MTM Student Testimonials
Hear what our options coaching students have to say...
"I closed the SPX trade that I mentioned on the group coaching class today. I was tempted to grind it out, but since I have have taken your class I have left trades earlier (especially losers). However, it was hard to buy back a $2,400 short position:). Since your class, I exited winners earlier. This reduces risk but also has allowed me to put the capital to work on a fresh trade. I made over $11,000 on the SPX spread of which 60% is treated as long term gains. The tax savings are huge versus SPY. I believe your class has helped me be more capital efficient, but also it has allowed me to have lower risk! Thanks for your mentoring!!!"
"Also, thanks for everything you offer from MTM. Having gone to a few of the group sessions now, I am really starting to see the value of John's sessions in conjunction with what I am learning from you every week. You are giving me the framework, and John puts the meat on the bones. 1-on-1 coaching is the best decision I could have made at this junction in my trading education."
"I have found Dan Passarelli and John Kmiecik to be very honest and upfront. They really trade, and they do a great job of teaching in a way that is easily accessible. They care about their students and are constantly finding ways to help them to become better traders..."[...More]
-Pastor Rick Christy, MI
"Closed out a NFLX Bull Put Spread that you discussed last Tuesday. Made enough to cover the fee for the group coaching sessions. Thanks for providing these sessions. I am learning a ton."
-Kevin, Bentonville, AR
"Thank you for some great trades….FDX, AAPL, etc.!!!!! Remember that mess I had w/ Googl? I was going to lose $1900, but with your assistance, I made adjustments and made a profit of $700 instead...Thanks!
The GILD butterfly, the FB straddle, AAPL, SPY, MMM, etc., etc., were all excellent trading ideas from you that I recently made excellent money trading…..thanks! Honestly…I love your service and hearing your insights and ideas every day"
Debi, Brentwood, CA
"By the way our little discussion on IBM and red bar ignored candles the other day convinced me to close out my position on IBM with a nice little profit."
Ted, Montgomery, TX
"John I want to Thank You and let you know how much I am enjoying the meetings. You have opened my eyes to several new ideas and I have made some hopefully good trades. I am very conservative so I will go out a little past some the trades you point out. I still have alot to learn on the greeks but it is beginning to make more sense to me."
Jack, Phoenix, AZ
"I am so much more balanced in my trades now. I know it is early, but already compared to last year, there is no comparison. My trading/management plan has made a HUGE difference.
Thanks again my friend!!"
Al, Topeka, KS
"I do wish to express my gratitude to you and Dan. I am feeling much more confident trading. Placed my first double calendar today.
The value of the coaching, mentoring, and videos has become increasingly apparent to me as time goes by. I took a few months “off” because of other commitments. Now, going through the video archives a second time, and reviewing your daily series when I get home at night, it’s all finally starting to “click”. I also needed to learn to keep it simple. It’s really not as terribly difficult as it initially appears."
Jeff, Greeley, CO
"I would just like to say taking the Market Taker's online courses are the best thing I've ever done in pursuit of being a professional options trader. Dan is a superior options master as well as an excellent teacher."
William, Monroe Township, NJ
"The AAPL trade is nice, Accenture and Conagra, too. Following you, I'm beginning to appreciate how valuable a watch list of actively traded stocks is for swing trading."
Fred, Durham, NC
"I feel extremely optimistic about this daily call. I have been doing some option trading and equity trading for a few years but have been very erratic in results. Already what I have heard and learned from just 2 calls is going to help."
John, Summerville, SC
"We went over a calendar spread on FFIV… I bought the Aug (standard expiry) and sold the Jul 25 112 strike weekly at $1.08. I got out on the 24th, day after earnings, for $1.60. Not a bad trade, $.52 on a max loss of $1.08. Thanks for your continued support and encouragement."
Gerry, Elmhurst, IL
"I just want to take a moment to tell you that I really appreciate your help. I've been around the block a few times and I firmly believe you are that most positive and honest of all the professionals. It's been a couple of hard years for me but your experience and willingness to help is making a difference. thank you. A 70 year old Marine."
Wayne, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
“...I owe much of the success that I've had in options to your teaching and mentoring. Aside from your clear teaching style, your emphasis on risk and money management is what separates you from the rest.”
Jeff, Highland Park, IL
"All the MTM program I participated so far is
world class, so are the people (including John, Dan, Amy). The
knowledge I gained in one year is beyond my expectation. I am excitied
about being part of the best option trading community, and for my
further development in option trading MTM will remain my first choice.
Market Taker provided the education I needed to start with my option trading. I like their structured and professional approach and their informal style."
Katalin, Budapest, Hungary
"John, your discussion defining technical differences between potentially real and false gaps was more informative than anything I've read. It was especially valuable during earnings season, and with the discussion of entries, it helped me refocus on trading."
Fred, Durham, NC
"MTM is the best trader educational provider out there. Innovation is at their core."
Dianna, Bellevue, WA
"Dan & John's experience are unmatched."
Steve, Bend, OR
"Group coaching has been a great way to start my trading day: lots of ideas from John and the group, watching how a professional trader trades, consistently and with a keen eye."
Patricia, Sacramento, CA
"John and Dan's ongoing, persistent and consistent emphasis upon learning the concepts, developing a plan, being disciplined and sticking to the plan (especially regarding exiting for a small loss without hesitation!!)"
Doug, Colorado Springs, CO
"Good, thoughtful insights are consistently available. Views are well conceived, and backed with evidence. It's a very helpful reality check, something that I like to test my views against."
Kevin, New York, NY
"It has valuable, applicable and pertinent information that helps traders like myself and in a user friendly tone."
James, Murphysboro, IL
"I learned so much from John! He trades a little differently than I do -- looks at different things and sees different possibilities. My own outlook was broadened and enriched by his teachings."
Dan, Pittsburgh, PA
"The information has provided me with a place to start looking for trades. The opportunity to learn from experienced professionals is invaluable!"
Jeff, Ames, IA
"A great source source of info. Quick, easy, and convenient."
Joe, Ann Arbor, MI
"It keeps me thinking about all the huge array of strategies available to trade a particular market outlook. The education invaluable."
Rodney, Lubbock, TX
"I have learned more about how to manage risk and make money while limiting risk."
Gerry, Elmhurst, IL
"Thanks for another great coaching session I love the pace and am actually keeping up and most of what gets said makes sense to me. I feel like I am in the right place to learn.I like your approach, you have stopped me from taking trades just to "be in the game". "
Dore, Vancouver, WA
"I have increased my account by around 12% this month with 60% wins. I'm getting better at controlling my emotions and waiting for great setups instead of rushing into things... I am thankful for all that I have learned from you guys because I understand options so much more!"
Brad, Rexburg, ID
"...I made 10 option spreads based on your guidance; 8 were net gains, 2 were net losses, for a net gain of $945. So it's been very worthwhile for me plus a valuable learning experience."
Pete, Bountiful, UT
"I have been working hard to evolve as an options trader for almost 2 years. I have attended a lot of webinars from a lot of sources, have paid for some instructor-led courses, and have read several books on trading. Dan's training approach + market perspectives + strategy insights are truly the best I have found. Dan has lived the life of a professional trader, and is willing and able to share his years of experience in very practical and helpful ways."
"Between your weekly sessions, our one-on-one sessions, and John's daily sessions, I am confident that I will finally be able to hold on to the profits that I generate, and keep the losses on trades that don't work small."
Doug, Colorado Springs, CO
"... After losing money for about a year just screwing around... I started subscribing to different services and I have to say, I have learned the most from you guys.
I'm a former golf pro and still play a lot of national amateur golf around Chicago and the country so I talk to a lot of "traders" and "pros" and I have to say I really thought it was an oversimplification but their adage of "amateurs buy options and pros sell them" makes a ton of sense to me now. I was losing money because I really had no strategy for my long call or put buying and was all over the map when it came to closing trades.
Now I am managing my wife's and my portfolio from an income side using verticals, butterflys, condor, iron condors, calendars, diagonals, etc and I can't tell you how much "easier" it is from a stress level because I have a repair strategy available thanks to guys like you..."
Mark, Naperville, IL
"Thank You all the wonderful training, I am learning a lot and doing well (profiting on 7 of my last 9 trades)."
Dan, Phoenix, AZ
"I have traded thousands of options contracts in the last 5 years and read nearly all the good options books out there, yet I am picking up great insights and nuances from your videos that are expanding my mind set. Well done."
Christopher, Hong Kong
"...The course I took in July was very informative and benefical for me. I learned a great deal. I took this course because my goal is to master simple vertical spread strategies and I was hoping Dan's expertise and experience would help me. It has; I feel more confident about putting on vertical spreads and I'm having some successes..."
Delphine, New York, NY
"...This time with you have been very educational for me. The webinars were very insightful and exactly to the point."
Todor, London, UK
"I have found the online instruction to be accurate and relevant. The Execution series provides value with practical tips and a view into the Market Makers mind set. The Trading Path series rounds out all of the pieces providing a first-rate 10,000 foot macro view. The quality of presentation is excellent and helps keep my focus and helps further illustrate concepts. I enjoyed the pace of the presentation and patience employed while recapping basic yet critical concepts. The material is presented in a caring and logical manner, which is really important for me. I feel like every minute spent was worthwhile and will yield a positive future return."
Chuck, Frisco, TX
"When I signed up for Dan's mentoring program I had very high expectations. After completing the program I am extremely pleased to honestly say that Dan not only met them, but far exceeded my expectations. I was fairly advanced in my knowledge of options as a retail trader. Dan took the time to assess my knowledge and goals and tailored an individualized and advanced program to put me at the professional level. This is not a cookie-cutter program. As if this was not enough, Dan truly takes it even a step further in that he genuinely cares about my future trading success. I feel as though, even though my program has ended, I have a mentor for life..."
Sonny, La Canada, CA
"After finishing your mentoring program, I wanted to trade for a few weeks with real money on my own before giving you an update. It makes me think of that commercial. Your Options Coaching Program, $3,999; the fundamental understanding and knowledge that I received from your Options Coaching Program, PRICELESS. I can not thank you enough for giving me these great gifts of knowledge and confidence. You truly have tremendous knowledge of options and unique & simple way of giving that knowledge to your students. Keep on teaching my friend! By the way, I have made every penny of my monetary cost in these last few weeks and the gratification is just gravy."
Hemel, Albuquerque, NM
The One-on-One options coaching class was a tremendous help in sifting through the myriad of information to discover the important concepts and ideas in options trading. Dan’s experience and knowledge is a distinctive resource to anyone interested in learning about options and how to profit in any type of market. As I continue to learn One-on-One Mentoring was the foundation I needed to commence my trading career in the right direction. For anyone looking to become a more knowledgeable trader this is an extremely valuable class and money well spent!
Steve, Boise, ID
"Dan I just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to work together. In a few short months you helped me bridge the gap from an intermediate level options trader to feeling comfortable with the more advanced concepts. I believe I learned more in the last two months with you than I did over the last two years on my own. Whether its consulting volatility charts before trades or monitoring my portfolio as a whole using the Greeks, your help has made me a better trader. I was originally unsure if mentoring would be of benefit to me, now I truly wish I had done this five years ago."
Jason, Seal Beach, CA
"Dan, it’s been a few weeks since I completed my mentoring program with you, and the learning hasn’t stopped. You provided me with a deep (dare I say profound) understanding of critical concepts, such as analyzing volatility, finding a volatility edge, and gamma scalping. Although I head read about each of these prior to your program, you were the one who really helped me “get it”, and now my option trading makes a whole lot more sense (and more profit, too!)."
Robert, Greenwich, CT
I'm writing today to share with you the incredible impact your mentoring / training has had on my options trading success. Because I've been trading options for more than 30 years, I thought I knew everything there was to know about options until I enrolled in your 9 session mentoring program back in Sept 09. Quickly I discovered how wrong I was and why the problems I was having achieving success were because I didn't truly understand 'Trading Option Greeks'. I had already read your book, but what a difference your individual mentoring has made on my success. Just the last month of gains have paid back my expenses. As you may recall, I've taken several of the other Option Training Courses in both a classroom and online venue and they contributed a lot to my knowledge but little to my success. But your individual mentoring made all the difference. Laser like focus on the trouble spots and strategies that work from someone that's done it can't be beat by any classroom instruction. People ask me if I thought the cost was worth it. I always reply 'The skills he taught me paid his fee back in a month.' I know I hesitated at first. I thought it was going to be like all the other trading classes I'd taken. But, it was truly the best money I ever spent. There are very few things I can say that about. Thanks for turning my Options trading into Options success. My future has never looked greener.
Scott, Howell, MI
"Dan did a phenomenal job helping me to grasp the Greeks and especially how they interact. He also had great ideas on portfolio balancing and risk management. Whether you are a beginner, have some experience (as I did) or are an advanced trader, Dan's thoughtful and tailored approach will improve your trading acumen."
Rich, Greenwich, CT
"In terms of what Dan is offering, my experience has been that he is truly a mentor. He is in personal dialogue with me about the questions and issues that I have raised and has really been open to providing the content that I think is most suited to my learning process. I have found him to be comfortable explaining the most basic concepts, but he has the experience and willingness to cover any concept in as much depth as I can absorb."
Warren, Wheaton, IL
"The Goal: Learn about The Greeks. Goal Accomplished: in 8 weeks by mentoring one on one with Dan Passarelli. Mentoring with Dan Passarelli allowed me to learn at my own pace. Dan was very patient and made sure I understood the topic we were discussing before moving on. I feel confident in my ability to successfully trade options using The Greeks. Thanks Dan."
Mary Lou, Los Angeles, CA