fact, I’ll let you know what this person did… They actually listened to the videos and transcribed each video sentence by sentence and then rewrote the entire series in their own words… In fact, what they ended up doing was creating their own personal trading as a business textbook. And, don’t ask… I know he would not share this with anyone and what he would tell you to do it to do the work yourself – I agree.

In any event, let me tell you the kind of people that have recently enrolled…

  • Individuals that have been in the market as an investor and have been disappointed with their results
  • People that have stayed away from the markets because they believed that the markets were too risky
  • People that have been confused by technical analysis and fundamental analysis because they couldn’t make them work for them
  • People that don’t like to guess which direction the markets are going in
  • People that like the idea of reconstructing their trading based on a professional approach… that is trading as a business.
  • People that like the idea of managing their trading business “by the numbers”
  • People that like the idea of trading stocks and options as a real business
  • People that like the idea of working from home while earning retirement-style monthly profits in a business that takes you about 15 minutes a day to manage
  • Question: How did you discover how to structure your stock and options trading as a business?

    Answer: In actuality it discovered me, mainly because I kept looking for a better way to structure my trading activities in a more organized and profitable manner. Fortunately, because of the business I am in, I was introduced to David who enlightened me to the concept of trading as a business.

    But, to answer this question more fully… I had actually asked David this same question and he told me that years ago he had a ‘hit or miss’ trading style and it bothered him to no end. He said he started thinking about trading as a real business… and for about 2 1/2 years he spent countless hours researching and developing strategies to buy and sell stocks and options as a ‘business’.

    He said, at first he wasn’t sure if it could be done, but the idea intrigued him. He thought to himself that somebody, somewhere was making a killing in the markets and he was determined to find them, learn everything they know and make a killing of his own. According to David, this was a Herculean task finding the right people that were willing to talk about what they knew and that the most difficult part was that none of these traders were teachers in any sense of the word so it was nearly impossible to get full details about their strategies. In the end he said it all came together like a puzzle that finally became recognizable because enough of the pieces were placed in the correct positions.

    Question: Are there other ways besides trading as a business to structure your trading to stay consistently profitable?

    Answer: The only way to be consistently profitable, and I mean really profitable as an investor is to run your trading as a business, not as a gambler, and that means looking at opportunities, supply and demand, marketplace dynamics and managing your businesses based on solid business fundamentals: profit, loss, expenses, overhead and return on investment.

    Like any business your only concern is to buy something that you can sell at a profit – and with enough of a profit margin so that your expenses (although small) are covered leaving you with consistent and reliable income.

    Question: Isn’t the only way to make money in the markets to figure out how to predict market direction?

    Answer: At one time I thought this was true, but contrary to popular belief, even among some so-called market experts, it is not possible to predict market direction. Let’s face it; the markets go up one day and down the next! What we know is that prices will fluctuate and that options expire… that’s it.

    Question: How much can you make and how much money do I need to start trading as a business?

    Answer: These are important questions…

    How much you can make is dependent on your capital, ability to learn and your ability to maintain your discipline in this business.

    With regards to starting capital…don’t be concerned about how much start-up money you think you need to have in order to start your trading business… learn the skills, paper trade, invest a small amount and then reinvest your profits. Do it this way and your trading account will grow VERY quickly.

    Also, you should know this… even though I had a considerable amounts of money I could invest in my trading businesses when I first learned how to trade in this way from David, I started with less than $5000 so I could learn this business and the result was my trading accounts grew… and so will yours if you learn to trade with confidence.

    Question: Can you tell me about your background and David’s background?

    Answer: Sure… Both of us have been teaching, consulting and publishing for many years. Here’s a brief 3rd person overview about us…

    David Vallieres has been teaching people how to use the Internet to start successful businesses for over ten years and has taught thousands of people from every country in the world how to make their living online. He is a successful publisher and is regularly interviewed by marketers and business professionals about his business experiences and insights. But, most importantly, Dave is a full-time options trader and a master mentor. David has incredible insight on market sentiment — he is able to cut through the chatter and nonsense that is so often presented by so-called market experts to the average retail investor and is able to seek out profitable trades on a consistent basis.

    William Piracci has been a teacher, educational consultant and international project manager for nearly two decades. He has worked extensively for Government Ministries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia — assisting professional educators on how to develop education programs that meet project objectives. William also owns a successful publishing company that develops and promotes ideas that assist people in attaining personal and financial sovereignty. He is the developer of the Options Lexis learning software application that enables users to quickly and accurately learn the language of options trading. William is an avid options trader and is the managing director of Trading Options Lab.

    Question: Why is the course so inexpensive and why are you selling this knowledge to other people?

    Answer: It’s funny, but this question may be the most often asked question I receive!

    There are several reasons why the course is currently priced so reasonably and in fact, the course prior to it being completed was being sold for more than 9 times its current price!

    Our pricing structure for the core materials, that is the “Options Made Easy – Your Video Guide to Trading as a Business” course, fluctuates depending on the amount of work (time) that is required to keep the materials updated and the delivery systems at peak efficiency.

    Currently we have pretty much automated the entire system which is to your advantage as we are able to keep the cost of the core materials at a very low price. But be aware of something… in my opinion the core course is valued at least $5000.00 USD and I base this on value for dollar. Simply, learn this skill and you will possess a means to consistently earn more than 99% of humans on the face of this earth.

    With regards to your second question… why are we selling this system, this knowledge to other people? The answers are simple:

    Firstly, there’s no reason not to… here’s why:

    The markets are huge and worldwide, and anyone can trade them without decreasing the opportunity, in fact it would only make things better. The more traders, the more money we can make and the more liquid the market becomes. It’s really a win-win-win because unlike other businesses… this business only gets better as more people do it.

    Secondly, although we are entrepreneurs we are also teachers.

    As I described when I answered another question, both David and I have been teaching, consulting and publishing for many years. The truth is, we have taught thousands of people how to learn and integrate knowledge into their daily lives, so teaching is something we love to do. And this is to your benefit because it’s a fact that there are not many people who really understand the options trading business that are willing to teach it to others.

    And lastly, it’s as simple as this… the more money we make selling access to our course the more we can put profits to good use in our own trading businesses. Obviously we put our money where we get the largest return for the amount invested and this means that the King’s portion of money we make from selling this course goes directly into our trading businesses.

    Question: I’ve seen this course or a similar course being sold on the Internet on other websites.  I’m confused by this… why is this so and why should I buy from you?

    Answer: Yes, I have received this question on several occasions and I am always somewhat perplexed that it’s asked because the answer seems self-evident to me!  Let me explain…

    Authors, musicians, artists  or anyone that creates and wants to publish their work seek out distribution channels to best bring their creation to the end user, the customer.  For example, someone like, let’s say, J.K.Rowling, writes a book (Harry Potter!) and when she’s finished she seeks out a publisher/distributor to assist her in selling her work.   Obviously, publisher’s have distribution networks whereby they are able to bring a book to market and have it sold through a variety of different book franchises, dealers, etc.  The result is that you see “Harry Potter” being sold at Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobles, the local bookstore chain and even small independent bookstores. Of course each business has its own business model and therefore prices the items they sell based on their business model  This is why you see the same book being sold for different prices.  So, it makes sense on why you may see this course, or any course being sold by a variety of different sources. Simply, if the author were only selling their work from one bookstore do you think they would be able to profit handsomely?  Likely not!

    Let me explain more… David Valleries is the author of the Trading as a Business course.  Upon completing the course he wanted to bring it to market to maximize his profits.  David owns a publishing company and actively recruited other content publishers that wanted to secure rights to market the course.  Typically rights come in the form of Master Rights and standard resale rights.  Trading Options Lab is a satellite company of a larger publishing company called, Examined Publishing Group (examined.org). The Examined Publishing Group is a Master rights owner of the Trading as a Business course and market the course, including our own set of bonus items through Trading Options Lab website.

    Lastly, let me say this about making a purchase from us as opposed to making a purchase from someone else. We are fanatical about customer service and about bringing extreme value to our customers and clients.  To understand our philosophy about doing business I urge you to do this:

    • Go here >> The Boss
    • Enter the following password: the boss

    The video above hits the nail on the head… this is what we believe and I think that once you do business with us you will understand that we are not a typical company.

    Question: Can I learn what you’re teaching on my own?

    Answer: Well, of course! But I can assure you that you that it will take you forever and a day to network with the correct people that will be able to give you the information that you will have immediate access to after enrolling in our course. Why waste your time wading through unproven systems? Also, the course is very reasonably priced and why would you want to waste so much of your time researching when a proven and profitable plan is completely available to you?

    Question: Why do you recommend the ThinkorSwim platform for implementing and trading like your course teaches?

    Answer: This topic is covered very thoroughly in the course, but suffice to say that the ThinkorSwim platform allows us to inexpensively put on, monitor and adjust our trades in a professional and businesslike manner. In short, this platform allows us to manage our business by the numbers.

    Question: Do you give financial advice – will you help me with my trading?

    Answer: No to both questions. I am a retail investor. David is a retail investor. Unlike many people who teach options and stocks, we are not former market makers or licensed professionals in the financial industry. We are retail investors just like you who found a way to make consistent monthly profits through trading stocks and options as a real business from our home offices.

    We cannot give you specific investment advice because we are not investment advisers registered with the SEC and we are not CFPs (certified financial planners) so if you watch the videos and you see Dave trading one ETF or stock, do not think that is a recommendation. What’s appropriate for us may not be for you.

    So we can teach you what we know, the actual decisions you make with your money is up to only one person: You.

    Question: How long will it take me to learn this system?

    Answer: Your understanding and ability to implement the ideas and strategies that are presented in the core materials is directly proportional to the time, effort and desire that you have to learn the materials.

    Let me put this into perspective for you… people spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on educating themselves on learning a profession or skill in colleges and universities throughout the world. They are required to put in the time and money in order to become something! This course can provide you with the means to be self-sufficient and you can do it (learn it) in a short period of time or longer if necessary, but the end result is that you will possess a skill and a profession that will serve you for the rest of your life. In my opinion, even if it took someone 4 years plus to learn the concepts to mastery, it would be time well invested! In a nutshell… if you take the learning seriously you will completely understand the concepts and be able to implement the trading strategies in a short period of time.

    Question: What is so different about this course in comparison to other trading training courses and seminars and other courses that are available on the internet?

    Answer: There are significant differences. Most trading training courses will teach you a lot about how to place standard trade positions based on market direction. If you are willing to fork out more money, you may learn in some of their advanced courses about putting on spread trades, condors and credit spreads, etc.

    The trading as a business trading system is built upon managing a portfolio of trades, not individual trades… and then we manage our portfolio as an aggregate position. But that’s not all… the key to running your trading as a business is about adjustments to your positions so that you remain profitable.

    Our way of running a trading business allows you to trade with confidence and mange your risk, not your losses. Also, although there are probably many courses that are good at teaching the basics of options trading, one of the most frustrating aspects for many students is how to take theory and put it into practice. Our video format allows you to see what is happening which in my opinion gives you a better platform for learning. If you couple the content that you will be learning on the videos with a paper trading account at ThinkorSwim, you can really cut away a lot of the confusing aspects of mastering the art and science of trading.

    Question: What if I know nothing about options trading; can I still learn the materials and learn how to trade as a business?

    Answer: If you know nothing about options you can still take this course and make “Trading as A Business” work for you… but we highly suggest you go to the library and in between Modules study a basic options book like “Options Trading 101″ by Bill Johnson or “The Option Strategy Bible” by Guy Cohen.

    Also, go to: http://optionseducation.org/ for free basic option tutorials and information (just realize most of the information, while excellent, is theoretical and academic in nature).

    Question: I’ve lost a lot of money in the markets and I’m nervous about getting back in… How will this course help me?

    Answer: If you’ve lost money in the market it can destroy your confidence – our system will allow you to trade with 100% confidence again because instead of hoping to make a profit by guessing what to do, you’ll have a plan.

    Of course we will never say you will make any money with this business because we can’t tell how you’ll use the information we’ll share with you. Your success in your investment business depends on only one thing: The decisions YOU make.

    But, remember this… the only way for you to make the right decisions is by having superior knowledge. Once you understand how to REALLY make money, you will trade with total confidence. That’s what we can do for you and we do not say it lightly, it’s true.

    Question: Is the training expensive?

    Answer: It should be! But, as you’ll see… we’ve made this incredibly affordable so you can learn it without any serious financial stress. We have been to seminars for $3,000 and $5,000 and you will get much more from this course than both of those combined. We’ve also seen one trading course that charges $7,500 just for online access to learn the basics of options!

    The Fact is that the VALUE of this course is easily in the thousands and we are VERY confident that you will understand the real value once you begin your training.

    So, the answer is “No”, your training is not expensive, especially when you consider that you will be learning a skill and managing your own business that provides you with monthly profits…

    Question: I notice that you don’t have a lot of testimonies on your site, can you share some with me?

    Answer: I don’t generally share testimonials because they lead people to believe that someone else’s experiences will mean that they will have the same results and with trading success depends on self belief. Nonetheless, here are a few testimonials for you to consider:

    It’s not often I take the time to sit down and write out a testimonial, but I couldn’t help but let you know how pleased I am with your Trading as a Business options trading course. This options trading training stands head and shoulders above its competitors for the simple fact that no one is teaching how to trade by portfolio. I was able to spend a good deal of time viewing all the videos, and the clear instructions helped me every step of the way. You’ve truly got a winner on your hands! Thank you very much. – Paul Forestall

    Finally! An options trading program that keeps things simple! I had been looking everywhere for something that would work as well as Options Made Easy videos do. The difference it has made and the results I’ve gotten are so impressive, I just had to take a moment to write and tell you about them. I’ve never seen a training program work as well, and as quickly as Trading as a Business does – and you can quote me on that! – Andy Malin

    I have been SO impressed with your video training that I wanted to send you a quick note about how pleased I am with it. It’s rare to find training with as much effort and dedication as you put into Trading as a Business. Thanks. –Ray Duckor

    I LOVE Trading as a Business! Easy-to-follow and clear instructions make for a top notch options training program. You could easily charge 100 times as much for it and still have customers beating a path to your door to buy it. Keep up the good work and please let me know when you release other options trading strategies like Options Made Easy! – Wayne Hertel

    Trading as a Business had everything I wanted in an options training program. All of the bits of wisdom that I’ve picked up have really made it possible for my trading to become very profitable. I bought your program hoping that I would maybe pick up some new strategies and to my surprise (and delight), Trading as a Business completely over-delivered because it is now the only strategy that I use for trading options. I bless you and your family. – Amy Harris

    I can’t believe what I’m seeing! You guys have really put together something special here. Trading as a Business not only exceeded my expectations but the results I’m getting are absolutely jaw-dropping. I’ve never seen another options trading method do anything close to what Trading as a Business can. Thanks guys. – Chuck Alba

    I had looked everywhere for a options trading training like Trading as a Business – something that would do exactly what it said it would, without all the fuss and hassle. I had already wasted hours of time and who knows how much money on a whole bunch of seminars, so I have to commend you for taking the time to make these videos available to me and for making them so useful and so easy to learn from. I really appreciate what you’ve done for me. – Ahnaf Suleiman

    When I first heard about your Trading as a Business course, I was doubtful. I didn’t think that an options training program like this would give me real results, much less stay true to what your website claimed was possible. But after I watched your videos on YouTube and then saw how reasonable your course cost I decided to purchase your program and try out your methods with a paper account. The results have been nothing short of miraculous! The way I’ve learned to structure my trades from watching your videos and then adjust them has opened my eyes to a whole new way of trading. Your training does everything it says and so much more. I am very happy and for the life of me still can’t figure out why you don’t charge more money for your course! – Mark Gleason

    You wouldn’t believe what a difference learning how to trade as a business has made for me. Who would have thought a set of videos would do so much? I can fully recommend your strategies, not just because it’s easy to follow and simple to use, but because you are as kind and helpful as anyone I’ve ever meet. It’s a breath of fresh air that I actually paid for something that brought great value to my life. – Carl Sasson

    I had looked around for several options trading trainings that would show me how to do what Trading as a Business ultimately did. Trading as a Business was by far the best investment I’ve made because of its simplicity, ease of use and clear direction. Keep up the good work. I really appreciate it. – Leland Offsteader

    Question: What happens if I don’t order now?

    Answer: I’ll tell you what happens… nothing. That’s right! You still won’t have an actionable plan to finally become self-reliant and you are left a victim of failed policies and the old ways of thinking.

    Let’s be honest. You need to change in order to have change in your life. The Options Made Easy: A Video Guide to Trading as a Business course offers you this change.

    Investing in this course will truly put the knowledge into your hands and into your mind… the knowledge you need to assure that you and your family live the life you deserve.

    Your course has everything you need for you to learn how to make money on a monthly basis… it doesn’t get any better than that! There is NO business like this.

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