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…
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…
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…
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…
Michael Gross explains how to use the Option Strategy that can offer Potentially Higher Returns while Upping Your Odds over a Traditional Option Strangle.
Michael Gross explains how to discover the hidden benefits of applying stock option selling strategies to the uncorrelated commodities markets in this week’s Option Selling Video Lesson.
“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:…
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…
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…
Michael Gross discusses How To Pick The Right Option To Sell
“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…
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…