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Jacob Mintz

Chief Analyst, Cabot Options Trader and Cabot Options Trader Pro

Jacob Mintz is a professional options trader and editor of Cabot Options Trader. Using his proprietary options scans, Jacob creates and manages positions in equities based on unusual option activity and risk/reward.

Jacob developed his proprietary system during his years as an options market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, where he ran several trading crowds for nearly 10 years.

After a successful career on the trading floor Jacob was tasked with setting up a trading desk at a top-tier options trading company, trading against the most sophisticated hedge funds and institutions in the world.

Today Jacob trades for himself, coaches and teaches about options trading, and runs our Cabot Options Trader and Cabot Options Trader Pro advisories. Jacob lives in North Carolina with his wife and two kids who keep him very busy with their sports and social calendars.

From this author
Want to know how the big institutional investors use options? Here is an example of how one trader spent $132 million on three tech stocks.
Before we dive into this week’s idea, I wanted to clean up our SHLS and ASO positions from last Friday’s January expiration.
Identifying unusual options activity can be a key to unlocking big gains in stocks that the big hedge funds are about to pour into.
It was hardly smooth sailing for traders last week, as the indexes got hit hard on Wednesday and Thursday, and then roared back to life on Friday.
It was hardly smooth sailing for traders last week, as the indexes got hit hard on Wednesday and Thursday, and then roared back to life on Friday.
Today, a whopping eight Profit Booster positions will expire. Most are “slam-dunk,” full-profit trades, while others will go down to the wire.

The big takeaway, before we dive in, is we are going to let the situation play itself out, and come Monday/Tuesday of next week we will revisit our profits, as well as how we will manage the remaining positions.
Very impressively, the rally that started late in 2022 continued last week, as the S&P 500 gained 2.7%, the Dow rose 1.8%, and the Nasdaq tacked on another 4.5% of gains.
Two options trading strategies can help any investor create yield that far exceeds traditional avenues: Covered Calls and Writing Puts.
Very impressively, the rally that started late in 2022 continued last week, as the S&P 500 gained 2.7%, the Dow rose 1.8%, and the Nasdaq tacked on another 4.5% of gains.
Very impressively, the rally that started late in 2022 continued last week, as the S&P 500 gained 2.7%, the Dow rose 1.8%, and the Nasdaq tacked on another 4.5% of gains.
2022 was a hard year for stocks. Fortunately, Cabot Options Trader had a better year. These are the best (and worst) options trades I shared with subscribers.
Options trading has its own vernacular and to get started with the basics, it’s important to be familiar with options trading terminology.
The start of 2023 has been a positive for the bulls as the indexes are all higher by approximately 1.5%.
Having just returned from vacation, in this morning’s Weekly Update I am going to focus my attention on where we stand with our positions. However, going forward, I/we are fully back to the normal schedule.
Having just returned from vacation, in this morning’s Weekly Update I am going to focus my attention on where we stand with our positions. However, going forward, I/we are fully back to the normal schedule.
Contrary to popular belief, options trading is a good way to reduce risk. Weekly options? That’s more akin to a roll of the dice.
2022 went out with a whimper for the market as the indexes posted one of their worst years on record.
The options market is vastly different now than it once was, thanks to computers. You can’t compete with algorithms, so what do you do?
The much-anticipated Santa Claus rally has yet to materialize on Wall Street, though at least the recent losses mostly stopped for the indexes last week. The S&P 500 was virtually unchanged, the Dow gained 0.88%, and the Nasdaq fell 2.5%.