SVOG November Meeting

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at the Elks Lodge, 375 N Pastoria, Sunnyvale, CA (



Examples of Real-World Options Trading -- Fauzia Timberlake -- Private Trader

Fauzia Timberlake, will discuss her journey as a retail options trader. From selling covered calls to Big Lizards with Spikes to using synthetic equivalents, Fauzia will discuss the various option strategies that are a part of her investing and trading portfolio. Depending on the prevailing volatility and status of a basket of underlyings of her choosing, Fauzia employs almost all the well-known option strategies. Iron condors, Iron flies, Jade Lizards, Broken-wing butterflies, Calendars, Ratios, and Diagonals are an integral part of the portfolios that she builds.

In addition, Fauzia employs synthetic option equivalents to set up her trades. Synthetics are particularly useful for retirement accounts where margin is unavailable and for smaller accounts where availability of capital is a consideration.

About Fauzia

Fauzia Timberlake has a degree in Electrical Engineering. She started out as a software design engineer, developing applications for the electric utility industry. As a young mother, Fauzia opted to stay home and raise her two daughters. During this time, she took over management of the family finances and that led to an interest in the workings of the capital markets. Many years later, she decided to switch careers to the financial services industry. She worked as a financial advisor for a large brokerage firm for almost 10 years.

Fauzia is a firm believer in the research and methodologies presented by the Tastytrade network and, for the most part, is a seller of option premium. In December 2015, she was celebrated as a Rising Star by the network and, in early 2016, she was selected as a Follow Trader on As a Follow Trader, Fauzia's trades are openly displayed on for any viewer to see and/or follow. Fauzia's most recent venture is into the world of options Coaching and Consulting. Fauzia provides one-on-one personalized coaching and her students range from complete newbies to experienced traders.

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