Tag: options strategies

How To Trade Facebook Earnings

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
How To Trade Facebook Earnings

Earnings season is upon us again, seemingly out of nowhere. Has it already been three months since last quarter’s results were released? Well, many of the most widely followed companies don’t report until November, so I guess we have some time to come up with earnings-related trading ideas. Most of the time, traders think of […]

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4 Tech Stocks You Should “BITE” Into

4 Tech Stocks You Should “BITE” Into

Forget the FANGs, FAAMGs and other technology acronyms. If you want to profit from tech stocks, take a BITE. The technology world is filled with alphabet soup nowadays. Whether it’s FANG, FAANG, FAAMG or some other bowl, investors like clumping similar groups of tech stocks, typically for their hot performance. I’ve even got my own […]

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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 Proven Options Trades To Profit From Market Volatility

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Proven Options Trades To Profit From Market Volatility

Make volatility put cash in your brokerage account during 2017 by using these three simplified options trades. With a new President in office this year, investors should expect another bumpy ride for the stock market.  Generally speaking, the arrival of a new calendar year shouldn’t have much of an impact on the performance of the […]

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5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

| November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment
5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

Using options contracts to boost returns and income could be the most powerful investing tool that you’re not using. While trading options for the first time might be intimidating, we’ve broken it down to its core pieces and show that options aren’t as dangerous as you might think. 1) Options Trading is complicated Markets can […]

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Options Trading Strategies After The Fed Meeting

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading Strategies After The Fed Meeting

Options Trading Strategies After The Fed Meeting Well, we can pretty much shut down for the year now, right?  Arguably the biggest event of the year has come and gone, and it’s time for holiday vacation.  No, I’m not talking about the release of the new Star Wars movie, although that’s certainly a huge deal […]

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Options Trading Strategies For Oil

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading Strategies For Oil

Options Trading Strategies For Oil If you’ve been following the financial news lately, you’ve likely seen a lot of talk about oil.  This time however, it’s not because the price of crude is skyrocketing.  Instead, it’s because oil’s price per barrel has hit multi-year lows. In fact, West Texas Crude Oil is at the lowest […]

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Options Trading Strategies To Avoid For 2016

| December 4, 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 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
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 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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Finding Value With Options Trading

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Finding Value With Options Trading

Finding Value With Options Trading There are many different reasons to invest in stocks.  For example, some buyers are looking for growth, others income.  Ultimately everyone is looking to make money… but how we get there is clearly open to interpretation. One popular method of investing is value investing.  That is, when investors look for […]

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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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Trading $NFLX Options

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Trading $NFLX Options

Trading $NFLX Options Typically, I like to write about general strategies for trading options.  I’ll choose some overarching topic, like using options to trade earnings, and write about broad-based strategies for doing so.  In something of a change for me, I’ve decided to start writing more often about trading options on specific stocks. There’s growing […]

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Options Trading Strategies For Earnings Season

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading Strategies For Earnings Season

Options Trading Strategies For Earnings Season Earnings season is once again upon us, creating opportunities for both large gains and large losses.  As a rule of thumb, individual stocks tend to react more significantly during earnings periods than other times of the year. The problem is figuring out which way a stock is going to […]

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Options Trading Strategies When Your Stock Is Down 5%

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Options Trading Strategies When Your Stock Is Down 5%

Options Trading Strategies When Your Stock Is Down 5% Market volatility has picked up considerably since the stock correction from late August.  The VIX, a popular method of measuring market volatility, has been trading above 20 for well over a month.  In comparison, the 200-day moving average is around 16. We’re essentially seeing volatility levels […]

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Use Options To Profit From Extreme Risk

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Use Options To Profit From Extreme Risk

The US markets have been surprisingly stable for most of the year (so far). There have been very few really volatile periods to speak of. And, the bull market has been quite resilient. Even September – traditionally a volatile month – has been calmer than you’d expect. The markets have remained mostly stable despite numerous […]

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