Trade Tutorial & Getting Started

Trade Tutorial

We've been in business since January 2010 and about every two years have revised or tweaked this tutorial trying to make the description more understandable and implementation of the trades easier. Now, in March of 2020, we are at the cusp of a new era of volatility in stocks, markets and most relevant for our purposes, option trading. Accordingly, let's make this service both understandable and easy: 

(1) We recommend trades based upon pattern recognition techniques and special situations that offer huge reward vs risk profiles. Our major source of trade ideas comes from identifying the dominant trend and entering it with options at strategic areas where counter-trend retracements are turning back into the direction of that dominant trend. We use mathematics, trend lines, trend channels, Elliott Wave and Fibonacci Theory in identifying those high probability trade entries. 

(2) When one of these trade opportunities presents itself we post it on the website and simultaneously send it in an email to subscribers.

(3) We then track the trades in Performance Tables (see here for examples). See separate FAQ for discussion of trade management. 

 What to Expect


Daily Updates

Updates are posted online and sent out via email during the daily trading sessions, either to announce a new trade or to alert subscribers to a special situation or an opportunity unfolding in real time. It is recommended that subscribers enable Notifications from Blue Line Trading System to get an instantaneous notification that something new has been posted on the site. All updates and alerts will also be emailed to the email address we have on file for each subscriber, usually within 10-15 minutes of website posting.

Website Access: If you have not done so already, here is the link to create your login.

Weekend Updates:

Weekend Updates, in addition to announcing any new trades for Monday and will include market commentary on a wide variety of issues, including Big Picture Analysis as well as an occasional special situation trade opportunity that falls outside the parameters of the trading system. 

Getting Started:

Once you have signed up for our trading subscription service you will receive a welcome email with brief instructions for making sure you have access to the website, billing portal, and trade alerts via automated email. A separate email  invite will be sent from Chargify to manage your subscription/billing through the BILLING PORTAL. Please be sure to take the time to set up your login for all systems!



Please be aware of your broker’s requirements for trading options. Before you decide to invest in the options market you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a substantial loss which could total more than your initial investment in a short period of time. Options involve substantial risk and are not suitable for all investors. Options investors may lose the entire amount of their investment in a relatively short period of time. Therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the risks associated with option trading, you should confer with a trusted and reliable independent financial advisor.

None of the information provided by Blue Line Trading System or AllanTrends, LLC constitutes a solicitation to trade any investment or security of any kind.