Past 100K Challenge Results

The 3K-100K Challenge Started as a friendly contest between brothers. After a fun, lively, and profitable first round, the challenge was repeated a number of times to some very incredible results:

2 - 100K Success

1 - 47K Gain

1 - 19K Gain

4 - No Gains

As the challenges went on, we had more and more people asking what the daily results were, if they could watch, and if we could explain the rationale behind our trades. As a result, TraderMinute was born.

Please feel free to browse the results and trades of previous TraderMinute 3K-100K Challenges.


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Stock Strike Price # of Contracts Entry Date Entry Price Exit Date Exit Price Percent Gain Gain/Loss
PEPFEB 95 Calls601/15/153.3502/5/152.37-29%-$588
FDXFeb 175 Calls201/16/154.6501/21/156.6042%$390
BBBYFeb 73.5 Calls601/21/152.0301/22/153.4570%$852
XLFFeb 23.5 Calls3001/22/150.6701/28/150.32-52%-$1,050
AAFeb 16 Calls401/26/150.5402/3/150.49-9%-$20
HONFeb 100 Calls602/3/151.6502/6/152.8875%$738
MATMAR 28 Puts1002/10/151.2502/19/151.9254%$670
FBMar 75 Calls802/10/152.4602/19/154.2774%$1,448
BACMar 17 Calls5002/19/150.1703/20/150.00-100%-$850
LUVMar 44 Calls1002/20/152.0203/3/151.09-46%-$930
BMYMar 60 Calls1002/20/151.4903/2/152.7987%$1,300
SLBMarch 84 Calls1003/3/152.1503/20/150.00-100%-$2,150
AXPMar 82 Puts1003/3/151.4403/10/152.92103%$1,480
AAPLMar 122 Calls1003/11/152.9103/17/154.6760%$1,760
LUVApr 44 Calls603/12/152.1004/7/150.12-94%-$1,188
AMZNAPR 375 Calls403/17/1510.0704/10/159.95-1%-$48
ADBEApril 75 Calls604/1/151.1004/7/151.6752%$342
CSCOMay 27 Calls1004/8/151.1504/15/151.6947%$540
AAPL125 Calls304/10/155.9504/24/157.1119%$348
IWMMay 126 Puts1204/20/152.0504/23/151.76-14%-$348
COSTMAY 147 Calls1004/23/152.3304/30/150.63-73%-$1,700
AAPLMAY 125 Calls204/10/155.9505/5/152.81-53%-$628
XLFJune 24 Calls2004/28/150.6105/5/150.8031%$380
AAPLMay 125 Calls304/30/152.9905/5/152.81-6%-$54
UNPMay 108 Calls1005/6/151.1505/15/150.00-100%-$1,150
SPYMay 207.5 Calls1005/7/152.3705/7/152.6914%$320
AAPLJune 125 Calls505/8/154.8305/21/157.0746%$1,120
Stock Strike Price # of Contracts Entry Date Entry Price Exit Date Exit Price Percent Gain Gain/Loss
HD APRIL 120 CALLS 9 03/16/15 1.12 04/16/15 0.00 -100% -$1,008
F APRIL 16 CALLS 30 03/16/15 .62 04/16/15 0.00 -100% -$1,860
Stock Strike Price # of Contracts Entry Date Entry Price Exit Date Exit Price Percent Gain Gain/Loss
F DEC 14 CALLS 24 11/11/14 0.61 11/13/15 1.13 85.25% $1,248
ORCL DEC 40 CALLS 15 11/13/14 1.34 11/28/15 2.61 94.78% $2,358
WAG DEC 67.5 CALLS 7 11/18/14 1.34 12/2/14 0.88 -54.17% -$728
MU JAN 35 CALLS 10 12/2/14 2.26 12/12/14 1.64 -27.43% -$620
JNPR JAN 22 CALLS 20 12/3/14 0.95 12/8/14 0.63 -33.68% -$640
EBAY JAN 55 CALLS 9 12/9/14 1.66 12/11/14 2.92 75.90% $1,134
HD JAN 100 CALLS 9 12/11/14 2.70 12/16/14 1.56 -42.22% -$1,026
DE JAN 87.5 CALLS 7 12/17/14 2.59 12/23/14 3.75 44.79% $812
FB JAN 77.5 CALLS 6 12/18/14 2.56 12/23/14 5.01 95.70% $1,470
LNKD JAN 235 CALLS 3 12/26/14 7.80 1/2/15 2.42 -68.97% -$1,614
WFC JAN 55 CALLS 20 12/29/14 1.31 1/16/15 0.00 -100% -$2,620
GM FEB 34 CALLS 6 1/6/15 1.89 1/14/15 1.36 -28.04% -$318
GG FEB 20 CALLS 6 1/9/15 1.67 1/13/15 1.20 -28.14% -$282
CSX FEB 34 CALLS 7 1/15/15 1.35 1/28/15 0.85 -37.04% -$350
INTC FEB 36 CALLS 8 1/20/15 0.90 2/20/15 0.00 -100% -$720
GLW FEB 24 CALLS 10 1/30/15 0.58 2/6/15 0.60 3.45% 20.00
IWM FEB 18.5 CALLS 3 2/10/15 1.92 2/13/15 2.64 37.50% $216
MMM MAR 170 CALLS 6 2/17/15 1.29 3/13/15 0.00 -100% -$774
Stock Strike Price # of Contracts Entry Date Entry Price Exit Date Exit Price Percent Gain Gain/Loss
GOOGL Sept 585 Calls 1 08/18/14 15.00 08/25/14 13.70 -9% -$130
AA Sept 15.5 Calls 14 08/19/14 1.01 09/11/14 1.51 50% $700
TSLA Sept 260 Calls 1 08/25/14 10.00 09/2/14 19.00 90% $900
AMZN Sept 335 Calls 2 09/2/14 9.20 09/9/14 7.60 -17% -$320
BAC Oct 16 Calls 10 09/10/14 0.64 09/12/14 0.95 48% $310
DIS OCT 90 Calls 10 09/11/14 1.65 09/23/14 0.87 -47% -$780
BAC Oct 16 Calls 20 09/12/14 0.64 09/18/14 1.10 72% $920
HAL OCT 65 Monthlies 6 09/15/14 2.40 09/18/14 2.38 -1% -$12
MSFT Oct 46 Calls 12 09/19/14 1.40 09/23/14 1.26 -10% -$168
NFLX Oct 445 Puts 1 09/24/14 11.92 09/26/14 19.10 60% $718
BA Oct 128 Calls 8 09/24/14 2.11 10/7/14 0.35 -83% -$1,408
AAPL Oct 102 Calls 7 09/24/14 2.02 09/25/14 1.22 -40% -$560
FXI Oct 38.5 Calls 10 09/26/14 1.22 10/7/14 0.58 -52% -$640
AAPL OCT 99 Calls 7 10/2/14 2.28 10/7/14 1.81 -21% -$329
GM Nov 32 Calls 10 10/8/14 1.24 10/20/14 0.40 -68% -$840
DAL NOV 34 Calls 4 10/10/14 2.18 10/20/14 2.70 24% $208
MU Nov 29 Calls 3 10/20/14 1.98 10/21/14 2.66 34% $204
MU Nov 29 Calls 4 10/20/14 1.98 10/28/14 3.50 77% $608
LVS Nov 65 Calls 7 10/22/14 1.34 11/21/14 0.00 -100% -$938
PEP Nov 95 Calls 13 10/28/14 1.09 10/31/14 2.15 97% $1,378
AA Nov 16 Calls 20 10/31/14 0.84 11/13/14 0.98 17% $280
NKE Nov 92.5 Calls 5 11/4/14 1.94 11/6/14 2.70 39% $380
IWM Nov 116.5 Calls 10 11/6/14 1.45 11/13/14 1.66 14% $210
MS DEC 35 Calls 13 11/14/14 1.45 11/18/14 1.20 -17% -$325
AA DEC 16 Calls 16 11/14/14 1.07 12/1/14 1.23 15% $256
LVS Dec 65 13 11/18/14 1.14 12/1/14 0.28 -75% -$1,118
JPM Jan 60 Calls 8 12/2/14 1.88 12/5/14 3.02 61% $912
DAL Dec 44.5 Calls 7 12/3/14 1.40 12/16/14 1.99 42% $413
BBY Jan 36 Calls 9 12/10/14 2.50 12/22/14 4.00 60% $1,350
PEP Jan 95 Calls 10 12/18/14 1.36 01/2/15 0.94 -31% -$420
NFLX Jan 335 Calls 2 12/23/14 14.65 01/2/15 18.15 24% $700
HAL Jan 39.5 Calls 6 12/30/14 1.40 01/14/15 0.15 -89% -$750
AAPL Jan 106 Calls 10 01/6/15 2.60 01/8/15 5.78 122% $3,180
NKE FEB 95 Calls 10 01/8/15 3.60 01/13/15 2.41 -33% -$1,190
IBM Jan 157.5 Puts 15 01/12/15 1.59 01/14/15 2.20 38% $915
Stock Strike Price # of Contracts Entry Date Entry Price Exit Date Exit Price Percent Gain Gain/Loss
HON Aug 95 Calls 10 07/18/14 2.26 07/22/14 2.86 27% $600
NE Aug 32 Calls 6 07/21/14 1.09 07/22/14 1.41 29% $192
MGM Aug 25 Calls 10 07/22/14 1.58 07/28/14 2.28 44% $700
C Aug 49 Calls 13 07/23/14 1.17 08/15/14 0.39 -67% -$1,014
SLB Aug 111 Calls 10 07/28/14 2.02 08/15/14 0.00 -100% -$2,020
GDX Sept 27 Calls 9 08/7/14 0.94 09/12/14 0.00 -100% -$846
Stock Strike Price # of Contracts Entry Date Entry Price Exit Date Exit Price Percent Gain Gain/Loss
KMB Apr 110 Calls 8 03/17/14 2.45 03/27/14 1.65 -33% -$640
CAT Apr 97.5 Calls 7 03/18/14 1.31 03/31/14 2.90 121% $1,113
AAPL Apr 530 Calls 1 03/27/14 13.85 04/4/14 11.45 -17% -$240
HON Apr 92.5 Calls 13 03/31/14 1.35 04/2/14 2.47 83% $1,456
COST Apr 110 Calls 5 04/2/14 2.17 04/9/14 2.94 35% $385
JPM Apr 60 Calls 7 04/4/14 1.58 04/17/14 0.00 -100% -$1,106
AMZN Apr 320 Calls 1 04/8/14 11.00 04/17/14 7.30 -34% -$370
COST Apr 110 Calls 5 04/2/14 2.17 04/16/14 3.21 48% $520
HON May 92.5 Calls 13 04/11/14 1.32 04/15/14 1.31 -1% -$13
YUM May 75 Calls 3 04/15/14 2.66 04/22/14 3.80 43% $342
DOW May 48 Calls 10 04/16/14 1.66 04/22/14 1.78 7% $120
COST May 115 Calls 8 04/17/14 1.06 05/9/14 1.02 -4% -$32
AXP MAY 85 Calls 5 04/22/14 3.00 04/25/14 2.52 -16% -$240
YUM May 75 Calls 3 04/22/14 2.66 04/23/14 4.25 60% $477
HON May 92.5 Calls 10 04/23/14 2.24 04/28/14 1.40 -38% -$840
DAL May 35 Calls 10 04/28/14 2.15 05/6/14 3.60 67% $1,450
HPQ 31 6 04/28/14 1.45 05/7/14 1.05 -28% -$240
DAL June 37 Calls 10 05/7/14 2.09 06/4/14 5.10 144% $3,010
MMM June 140 Calls 9 05/7/14 2.31 05/13/14 4.00 73% $1,521
DIA May 165.5 Calls 10 05/9/14 0.83 05/12/14 1.42 71% $590
TM June 110 Calls 7 05/12/14 1.99 06/2/14 4.30 116% $1,617
SLB June 100 Calls 13 05/13/14 2.06 05/29/14 3.45 67% $1,807
TXT June 39 Calls 9 05/16/14 1.13 05/29/14 0.93 -18% -$180
HAL Jul 65 22 05/30/14 1.38 06/20/14 5.10 270% $8,184
GM Jul 34 Calls 13 06/2/14 1.33 06/4/14 2.55 92% $1,586
AA Jul 13 Calls 35 06/4/14 1.00 06/18/14 1.47 47% $1,645
AMZN Jul 310 Calls 3 06/5/14 13.00 06/5/14 22.90 76% $2,970
MOS JUL 47.50 Calls 25 06/9/14 2.03 06/17/14 3.00 48% $2,425
VLO Jul 55 Calls 20 06/9/14 2.15 06/25/14 0.20 -91% -$3,900
FCX Jul 33 Calls 30 06/18/14 1.60 06/19/14 1.99 24% $1,170
TM Jul 115 Calls 25 06/18/14 2.24 06/19/14 3.97 77% $4,325
MCD Jul 100 Calls 20 06/19/14 2.45 07/8/14 0.80 -67% -$3,300
HD Jul 80 Calls 40 06/23/14 1.20 07/8/14 1.40 17% $800
M Aug 57.5 Calls 25 06/23/14 2.34 06/30/14 2.16 -8% -$450
AAPL Aug 92.86 10 06/25/14 2.15 06/30/14 3.60 67% $1,450
RTN July 95 Calls 25 06/25/14 0.97 07/15/14 0.56 -42% -$1,025
AAPL Aug 92.86 40 06/25/14 2.15 07/16/14 5.15 140% $12,000
HON Jul 92.5 Calls 40 07/1/14 2.07 07/15/14 3.73 80% $6,640
GM Aug 37 Calls 57 07/8/14 1.38 07/14/14 1.64 19% $1,482
USO Aug 36.50 45 07/14/14 1.13 07/16/14 1.01 -11% -$540
NKE Aug 77.5 Calls 30 07/15/14 1.69 07/16/14 1.75 4% $180
Stock Strike Price # of Contracts Entry Date Entry Price Exit Date Exit Price Percent Gain Gain/Loss
MRO DEC 35 Calls 10 11/15/13 1.86 12/3/13 1.53 -18% -$330
LEN DEC 35 Puts 6 11/18/13 1.71 11/20/13 1.10 -36% -$366
DE DEC 85 Calls 6 11/25/13 1.29 12/3/13 0.46 -64% -$498
WYNN DEC 167 Calls 4 12/4/13 4.48 12/6/13 8.00 79% $1,408
TSLA DEC 130 1 12/9/13 12.65 12/16/13 19.15 51% $650
MSFT DEC 37 Calls 10 12/9/13 1.94 12/10/13 1.58 -19% -$360
LNKD JAN 240 Calls 2 12/12/13 7.40 12/16/13 5.25 -29% -$430
HAL JAN2 Weekly 50 Calls 10 12/16/13 1.54 12/18/13 0.90 -42% -$640
EMC Jan 23 Calls 13 12/16/13 0.96 12/18/13 0.74 -23% -$286
BA JAN 135 Calls 5 12/18/13 3.65 01/13/14 6.55 79% $1,450
BAC FEB 16 Calls 15 01/14/14 0.96 01/24/14 0.75 -22% -$315
FCX FEB 35 Calls 7 01/15/14 2.05 01/21/14 1.51 -26% -$378
LO Feb 50 Calls 10 01/22/14 1.15 01/29/14 0.70 -39% -$450
WMT Feb 75 Calls 15 01/24/14 1.14 01/29/14 1.03 -10% -$165
MU FEB 22 Calls 7 01/30/14 1.61 02/11/14 2.88 79% $889
BHI Feb 55 calls 4 01/30/14 2.64 02/7/14 4.30 63% $664
COP MAR 65 Calls 10 02/11/14 1.00 02/11/14 1.38 38% $380
IWM FEB 113 Put 8 02/12/14 1.48 02/13/14 1.30 -12% -$144
BAC Feb 16 Calls 20 02/13/14 0.81 02/18/14 0.59 -27% -$440
DAL MAR 30 Calls 10 02/13/14 2.12 02/27/14 3.60 70% $1,480
RIG Mar 42 Calls 9 02/18/14 1.54 02/21/14 2.15 40% $549
VLO Mar 50 Calls 9 02/24/14 2.22 02/28/14 0.79 -64% -$1,287
YHOO MAR 37 Call 12 02/27/14 1.98 03/21/14 0.77 -61% -$1,452
AA MAR 11 Calls 18 02/28/14 1.08 03/21/14 0.97 -10% -$198
Stock Strike Price # of Contracts Entry Date Entry Price Exit Date Exit Price Percent Gain Gain/Loss
DIS Aug 62.5 Calls 7 07/29/13 2.73 08/2/13 4.10 50% $959
BAC Sep 14 Calls 20 08/5/13 1.02 08/7/13 0.72 -29% -$600
MMM Sep 120 calls 10 08/9/13 1.31 08/14/13 0.88 -33% -$430
HAL Sep 45 Calls 9 08/5/13 2.00 08/19/13 2.15 8% $135
XLF Sep 20 Calls 30 08/20/13 0.35 08/26/13 0.29 -17% -$180
FCX Sep 30 Calls 10 08/22/13 1.90 08/26/13 1.82 -4% -$80
BA Sep 100 Puts 20 08/27/13 1.20 09/3/13 0.49 -59% -$1,420
TMUS Oct 25 Calls 9 09/10/13 1.39 09/13/13 0.90 -35% -$441
CVX oct1 124 Puts 6 09/16/13 1.43 09/30/13 2.80 96% $822
HON Oct 82.50 Puts 13 10/1/13 1.28 10/10/13 0.58 -55% -$910
TLT Nov 106 Calls 6 10/16/13 1.39 11/8/13 0.00 -100% -$834
Stock Strike Price # of Contracts Entry Date Entry Price Exit Date Exit Price Percent Gain Gain/Loss
V apr 160 puts 6 03/15/13 3.30 03/21/13 2.85 -14% -$270
TLT apr 117 Call 15 03/21/13 1.27 04/4/13 3.10 144% $2,745
CVX Apr 120 puts 4 04/2/13 1.98 04/5/13 3.85 94% $748
AAPL Apr 425 puts 2 04/4/13 8.75 04/5/13 10.60 21% $370
HD May 70 Calls 15 04/8/13 2.14 04/11/13 2.51 17% $555
MON May 110 calls 20 04/9/13 1.16 04/12/13 0.80 -31% -$720
IBM May 125 Calls 10 04/12/13 2.93 04/17/13 2.55 -13% -$380
JNJ May 82.5 Calls 15 04/16/13 1.75 04/23/13 3.05 74% $1,950
INTC May 21 Calls 25 04/18/13 1.17 04/23/13 1.99 70% $2,050
CLF APR4 18.5 Calls 20 04/24/13 0.46 04/25/13 1.50 226% $2,080
SPY MAY 157 Puts 20 04/24/13 1.62 04/25/13 1.15 -29% -$940
HPQ May 21 Puts 25 04/25/13 1.42 04/29/13 0.99 -30% -$1,075
UNP May 145 Puts 15 04/29/13 1.61 05/3/13 0.53 -67% -$1,620
JPM MAY 49 Puts 20 05/1/13 1.34 05/6/13 1.28 -4% -$120
PEP Jun 82.5 Calls 12 05/7/13 1.74 05/13/13 1.54 -11% -$240
VALE Jun 16 Calls 25 05/6/13 1.26 05/14/13 1.00 -21% -$650
FB Jun 27 Calls 18 05/14/13 1.06 05/14/13 1.06 0% $0
XHB Jun 34 Puts 10 05/17/13 1.94 05/21/13 1.94 0% $0
CAT Jun 87.5 8 05/21/13 2.45 05/22/13 1.75 -29% -$560
X Jun 18 calls 14 05/20/13 1.41 05/22/13 1.20 -15% -$294
CVX Jun 125 puts 8 05/24/13 2.28 06/3/13 2.47 8% $152
DD Jun 55 Puts 10 05/23/13 1.05 06/3/13 0.68 -35% -$370
POT Jun 43 Puts 15 06/3/13 1.79 06/4/13 1.45 -19% -$510
HAL Jun 44 Puts 10 06/4/13 2.19 06/21/13 2.60 19% $410
ZION July 27 Calls 16 06/24/13 1.30 06/27/13 2.25 73% $1,520
HAL July 43 puts 12 06/27/13 1.76 07/5/13 0.61 -65% -$1,380
USO July 35 puts 17 06/28/13 1.13 07/5/13 0.17 -85% -$1,632
UPS July 85 puts 4 07/5/13 2.55 07/5/13 4.95 94% $960
C Aug 50 Calls 12 07/11/13 1.78 07/24/13 2.68 51% $1,080
Stock Strike Price # of Contracts Entry Date Entry Price Exit Date Exit Price Percent Gain Gain/Loss
AAPL DEC 545 Calls 1 11/12/12 21.80 11/20/12 36.00 65% $1,420
CAT Nov 82.5 Calls 10 11/14/12 0.50 11/16/12 0.00 -100% -$500
CVX DEC 105 calls 10 11/20/12 1.45 11/23/12 2.05 41% $600
XLF Dec 15 calls 30 11/20/12 0.70 11/23/12 0.86 23% $480
DE Nov4 105 calls 10 11/20/12 0.25 11/23/12 0.00 -100% -$250
FCX Dec 39 calls 20 11/26/12 1.00 11/29/12 1.18 18% $360
XLF Dec 15 calls 20 11/27/12 0.75 11/29/12 0.83 11% $160
FCX Dec 39 calls 10 11/28/12 0.74 11/29/12 1.18 59% $440
SPY Nov5 142 puts 10 11/30/12 0.25 11/30/12 0.00 -100% -$250
IBM DEC 190 puts 10 12/4/12 2.80 12/5/12 3.50 25% $700
AAPL Dec4 540 puts 1 12/12/12 15.30 12/14/12 15.30 0% $0
AAPL Dec4 540 puts 1 12/12/12 15.30 12/14/12 32.25 111% $1,695
GS Jan 120 calls 10 12/14/12 3.40 12/18/12 9.10 168% $5,700
DE Jan 85 calls 10 12/17/12 2.35 01/10/13 4.15 77% $1,800
DE Jan 85 calls 10 12/20/12 2.55 01/10/13 4.50 76% $1,950
CVX Jan 110 calls 20 12/27/12 1.30 01/3/13 1.75 35% $900
AAPL Jan 130 calls 3 01/4/13 11.75 01/10/13 6.30 -46% -$1,635
SPY Feb 1 145 calls 10 01/8/13 2.02 01/10/13 2.54 26% $520
RIG Jan 55 puts 20 01/10/13 1.50 01/18/13 0.00 -100% -$3,000
HD Feb 62.5 calls 25 01/15/13 2.10 01/25/13 5.65 169% $8,875
IWM Feb 87 calls 20 01/15/13 2.04 01/23/13 2.60 27% $1,120
KO Feb 37.5 puts 30 01/28/13 0.80 01/29/13 0.58 -28% -$660
TSO Feb 45 calls 30 01/28/13 1.35 02/5/13 5.30 293% $11,850
BTU Feb 25 calls 10 01/28/13 0.85 01/29/13 0.40 -53% -$450
FCX Feb 34 calls 30 01/29/13 1.42 02/7/13 2.00 41% $1,740
DDS Mar 87.5 Calls 30 01/30/13 2.05 02/7/13 3.20 56% $3,450
AAPL Feb 455 Calls 10 02/7/13 7.50 02/7/13 11.25 50% $3,750
ECA Feb 19 Calls 40 02/7/13 0.75 02/7/13 0.90 20% $600
BAC MAR1 12 Calls 250 02/11/13 0.21 02/20/13 0.15 -29% -$1,500
JCP Feb 19 Calls 40 02/11/13 1.00 02/15/13 0.80 -20% -$800
FCX Mar 45 Calls 50 02/12/13 1.49 03/1/13 0.00 -100% -$7,450
FCX Mar 45 Calls 40 02/14/13 1.37 03/1/13 0.00 -100% -$5,480
GOOG Mar 800 Calls 5 02/19/13 12.00 02/20/13 11.20 -7% -$400
FCX Mar 45 Calls 100 02/20/13 0.38 03/1/13 0.00 -100% -$3,800
VALE Apr 18 Calls 70 02/21/13 1.00 02/25/13 0.76 -24% -$1,680
FDX Mar 105 puts 50 02/24/13 1.48 02/25/13 3.05 106% $7,850
FDX Mar 105 puts 40 02/27/13 1.40 03/1/13 1.50 7% $400
CAT Mar 92.5 puts 30 02/28/13 1.60 03/1/13 2.00 25% $1,200
BAC Mar 12 puts 80 02/28/13 0.80 03/1/13 0.70 -13% -$800