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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What exactly is ODDS High Accuracy? 
A. It is a weekly premium recommendation service. The recommendations are posted to a private, secure web site every Friday morning by no later than 8:45 am ET. [We trade on Friday's to take advantage of the "weekend effect" in options.] Recommendations will be tracked in an open position web page with up to date follow-up instructions. While the recommendations are not delivered by email, in some circumstances "Special Alerts" that will provide important updates in between the weekly recommendations could be sent by email, if conditions warrant.

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Q. Do you email me the recommendations? 
Email is convenient, its reliability is not 100%. Instead, we post the recommendations to a private, secure web site. If there ever is a need to provide you with an interim update, we will post the update to the web site. So it's best for you to be in the habit of checking the web site every day for any updates on all trades. Only if a "Special Alert" is necessary will we try to send email relating to this service, but get in the habit of logging in daily to be certain you get all updates and alerts in a timely fashion.  Updates happen at 8:45 am ET each trading day.

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Q. Upon what trading methodology is ODDS High Accuracy based? 
A. The methodology is based almost entirely on the high probability index option trading system I've been teaching for over two decades. details of this particular method were taught from start to finish in my Options Wizardry From A to Z course, which was first offered to the public in 1998. Over the years I added several minor enhancements to make the trading process even easier.

And my basic high probability method has a multi-decade history of success. Winning percentages over 90% tell how well the results have been.

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Q. Are you in the market all the time, or are there lengthy dead periods?
A. As stated previously, except in rare circumstances, we expect to have a position in the market at all times. This means that, as we exit one position, we will likely be entering a new position. This is easily handled, as long as you pay detailed attention to the instructions. That means being prepared and making sure you understand what it is that you need to do ahead of time. 

As noted above, we don't anticipate that there would be lengthy periods where we're idle.  If, however, the potential profits from doing these option trades is so low that the profits wouldn't even pay your commissions, we will elect to stand aside.  Always log in to see all instructions or look for changes every trading day.

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Q. How do you identify your trades?
It's actually a relatively simple process, once you know what to do. Basically, we use the exact high probability method I've taught in my courses for over 20 years. Although the calculations are easy, they can be tedious. And for newcomers, they can seem overwhelming.

Every Friday morning at no later than 8:45 am ET (if there are holidays, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, that schedule may change), I'll give you the exact trade to take, along with the exact entry price.

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Q. If I do not get filled on the spread recommendation, what do I do next?
A.The instructions are posted each Friday morning. If you do not get filled at the minimum net credit limit price shown, log in each morning to see if new instructions say to continue to try to get filled at the recommended net credit limit or to cancel trying and wait for the next new trade.  Be sure to check the service every trading morning for any new updates.

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Q. Is there a performance guarantee?
A. Yes!  ODDS High Accuracy performance measurements and billing periods are measured on a monthly basis.

Monthly subscriptions are billed after the third Friday of each month. Weekly subscriptions are billed after the last day of the month. 

Your initial $1 payment gives you access to all trade recommendations from the moment your subscription is accepted up till a regular monthly subscription term. 

Once that initial period has past, payment is dependent on the performance of the trade recommendations issued to subscribers on the private, secure web site.​

If the trades produced by the system for an expiration that are kept in the model portfolio are not profitable during the billing period, no fees will be assessed for that expiration.

However, if the model portfolio shows a cumulative net profit for the billing period (that is, the sum of the percent returns for a particular billing period is positive before fees and commissions), you will be charged $99. The charge will be made to the card you used when you first enrolled.

If you are subscribed, to avoid this charge you must cancel your subscription prior to 5:00 pm ET before the last trade expiration for the current months trades. Be sure to check the agreement/enrollment form for details specific to your subscription.

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Q. Can I implement the ODDS High Accuracy  trade recommendations using an online brokerage?
A.Yes, most online brokers now give you the capability to enter all the necessary information to implement the trades correctly. Just make sure your online brokerage provides you the ability to enter your order with the correct data (i.e.: 4-way/credit spread or iron condor, which market and symbols), emphasize the "net credit" amount (never accept less than the minimum credit), and place as a "limit" order good for the day only.  If you are not filled that day, continue to log in to check instructions, and if nothing is said to the contrary, continue to try for a fill at the exact parameters given each day until the next new trade is given.  Do not continue after that.

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Q. Are there any qualifications required?
A. There are no qualifications required to subscribe. If you want to subscribe in order to learn, that's fine with us. But if you want to trade the recommendations, you will need to check with your broker to make sure you can trade credit spreads with options on delivery settled assets.

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Q. Does this require margin?
A. Yes. When you put on a trade, you post margin representing the maximum risk in the trade. When the trade is closed out, your margin is released.

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Q. How much money do I need to use ODDS High Accuracy?
We don't have a minimum account size recommendation. As stated above, there are no requirements for you to trade the recommendations. You can subscribe to this service just to learn. If, however, you do trade, you'll need to open a brokerage account.

The margin for a recommended trade can be anywhere from $280 to $450 per spread. Most often the margin will be less than $300 per contract traded. One thing to be aware of for those of you contemplating trading with a small account: commissions may eat up a disproportionate share of your profits.

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Q. Is the maximum loss potential greater than the maximum profit potential?
A. Yes. The thing to realize is that these trades are very high probability trades. The type of movement required for a maximum loss is extremely rare. That's not to say we can't lose, or that an event like that can't happen. It can, which is why we use spreads. But the likelihood of a max loss is remote, while the likelihood of a win has a very high probability.

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Q. How do I access the trades?

A. Go to and press the LOGIN button. You’ll be asked to enter your email address and your password. That’s all there is to it.

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Q. What if I still have questions regarding the ODDS High Accuracy service?
A. One of the benefits of the ODDS High Accuracy service is that I have a highly trained staff to help you with any questions you have about how to act on my advice and recommendations. They don't just answer the phones to take address corrections. They also trade. I encourage you to take advantage of this service by calling the Technical Support Hotline at 859-224-4424, or by sending an email to The support staff will help you with any additional questions that you may have.

We do ask, however, that you take the time to go through ALL of the Frequently Asked Questions & Instructions first. Most of the time you will find your questions answered there.

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Specific To Monthlys Only:

Q. What does a monthly option spread recommendation look like?
A. Here's an example of a monthly options ETF trade recommendation:

At the top is the date. Below that are the table headings. Let’s go left to right. First is the ticker for the underlying asset. An underlying asset is the thing upon which the options are based. In almost all instances, the asset is going to the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (ticker: SPY). After that comes the ETF price. Next are the two factors each trade needs to meet before being considered: Return Potential and Volatility Escalation. If either of these are yellow or red, we will not issue a recommendation.

Last but not least is the trade itself. This is a 2-way spread, otherwise known as an put credit spread. There are 2 components to the spread. We are selling a put and and buying a further out-of-the-money put.  Pay attention to the expiration date which will always be a monthly expiration, plus the net credit.  The net credit is very important.  You want to be filled on the trade but only if you can get the minimum net credit or better.  DO NOT accept less than the minimum net credit shown.  Place all orders as 'limit orders'.

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Q. If I get filled on the monthly spread recommendation, what do I do next?
One of the nice things about this service is that I do all of the work for you. If a new recommendation is filled, I will always follow up with exit instructions that you can give your broker.

I post follow-up instructions to a private, secure Open Positions page that you can access any time you wish. Here is what the Open Position page would have looked like the morning after the recommendation was issued:

At the top, you'll find the date.  Below that is the table with the open positions.  We display the date, the ETF ticker symbol, the recommendation (including the recommended credit), the fill price, the closing price of the spread the prior trading day, the closing price of the ETF, and finally any instructions.  Notice the new trade given says 'pending'.  Once the trade is confirmed as filled, the fill price will be posted where you see 'pending'.

If there is ever a situation in between our regularly scheduled weekly update, I will notify you by posting new complete instructions telling you exactly what trades to exit and what trades to enter.  Just remember to log in EVERY trading day to see if any instructions have changed.

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Q. What type of exit instructions do you give for monthly spread trades?
A. I always tell people that it's important to treat trading like a business -- and I do! The important thing to remember about exiting is that I'm always looking out for you.

Each time we need to exit a position prior to expiration, I will post the instructions on the Open Positions page no later than 8:45 a.m. ET, to be sure you are aware that a position needs to be closed down. That said, I urge you to get into the habit of logging in daily to see if updated instructions have been provided.

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Q. What is the typical duration of a monthly trade?
A. We look for option trades whose expiration date is anywhere from two to seven weeks. That does not mean we remain in the trade that long. Sometimes we close out a position prior to expiration if the profits are too juicy to pass up.

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Q. How many monthly trades are typically open at any one time?
A. On average, the number of simultaneously open option trades peaks at 6.

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Q. What do I do if there is overlap in the strike price of an old trade with the strike price in a new trade?

A. Because we have multiple trades that expire at one expiration in ODDS High Accuracy Monthlys, this does happen, but not very often and you don't need to worry. You don't need to take the new trade in a different account. If there is overlap in the strike prices, you will be closing one leg of an existing position and adding a new leg to the position. For example: If I had a trade where I sold the 250 Put and bought the 247 Put for a credit of 0.25. My reward would be $25 per contract and my risk would be $275 for a 9% profit. Now when I get a new trade that asks me to sell the 253 Put and buy the 250 Put at the same expiration for a credit of $25. Instead of having 2 positions in my account I will have only one, but my risk and reward will be identical to my potential of doing both trades in different accounts.

Some brokers have you place the order specifying buy to open and sell to open or buy to close and sell to close. If your broker does this you may need to be careful how you enter the order. In this situation, I would place the order to buy to close the 250 put that I sold and sell the 253 put to open for a net credit of 0.25. My previous trade was a 3-point wide credit spread. After this order is filled, I would have one 6-point wide credit spread instead of two 3-point wide credit spreads.

I would have collected $50 of credit per contract total and my risk would be $550, exactly as if I had done the trades separately in different accounts.

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Specific To Weeklys Only:

Q. What does a weekly option spread recommendation look like?
A. Here's an example of a weekly options ETF trade recommendation:

In this example, the ticker is SPY (SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust). Next to that is the closing price of the SPY. To the right of SPY’s price is the trade. This particular trade is a 4-way credit spread, more commonly known as an Iron Condor.

We will be providing two types of credit spread trades in this service. The type of credit spread will vary based on market conditions. We will select a 4 way or Iron Condor trade when viable high accuracy call and put credit spreads are available. If, however, one side of a 4 way is not available, we may only be able to provide you with a 2-way credit spread.

The Trade Instructions tell you what options to sell and what options to buy. Below that is the net credit that you should seek. In this instance, you are trying to get a net credit of 0.28 or better (higher).

To the right of the Trade Instructions are exit instructions. That’s right, the entry instructions also contain the exit instructions. I’m a big believer in being prepared. When I enter a trade, I want to know what it’s going to take for me to exit the trade before I risk my hard-earned money. So I always have a plan.

Due to the short time period of weekly options, in this premium service, we’re going to provide you with the exit plan ahead of time, so you can be prepared as well.

You’ll note that there are a lot of different scenarios that we’ve laid out. In this example, the most common situation is for the trade to stay between the strike prices of the options you sold. In that case, you’ll make the maximum profit on the trade. The exit strategy is to do nothing.

There are other scenarios where you might make a partial profit or a partial loss. There is also a very small chance of experiencing a more significant loss. The thing is, because we’re using spreads, all losses are capped. Your risk is no higher than it would be if you were buying options.

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Q. If I get filled on the weekly spread recommendation, what do I do next?

A. One of the nice things about this service is that I do all of the work for you. All information is contained in our Open Positions Page.


As with the Entry page, we have the name of the service and the date. The date is March 21, 2014.

Below that, we have the open positions. Here you can see that we have one trade that is open and one that is pending. The trade that is open is from the prior week. That trade is going to expire at the end of the day on March 21, 2014. The new recommendation is shown as “Pending”.

Once filled, “Pending” will be removed and the trade date will be displayed. Here’s an image from an earlier period showing what a typical open position looks like once it’s been filled.

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Q. What type of exit instructions do you give for weeklys spread trades?
A. I always tell people that it's important to treat trading like a business -- and I do! The important thing to remember about exiting is that I'm always looking out for you. 

We provide a multitude of scenarios for exiting so you are not left wondering what to do.Notice that the scenarios are all based on the ETF price; there is no option price limit contained in the instructions. We want to exit credit spreads immediately and are not interested in trying to get a good fill. We just want out on the day the trade expires prior to the market close.

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Q. What is the typical duration of a weekly trade?
A. We look for option trades whose expiration date is anywhere from 7 to 9 days.

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Q. How many weekly option ETF trades are typically open at any one time?
A. For most days, we’ll have just one position open. On the last trading day of the week, however, we’ll have two positions open. At the end of that last weekday, the prior week’s trade will expire and we’ll be back down to just one.

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If I have not addressed a question that you may have, please email my staff at

--Don Fishback

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