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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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7 Ways to Collect Higher Option Premiums  (Part 1)
May

23

2017

7 Ways to Collect Higher Option Premiums (Part 1)

The First 3 Ways to Collect Higher Option Premium 1. Sell Naked Spreading has it’s merits. But for pure premium collection, there is no way to get bigger premiums and realize them faster than selling naked. While the word conjures up images of being “exposed” and thus discourages many investors from exploring it, naked option selling can be done responsiblyand effectively. It’s the cornerstone of…

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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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