Archive for Macro Economic’ Category

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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Protecting Your Assets in an Ever More Dangerous World
May

4

2017

Protecting Your Assets in an Ever More Dangerous World

Recent Global Events are Making the Unthinkable something to think about. Here is how to Prepare Now. CNBC published an article by Ron Insana last month entitled “Bear markets are started by these two things, and the US could be headed for both of them“. Insana argues that the odds of a new bear market in stocks are rising perilously fast, while investors remain either…

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Higher Dollar, Stock Market Fear makes Gold Strangle High Payer for Option Sellers
Feb

4

2016

Higher Dollar, Stock Market Fear makes Gold Strangle High Payer for Option Sellers

Back at the beginning of December, the we advised selling gold calls with the rational that gold prices would have a hard time moving substantially higher in light of a Fed Rate hike (amongst other reasons.) *If you missed this piece, it remains relevant and you can read it on the blog at www.OptionSellers.com/golddec We still feel that gold calls can offer investors some attractive…

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Dec

18

2015

James Cordier comments on Fed Hike and Implications for Option Sellers

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) December 18, 2015 James Cordier Market Update Good afternoon this is James Cordier of OptionsSellers.com with a market update for December 18th, well with just a few days left in 2015 Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve came through and did normalize interest rates raising them all the way to a quarter and further strengthening the dollar as...

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A Golden Trend
Dec

4

2015

A Golden Trend

The Slow Grind Lower in Gold Prices is Holiday Cheer for Option Sellers Unlike most other commodities, precious metals have less to do with supply and demand and more to do with macro-economics. In today’s markets, gold and silver are less industrial commodities and more financial instruments. But they are also an integral part of a balanced commodity option selling portfolio. In addition, they are…

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Nov

9

2015

Video Market Update “Market Rally or Not?”, November 09, 2015

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Good afternoon. This is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with a market update for November 9th. My goodness it’s almost Thanksgiving; just a couple of weeks away. Where did the year go? I think everyone says that and I’m saying that as well. Last time we chatted, we were talking about precious metals and non-precious metals. They were involved...

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OptionSellers.com talks Commodities Market Volatility with Jack Walker of ivolatility.com
Nov

9

2015

OptionSellers.com talks Commodities Market Volatility with Jack Walker of ivolatility.com

OptionSellers.com’s Michael Gross sits down with Ivolatility.com’s Jack Walker on volatility, commodities and opportunities for investors in 2016 OS – Welcome Jack and thanks for talking to us today. While you and I know each other, our readers don’t. Can you tell them a little bit about yourself and who you are? JW: Sure. I’m author of the IVolatility Trading Digest, a weekly online commentary…

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The Return of Volatility: What it Means for You
Nov

7

2015

The Return of Volatility: What it Means for You

The recent surge in volatility reflects more investor fear coming back into commodities prices. That can be a good thing for option sellers. While market volatility can put mainstream investors on edge, it’s a welcome and crucial ingredient to Option Seller’s success If the markets were a fishing spot, this summer would have been a hot, stagnant pond with nary a movement in sight. At…

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Beginning of Brazilian Summer Could Rain on Coffee Prices
Oct

22

2015

Beginning of Brazilian Summer Could Rain on Coffee Prices

Production Cycle Favors Call Option Sellers Now Mid-2015 saw ICE Coffee futures sluggishly erode to their lowest depths in 2 years. Some of this can be blamed on the global macro environment that is helping drive the bear market in many commodities. While there is opportunity for option sellers in many of those bear markets (see: Commodities Bear Market Gift to Option Sellers from the…

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How to “Stay above the Fray” of a Floundering Stock Market
Oct

5

2015

How to “Stay above the Fray” of a Floundering Stock Market

The Not So Obvious Alternative that Can Deliver in Today’s Market Climate Believe it or not, it’s October already. Yellen has spoken, Trump keeps speaking, and just about every investor anywhere is on edge about the schizophrenic stock market. Jim Chanos continues to call for the collapse of China. CNBC and The Journal still obsess daily about the interest rate decision and are already speculating…

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STOCK MARKET MELTDOWN:  Can the Fed Still Move in Light of China and Markets?
Sep

5

2015

STOCK MARKET MELTDOWN: Can the Fed Still Move in Light of China and Markets?

Option Sellers can Potentially Benefit Either Way. Here is How You can Position Now and Stop Worrying about the DOW. It happened on August 11. Goldman Sachs’ David Kostin made the comment in reference to US stocks that “flat is the new up.” In what’s sure to become a new buzz line in the media, Kostin was obviously laying the groundwork to explain to Goldman…

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CHINA SPECIAL – Stock Market Crash, Slowing Growth: Is the Worst Behind Us?
Aug

7

2015

CHINA SPECIAL – Stock Market Crash, Slowing Growth: Is the Worst Behind Us?

Here’s How Option Sellers can Capitalize July brought plenty of news for the markets in both stocks and commodities. It has shaken a few up. It has also brought some volatility into some of the option arenas. Make no mistake, this is a good thing for option sellers. But deciding how to use that volatility to your advantage is another matter. That’s what we’re here…

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