Tag: Calls

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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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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Did You Make 175% Trading BP?

| July 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my desk watching the stock ticker on CNBC.  I’ve spent way too much time over the years watching stock symbols and prices scroll across the screen.  But here I was again, doing the same thing I’ve done for most of my adult life. Except this time, I […]

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How To Cash In On Oil Using Options

| June 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

There’s a great opportunity in oil right now, but you may not realize it. With the media focusing on the BP oil spill and the scary economic conditions, it might not be obvious.  Oil prices are undervalued and there’s money to be made off of the market’s mispricing. Take a look at the PowerShares DB […]

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Option Hedging Strategy

| December 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Early in my banking career I spent a good deal of time on the phone.  No, I wasn’t talking to friends or flirting with girls.  I spent hours on the phone developing contacts at institutional investment firms.  You’d be surprised how difficult it is to talk with a money manager running billions of dollars. I […]

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