Archive for Learn to Sell Options’ Category

How to Sleep Well at Night – Even as Black Swans Lurk
Aug

18

2017

How to Sleep Well at Night – Even as Black Swans Lurk

The fear of financial “bombshells” can rob a high net worth investor from a good night’s rest. Here is how YOU can sleep tight. If you’re a stock investor, these are the best of times. The market seems unstoppable. As the S&P spikes to ever higher peaks, media types tout the “sustainable” nature of the rally. A “healthy” trend based on strong earnings, they tell…

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Selling Deep out of the Money Options to Drive Up your Odds of Success
Jul

25

2017

Selling Deep out of the Money Options to Drive Up your Odds of Success

Forget the 30 day options. The higher odds, “sleep at night” trade takes a little more time – and takes place far away from the underlying’s price action. Deep out of the money options tend to stay out of the money, if not deep out of the money. – Investorglossary.com Picture yourself driving a car. If you drive down the highway at 95 miles an…

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The 3 Critical Steps to Picking the Right Option to Sell
Jul

11

2017

The 3 Critical Steps to Picking the Right Option to Sell

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…

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5 Surprising Advantages of Selling Commodities Options Over Stock Options
Jun

19

2017

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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Golden Brackets: Gold Strangles Still Big Payers for Yield Seeking Option Writers
Jun

14

2017

Golden Brackets: Gold Strangles Still Big Payers for Yield Seeking Option Writers

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…

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The 3 Top Strategies for Managing Your Option Selling Risk
Jun

7

2017

The 3 Top Strategies for Managing Your Option Selling Risk

“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…

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Media Helps Call Sellers in Supply Laden Crude
Jun

7

2017

Media Helps Call Sellers in Supply Laden Crude

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…

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Springtime Income Opportunities in Natural Gas
May

3

2017

Springtime Income Opportunities in Natural Gas

Seasonal Supply Build Sets up High Probability Plays for Call Sellers In our February Trade Advisory, we outlined a case for higher natural gas prices into the spring. This primarily based on the seasonal tendency for natural gas prices to rise as supplies worked towards a low at the end of winter. Indeed, supplies did continue to decline through the spring – following typical seasonal…

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The Buyback – Taking your Option Selling Profits Early
Apr

11

2017

The Buyback – Taking your Option Selling Profits Early

I am often asked if the objective of selling an option is to have it expire worthless. The answer is yes and no. Obviously, your short option expiring worthless is a successful conclusion to your trade. You’ve taken your full profit, the premium collected is yours. However, letting your option sit through expiration may not always be the most efficient course of action. After trading…

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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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