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Which Is Better: Covered Calls Or Cash-Secured Puts?

| October 5, 2021
Which Is Better: Covered Calls Or Cash-Secured Puts?

Covered Calls and Cash-Secured puts seem to be the most popular choices among traders in finance and stocks. And for a good reason. The two trades in the same market, just on different terms. That’s right. And it all started with the same idea… Both kinds of trading are pretty much the same, except for […]

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The Top Three Options Trading Errors To Avoid

| August 12, 2021
The Top Three Options Trading Errors To Avoid

At some point, everyone makes mistakes when trading options—even the pros. However, as long as you’re aware of them, you’re less likely to repeat the same mistake over and over again, ad nauseum. Error No. 1: Not Having a plan One of the worst things any trader can do is trade without a plan. Without a […]

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Top Five Reasons To Be An Options Trader

| July 13, 2021
Top Five Reasons To Be An Options Trader

NUMBER 5 – ABILITY TO TRADE BOTH SIDES OF THE MARKET  You can trade the market up and trade the market down.  Most traders who buy stock don’t know how to trade the market to the downside.  With Options, it is easy.  You just buy a put option, and with the power of leverage, you can get into […]

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Is There Still Time To Be Bullish On Bonds?

| June 17, 2021
Is There Still Time To Be Bullish On Bonds?

As low as interest rates have been lately, it doesn’t seem to have diminished investors’ appetite for government bonds.  A yield under 1.50% for 10-year Treasury notes is not a detriment, apparently, when the rest of the developed world is also in an ultra-low rate cycle. Bond investors may have assumed the looming threat of […]

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You Should Never Trade Options If You Don’t Know This…

| May 27, 2021
You Should Never Trade Options If You Don’t Know This…

Have you ever heard someone say “90% of people that trade options lose money.”? I certainly have. Looking at an options chain can be a dizzying exercise for the uninformed. Delta, Gamma, Theta, Rho, Vega – and let’s not forget – implied volatility? Single, spread, butterfly, condor. What does it all mean? SO WHAT IS […]

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Five Key Indicators For Landing Top Profits

| January 21, 2021
Five Key Indicators For Landing Top Profits

I make stock and options recommendations based on what the charts—not the talking heads and suit-and-ties on financial TV networks—tell me. I spend many hours every week analyzing stock charts, support and resistance levels, moving averages, and numerous other technical indicators of the major indices and stocks to ensure that I’m bringing you recommendations that […]

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Validation Of Using Easy Covered Call Strategies

| December 3, 2020
Validation Of Using Easy Covered Call Strategies

I often refer to covered calls as the third leg of a balanced, income-focused investment approach. (Three legs because it takes at least that many to make any chair or table stable and functional—the others are cash flow with high-yield stocks like in the Dividend Hunter and stocks consistently growing dividends like those in my […]

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The Pros And Cons Of Buying Weekly Options

| September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Pros And Cons Of Buying Weekly Options

One of the aspects I love about running the Options360 service is the member interactions I receive through live webinars and their ability to email me directly.  Members have the ability to ask me about specific positions and strategies, or general concepts. A recent question came from Agnes, who asked what the pros and cons of weekly […]

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Revealed: How Stock Splits Help Options Traders

| August 20, 2020 | 0 Comments
Revealed: How Stock Splits Help Options Traders

Stock splits re-entered the trading lexicon and grabbed the headlines when “Apple (AAPL),” and then “Tesla (TSLA),” announced they would be conducting a 4-for-1 and 5-for-1 stock split, respectively. Following the announcements, shares of each are up 18% for AAPL, and TSLA has zoomed up 40% in just six days. You couldn’t ask for two better […]

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Options Trading: Understanding Put-Call Parity

| June 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
Options Trading: Understanding Put-Call Parity

If I had a nickel for every time someone told me they love covered calls for their conservative income generation, but would never sell a naked put because that’s too risky, I could retire from trading. The fact is a covered call is exactly the same, in terms of both risk and reward, of selling a […]

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