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Sep

17

2018

Contrarian View Could Pay Big Dividends to Option Sellers in Q4

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Market Update September 17, 2018 James Cordier Good afternoon. This is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with a market update for September 17th. As we approach October this year, I’d like to discuss contrarian views. Certainly, this form of investing takes the largest intestinal fortitude of any type of investing. Going long a market that continues to rally is...

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Sep

14

2018

Cordier to TD Ameritrade: Oil Could “Tip Over” in Fourth Quarter

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Record Production Opens Opportunities for Crude Oil Call Sellers James Cordier, September 13, 2018 Ben: Welcome back to “Futures with Ben Lichtenstein,” with hurricane Florence a category 3, battering into the east coast, some bullish inventory numbers and continue to unease related to geopolitical uncertainties. The energy markets have been big this week and yesterday we saw the...

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“Scaling” Your Short Option Positions
Sep

13

2018

“Scaling” Your Short Option Positions

Better Capitalized Accounts Have Advantages in Option Selling. If You’re Not Using This One, You Should Be As you know from the risk management chapter in The Complete Guide to Option Selling, the safest, most conservative method of limiting risk in option selling is by using the “200% rule.” The 200% rule states that if you sell an option and it doubles in value, you…

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How to Make Cents in Today’s Senseless Market
Sep

7

2018

How to Make Cents in Today’s Senseless Market

Knowing quantifiable, measurable stats can help you make money year in and year out – But NOT in Stocks! On Friday, August 10th, 2018, an otherwise well behaved Airline ground worker named Richard Russel climbed into the cockpit of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft at his workplace. Mr. Russel, not a licensed pilot, taxied out to the runway, ignored commands from Air Traffic Controllers at…

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Surprising Key to Option Selling Returns – Managing Your Margin
Sep

6

2018

Surprising Key to Option Selling Returns – Managing Your Margin

Working with Leverage is often a stumbling block for investors new to commodities options. Here is how to do it right. If you’re a subscriber to our free book series on selling options , you’re familiar with the sports analogy of “defense wins championships.” Defense wins championships is a concept that translates directly to selling options. A core (if not THE Core) concept of option…

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The Trend is Your Friend in Supply Burdened Coffee Market
Sep

5

2018

The Trend is Your Friend in Supply Burdened Coffee Market

Premium Sniper Coffee Prices are Oversold and Due for a Rally. But Bearish Fundamentals Should Keep A Lid on Prices for Months to Come. Call Sellers Get Ready to Go Shopping! With the 2018 Brazilian Harvest Wrapping up, a likely record coffee crop will be flooding the world market in the coming months. The market has been anticipating this supply influx for some time. Which…

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Aug

28

2018

How to Avoid the 3 Biggest Mistakes in Option Selling

Michael Gross, co-author of McGraw-Hill’s The Complete Guide to Option Selling, explains how to target larger, more consistent yields by avoiding these 3 common mistakes made by new option writers. Read more insights here How to Avoid The 3 Biggest Mistakes New Option Sellers Make


Aug

24

2018

Fall Seasonals “Ring the Dinner Bell” For Option Sellers

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Michael: Hello everybody this is Michael Gross of OptionSellers.com here with James Cordier. We’re here with your August 24th OptionSellers podcast. The title of this month’s podcast is “Fall Seasonals Ringing the Dinner Bell For Option Sellers” and we have got quite a program for you today. This month we’re going to talk a little bit about some...

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Aug

20

2018

Rolling Puts in Precious Metals

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Good afternoon. This is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with a market update for August 20th. Today I thought what we would do is go over our positions in our investment accounts. Looking into the grain market, I think we’re positioned extremely well right there. We have a soybean position on that puts and calls will probably not come...

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The Magic of Selling Strangles
Aug

17

2018

The Magic of Selling Strangles

Option Selling Institute With powerful advantages for the seller, a strangle should be a core strategy for your option writing portfolio Looking for a basic option selling strategy that can give you apotentially higher return on equity and enhanced risk protection? Look no further than a basic option strangle, a staple strategy for any serious option writer. A short option strangle is applied by selling…

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US/Turkey Dispute, Seasonal Fundamentals Could Sink Cotton Prices
Aug

15

2018

US/Turkey Dispute, Seasonal Fundamentals Could Sink Cotton Prices

Higher cotton prices looking unlikely into years end Selling call options could be solid play for cash yield I am a strong proponent of NEVER trying to trade off of mainstream news stories. That being said, this does not mean there can’t be less obvious, fundamentally based plays as a result of such stories. In this month’s update, we present a new opportunity for selling…

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