Tag: covered calls

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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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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Options Trading Strategies To Avoid For 2016

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading Strategies To Avoid For 2016

Options Trading Strategies To Avoid For 2016 Hard to believe but 2016 is right around the corner.  While the financial markets don’t really care what calendar year it is, we as investors tend to like to group market conditions by the year. For instance, 2015 will most likely be the year of tepid growth and […]

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Options Trading And The New Normal

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading And The New Normal

Options Trading And The New Normal As we approach the end of the year, we can start to piece together what kind of year it’s been for US stocks.  There are basically two different stories to tell in 2015. There was the August correction and subsequent rebound.  And, there’s been a whole bunch of range-bound […]

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Options Trading Is Much Better Than Stock Trading

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading Is Much Better Than Stock Trading

Options Trading Is Much Better Than Stock Trading This is an options trading site, so of course we spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of options.  I regularly point out the virtues of using options instead of stocks.  That should come as no surprise to most people who trade options regularly. Yet, […]

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A Better Way To Trade Gold And Silver

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
A Better Way To Trade Gold And Silver

It’s been a rough year for precious metal investors.  Both silver and gold have fallen nearly back to their late 2010 levels.  In fact, gold’s down nearly 23% year-to-date.  And, silver’s been hit even harder… down over 34% for the year. I’m not going to get into why the metals are selling off.  That’s not […]

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Writing Covered Call Options To Boost Returns On Stocks

| June 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

You read the title right.  Over the last two months I doubled the return on one of my investments.  This isn’t in theory.  This is an actual trade I made in my retirement account.  It’s easy to do, and you can do it to. Regular readers know that every once in a while I write […]

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