Fundamentals may take priority for commodity option sellers. But knowing how to properly employ a few technical indicators can give you an extra edge. In 1992, I went to my very first trading seminar in Orlando, Florida. I do not remember the name of the seminar or the presenter. The premise, of course, was that I was going to learn how to get rich trading…
Soybeans have not yet priced the 2016 Harvest, creating call selling opportunities now Last week’s USDA Supply Demand report for soybeans confirmed what some soybean traders have suspected for some time. Despite what bulls deemed “adverse weather” earlier this summer, the 2016 US soybean harvest will be a record. According to the USDA, US soybean fields will yield 4.1 billion bushels of soybeans – a…
In the spring of this year, we outlined a case for selling call options in the coffee market based on the arrival of the Brazilian harvest. While the calls we suggested remained well out of the money, coffee prices experienced a counter-seasonal rally in June and July (this is, of course, the perfect case for selling options in that you don’t have to get market…
Former commodity hedge consultant reveals the “Alternative to Alternatives” for individual investors by Don A. Singletary (guest contributor) With the S&P 500 hitting dizzying levels this summer and interest rates near zero, alternative investments are once again the hot topic with investors. But all alternatives are not created equal. In fact, many better-known alternatives have proven that different is not necessarily better. This table reveals…
I am often asked if the objective of selling an option is to have it expire worthless. The answer is yes and no. Obviously, your short option expiring worthless is a successful conclusion to your trade. You’ve taken your full profit, the premium collected is yours. However, letting your option sit through expiration may not always be the most efficient course of action. After trading…
New to Selling Options? You’ll be better able to grasp this potentially lucrative investing approach if you think of it less like an investment and more like your own, personal business With the stock market at historic highs, some of the biggest names in the stock world getting disturbingly bearish, and talk of a surprise rate hike in September, investors of means are scrambling to…
Discover How to Maximize the performance of your option selling account by keeping the right amount of back up cash.
OptionSellers.com James Cordier’s Market Update for July 29, 2016 –
Michael Gross continues with part 2 of “7 Ways to Get Higher Option Premium”
In your June Option Seller Newsletter, we covered the Top 3 ways to collect higher option premium. To review, they were: Sell Naked Options Sell Volatility – Fade the News Sell Longer Dated Options Presented here are 4 More Ways you can collect higher premiums in your option selling portfolio. 4 More Ways to Collect Higher Option Premiums 4. Sell Strangles Selling strangles is possibly…
James Cordier explains how to sell a strangle.
Investors Flocking to Gold in light of Negative Rates and Brexit could be getting to the party late. Here’s how to take advantage of higher prices without betting against the rally In case you haven’t noticed, if you’re an equities, currency or interest rate trader, you’re officially in uncharted waters. With roughly $12 trillion in global government debt now carrying negative yields, uncertain side effects…
James Cordier’s Market Update for May 20, 2016 deals with the cloud of uncertainty revolving around the Fed’s June rate decision that has brought additional volatility into the option markets. That means opportunities to write credit spreads.