All right, friends. It is Friday, the end of the week. And today is going to be a very special episode before I get started. I want to point you to the previous two episodes on Monday and Wednesday, where I talked about trading, not being or any kind of trading strategy, not being something that is, necessarily an income producing strategy, because it simply isn't, that would imply that the market is giving you regular consistent.
Opportunities, which we all know that it does not do that at all. And then on Wednesday, I talked about how to grow a small account into a larger account using the Xero DTE stra strategy that I'm going to outline for you here right now. I also want to say that, the internet here on the venue is totally bad.
If I cut out, don't worry. I am recording this locally and I will upload this video for you later on. All right, today, I'm going to detail the four steps that are involved in performing the zero dash D T E strategy. Now, if you would like to try the 0-DTE strategy DTE standing for zero days to expiration on the, on options on the S&P whether it's for the SPX or the E-mini S&P futures contract, we trade the options on both of those.
I'm here to tell you that this is as far as I know, really the only day trading strategy that has egg. And what I mean by that is that it has a real opportunity to actually make money, unlike virtually every other strategy that you've ever come across, dealing with technical analysis or price action or Forex or anything else.
I don't care what it is. All of them have been a tester for you to see just how much resilience you have until you find a strategy that actually works. Now the reason why this works is because it follows a certain number of principles. And really I've also outlined before what I have remarked or had said that, there are really only two ways to make money in this market as a trader.
And this is what the professionals know, and this is what the professionals do. You can either make it through pure arbitrage. Which is something what most investment houses are engaged in when they employed their market makers, they're performing a pure arbitrage. That means they play both sides of the market.
And the difference between those two sides is their profit guaranteed. Right? It's what a market maker does. Plus on top of that, they get a commission for providing liquidity to the market, the other way to make money. Is to become the insurance broker, the insurance salesman, selling insurance to ensure price levels in the market.
Or another way to put it is to sell premium, to be the writer of options, contracts, to collect premium. And the reason why that has an edge is because time is on your side. You don't, you win. Whether you. You stay the same. And even when you go down and you can control the, your strategy in such a way that puts you into an ideal situation, the vast majority of time.
Now this strategy isn't infallible, because there are some times where you simply don't have the edge and you have to be able to recognize that. And we'll be talking about that in a little, but so arbitrary. Selling premium, really the only two proven ways to make money in this market. This strategy here, employees, number two.
Now we do other things within this strategy and there's a whole philosophy behind it that gives you additional edge that layer the edges on top of edges until we have what we believe is an extremely strong strategy that if you follow it, you will make. Now there's a caveat. You will make money. There is some people, no matter what you do for them, you can leave.