Originally Posted by Crazed98
That would be good if you had a larger time frame. I wouldn't venture into bonds unless you are an experienced bond trader they can be kind of trickey. I would say your best bet is to trade non leveraged ETFs such as spy or another index ETF you are familiar with. Since you say you've been trading options lately possibly using some of the complex options strategies with LEAPs on ETFs might be best suited for you.
Exactly what Crazed said.
Do NOT buy bonds, especially here.
Short the bond market, if anything right here. Next week especially
.To the OP, be wary accepting this offer.
Make sure this family friend is alright with losing $100k; it also seems as though he's not looking to make anything from it, but if he does want some gains, make sure you make a written contract and you <both> know the terms. Open a new brokerage account, trade it in his name if you're young, and MAKE SURE you paper $100k first.
The $25k mark is very different from the $2-5k marks. Likewise, the $100k mark is different from the $25k-$50k mark. Trading a larger account is much different and more difficult
(unless you have unlimited capital..damn institutions....
). You'll want to make sure you can handle it first; same strategies apply, but risk management must be tighter if you're strictly trading options.
As Crazed said, start learning some options strategies. Sell premium, get some credit and debit spreads going and make some money
It's safer, easier, and you'll net 25% at least in a year easily with some solid strategies and playing the time decay to work in your favor.
Kudos, and good luck to you.