Tag: call options

Using Cash-Secured Puts: The AT&T Example

| October 12, 2018 | 1 Comment
Using Cash-Secured Puts: The AT&T Example

Investors that have the goal of generating income from their portfolio generally have two methods at their disposal to do so. They can simply increase the size of their portfolio and thereby boost the number of dollars that are produced by the portfolio’s average yield.  But “have more money” is rarely an option. Alternatively, investors […]

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Options Trading: The Right Time For Buy-Write

| September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Options Trading: The Right Time For Buy-Write

With the major indices pushing to all-time highs, and some of the many names sitting large double digit percentage, it can be difficult not only holding on, but climbing aboard even the bluest chip names like Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) at this stage. Fortunately, there’s an options trading strategy that can help you overcome this problem. One way […]

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Recession Prediction: Is Call Buying A Warning?

| June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Recession Prediction: Is Call Buying A Warning?

Going by the reaction in China, you would’ve thought global markets were in for a thrashing after President Donald Trump’s latest belligerence on trade. And while a few cracks widened, in the end it was another muffled reaction in U.S. stocks. Any immediate recession prediction has yet to bear fruit. For the S&P 500 Index, […]

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3 Energy Stocks That Are Blazing A Trail

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Energy Stocks That Are Blazing A Trail

Major breakouts await in today’s oil trio. Here’s how to play them. The recovery in oil prices is lengthening its stride. The same can be said about the nascent rebound in energy stocks. All told, crude light is up 37% since bottoming mid-year at $42.05. Its trend is now pointing higher across all time frames. […]

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A Mystery Investor Has Made A 262 Million Dollar Bet That The Stock Market Will Crash By October

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Mystery Investor Has Made A 262 Million Dollar Bet That The Stock Market Will Crash By October

One mystery trader has made an extremely large bet that the stock market is going to crash by October, and if he is right he could potentially make up to 262 million dollars on the deal.  Fortunes were made and lost during the great financial crisis of 2008, and the same thing will happen again […]

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VIX Options And Taxes

VIX Options And Taxes

Like many investors, the nine year bull market has left my fund with a large amount of unrealized capital gains.  With prices now very rich, at least in my view, I feel the risk/return trade-off is much less favorable then when those investment were made.  I fear there is a reasonable probability of a large […]

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Look For Some Options Plays To Make Money In Today’s Market

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Look For Some Options Plays To Make Money In Today’s Market

I have to admit, I’ve been a bit ambivalent about this market. On one hand, there’s every reason to expect a frustrating period of consolidation to continue.  In other words, the S&P will just keep moving up and down with no conviction. The reason, short-term momentum on the S&P 500 remains tied to the flurry […]

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Buying Call Options, Buy Call Options, Long Call Options

| March 28, 2012
Buying Call Options, Buy Call Options, Long Call Options

Call buying is the simplest and most common type of option investment. Here’s how it works… Buying a call is an option to buy a particular stock at a certain price for a limited period of time.  It’s a bullish position.  A call option increases in value as the price of the underlying stock goes […]

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Frontline Options (FRO): Unusual Trading Activity

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Frontline Options (FRO):  Unusual Trading Activity

Options in beleaguered oil shipper Frontline experienced quite a bit of unusual volume during Friday afternoon’s trading session. With Frontline trading Friday mid-day around $7.49 a share, option volume unexpectedly exploded.  Overall option volume showed 23,000 contracts traded hands.  That was nearly 12 1/2 times the normal daily option volume, with most of the volume on […]

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