There is just a ton of information out there on the web about stocks, trading and investing. I have wandered to many sites looking for the right information that will quickly get me what I need. I am always looking for the best information to pass along to readers. One that stands out to me is OptionsProfits (OP), an offering from my friends at thestreet.com. As you know, I publish articles and blog on sister site realmoney.com (RM), I recently started putting up articles for OP for their readers. So, what is it that makes OP such a standout?
The website is completely dedicated to the readers. There are articles that highlight the areas of interest for readers – volatility, options and the latest positions from traders. The contributors (of which yours truly is one) are just outstanding – an array of traders/writers with a deep background and understanding of the options game. Many have been/are floor traders who bring the flow and volume to the fore. Nowhere on the web will you find such a strong lineup of contributors.
The content from contributors are the best feature on the site. OP has collected a strong lineup of excellent writers who trade live each and everyday. They will share the intimate experiences with the reader in a very concise and professional way. The frustration and pitfalls we all stumble through are shared by the contributors but in a way to teach you out of trouble. Nothing better than learning and it starts with every contributor. All are on the same page – help everyone as best you can!
Visual content is a main focus for OP. Jill Malandrino, the editor/curator of the site manages the videos and ‘options TV’ portion with some excellent 2-4 minute talks with experts, analyzing what is moving markets in the moment and what we may see on the horizon. The production of the videos is usually at the Nasdaq or other location so you get a true feel of being at the market.
The chat portal is a great feature for two-way communication between reader and contributor. It is here where questions are asked AND answered almost immediately. The interaction is great and many ideas spring from this forum. One of the challenges of many other services is the lack of communication – this is surely not the case with OP encouraged at all times. Further, there are a slew of other educational tools on the site not seen elsewhere. They offer a complete suite of information – no stone is left unturned, but Jill is always looking to make it better for the user. The classes are sensational and the feedback just tremendous (there is another one coming up soon – here is the link to check it out)
Finally, Jill creates some great events for users. Some of the recent webinars have been fantastic, completely filled with participants and with amazing content. She has planned live events ‘in house’ for those who want to go old school – a live seminar session with contributors. The last event was a massive success and I’m sure more will be on the horizon.
Take a close look at OptionsProfits. I am sure you won’t be disappointed, and I think you can take it for a brief spin on them, check it out. As a disclosure, I DO NOT receive compensation from OP or RM – this is merely a post for your benefit – I do not make a dime from increased readership.