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Cotton Rally Plumps Premiums for Call Sellers
Mar

17

2017

Cotton Rally Plumps Premiums for Call Sellers

With Call Premiums Now Inflated, the Bullish Story in Cotton may be Running out of Steam By: James Cordier, OptionSellers.com In The Complete Guide to Option Selling, you’ll learn that one of the highest probability trades in option selling is writing options in favor of the trend. That being said, writing options against the trend can be a good way to pull high premiums from…

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A Powerful Lesson in Investing – Courtesy of Fast Eddie Felson
Mar

13

2017

A Powerful Lesson in Investing – Courtesy of Fast Eddie Felson

The same qualities that made you wealthy can be a detriment when it comes to trading In the 1986 Movie “The Color of Money” Paul Newman (reviving his Fast Eddie Felson role from The Hustler) schools his protégé Vincent (Tom Cruise) in the art of making money as a pool hustler. The lesson of The Color of Money: “Pool excellence is not about excellent pool.”…

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Mar

10

2017

Michael Gross interviews Dr. Alexander Elder on Trading Psychology

Key Excerpts from Michael Gross’s 2016 interview with Dr. Alexander Elder on Markets, Trading Psychology and the strategy of Selling Options. Michael Gross: Okay, to everybody listening to today’s Option Seller’s Guest Series, we have a very special guest for you today. I am speaking with Dr. Alexander Elder. For those of you who may not be familiar with Dr. Elder, you should be. He…

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Avoiding the Biggest Mistake New Option Sellers Make in Commodities
Mar

8

2017

Avoiding the Biggest Mistake New Option Sellers Make in Commodities

While jubilant for the present, the soaring stock market has many investors of means keeping a wary eye towards the future. Such times can often bring “traditional” investors to finally venturing outside the box of “buy and hold” in search of alternative investments. Dipping your toe into the option selling stream, particularly commodities option selling, can be a good way to start enjoying the benefits…

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Feb

24

2017

Pad Your Portfolio this month with BIG Premiums in Gold and Energy Markets

Click To Read Audio Transcript (Video Transcript) February 21, 2017 Update James Cordier & Michael Gross Michael: Hello everybody. This is Michael Gross of OptionSellers.com. I’m here with head trader James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with your February Option Seller Radio Show. James, welcome to the show this month. James: Thank you, Michael. As always, enjoy doing these and brining more and more information and educating...

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Limit Your Risk and Boost Your Profit Potential with the Ratio Credit Spread
Feb

14

2017

Limit Your Risk and Boost Your Profit Potential with the Ratio Credit Spread

Do you want a risk averse credit spread with the potential for excess profit? The ratio spread could be your ticket Watch OptionSellers.com’s Michael Gross Demonstrate How to Use a Ratio Credit Spread. Benefits of Using a Ratio Credit Spread By purchasing a near or at the money option, a trader adds a strong layer of protection to his short option position. The long option…

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Target Fat Option Yields from the “Natural” Flow of Springtime Gas Prices
Feb

10

2017

Target Fat Option Yields from the “Natural” Flow of Springtime Gas Prices

Natural Gas Prices Have Cooled Down with winter temperatures. Here is how to potentially pocket high option premiums as Springtime fundamentals kick in Our October 28th advisory suggested the counter-intuitive play of selling call options as natural gas prices headed into winter. Natural gas prices subsequent run up to $4.00 per mbtu did not diminish the significance of seasonal weakness as the new year began….

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Make the Loss Go Away
Feb

7

2017

Make the Loss Go Away

How Successfully Rolling Your Option position can make a losing trade “like it never happened” What is “Rolling Options?” How to Execute “The Roll” APRIL 2015 GOLD Selling an April Gold 1400 call for $600 premium. APRIL 2015 GOLD Gold rallies, increasing the call premium. BENEFITS OF THE ROLL You not only recapture your initial premium, you recapture your loss on the 1400 call. The…

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Target Big Premiums in February with the “Minnesota Squeeze”
Feb

7

2017

Target Big Premiums in February with the “Minnesota Squeeze”

Old School Farmer Secret can pay big dividends for modern day option sellers If you’re looking to get diversified into something uncorrelated to the equities market, you can’t get much further away than the US grain markets. I love trading grains. Unlike stocks, there are no earnings to watch or rate hikes to worry about. There is much less “public interest” swaying grain prices with…

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