Archive for Option Selling Suggestions’ Category

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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7 Ways to Collect Higher Option Premiums  (Part 1)
May

23

2017

7 Ways to Collect Higher Option Premiums (Part 1)

The First 3 Ways to Collect Higher Option Premium 1. Sell Naked Spreading has it’s merits. But for pure premium collection, there is no way to get bigger premiums and realize them faster than selling naked. While the word conjures up images of being “exposed” and thus discourages many investors from exploring it, naked option selling can be done responsiblyand effectively. It’s the cornerstone of…

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Call Sales are Still a Cash Cow in Supply Burdened Soybeans
May

16

2017

Call Sales are Still a Cash Cow in Supply Burdened Soybeans

Despite a recent dive in prices, the fundamentals should keep bean prices struggling for some time Buy low and sell high. It’s the cornerstone philosophy of investing that has been pounded into us since we looked at our first price chart. New converts to commodities, however, learn that selling high and buying back lower can be just as easy – and just as (if not…

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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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Onset of Brazilian Harvest Opens Door for Call Sellers in Coffee
Apr

20

2017

Onset of Brazilian Harvest Opens Door for Call Sellers in Coffee

2017/18 Supply Estimates Have Recovered after early Drought Concerns For option sellers in agricultural markets, harvest time can be the best of times. As a general rule, harvest time is when a wave of new supply floods the market. Thus, as harvest will be when supply is at its highest, it follows that prices often tend to weaken. Nowhere is this more true than in…

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“Perfect Storm” of Bearish Fundamentals Could Sink Crude Oil Soon
Apr

19

2017

“Perfect Storm” of Bearish Fundamentals Could Sink Crude Oil Soon

Selling Distant Calls Far Above the Market Appears to offer High Probability Cash Flow for Investors Martin Conrad, chief investment strategist at C.I.G. made a disturbing observation for stock traders in the March 13th edition of Forbes. He said “In comparison with the size of the economy and total revenues, stocks have never been this expensive before…With a debt-fueled buyback bubble…and consecutive years of payout…

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Avoid These Investing Disasters of Wealthy 1%ers
Apr

18

2017

Avoid These Investing Disasters of Wealthy 1%ers

Avoid These Investing Disasters of Wealthy 1%ers New and Stunning Statistics on High Net Worth Individuals Show How to Avoid the Mistakes they Make. Raymond Howard was a successful entrepreneur to say the least. He founded a tech company, built it into a powerhouse and then sold it for stock in another company that he subsequently began working for. At $15 million, Raymond’s investment in…

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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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Cotton Rally Plumps Premiums for Call Sellers
Mar

17

2017

Cotton Rally Plumps Premiums for Call Sellers

With Call Premiums Now Inflated, the Bullish Story in Cotton may be Running out of Steam By: James Cordier, OptionSellers.com In The Complete Guide to Option Selling, you’ll learn that one of the highest probability trades in option selling is writing options in favor of the trend. That being said, writing options against the trend can be a good way to pull high premiums from…

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Mar

10

2017

Michael Gross interviews Dr. Alexander Elder on Trading Psychology

Key Excerpts from Michael Gross’s 2016 interview with Dr. Alexander Elder on Markets, Trading Psychology and the strategy of Selling Options. Michael Gross: Okay, to everybody listening to today’s Option Seller’s Guest Series, we have a very special guest for you today. I am speaking with Dr. Alexander Elder. For those of you who may not be familiar with Dr. Elder, you should be. He…

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Limit Your Risk and Boost Your Profit Potential with the Ratio Credit Spread
Feb

14

2017

Limit Your Risk and Boost Your Profit Potential with the Ratio Credit Spread

Do you want a risk averse credit spread with the potential for excess profit? The ratio spread could be your ticket Watch OptionSellers.com’s Michael Gross Demonstrate How to Use a Ratio Credit Spread. Benefits of Using a Ratio Credit Spread By purchasing a near or at the money option, a trader adds a strong layer of protection to his short option position. The long option…

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