Chad Shoop

Chad joined Banyan Hill in 2012 and ran our top-performing service in 2016, Pure Income. In Pure Income, he taps into the best opportunities to generate safe, steady monthly income.
Chad is also the editor of Automatic Profits Alert, which is designed to take advantage of seasonal patterns that appear over and over in the markets.
Chad has earned the distinction of being a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), a professional achievement fewer than 5,000 people around the world have earned.

About

Investing has consumed my life since college.

While double majoring in finance and economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, I founded the university’s economics club, joined the finance club and participated in the Chartered Financial Analyst research competition to represent our school.

After graduating, my passion for investing landed me an internship at a prestigious local financial firm where my mentor introduced me to a unique options strategy.

In 2012, I was hired by Banyan Hill as an investment research analyst, and this is also where I started down the path of obtaining my greatest professional honor to date: obtaining the designation of Chartered Market Technician (CMT), a professional achievement fewer than 5,000 people around the world have earned.

In 2016, my options-based trading service Pure Income was named the top-performing advisory for our company. Pure Income uses the exact same options strategy that I learned from my mentor and now I share with my loyal subscribers.

I also run two additional advisory services — Earnings Drift Alert and Automatic Profits Alert — at Banyan Hill, where I help everyday people safely and reliably grow their wealth by generating steady monthly income.

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My Story

Of all my life experiences and the people who influenced me — my parents, brothers, friends, teachers and bosses — the day of my son’s birth is the one that drove me to succeed.

From that moment, I strove to have a job that I was passionate about. I didn’t want to come home every day complaining, or to be angry when I left my family each day to go to work.

It was at that moment in 2009 that I decided I was going to do something for the rest of my life that I enjoyed.

I knew too many people who chose to chase money and ended up miserable. Maybe you know a few, too.

The only topic I liked in school was finance. I followed the markets and had watched CNBC even in high school.

I knew the path I was on — and that took me directly to investing.

For me, the markets are an adrenaline rush, and they’re extremely rewarding.

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Latest Blog Post

Weekly Options Trading — Explained

Weekly Options Trading — Explained

Options are all about leverage. They give traders the opportunity to make big gains, or big losses, by playing short-term price swings in the market. But our topic today, weekly options, take leverage and short-term trading to a whole new level. Essentially, weekly...

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1 Stock for Electric Vehicle Profits in 2021

1 Stock for Electric Vehicle Profits in 2021

We get a little bit of a rotation in the market, and everyone starts calling for the next big crash. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has dropped 10% in less than a month. The S&P 500, an index of 500 of the largest listed stocks, dropped 5% over the same time frame. But the...

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Earnings Edge: Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Will Help 2 Stocks

Earnings Edge: Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Will Help 2 Stocks

Last week, we got the details on the massive infrastructure plan to help rebuild America’s roads, bridges, ports and more. The total package comes to more than $2 trillion in taxpayer funds. But we can’t expect all of that money to flow into infrastructure companies....

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Options Price Explained: Time Value Decay

Options Price Explained: Time Value Decay

Today, we’re going to discuss the most complicated part about options — time value. I’ve received a few questions from readers about this concept over the past couple weeks. So, I want to get right to it… The most important part of time value is the decay in price....

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Chad breaks open the world of options and shows readers how to make huge profits with their own trades. And every week, you learn about options — education, trades and strategies. This is your opportunity to learn about options from a real expert.

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