Archive for Learn to Sell Options’ Category

Cuckoo For Cocoa Calls!
Oct

12

2018

Cuckoo For Cocoa Calls!

The West African Cocoa Harvest Begins This Month. Here is How to Potentially Cash In Now. If you read our Cocoa feature or watched our podcasts from last Spring, you knew that the weather scare being trumped up by cocoa bulls was a paper tiger and that the price rally couldn’t hold. You knew this because Cocoa is very much a seasonal market and bulls…

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“Scaling” Your Short Option Positions
Sep

13

2018

“Scaling” Your Short Option Positions

Better Capitalized Accounts Have Advantages in Option Selling. If You’re Not Using This One, You Should Be As you know from the risk management chapter in The Complete Guide to Option Selling, the safest, most conservative method of limiting risk in option selling is by using the “200% rule.” The 200% rule states that if you sell an option and it doubles in value, you…

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Surprising Key to Option Selling Returns – Managing Your Margin
Sep

6

2018

Surprising Key to Option Selling Returns – Managing Your Margin

Working with Leverage is often a stumbling block for investors new to commodities options. Here is how to do it right. If you’re a subscriber to our free book series on selling options , you’re familiar with the sports analogy of “defense wins championships.” Defense wins championships is a concept that translates directly to selling options. A core (if not THE Core) concept of option…

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Big Picture: “Is it REALLY a Good Time to be Selling Options?”
Aug

8

2018

Big Picture: “Is it REALLY a Good Time to be Selling Options?”

Uncertain times: Is it too risky to be investing right now? A surprising question yields an unexpected answer I had a new client orientation call last week with a very nice retired couple from Northern California. For the purpose of this letter, I will call them Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Mr. Smith is a somewhat experienced stock option seller. He was familiar with the results…

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Uncorrelated Income from the Wheat Market
Jul

13

2018

Uncorrelated Income from the Wheat Market

With Weather Worries Now Behind, Prices May Soon Give Way to Seasonal Pressures China Trade Tensions Could be Added Bonus “Call Sellers Market” As the mainstream investing world wrings its hands over Chinese tariffs and their effects on asset prices, those of us in the option world are already building out strategies for turning this into cash. Bull or bear markets are largely irrelevant to…

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5 Surprising Advantages of Selling Commodities Options Over Stock Options
Jul

6

2018

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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Sleep Well at Night with the Vertical Credit Spread
May

17

2018

Sleep Well at Night with the Vertical Credit Spread

Option Selling Institute Discover how to Target High ROI with Limited Risk You’ve done your research. You’ve selected your options. You sold a group of calls at strikes you feel the market can never reach. You sit back and wait to enjoy the profits. But the market has other ideas. 30 days later, prices are moving higher. It’s nowhere near your strike, of course. But…

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Taking Cash Off the Cob in Corn
Apr

25

2018

Taking Cash Off the Cob in Corn

Corn is a market with strong seasonal tendencies. Here is how you can take advantage of them this month While it may not seem like it to those in the North, summer is just around the corner. It won’t be long before the barbeque grills fire up and we’ll be eating fresh corn on the cob. Option Sellers, however, may not need to wait that…

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