Monday's market plunge -- sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average below 7000 -- has made it ever harder to find profitability the conventional way. My deep-in-the-money call options trading system, which has a win record of 95-1, sidesteps the conventional buy-and-hold strategy. I look for returns through options plays on undervalued stocks that I expect to pay off more quickly.I get this payoff by setting limit orders $1 above my average call-option contract price. When the contract gets that $1 boost, I cash out. My secret sauce is in the stock picking. Through my Nails on the Numbers newsletter, I issue specific stock picks, strike price and contract prices.