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Jul

20

2017

Distant Call Strikes Now Open in Fundamentally Bearish Coffee

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) July 21, 2017 Update James Cordier Good afternoon. This is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with a market update for July 21st. For those of our clients in Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, France, and in South America who may not be familiar with the movie Trading Places, I apologize in advance. I’ve seen the movie probably 50 times and...

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Summer Weather Rally Pumps Up Call Premiums in Corn, Soybeans
Jul

14

2017

Summer Weather Rally Pumps Up Call Premiums in Corn, Soybeans

Despite Dry Weather in the Northern Plains, Fundamentals Remain Bearish In both our corn and soybean articles from May and June, we highlighted a burdensome supply picture. However, you might have noticed that for both markets, we suggested summer weather rallies might offer opportunities for selling inflated call premium. If you’ve been waiting for one of those, you now have it. Over the past 2…

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Despite Weather Talk, Selling Calls Should Still be Solid Yield Builder in Supply Laden Corn
Jul

14

2017

Despite Weather Talk, Selling Calls Should Still be Solid Yield Builder in Supply Laden Corn

The Usual Weather Hoopla is Will Likely be Putting some Premium back into Call Options – a near perfect recipe for fundamentally focused option writers (Note to Readers: Since the original publication of this piece (in the July Option Seller Newsletter) Corn prices have climbed over 10% on a weather rally, and subsequently fallen back again. As the December calls in the article are no…

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Money Tips from the Founding Fathers
Jul

13

2017

Money Tips from the Founding Fathers

The Founders were mostly made up of high net worth investors. Their financial wisdom remains relevant today Happy Birthday! Last week, The United States of America celebrated its 241st birthday. You might enjoy this piece about some of the great men that made this happen, and some messages they’ve passed down to us about money and investing. These messages that are every bit as relevant…

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

11

2017

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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Jun

23

2017

Two Markets Ripe for Option Strangles

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Michael: Hello everyone. This is Michael Gross and James Cordier of OptionSellers.com. We are here with your July OptionSeller TV Show. James, welcome to the show this month. James: Thank you, Michael. Always glad to be here. Michael: We have a pretty full slate this month, so we’re going to jump right into things. First thing to talk...

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5 Surprising Advantages of Selling Commodities Options Over Stock Options
Jun

19

2017

5 Surprising Advantages of Selling Commodities Options Over Stock Options

“The price of a commodity will never go to zero. When you invest in commodities futures, you’re not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible piece of company that can go bankrupt.” – Jim Rogers WATCH OPTIONSELLERS.COM’s James Cordier Explaining Why Commodities Over Stock Options? 5 Key Differences between Stock and Futures Options 1. Lower Margins (Higher ROI): 2. Big Premiums:…

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A Father’s Day Lesson in Life – and Investing
Jun

16

2017

A Father’s Day Lesson in Life – and Investing

On a Stormy Lake Michigan Day 47 Years Ago, My Father Taught me a Powerful Philosophy As the rest of the investment world frets about the turmoil in Washington, the fate of tax reform, and the growing threat of North Korea, I thought we’d take a little trip back in time this month for a more evergreen piece of wisdom. With the warm winds of…

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Jun

16

2017

The Fed Decision’s Big Impact on Gold and Oil Prices

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) June 17, 2017 Update James Cordier Good afternoon this is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with a market update for June 17th. Well, this past week Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve did what was very well advertised, and that was raising rates by another 0.25%. Certainly not a big deal. Basically, all market analysts and participants were certainly...

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Golden Brackets: Gold Strangles Still Big Payers for Yield Seeking Option Writers
Jun

14

2017

Golden Brackets: Gold Strangles Still Big Payers for Yield Seeking Option Writers

Despite geopolitical instability, gold prices have remained relatively stable – a near perfect scenario for this durable option spread You may have seen the television commercials where William Devane drives home the point of spiraling national debt, framing it as an alarming reason to buy gold now. If so, you’ll more or less understand the biggest reason the majority of the US public buys gold…

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The 3 Top Strategies for Managing Your Option Selling Risk
Jun

7

2017

The 3 Top Strategies for Managing Your Option Selling Risk

“Keep the Wolves Away” from your Portfolio by using these Simple Techniques You’ve tracked this option for days through the market prairie. You’ve studied its underlying fundamentals. You’ve carefully selected your strike and stalked it until it hit your target premium. Finally, you’ve pulled the trigger. You downed it. The premium is in your bag. You’ve landed your Buffalo. Most of the time, you carve…

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Media Helps Call Sellers in Supply Laden Crude
Jun

7

2017

Media Helps Call Sellers in Supply Laden Crude

News Coverage and a Bump from Seasonal Demand are Again Making Call Sales in Crude a Cash Flow Opportunity “Oil Prices Rise as US Tanks Drain.” That was the headline of the lead commodity article in the May 18th edition of The Wall Street Journal. This is the tone the recent coverage crude oil is receiving from investment media as frenzied reporters gape over talk…

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