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1 Secrets of a Market Maker
Presented by Andrew Keene

2 Disclaimer “” (“KOTM”) is not an investment advisor and is not registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Further, owners, employees, agents or representatives of KOTM are not acting as investment advisors and might not be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the Financial Industry Regulatory. IMPORTANT NOTICE! No representation is being made that the use of this strategy or any system or trading methodology will generate profits. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. There is substantial risk of loss associated with trading securities and options on equities. Only risk capital should be used to trade. Trading securities is not suitable for everyone. Disclaimer: Futures, Options, and Currency trading all have large potential rewards, but they also have large potential risk. You must be aware of the risks and be willing to accept them in order to invest in these markets. Don’t trade with money you can’t afford to lose. This website is neither a solicitation nor an offer to Buy/Sell futures, options, or currencies. No representation is being made that any individual, group, or entity will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those discussed on this web site. The past performance of any trading system or methodology is not necessarily indicative of future results. Visit our website below to read the full disclaimer.

3 James Ramelli Years Old and I have Doubled my Trading Account from Learning Andrew Keene’s Teaching Ways - Trade full-time Have Taught 1000’s of Students to Full Time Traders Regular Contributor to CNBC, CBOE, Bloomberg

4 Why Best Time Ever to Trade?
This is the BEST time ever to trade Options: Markets are Tighter Penny Wide More Liquid Than Ever

5 Market Maker Make $$$ on Bid-Offer Spread ?
A market maker is someone who is always quoting a bid-ask spread for a given option contract. The market maker is willing to take either side of the trade and is hoping to profit from the spread between the bid and offer. Example: AAPL is trading at $ The market maker makes a market for the Dec 550 calls at up. This means that at this given time the market maker is willing to buy 20 contracts at $25 and/or sell 20 contracts at $25.30.

6 Market Maker Makes $$$ on Implied Volatility
Think about the market makers inventory like you would a jersey store. Its all about inventory in and inventory out. The store owner will keep the store well stocked with the “hot” names. Lebron James is a popular name and will always sell out. Since these names are more popular the store owner knows there is a bigger demand for them. He also knows he needs to be more competitive in his pricing. The market maker operates the same way. Stocks that are heavily traded will have a tighter market and more quantity available. AAPL and FB are the Lebron jerseys of options.

7 Market Maker Makes $$$ on Time Decay
Time Decay: Think about options like an insurance policy that you buy. You may pay your car insurance premiums once a month but you are really paying them a little every day. Options are the same way. Returning to the previous example the market maker who sold the trader those APPL calls also profits from time decay. The option trader who bought those calls paid all of the premium up front but the options will decay a little everyday. As the market maker is delta neutral they are profiting on this time decay.

8 Is it That Easy to Become a Market Maker?

9 Market Maker Secret The Market Maker makes money off you, but you don’t even realize it. How do they make money from you: The Bid-Offer Spread Implied Volatility Changes Time Decay They do NOT run stops though, but its time to FIGHT back against them and start taking their money.

10 I will Teach you the Ways to Take Money from the Market Makers like Me, IT’S SIMPLE & PROFITABLE!!!!
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11 I learned these Secrets from a Market Maker, but I am here to share them with you.
I have always wanted to be a market maker my whole life, but it doesn’t exist anymore Now I am a market taker and make more money than I ever have before.

12 Using the Market Maker Targets
How to Use the Market Makers Targets: How do you develop price targets? Many use technical indicators like fib levels or wave patterns but there is a much more accurate and efficient method for doing this. We can use the options market to calculate how much of a move the market maker is pricing into the options. We use this by calculating the measured move target using the at the money straddle

13 Use Straddles to My Advantage
Long Straddle Trade: Long Call, Long Put, Same Strike Advantages: Unlimited profit potential Disadvantages: Expensive premium long Max Risk: Premium paid Max Reward: Unlimited Breakeven: Strike price (+/-) the total purchase price

14 Market Makers Target How to Use the Market Makers Targets: Once we know the straddle price we can calculate targets Upside target: Straddle price plus strike price Downside target: Strike price minus straddle price In general the short the time to expiration the more accurate these targets are. A trader can use this method in any option product for any catalyst event.

15 Lets Look at an Example in AA:
How to Use the Market Makers Targets: Example: Alcoa (AA) is reporting earnings. The stock is trading around $12.50 The Apr Weekly 12.5 Straddle is trading at $0.70 Upside target: $13.20 Downside Target: $11.80 Using the these targets rather than technically projected targets is much more accurate. Knowing them also helps a trader identify key levels. This is a trick employed by market makers all the time

16 How I decide What Trades to Take
The Trading Plan in Detail: O: Open Interest: Volume vs. Open Interest - Institutional Market Memory C:  Chart: Bullish, Bearish or Neutral? - Strength of trend into earnings. Gap Points? Support Resistance? Trend is Your Friend

17 Its not Rest and Relaxation
The Trading Plan in Detail: R:  Risk:  How much of Total Book or Dollar Amount am I willing to lose. - Not swinging for the fences, Never more than 5% of Book R:  Reward: How much do I want to make on this Trade? - What’s a minimum acceptable Risk / Reward Ratio?

18 I love Tacos and Tequilla as well as Time & Targets
The Trading Plan in Detail: T:  Time: When do I think this will happen? - Time is Money...Know when the Trade is over T:  Target: Where will I take profits, scratch trades or stop out… -Stick to the plan, Control Risk First, Manage Profits Second

19 We Need to Fight Back NOW
Remember that in order for the market maker to keep making money they need customers. I will teach you the ways to start taking money back from the market maker. The market maker isn’t concerned with running your stops or squeezing you out of a position. We can beat them at their own tricks and I will teach you how.

20 SPECIAL TOPIC COURSE: How to Take Money from the Market Makers
Use Call-Put Ratio to Determine Investor Sentiment Use the Market Makers Target for Iron Condors Learn Best Time of Day and Week to Trade Credit and Debit Spreads Learn when and why to Trade a Credit or Debit Spread Learn how to Potentially Profit 600% in Options Using Market Maker Targets $97 Or CALL Us:

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