Financial Options Group

Option Selling Strategy

Minimum Investment
$ 50,000
Management Fee 2.00%
Performance Fee 25.00%


-Trading Description&The advisor uses a combination of fundamental and technical analysis to determine markets and timing. Fundamental analysis is the consideration of factors external to the market of a particular instrument. For example, weather, imports/exports, and political events that affect the supply and demand of that particular instrument, in order to predict future prices of that instrument. Technical analysis is not based on the anticipated supply and demand of the cash or physical commodity; instead technical analysis is based on the theory that a study of the markets themselves provides a means of anticipating prices. Technical analysis of the markets often includes a study of the actual daily, weekly and monthly price fluctuations, as well as volume variations and changes in open interest, utilizing charts and/or computers for analysis of these items and other technical market data. &The advisor monitors all sectors of the market for profitable opportunities and therefore could trade in markets other than those identified. The Advisor employs a market neutral strategy. Far out of the money options are sold with two to four months until expiration. Many times both sides of the market are sold. The average amount of funds invested for margin purposes at one time will generally be approximately 40%. &Background &Thomas R. Hurd, Jr., 46 years old, became listed as a principal and registered as an associated person of Financial Options Group in January 2008. Mr. Hurd Jr. is a trading principal and managing member of the firm responsible for conducting market analysis, making trade selections, and handling day-to-day operational affairs of the company. Tom has been investing for himself for 20 years. In 1998, he began trading futures contracts and in 2007, he began trading proprietary accounts pursuant to an option selling or premium writing trading strategy program &Thomas R. Hurd, Sr., applied with the NFA to become listed as a principal of the Advisor on February 4, 2008. In October 2005 through the present, Mr. Hurd Sr. has assisted Thomas R. Hurd, Jr. in developing the options writing program. Mr. Hurd Sr. has invested in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds for over 40 years and has invested in commodity futures and options since 1999. Thomas E. Fields III applied with the NFA to become listed as a principal of the Advisor on February 4, 2008. Mr. Thomas E. Fields, III graduated Lee University in May 2006 with a bachelor?s degree in Business Administration. Mr. Fields is involved in assisting in the development and ongoing analysis of the option writing trading program.