Archive for Option Selling Suggestions’ Category

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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Target Fat Option Yields from the “Natural” Flow of Springtime Gas Prices
Feb

10

2017

Target Fat Option Yields from the “Natural” Flow of Springtime Gas Prices

Natural Gas Prices Have Cooled Down with winter temperatures. Here is how to potentially pocket high option premiums as Springtime fundamentals kick in Our October 28th advisory suggested the counter-intuitive play of selling call options as natural gas prices headed into winter. Natural gas prices subsequent run up to $4.00 per mbtu did not diminish the significance of seasonal weakness as the new year began….

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Make the Loss Go Away
Feb

7

2017

Make the Loss Go Away

How Successfully Rolling Your Option position can make a losing trade “like it never happened” What is “Rolling Options?” How to Execute “The Roll” APRIL 2015 GOLD Selling an April Gold 1400 call for $600 premium. APRIL 2015 GOLD Gold rallies, increasing the call premium. BENEFITS OF THE ROLL You not only recapture your initial premium, you recapture your loss on the 1400 call. The…

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