Optionetics Reviews

About Optionetics

Optionetics is a seminar based financial training course founded by George Fontanills. They offer free, nationwide, seminars in which Optionetics’ reps entice prospective traders with options lectures and demonstrations of their trading system.  The free Optionetics seminars are run by salespeople who deliver trading information while attempting to get attendees to sign-up for the 2 day paid seminar.

The Optionetics paid seminar will run you $2,995 for two days of training and course materials on options trading. There are many mixed opinions on this course. Most people agree that it all depends on your initial level of investment education.  Those that aren’t well versed in stock options lingo sometimes find the 2 day course to be rather overwhelming and at times confusing.

Their return policy states that after 36 trades investors are eligible for their money back guarantee. Most people would assume that they would have to purchase 36 trades but the fine print states that a sale occurs when an option is bought and sold bringing that number to 72 trades.

Optionetics has been around since 1993 and they work very hard to protect their reputation. They do provide a service that could be valuable to certain people; however they try to recruit customers from the general public with promises of wealth and confidence in an industry that is volatile and risky which is the basis for many of the negative reviews.

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Reviewed By Alan on December 14, 2012, Sacramento

In 2004 I took their 2 day seminar. I read all their material and the CDs at the time. I took an enhanced class also for another couple of grand. I attended a pool of get together folks that talked about options. The bottom line is this. In a room full of people, I was the only one who actually did any trading. Everyone else only talked about this and that about Optionetics without every trading options. Over the years I used the same material as back in 2004. I have yet to bump into anyone who has taken the class on a repeat basis and traded options. They put all kinds of money into hearing someone else actually trade. I never made any money with options; but, that is not to say what they taught was bad. I did better with buying and selling stocks with a much higher risk. I didn't buy into Optionetics graphs programs or additional enhancement programs. Just the same I have yet to run into anyone else who took the program and actually traded options! The group I was all talk and no show. No guts, no glory, and you won't loose your shirt with options trading. To make the money, you have to do large volumes and be right! I didn't like that aspect. They didn't teach it either. Try actually trading and learn a whole lot! Their coarse then makes sense.

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Reviewed By Stan on November 9, 2012, Lynnwood WA

I spent my $3000 and attended their workshop.
Many of those in attendance were repeat students.
This I thought was a good thing as they said that once you take their course you can repeat the course as many times as you want at no additional charge. The down side is that these students were more advanced and tended to dominate the class as well as the pace of the class leaving the new students in their dust.
The year after taking the class I returned and asked about repeating the class being a former (paying) student. I was told that I needed to place a $950 dollar deposit for them to hold a seat for me. This would then be refunded after I attended the class and that I would forfeit the funds should I not show up for the class. I explained to them that I wouldn't have gone to the trouble to try and sign up if I were not going to attend but was treated like they sure as hell didn't care, as It allowed for another new paying student.
Would not recommended this course to any of my friends.

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Reviewed By Anonymous on October 20, 2012

Waste of time and money

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Reviewed By Peter Simpson on October 16, 2012, Sydney

Optionetics is a scam. Salespeople teaching about trading yet no one there has ever been a professional trader themselves.
There is one guy there who was an ex jazz pianist only a few years ago now teaching about trading, what a joke. He really sounds like he knows what he is talking about dazzles you with all the technical terms lol. Any one who knows about option strategies how they work where the true risk is just laughs at him.
What is sad though is that they take peoples hard earned money dazzle them with what a great life a professional trader has then teaches them rubbish
Also anyone trying to sell you software which they claim can predict where the market is going is a scam. If there was such an animal it would be worth millions.
All they have to do is teach a simple EM formula or use TOS which is free dont have to spend thousands on useless bit of junk. Im referring to Profit Source.
There are more reputable companies out there.
Have to say I enjoyed George Fontanhill and think when he was in control they had their heart in the right place, but no longer. Beware

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Reviewed By Sophie on September 26, 2012, QLD

I did the course 10 years ago and still refer back to the material on a regular basis. Because I was broke at the time 2 of my friends went thirds with me so we could afford to learn. The other 2 didn't even read any of the material and have done nothing with it! The course has well and truly paid for itself and when you consider what you pay for a Cert IV at TAFE (around $3000)for some job that pays $20/hr, I know where I would rather spend my money. The problem is peoples attitude, not the course. I challenge anyone to find that type of detailed education for free.
People expect to pay for a course and not have to do anything and become rich, then when it doesn't happen they blame the education provider! That's why only 5% of the population are financially free!
The course changed my life and I use the strategies they taught me for real estate investment as well.
Thanks Optionetics!

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Mahomed
July 03, 2013

I dont think its a question of their training. At the initial "sales pitch" they claim the system is so easy that a baby in daipers can do it. They boasted "give a man a fish and he eats for a day teach him how to fish an he will feed himself for a lifetime" Not so! I bought into the crap! Yes the educational material is extensive and covers alot, and pretty good I grant you that. But it does not assist you to become a profitable trader.

I completed the home study, spend hundreds of spare time hours learning, even went so far as studying for the Diploma which I have, learnt all about Elliot Wave, patterns etc, put aside a trading account of over $10,000 palced trade after trade did not make anything let alone pay for the commissions. Eventually I signed up for the "MarketScoreboard" at a cost of about $995 where a senior trader selects a trade a you follow this live trade, the first twelve trades, investing 5% as suggested 46% of the tarding account was lost. The only time I made any money was when the trade went against me I doubled the number of options and bought in this new trend. So if I held calls and bought puts to cover my losses. In the more than three years I have traded I have not covered the cost of the commissions, I have lost the capital, I had resigned from my job to become a full time trader, all on a promise that this works!

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