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Sep

27

2016

How to Sell a Strangle with Commodity Options

Michael Gross explains the advantages of selling strangles for your option selling portfolio.   Benefits of the Strangle Double Premium but not Double Margin (Higher ROI) Offsetting Risk Effect makes more stable, durable position Ability to profit over a wide range of price movements Can produce in both trending or non-trending markets Capitalizes on Market Volatility Watch the video to learn more, also read our…

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Sep

23

2016

With Fed Behind Us, Markets Return to Fundamental Focus in October

Click To Read Audio Transcript (Video Transcript) August 23, 2016 Update James Cordier & Michael Gross Michael: Hello everyone, this is Michael Gross, director of research here at OptionSellers.com. I’m here with your October Option Seller Radio Show. Here with President, Founder, and head trader of OptionSellers.com, James Cordier. We have quite a bit to talk about this month. We’ve just come off a big...

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In Fed Guessing Game – Silver Market Offers Way to Play Both Sides
Sep

13

2016

In Fed Guessing Game – Silver Market Offers Way to Play Both Sides

Here we go again. As investors hold their breath, media pundits examine every possible scenario in next week’s Fed meeting at Jackson Hole. “They will.” “They won’t.” “Here is what we think.” “This is the stock to own when they do.” “This is the stock to own when they don’t.” Here we go again. Waiting on the Fed. If you even stay remotely tuned into…

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3 Reasons to Love Commodities Now
Sep

9

2016

3 Reasons to Love Commodities Now

The “Back to School” Month offers Opportunities for Investors New to the Asset Class Is it me or are summers going faster? It’s September already and as the kids and/or grandkids head back to school or college, it can be a good time to consider your asset mix as the final 1/3 of the year begins. Rodney Dangerfield and Will Ferrell both went back to…

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Crude Oil Option Alert: Saudi Price Freeze Talk Won’t Save Bulls this Fall
Sep

8

2016

Crude Oil Option Alert: Saudi Price Freeze Talk Won’t Save Bulls this Fall

Opportunities for Harvesting Cash Still Plentiful for Call Sellers The Food Network runs a show called “Chopped” where chef’s compete in producing various meals for judges. In a recent interview with one of these contestants, he explained how he creates a dish by starting with a few core ingredients and “building” it from there. This struck me as curiously similar to how a successful option…

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The 3 Critical Steps to Picking the Right Option to Sell
Sep

6

2016

The 3 Critical Steps to Picking the Right Option to Sell

Taking the right premiums can have a big impact on your bottom line. Here is how to select your strikes like a Pro. Deciding to allocate capital to an option selling portfolio can create a maze of questions. When you are initially learning about selling options, especially if you are considering going it on your own, one of the first questions that probably enters your…

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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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