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The Real Way to Use Technicals
Aug

23

2016

The Real Way to Use Technicals

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…

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USDA Crop Report, Harvest Season Mean Bearish Opportunities for Soybean Option Sellers
Aug

18

2016

USDA Crop Report, Harvest Season Mean Bearish Opportunities for Soybean Option Sellers

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…

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Coffee Market Special: How to Build a Revenue Stream in Today’s Abnormal World
Aug

18

2016

Coffee Market Special: How to Build a Revenue Stream in Today’s Abnormal World

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…

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Use this Alternative to Stock Market Strategy to bring uncorrelated income to your portfolio
Aug

17

2016

Use this Alternative to Stock Market Strategy to bring uncorrelated income to your portfolio

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…

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Aug

11

2016

High Flying Stock Market is Scaring some Big Names

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Good afternoon, this is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com, with a market update for August 11th. This past weekend, I was reading the Barron’s newspaper and came across a really interesting article. The article was named Billionaire Bears Club, and, as the name suggests, just that. It was talking to several of the very well known traders over the...

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The Buyback – Taking your Option Selling Profits Early
Aug

9

2016

The Buyback – Taking your Option Selling Profits Early

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…

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How to Sell Options – as a Business
Aug

9

2016

How to Sell Options – as a Business

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…

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Jul

21

2016

ELECTION SPECIAL: How will the Election Affect Commodities and Option Prices?

Click To Read Audio Transcript (Audio Transcript) July 19, 2016 - Podcast James Cordier & Michael Gross Michael: Hello, everyone. This is Michael Gross of OptionSellers.com, here with head trader of OptionSellers.com, James Cordier. We’re bringing you your monthly Option Sellers Radio Show. This is for the month of July. Today, we’re going to talk about quite a few things. I want to start off...

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4 More Ways to Collect Higher Option Premiums
Jul

15

2016

4 More Ways to Collect Higher Option Premiums

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…

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The Smart Way to Play Gold – Now
Jul

13

2016

The Smart Way to Play Gold – Now

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…

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