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May

19

2017

Surge in VIX Extends to Commodities – Opens Door for New Option Sales

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Good afternoon. This is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with a market update for May 19th. Well, the VIX has been in the news recently. All-time lows for the stock index barometer that talks about the volatility and, basically, there has been absolutely no fear whatsoever. The stock market, of course, has been rallying to practically new highs nearly...

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Call Sales are Still a Cash Cow in Supply Burdened Soybeans
May

16

2017

Call Sales are Still a Cash Cow in Supply Burdened Soybeans

Despite a recent dive in prices, the fundamentals should keep bean prices struggling for some time Buy low and sell high. It’s the cornerstone philosophy of investing that has been pounded into us since we looked at our first price chart. New converts to commodities, however, learn that selling high and buying back lower can be just as easy – and just as (if not…

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The 2 Key Criteria You Must Use to Measure Diversification
May

10

2017

The 2 Key Criteria You Must Use to Measure Diversification

Use these two Measuring Sticks to Finally Achieve Real Diversification to Protect Yourself, Your family and Your Net Worth As high net worth investors, we’re peppered with advice and recommended choices for “properly” diversifying our portfolios. Almost without fail, this magic formula consists of a mix of stocks, bonds and cash. The more adventurous may go as far as recommending a real estate investment trust…

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How to Make Money from Grain Fundamentals
May

8

2017

How to Make Money from Grain Fundamentals

Knowing what is really moving grain prices can give you a leg up as an Option Seller As planting season kicks into high gear in the US during the month of May, traders of soybeans, corn, wheat and cotton will be keeping a keen eye on fundamentals. During planting season, the supply side fundamentals for the whole year can develop in a matter of weeks….

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May

5

2017

Soybean Planting Season Opens Door for Option Writers

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) May 5, 2017 Update James Cordier Good afternoon. This is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with a market update for May 5th. Coming into 2017, we were slightly over-weighted in precious metals, energies, and short coffee. Both seasonal factors and fundamental factors that we’ve been following, especially a slight weakening out of China, has caused these trades to go...

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Protecting Your Assets in an Ever More Dangerous World
May

4

2017

Protecting Your Assets in an Ever More Dangerous World

Recent Global Events are Making the Unthinkable something to think about. Here is how to Prepare Now. CNBC published an article by Ron Insana last month entitled “Bear markets are started by these two things, and the US could be headed for both of them“. Insana argues that the odds of a new bear market in stocks are rising perilously fast, while investors remain either…

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Springtime Income Opportunities in Natural Gas
May

3

2017

Springtime Income Opportunities in Natural Gas

Seasonal Supply Build Sets up High Probability Plays for Call Sellers In our February Trade Advisory, we outlined a case for higher natural gas prices into the spring. This primarily based on the seasonal tendency for natural gas prices to rise as supplies worked towards a low at the end of winter. Indeed, supplies did continue to decline through the spring – following typical seasonal…

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May

2

2017

How to Get Real Diversification in your Portfolio: The 6 Alternative Investments You MUST Know About

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Hi. This is Michael Gross, co-author of “McGraw-Hill’s The Complete Guide to Option Selling” and also director of research here at OptionSellers.com. I'm here with your bi-monthly video lesson. The topic of this month's lesson is “Real Diversification” and we're going to go off the grid a little bit here this week and talk about something that's on...

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Onset of Brazilian Harvest Opens Door for Call Sellers in Coffee
Apr

20

2017

Onset of Brazilian Harvest Opens Door for Call Sellers in Coffee

2017/18 Supply Estimates Have Recovered after early Drought Concerns For option sellers in agricultural markets, harvest time can be the best of times. As a general rule, harvest time is when a wave of new supply floods the market. Thus, as harvest will be when supply is at its highest, it follows that prices often tend to weaken. Nowhere is this more true than in…

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“Perfect Storm” of Bearish Fundamentals Could Sink Crude Oil Soon
Apr

19

2017

“Perfect Storm” of Bearish Fundamentals Could Sink Crude Oil Soon

Selling Distant Calls Far Above the Market Appears to offer High Probability Cash Flow for Investors Martin Conrad, chief investment strategist at C.I.G. made a disturbing observation for stock traders in the March 13th edition of Forbes. He said “In comparison with the size of the economy and total revenues, stocks have never been this expensive before…With a debt-fueled buyback bubble…and consecutive years of payout…

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Avoid These Investing Disasters of Wealthy 1%ers
Apr

18

2017

Avoid These Investing Disasters of Wealthy 1%ers

Avoid These Investing Disasters of Wealthy 1%ers New and Stunning Statistics on High Net Worth Individuals Show How to Avoid the Mistakes they Make. Raymond Howard was a successful entrepreneur to say the least. He founded a tech company, built it into a powerhouse and then sold it for stock in another company that he subsequently began working for. At $15 million, Raymond’s investment in…

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Apr

14

2017

April is Big Month for Seasonals in These Commodities

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Good afternoon. This is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with a market update for April 14th. Being a trader of different commodities, as we all know, I do like taking a peek at the Wall Street side of the investment world from time to time. I can’t help but wonder what has happened to the Trump rally. Needless to...

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