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How To Get Paid An Income By Avid Coffee Drinkers

| September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
How To Get Paid An Income By Avid Coffee Drinkers

Coffee is one of those consumable goods that you simply don’t want to mess with. The country may fall into a deep recession. The ocean may rise to levels that engulf the coastlines. A meteor at this moment may be hurtling towards Earth. And yet, it won’t stop coffee drinkers from going to buy their […]

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Are Tech Stocks Going To New Highs By Year-End?

| September 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
Are Tech Stocks Going To New Highs By Year-End?

The funny thing about stocks this year is that it feels like we’re having a rough year.  The last few months have brought quite a bit of volatility to the market, and with it comes the feeling that the stock market is struggling. However, looking at the numbers, you may be amazed to see the […]

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Are Bonds Going To Continue To Be The Hottest Asset Class?

| August 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
Are Bonds Going To Continue To Be The Hottest Asset Class?

The stock market has been plenty volatile over the last couple weeks, but the real story has been what’s going on in the bond market. Many of the financial headlines you see are about the inverted yield curve or the parabolic move in US bonds. Let’s start with the inverted yield curve. What does that […]

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Generating Income And Protecting Yourself During A Market Selloff

| August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments
Generating Income And Protecting Yourself During A Market Selloff

Investors have finally cracked under the pressure of the trade war with China. Stocks, which were at all-time highs just two weeks ago, are now 6% off those highs as of this writing. Although the S&P 500 is still up 13% year-to-date, Monday’s 3% drop set the alert level to red. Meanwhile, safe-haven investments like […]

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Buying A Covered Call On Gold Miners

| July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Buying A Covered Call On Gold Miners

Gold is back in the good graces of investors as lower interest rates threaten to devalue the US dollar. Precious metals tend to be in demand as the dollar goes down, and 2019 has been no exception to this rule of thumb. But recently, the price of gold has really taken off. For the month […]

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Buying Covered Calls On The World’s Biggest Company

| June 24, 2019 | 1 Comment
Buying Covered Calls On The World’s Biggest Company

Quick, without looking it up on Google, what’s the world’s largest public company? Did you guess Apple (AAPL) or Amazon (AMZN)? At times recently, you may have been correct. However, the crown for the largest company is currently in the hands of Microsoft (MSFT). Not only is MSFT the biggest company, it’s also the only company worth over $1 trillion in […]

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Buying A Covered Call On Chipmaker Up 75% YTD

| June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
Buying A Covered Call On Chipmaker Up 75% YTD

There are primarily two companies known for producing the majority of computer graphics cards (GPUs). Most investors are familiar with NVIDIA (NVDA), which tends to be a high-flying, headline grabbing stock. However, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is also a huge player in the industry – but can often fly under the investment community’s radar. Lately however, it’s AMD […]

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How Much Higher Are Interest Rates Going?

| June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
How Much Higher Are Interest Rates Going?

If the markets weren’t so focused on the trade war with China, then most of the focus would likely be on interest rates. Of course, the trade war has an impact on interest rates, although it’s not a cut and dry connection. In a nutshell, tariffs could hurt domestic economic numbers, which could certainly factor […]

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2 Ideal Stocks To Generate Covered Call Portfolio Income

2 Ideal Stocks To Generate Covered Call Portfolio Income

We’ve enjoyed a tremendous bull market from 2009 into early 2018, but for the past three months the S&P 500 has been in correction territory. Is this another hiccup in the journey upwards, or is it the start of another multi-year period of flat or negative returns? Some investors prefer to avoid that question and […]

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Create Your Own Dividend Using These 3 Covered Calls

Create Your Own Dividend Using These 3 Covered Calls

Use options to enhance your monthly income Fixed-income or retired investors may dismiss using options because they seem exotic. Yet they don’t have to be, and covered calls can provide you additional income without terribly much additional risk than holding a stock. Many of you retired or income investors already own blue-chip stocks in your […]

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3 Blue-Chip Trades That You Win No Matter What

3 Blue-Chip Trades That You Win No Matter What

Learn how to generate extra income using covered calls Options are mistakenly considered exotic securities by the average investor. Like all investments, they can be very risky, but if used properly, they can provide a steady and reliable additional source of income. There is one basic strategy that may be of interest to the average […]

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Sell These 3 Covered Calls For Thousands In Income

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
Sell These 3 Covered Calls For Thousands In Income

Learn how to profit from income-generating trades on these big names With the market having stumbled earlier this month, you may be wondering how to hedge your portfolio and/or make some additional monthly income using covered calls — especially if you own some very expensive stocks. Selling covered calls mean selling the right to someone […]

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3 Covered Calls For An Uncertain Market

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
3 Covered Calls For An Uncertain Market

Use these covered calls to hedge your portfolio in 2018 If you were spooked by the sudden correction in the market this past week, you probably realized that you haven’t thought about risk as much as you should have. That’s one of the many reasons to have a long-term diversified investment strategy, with a focus on non-correlated […]

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3 ETF Covered Calls To Earn Extra Income

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
3 ETF Covered Calls To Earn Extra Income

If ETFs don’t pay a dividend, here’s how to get income from them anyway By now, most investors are feeling pretty good. The market has been on a tear. There’s no telling when it might correct or crash. So one of the questions I get a lot in the mailbag at my stock advisory newsletter, The Liberty […]

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3 Covered Calls To Make $1,000 For September

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Covered Calls To Make $1,000 For September

Generate $1000 in additional income with this covered calls strategy We are about to flip over to a new month, so why not $1,000 in options premium income via covered calls? My stock advisory newsletter aims to generate $1,000 per month in options plays in order to generate income for investors interested in that extra […]

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3 Covered Calls For Long-Term Buy-And-Hold Stocks

3 Covered Calls For Long-Term Buy-And-Hold Stocks

Use covered calls for these stocks that delivered earnings disappointments Covered calls are options trades that have a lot of utility. They can generate additional monthly income, which is how I utilize them in my stock advisory newsletter, The Liberty Portfolio. They can also be used to hedge long positions. However, in some cases, they can also […]

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The Perfect 10% Payout For A Toppy Market

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Perfect 10% Payout For A Toppy Market

Worried about a pullback? I don’t blame you. But you shouldn’t stash your portfolio in cash when you can bank this 10% dividend and be protect yourself from a drop in the stock market. Rather than buying stocks for their payouts and hoping they don’t crash, you can extract more money from them – and protect your […]

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3 Big-Money Option Trades

3 Big-Money Option Trades

These 3 options trades are risky, but can offer nice premiums and a hedge Covered calls and naked puts can be very effective tools to both generate income and hedge long positions in any kind of stock. For some expensive stocks, however, they can offer very high premiums if you are willing to take on […]

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3 Covered Calls To Hedge Risky Stocks

3 Covered Calls To Hedge Risky Stocks

You can earn very big money with these covered calls, but beware, because these stocks are ripe for a fall When it comes to growth or momentum stocks, there are some investors who don’t care about risk. They just buy up the big names and let it ride. Certainly there is some merit to this […]

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The Beauty of Covered Calls

The Beauty of Covered Calls

My goal and my promise to Peak Income readers is to secure for them a high and stable income stream, no matter their situation: in retirement, close to retirement, or just even thinking about retirement. I want paychecks to hit brokerage accounts every month, with consistency and low risk and without worry. No wonder I’m […]

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3 Options Trades That Will Protect You From Harm

3 Options Trades That Will Protect You From Harm

Sell calls against a long position and use the money to buy puts I’m not trying to sound the alarm and get everyone rushing for the exits, but according to the Shiller price-to-earnings ratio, the stock market is now the third most expensive it has been in history, behind only the market of 1929 and […]

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Target Covered Calls? 3 Better Options For High Income

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Target Covered Calls? 3 Better Options For High Income

As income-focused contrarian investors, we like to buy high-yield stocks when they are out of favor. However, this is a guideline, not an absolute rule. Case in point, Target (TGT). Despite this company’s relatively high yield (4.5%) and significant underperformance (see chart below), we are not interested in owning shares, and that includes not owning […]

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3 Covered Calls To Guard Against The Impending Drop

3 Covered Calls To Guard Against The Impending Drop

Use covered calls to hedge against a market correction, large or small If you subscribe to the Shiller price-earnings ratio, then the associated graph should sound alarm bells. According to the graph, stocks are the most expensive in history, save right before the stock market crash of 1929 and the dot-com bubble. If you have a […]

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How To “Write” Covered Calls For Safe 8% Yields

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
How To “Write” Covered Calls For Safe 8% Yields

Most investors buy stocks and hope they’ll go up in price. They do nothing in the interim to generate cash flow from those stocks while they sit in their portfolio – like writing covered calls. “Write” what? I’ll explain. And I’ll also highlight some popular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and closed-end funds (CEFs) that will help […]

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3 Covered Calls To Cash In On Blue-Chip Stocks

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Covered Calls To Cash In On Blue-Chip Stocks

Using covered calls to generate income can be a safe way to enhance fixed income Options are still considered rather exotic securities by the average investor, and in some ways, that’s a good thing. They can be exotic and there is a higher degree of risk associated with them, depending on what one’s investment goals […]

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3 Covered Calls To Drop A $1,000 In Your Bank Account

| February 1, 2017 | 1 Comment
3 Covered Calls To Drop A $1,000 In Your Bank Account

These three covered calls will generate a grand over the next month To me, covered calls serve two really solid purposes when it comes to using this strategy in a long-term diversified portfolio, such as the one I’ll be building in my upcoming stock advisory newsletter, The Liberty Portfolio. Covered calls can be used as […]

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Double Down On Dividends With These 3 Covered Calls

| January 18, 2017 | 1 Comment
Double Down On Dividends With These 3 Covered Calls

You can generate income by selling covered calls and collecting a dividend One of the best options strategies, as far as income is concerned, is using covered calls. This strategy involves first buying or already owning a stock in round lots of 100 shares. You then enter into a contract to sell 100-share lots to […]

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3 Covered Calls For $1,000 In New Year’s Cash

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
3 Covered Calls For $1,000 In New Year’s Cash

These 3 covered calls on small-cap stocks will yield fantastic premiums for your post-Christmas bill pile-up Now that we know Donald Trump has won the election, despite all the nonsense over electors not casting their assigned votes, we can get down to business selling covered calls on some unloved financial stocks. These little guys have […]

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Covered Call Technical Analysis

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Covered Call Technical Analysis

When it comes to covered call trading, technical analysis can be a key factor. The primary risk with covered calls is that your stock will have a sharp move lower, so sticking to stocks in well defined uptrends can help minimize (but not eliminate) that risk. So how is an uptrend defined? An uptrend could be […]

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The Benefits Of Using Covered Calls

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Benefits Of Using Covered Calls

The Benefits Of Using Covered Calls Covered calls are an extremely popular yet often misunderstood options strategy.  This strategy is widely used by retail and institutional traders alike.  However, I frequently feel the strategy is misrepresented, and sometimes poorly executed. You see, a covered call strategy seems simple in theory (and it certainly can be).  […]

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The Best Time For Using Covered Calls

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Best Time For Using Covered Calls

The Best Time For Using Covered Calls There probably isn’t an options-related topic as misunderstood – yet extremely popular – as trading covered calls.  Covered calls are widely used by retail and institutional traders alike.  However, I often feel the strategy is misrepresented, and sometimes poorly executed. You see, a covered call strategy seems simple […]

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A Better Way To Trade Gold And Silver

| May 20, 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 20% year-to-date.  And, silver’s been hit even harder… down over 27% for the year. I’m not going to get into why the metals are selling off.  That’s not […]

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Covered Calls: Catch More Upside With A Buy-Write Strategy

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Covered Calls:  Catch More Upside With A Buy-Write Strategy

The S&P 500 has gone up six weeks in a row and it’s trading near multi-year highs.  Despite the strong performance, investors are becoming more bearish.  According to the weekly sentiment survey from the American Association of Individual Investors, bullish sentiment has fallen nearly 10% over the last two weeks.  It’s the largest decline investor sentiment […]

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Covered Calls: Cash In Before Fiscal Cliff Part 2

| January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Covered Calls: Cash In Before Fiscal Cliff Part 2

Last week investors sent stocks soaring higher once it became clear a deal would be made to avoid the fiscal cliff. The S&P 500’s 4.5% surge was one the indexes best weeks in years.  It also pushed the large cap index to its highest close since 2007. But we’re already beginning to wonder how long […]

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Covered Calls: Shopping For Big Returns On Small Price Gains

| November 26, 2012 | 1 Comment
Covered Calls: Shopping For Big Returns On Small Price Gains

Holiday shopping is in full swing… Retailers are hoping the introduction of more branded shopping days will entice consumers to spend more money than ever. It began with Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.  Then Super Saturday, the Saturday before Christmas popped up.  And then the internet gave rise to Cyber Monday, the Monday after […]

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Covered Calls: How To Generate Profits In A Flat Market

| March 22, 2012 | 1 Comment
Covered Calls:  How To Generate Profits In A Flat Market

Stocks are having an epic first quarter of 2012.  The S&P 500 has surged 145 points so far this year.  That amounts to an eye-popping 11.5% gain for the large cap index. No doubt about it, investors are happy to see stocks on the upswing. But here’s the thing…  At the beginning of the year, […]

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Covered Calls

| December 8, 2011 | 5 Comments
Covered Calls

Covered calls are involved in a strategy that combines a long stock position and a short call option. The call options are sold in equal amounts against the long underlying shares.  The strike price and expiration date of the calls can be chosen based on investment objective, market view and risk appetite. When you write […]

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