Reduced West African Yields are Driving an Attractive Inflation of Call Premiums in Cocoa. Here is How Investors can Benefit Now A relentless rally in Cocoa prices is driving previously unavailable call strikes to attractive premium levels this month. Cocoa prices have rallied over 30% since their December lows, largely the result of reduced expectations for West African yields. Cocoa pods in the Ivory Coast….
“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…
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…
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…
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…
Option Seller Radio – December 2, 2015. OptionSellers.com’s James Cordier and Michael Gross discuss Crude Oil and Coffee futures, Upcoming Fed Decision, Seasonal Tendencies, and Option Selling Strategies in Commodities
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…
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…
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…
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…
James Cordier comments on Fed Decision and Opportunities it creates for Option Sellers.
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…
Video Market Update, August 20, 2015 – Potential opportunities for Option Sellers as Fed Decision Approaches.
OptionSellers.com’s James Cordier discusses potential opportunities for Option Sellers as Fed Decision Approaches. Selling options and writing puts or selling calls on commodities such as crude oil, silver, and gold without writing covered calls.