Tag: call option

3 Bank Stocks To Buy After Earnings

| October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
3 Bank Stocks To Buy After Earnings

Consider these options cash flow strategies in JPM, BAC and C stock Earnings season is upon us, and as usual, bank stocks led the way. If you couldn’t tell by this week’s rally in the S&P 500, the market cheered the results. With the recent gains, more upside could be on the way.  Today, we’ll look […]

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CME Looks To Launch Options Trading On Bitcoin Futures In 2020

| September 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
CME Looks To Launch Options Trading On Bitcoin Futures In 2020

It was in November 2017 when the CME Group Inc. (CME) launched futures contracts on Bitcoin for trading. Now, two years later, the exchange announced list options on Bitcoin to begin trading in January 2020. For some, this was a long time coming, for others, it’s a sign that Bitcoin’s still a bubble waiting to burst. At the time the futures launched, […]

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An Essential Options Strategy To Use As The Stock Market Hits New Highs

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
An Essential Options Strategy To Use As The Stock Market Hits New Highs

With the major indices pushing to all-time highs and some of the many names sitting on large double-digit percentage gains, this year alone, it can be difficult to not only hold on but climb aboard even the bluest chip names like Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) at this stage. But, one strategy that helps overcome the psychological hurdle of […]

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Profit From The U.S.-China Trade Truce With This JD.com Trade

Profit From The U.S.-China Trade Truce With This JD.com Trade

JD may push toward its 2018 highs This morning, I am recommending a bullish trade on JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD). Earlier this week, I recommended a bearish play on Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). The market was up from the positive trade news, and I thought a downside trade on a semiconductor stock would be good protection in the event of […]

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Options Trading: Profit And Probability Discussion [Part 3]

| June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments
Options Trading: Profit And Probability Discussion [Part 3]

If the 2016 election results and market response taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected and make sure your positions and portfolio can withstand even the most outlier of events. In [the first part] of this series, we looked at how to properly measure risk and return, before even stepping in the batter’s box. […]

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Options Trading: A Probability & Profitability Discussion

| June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
Options Trading: A Probability & Profitability Discussion

It’s a well-known investment maxim where risk is correlated to reward.  But, when it comes to options, it seems people are making claims to both consistently hitting singles while simultaneously being home run kings. In my next three articles (this is one of three), I want to explore how returns should be calculated, whether it’s […]

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The Options Strategy That You Need To Know

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Options Strategy That You Need To Know

One of the most popular options strategies is the covered call, or buy-write, in which one owns underlying stock and sells a call.  It’s a bullish position which generates income through a premium collection. Many investors and money managers consider it a very conservative approach and employ it in their retirement accounts. But suggest selling a put, and […]

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Options Trading: Do Diagonals Beat Covered Calls?

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Options Trading: Do Diagonals Beat Covered Calls?

The covered call strategy is one the most popular options trading strategies, especially among investors that don’t consider themselves option traders. It’s a way for owners, especially for buy and hold types, to generate income from the stocks they own while also providing a bit of a hedge for their portfolio. But for those that might […]

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The Limitations Of Trading Options

| October 11, 2017 | 1 Comment
The Limitations Of Trading Options

I’ve always been a fan of options trading. In fact, I still use covered calls as a tool in my investing arsenal. That being said, options, when not used correctly, can pose a serious amount of risk to the unknowing investor. While options can be used as an effective tool for hedging and speculation, by nature […]

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The Advantages Of Investing In Options

| September 6, 2017 | 1 Comment
The Advantages Of Investing In Options

Options are often associated with risk. This couldn’t be farther from the truth if used correctly. Before we dive into some advantages, it’s important that you know exactly what an option is. Here are a couple guides that should help you develop an understanding of an option: What Is An Option By Stocktrades Options Basics […]

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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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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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The Decades-Low Currency Trade For Triple-Digit Profits

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Decades-Low Currency Trade For Triple-Digit Profits

An Oil and Commodities crush killed the Loonie with the Canadian Dollar currency down nearly 25% in five years. DOLLAR POWER priced in rising rates in the United States on only optimistic outlook. The FXC Canadian Dollar exchange-traded fund dropped from $100 to a decade-low at just under $70 in the last four years. The […]

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The Agriculture Stock To Grow Your Profits In 2017

| January 6, 2017 | 1 Comment
The Agriculture Stock To Grow Your Profits In 2017

By using options, just a small uptick in price from this stock that is trading just above a decade-low can produce triple-digit gains for your portfolio. See Alan Knuckman’s step-by-step instructions on how to place this high probability trade.  We plant the seed, nature grows the seed and we eat the seed… Supply and Demand […]

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5 Foolproof Reasons You Should Be Trading Options

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
5 Foolproof Reasons You Should Be Trading Options

With a little guidance, options trades can be a safe and effective way to supercharge the returns in your portfolio. Just see what our lead options analyst Alan Knuckman has to say about his 100% return trade from September and how he regularly scores wins just like that.  This is the Power Of Options. A […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF $GDXJ

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF $GDXJ

Unusual Options Activity Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF $GDXJ  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF $XLK

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF $XLK

Unusual Options Activity In Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF $XLK  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Disney $DIS

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Disney $DIS

Unusual Options Activity In Disney $DIS  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip […]

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Options Trading For The Holiday Season

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading For The Holiday Season

Options Trading For The Holiday Season It’s just a week away from Thanksgiving… hard to believe.  The unseasonably warm weather could be making us forget just how close the holidays are.  We’re that much closer to prime shopping season. The holiday shopping season is closely monitored by the investment world as well.  Many companies make […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL

Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Disney $DIS

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Disney $DIS

Unusual Options Activity In Disney $DIS  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Twitter $TWTR

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Twitter $TWTR

Unusual Options Activity In Twitter $TWTR  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Microsoft $MSFT

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Microsoft $MSFT

Unusual Options Activity In Microsoft $MSFT  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip […]

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Unusual Options Activity In iShares US Real Estate ETF $IYR

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In iShares US Real Estate ETF $IYR

Unusual Options Activity In iShares US Real Estate ETF $IYR  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual […]

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Unusual Options Activity In PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ETF $UUP

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ETF $UUP

Unusual Options Activity In PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ETF $UUP As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Activision Blizzard $ATVI

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Activision Blizzard $ATVI

Unusual Options Activity In Activision Blizzard $ATVI  As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Gold Companies

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Gold Companies

Unusual Options Activity In Gold Companies As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL

Unusual Options Activity In Apple $AAPL As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip […]

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Unusual Options Activity In Blackstone $BX

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Unusual Options Activity In Blackstone $BX

Unusual Options Activity In Blackstone $BX As many of you know, unusual options activity can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders pay a lot of attention to, and for good reason…  Unusual options activity can “tip […]

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What’s This VXX Trade Telling Us?

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
What’s This VXX Trade Telling Us?

What’s This VXX Trade Telling Us? There are good reasons why trading iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN $VXX is extremely popular.  With an average volume of nearly 50 million shares a day, both retail and institutional traders must be active in this ETN. As a quick refresher, VXX is a way to get […]

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Big TLT Options Trade Suggests Rates Are Going To Stay Low

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Big TLT Options Trade Suggests Rates Are Going To Stay Low

Big TLT Options Trade Suggests Rates Are Going To Stay Low Large and unusual options trades don’t just give us clues on the possible direction of individual equities.  The same theory can be applied on a macro level. For instance, a big options trade in a sector or country ETF may give us valuable information […]

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Stock Options

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Stock Options

A stock option is simply the right to buy or sell a specific stock at a certain price for a limited period of time. The stock in question is known as the underlying security.  To explain stock options properly, we need some more information… There are two basic types of stock options… a call option […]

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