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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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Using A Stock Replacement Strategy To Reduce Risk Without Limiting Upside

| May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Using A Stock Replacement Strategy To Reduce Risk Without Limiting Upside

The last time we discussed using a stock replacement strategy was back in February when the “SPDR 500 (SPY)” was hitting an all-time high.  With nothing but clear skies, no visible ‘overhead’ on the charts, and an economy seemingly firing on all cylinders, investors might have rightly viewed advice to temper their bullishness with skepticism. […]

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Why It’s Not Too Late To Protect Your Portfolio

| April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Why It’s Not Too Late To Protect Your Portfolio

A few years ago there was an Interactive Broker (IBKR) commercial that used to run with frequency showing a woman arriving late for dinner saying, “Sorry, the market’s a mess, it’s down 2% and everyone’s selling, I needed to get some hedges on.” Can you imagine a 2% decline inducing a rush to hedge?  What […]

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What Percentage Of Options Expire Worthless?

| February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
What Percentage Of Options Expire Worthless?

One of the persistent and pernicious myths regarding options is that 80% of all options expire worthless.  The number belies the fact that most options get closed well before expiration and can create some misleading belief that selling premium is the only sure way to make money trading options. We’ve all seen the marketing emails […]

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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Trading Options

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments
3 Mistakes To Avoid When Trading Options

As Charles Schwab (SCHW) led the charge into zero commission trading — which was quickly followed by everyone from other discount brokers such as E*Trade (ETFC) to full-service funds such as Fidelity – was rightly viewed as a boon for most traders. But one of the unintended consequences might have been that ‘no transactions fees’ […]

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The 6 Rookie Mistakes Options Traders Should Avoid

| December 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
The 6 Rookie Mistakes Options Traders Should Avoid

As most normal people are winding down the year and finishing up their holiday shopping, I thought this would be a good time to review some of the common mistakes traders make when using options. As shoppers have become increasingly savvy in finding online bargains and discounts, we see similar behavior spilling into other aspects of […]

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