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Understanding A Covered Call Strategy

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
Understanding A Covered Call Strategy

The other day, I wrote about how people are piling into funds, then employ option premium-selling strategies, particularly covered calls or buy-writes. I figure it’s a good time to drill down into exactly what these strategies entail and highlight both the pros and cons. The covered call strategy is one of the most popular options strategies especially among investors that […]

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3 Steps For Using Options To Protect Your Portfolio

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
3 Steps For Using Options To Protect Your Portfolio

With the stock market having a sizzling run to new all-time highs, investors are rightfully asking how they can protect their gains while still retaining upside exposure. This is where options trading can be extremely helpful.  The most straight forward and simplest form of hedging or limiting downside risk is buying put options. While it is essentially true […]

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An Easy Covered Call Shows How Powerful This Trade Can Be

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
An Easy Covered Call Shows How Powerful This Trade Can Be

Greetings from the Las Vegas MoneyShow! This event is always one of my favorites to speak at every year. It’s a great place to meet with other options traders or traders who are looking to learn how to start using options. This year I’m presenting primarily about overwriting (selling options in conjunction with owning stocks) […]

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Using Covered Calls To Increase Your Return In Twitter

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Using Covered Calls To Increase Your Return In Twitter

I’ve just returned from the Orlando MoneyShow and was very impressed at the amount of investors and traders looking to learn more about options strategies. I had the opportunity to deliver two different presentations to the options-oriented folks. One of the topics I spent quite a lot of time on was covered calls. Of course, […]

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How To Protect Yourself Against The Next Market Crash

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
How To Protect Yourself Against The Next Market Crash

The New Year is rapidly approaching, but instead of a Santa Claus Rally we’re mostly just seeing further declines in stock prices. The S&P 500 is already down about 6% in December alone – and has dropped nearly 3% for the year. That’s hardly the year most were expecting 2018 to be. Unfortunately for stock […]

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Options: 3 Approaches To A Double-Edged Sword

| September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
Options: 3 Approaches To A Double-Edged Sword

Anyone that buys (or sells) an option contract is by definition employing leverage.  I think too many people get enamored by the notion that an option allows one to “control” or confers the rights (or obligation) to 100 shares for a fraction of the price of owning the underlying security.  The first thing to remember […]

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Options Trading: How To Read Unusual Activity

| August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
Options Trading: How To Read Unusual Activity

Using options trading activity as an indicator for impending price moves is difficult, subjective, and unreliable. That said, it can help confirm other indicators, and increase the probability of a profitable trade. Indeed, there have been many situations in which activity in the options pits accurately predicts or presages an impending price move. There are 2 […]

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The Cheapest Trade With The Return Of Volatility

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Cheapest Trade With The Return Of Volatility

For investors, the summer doldrums are officially over. It’s not just the start of September signaling the end of the market’s slow period. There’s been a noticeable uptick in major news items – most of them not good. The biggest market moving news is coming out of North Korea, where the military supposedly detonated a […]

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Trading The Fed With Options

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Trading The Fed With Options

If you were to take a poll of investors who’ve traded options, you’d probably find the majority of them have traded single stock options. I’d venture to guess most investors think of options as a way to trade names like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) or Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). A handful of the people you poll may have utilized options […]

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Bank 100% Returns By September Using This Cheap Options Trade

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Bank 100% Returns By September Using This Cheap Options Trade

90% of all trades on this one stock have been bullish in the last week and 80% have been bullish over the last month. That’s why now’s the time to buy into this stock, and, by using this cheap options trade, you can bank 100% returns by September with just a small move higher in […]

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