Archive for Commodities Research’ Category

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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The FUDOM Method of Selling Options
Jan

24

2017

The FUDOM Method of Selling Options

How to sell options with the highest odds of Expiring Worthless What is FUDOM? NEW VIDEO – The FUDOM Method – WATCH OPTIONSELLERS.COM’s Michael Gross Explain the FUDOM Method. WATCH NOW Opposite of what Most Option Books Teach Example: FUDOM vs. “Book Knowledge” Option Selling JULY 2014 COFFEE   Dr. John sells a July Coffee 2.15 call and 1.80 put – it’s how he was…

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Coffee Market Special: Playing a Seasonal Demand Dip to put Cash in your Pocket Now
Jan

19

2017

Coffee Market Special: Playing a Seasonal Demand Dip to put Cash in your Pocket Now

If price precedes consumption, this market could be readying for a slide Unlike stock analysis, commodity price forecasting is often a factor of simply getting a handle on supply and demand. But the actual vehicle you invest in (or write options on) is a commodity futures contract. They call them futures for a reason. Futures contracts reflect what producers and consumers will likely buy or…

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2017 – A Year for REAL Assets?
Dec

14

2016

2017 – A Year for REAL Assets?

While interest rates and the soaring dollar have investors’ attention now, it is inflation that could start grabbing headlines next year We’ve talked readily about the ongoing bear market in commodities and the money to be made by option sellers that know how to take cash from it. But the tide of inflation may be changing – to the benefit of commodities prices. Barron’s Koplin…

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Tis’ the Season for Selling Orange Juice Calls
Dec

9

2016

Tis’ the Season for Selling Orange Juice Calls

December Marks the Beginning of the Orange Harvest in Florida – and Often Lower Prices for Juice In The Complete Guide to Option Selling, I discuss several core commodities on which to focus when building a commodities option writing portfolio. But there are some other markets that we also mention as occasional additions that can add “flavor” to your portfolio at different times of the…

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Sleep at Night Risk Management for Option Sellers
Nov

18

2016

Sleep at Night Risk Management for Option Sellers

Three Top Methods from the Option Selling Pros NEW VIDEO LESSON: Watch OptionSellers.com’s Michael Gross explain Managing Your Option Selling Risk. The Three Methods of Managing Option Selling Risk The 3 Methods Method #1 – Exit if your Position Goes in the Money. Method #2 – Exit based on a Predetermined Price Point on the Chart. Method #3 – Exit based on the Premium Value…

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Trump Charged Dive in Gold is Opportunity for Option Sellers
Nov

15

2016

Trump Charged Dive in Gold is Opportunity for Option Sellers

Initial Reactions to Trump Victory Torpedo Gold Prices. The Volatility it Created could be a Cash Cow for Option Sellers. As initial anxiety over Donald Trump’s victory gave way to market euphoria last week, there was a casualty. Gold Prices. Gold, often a safe haven for investors in times of uncertainty, saw strength in the weeks leading up to the election, capped off by a…

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TRADE ALERT: Natural Gas Seasonal Move Now Appears Underway
Oct

28

2016

TRADE ALERT: Natural Gas Seasonal Move Now Appears Underway

Still Opportunities for Call Sellers In your October Option Seller Newsletter, you saw how the seasonal tendency for lower natural gas prices in October could produce some exceptional call selling opportunities. In the piece (starting on page 6), we suggested selling the March Natural Gas 5.50 call options for premiums of $600 each. (If you did not receive your copy of the October edition, you…

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Oct

25

2016

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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3 Reasons to Love Commodities Now
Sep

9

2016

3 Reasons to Love Commodities Now

The “Back to School” Month offers Opportunities for Investors New to the Asset Class Is it me or are summers going faster? It’s September already and as the kids and/or grandkids head back to school or college, it can be a good time to consider your asset mix as the final 1/3 of the year begins. Rodney Dangerfield and Will Ferrell both went back to…

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The Real Way to Use Technicals
Aug

23

2016

The Real Way to Use Technicals

Fundamentals may take priority for commodity option sellers. But knowing how to properly employ a few technical indicators can give you an extra edge. In 1992, I went to my very first trading seminar in Orlando, Florida. I do not remember the name of the seminar or the presenter. The premise, of course, was that I was going to learn how to get rich trading…

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Coffee Market Special: How to Build a Revenue Stream in Today’s Abnormal World
Aug

18

2016

Coffee Market Special: How to Build a Revenue Stream in Today’s Abnormal World

In the spring of this year, we outlined a case for selling call options in the coffee market based on the arrival of the Brazilian harvest. While the calls we suggested remained well out of the money, coffee prices experienced a counter-seasonal rally in June and July (this is, of course, the perfect case for selling options in that you don’t have to get market…

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