Archive for General Investor Interest’ Category

The FUDOM Method of Selling Options
Aug

21

2017

The FUDOM Method of Selling Options

How to sell options with the highest odds of Expiring Worthless What is FUDOM? 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 “taught” to sell options. The Problem JULY 2014 COFFEE   Coffee rallies then falls. Both of Dr….

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Money Tips from the Founding Fathers
Jul

13

2017

Money Tips from the Founding Fathers

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…

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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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The 2 Key Criteria You Must Use to Measure Diversification
May

10

2017

The 2 Key Criteria You Must Use to Measure Diversification

Use these two Measuring Sticks to Finally Achieve Real Diversification to Protect Yourself, Your family and Your Net Worth As high net worth investors, we’re peppered with advice and recommended choices for “properly” diversifying our portfolios. Almost without fail, this magic formula consists of a mix of stocks, bonds and cash. The more adventurous may go as far as recommending a real estate investment trust…

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How to Make Money from Grain Fundamentals
May

8

2017

How to Make Money from Grain Fundamentals

Knowing what is really moving grain prices can give you a leg up as an Option Seller As planting season kicks into high gear in the US during the month of May, traders of soybeans, corn, wheat and cotton will be keeping a keen eye on fundamentals. During planting season, the supply side fundamentals for the whole year can develop in a matter of weeks….

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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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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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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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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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Use this Alternative to Stock Market Strategy to bring uncorrelated income to your portfolio
Aug

17

2016

Use this Alternative to Stock Market Strategy to bring uncorrelated income to your portfolio

Former commodity hedge consultant reveals the “Alternative to Alternatives” for individual investors by Don A. Singletary (guest contributor) With the S&P 500 hitting dizzying levels this summer and interest rates near zero, alternative investments are once again the hot topic with investors. But all alternatives are not created equal. In fact, many better-known alternatives have proven that different is not necessarily better. This table reveals…

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How to Sell Options – as a Business
Aug

9

2016

How to Sell Options – as a Business

New to Selling Options? You’ll be better able to grasp this potentially lucrative investing approach if you think of it less like an investment and more like your own, personal business With the stock market at historic highs, some of the biggest names in the stock world getting disturbingly bearish, and talk of a surprise rate hike in September, investors of means are scrambling to…

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