“I’m Fed Up With My Financial Planner and I Want To Take Back My Portfolio!”
A very Frustrated, William Chetwall was ready to throw in the towel.
That’s when he sent me the message above.
He needed to take back control and charge of his portfolio… and I agreed with him.
He was at his breaking point after being put through the financial wringer of Wall Street for far too long. He felt the pressure more than ever because he was on the verge of losing his family.
I had to talk him off the ledge.
I empathized with him and my words of encouragement to him were, “There has never been a better time for an individual investor to outperform the best hedge fund managers, then right now!”
Let’s be honest here.
“Wall Street failed us over the long-term. Trusted “pros” make unspeakable fortunes with some taking advantage of tricks and loopholes that has left you and I to pay the price…”
Goliath has won too many times and having the average investor feeling duped… swindled… bamboozled.
To Help (You) The Individual Investor Create Wealth & Freedom With Options.
OptionSIZZLE was founded on the belief that the average investor can be successful in the financial markets and even create better returns than professionals.
We believe investors can create long term success by being strategic with options. Options provide you the opportunity to increase your chances of success, make more with less and reduce overall risk.
Compared to traditional investments like stocks, bonds and mutual funds, options also offer greater flexibility to express your market opinion.
We believe right now is best time in history for you to be able create long term success in the financial markets, mainly because you have the access to the same information and technology professionals use.
We focus on creating a strong foundation and understanding, so you can create long term success.
Our success with options comes from learning the right approach’s for any type of market condition, knowing when to enter & exit and managing trades for maximum profits and limiting losses to allow your account to keep growing.
Our courses, content and services are aimed to bridge the gap between a struggling investor to successful investor to improve your life financially.
If you’re getting more confused from the overwhelming supply of free education and misinformation, we believe this is done to discourage you, so asset firms can paint the picture that you should hand over your investments to them.
We’re excited to start making options easier to understand and more profitable for you. We plan on getting there with integrity, clarity, simplicity, transparency and exceptional customer service.
We are committed to empowering the middle class on overcoming mediocrity when it comes to their investing. The wealth gap between the middle class and wealthy in the US is the largest it has ever been in history.
We seek to teach you how to MAXIMIZE every dollar you have invested in order to produce wealth & freedom with options–and create a legacy for your family.
We believe that there is no better time to take charge of your financial future and create investing success with options, than right now!
By strategically using options, you can MAXIMIZE your capital instead of trading time for money.
All while creating higher chances of success, reducing risk & achieving greater returns than most traditional investments like stocks, bonds & mutual funds.
Today, with the access you have to tools, education and technology, we believe the playing field has never been this level between investors like yourself and market professionals.
Our core beliefs are built on integrity, clarity, simplicity, transparency & exceptional customer service.
While we can’t guarantee success, we strive on doing what is best for our clients and try to provide the best information that we believe will help separate you from the rest and help create success.
We have no special interests with outside vendors. Our goal is simply to find you the best actionable information and present it to you. By doing this we feel your likelihood of success with options will be greatly.
As one of our clients, Scott recently said, “Up and coming investors face many psychological struggles, especially early on in their attempts. From my personal experience the two largest hurdles to overcome involve fear of losing and having the confidence to time and enter a trade.”
“At OptionSIZZLE, I have found that these obstacles are both addressed. Josh has expertise on the subject [and] expresses a calm persona in reviewing trades… Though I am personally a work-in-progress, it is character attributes such as these the indirectly boost my confidence.”
Meet Joshua Belanger
Hi… I’m Joshua Belanger.
I’m the founder, trader and entrepreneur behind OptionSIZZLE.com.
After more than a decade in the trenches of Wall Street, I’ve become well known for my work with options trading volume, easy approach to options education, and my strategic investment guidance. So much so, my expertise caught the eye of Bloomberg, Business Week, New York Post, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswire, Yahoo Finance and The Wall Street Journal.
But I didn’t get there without struggle…
I fell in love with the glamour, the romance, and the intrigue of Wall Street at a young age.
Like thousands of would-be finance guys before me, I wanted it all – the money, the power, the prestige of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and Ben Younger’s Boiler Room…
I wanted it all…
I just didn’t know how to get there. I didn’t have the family money or connections. I didn’t have the fancy business school degrees, or even my trading licenses at the time…
I was a pizza delivery guy in an outside suburb an hour away from Chicago, cold calling trading firm at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) on my days off.
Eventually – after painstaking patience — it paid off.
Eventually, I’d become a runner on the CME at $5.75 an hour while still delivering pizzas to pay my bills. It was a start. It was all I had.
Was it the fun I had imagined at a young age? Not at all…
But I still loved it. I was on the CME after all.
Eventually, I’d advance to become a stockbroker.
And – as I quickly learned – it was nothing like the Hollywood movies. The sophisticated people that understood the intricacies, the ins and outs of trading were replaced with nothing more than salesmen more interested in padding their own pockets, than the clients they “cared” about.
I became part of the daily, boring, and deceitful grind of Wall Street.
I was a cog…
I was paid a pittance of what I made for the major brokers before landing at the trade desk of a respectable firm. There, I finally understood the real inner-workings on how money really worked, and flowed in the markets.
There, I learned the very secrets of how money was really generated for the firm and its clients.
I’ll never forget one of my first trades. It changed everything for me.
I was taking stock option orders for an overseas client that managed several accounts, as a junior broker when it hit me.
I wanted to branch out on my own. I already knew how options worked. And I was ready to put my knowledge to the test.
So I bought long calls (an options contract that makes money when prices move higher) on Research in Motion heading into earnings, thinking the stock would move higher…
Two days later, my Research in Motion calls were down $2,000.
But the thrill of placing that trade started my long-term love affair with leveraged instruments.
From that moment on, I knew there was more to “options success” than what I learned studying for my Series 7 license or from some outdated, basic “bibles” of the industry.
I knew that to be successful, I had to follow those that were successful.
I had to follow a path.
So I started following trades relayed to me on the phone. This was something I picked up from watching certain traders on the CME floor that only traded when the large orders would come into the pit from the big players like Goldman Sachs & Merrill Lynch .
I started mimicking a pro trader’s moves – his actions, his style of trading. I wanted to be the best. I wanted to show my peers that you could – and can — do more for your clients.
But they failed to grasp it… I was just told to open accounts and gather assets.
It’s why – by 2007 – while still working the trading desk, I founded Stockstar Capital. There, I finally had the freedom to teach clients the ins-and-outs of options trading — the very trading tool my “peers” failed to grasp or use.
A year later, though, I was done. I’d seen enough.
I took my punches, my hits, and my bruises. I lost thousands in the worst year of trading the market had ever seen. The Dow was down to 6,500 when all was said and done.
Not many fared better…
But that’s not what did me in.
Managing client money and bringing in new clients was hard enough. But when I had to act like a personal shrink to my clients during the financial crisis, it became too much bare.
Don’t get me wrong. I loved what I did, but it wasn’t what I wanted to do.
It helped lead me to where I wanted to be – where I knew I had to be — I had to retake control of everything. I still wanted to teach and show everyday investors a new way – a better way – to improve their lives financially
You can read more about my story, which even involves going through a legal battle with my competitor for nearly a year here: The Lawsuit: Wealth, Freedom & Options
But after years of hard work, it’s all been worth it… the trials, the tribulations, and the costs.
Nowadays, all is well. My clients tell me:
Josh, you are really good and helpful. I am turning around my account thanks to your service. - Bobby_C
Options class was a great investment. Booked 575 profit on my first "real money" option trade. Many thanks. - Rasa_Briggs
NYB a quick 33% on Jan 12.5 call. You da man! - GKWeakley
I hear how my products and services change and enhance lives.
With my early Hollywood-dreams dashed, I never thought I would be where I am today — an inspiration and a well-respected public figure.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,”
Which was said by the great Nelson Mandela and something I believe in wholeheartedly.
With education and guidance, I’ve helped others achieve their dreams – while creating financial freedom — in the daunting and dark world of the financial markets.
Why let all my valuable experience go to waste?
Helping others achieve success not only provides me a rewarding feeling, but it helps them – you — achieve the riches only a few very can achieve.
Hollywood dreams of Wall Street riches are a reality for those with financial savvy, proper education and guidance.
I believe I can show you a new way – a better way – to make that happen.
Let’s make this happen. Wall Street has taken advantage of the everyday investor for far too long.