Archive for Option Selling Suggestions’ Category

How to Use the “Submarine” Method of Managing Risk in Your Option Selling Portfolio
Oct

12

2018

How to Use the “Submarine” Method of Managing Risk in Your Option Selling Portfolio

While managing risk on individual positions is important, managing overall portfolio risk could be more important. Here’s how to manage yours like a pro and keep your ship running full steam ahead A Properly Structured Option Selling Portfolio A more solid, risk averse portfolio in general A portfolio less vulnerable to “black swan” events in individual markets More stable, consistent results Adequate and proper diversification…

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Cuckoo For Cocoa Calls!
Oct

12

2018

Cuckoo For Cocoa Calls!

The West African Cocoa Harvest Begins This Month. Here is How to Potentially Cash In Now. If you read our Cocoa feature or watched our podcasts from last Spring, you knew that the weather scare being trumped up by cocoa bulls was a paper tiger and that the price rally couldn’t hold. You knew this because Cocoa is very much a seasonal market and bulls…

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“Scaling” Your Short Option Positions
Sep

13

2018

“Scaling” Your Short Option Positions

Better Capitalized Accounts Have Advantages in Option Selling. If You’re Not Using This One, You Should Be As you know from the risk management chapter in The Complete Guide to Option Selling, the safest, most conservative method of limiting risk in option selling is by using the “200% rule.” The 200% rule states that if you sell an option and it doubles in value, you…

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How to Make Cents in Today’s Senseless Market
Sep

7

2018

How to Make Cents in Today’s Senseless Market

Knowing quantifiable, measurable stats can help you make money year in and year out – But NOT in Stocks! On Friday, August 10th, 2018, an otherwise well behaved Airline ground worker named Richard Russel climbed into the cockpit of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft at his workplace. Mr. Russel, not a licensed pilot, taxied out to the runway, ignored commands from Air Traffic Controllers at…

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Surprising Key to Option Selling Returns – Managing Your Margin
Sep

6

2018

Surprising Key to Option Selling Returns – Managing Your Margin

Working with Leverage is often a stumbling block for investors new to commodities options. Here is how to do it right. If you’re a subscriber to our free book series on selling options , you’re familiar with the sports analogy of “defense wins championships.” Defense wins championships is a concept that translates directly to selling options. A core (if not THE Core) concept of option…

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The Magic of Selling Strangles
Aug

17

2018

The Magic of Selling Strangles

Option Selling Institute With powerful advantages for the seller, a strangle should be a core strategy for your option writing portfolio Looking for a basic option selling strategy that can give you apotentially higher return on equity and enhanced risk protection? Look no further than a basic option strangle, a staple strategy for any serious option writer. A short option strangle is applied by selling…

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Are Gasoline Prices Set for a Nosedive?
Aug

9

2018

Are Gasoline Prices Set for a Nosedive?

Premium Sniper While OPEC Steals the Headlines, Heavy 2018 Gasoline Production and a Formidable Seasonal Could Sink Energy Prices in Q4 “A Call Seller’s Ideal” With so much focus on OPEC as of late, the mainstream Crude Oil narrative may be overlooking the more garden variety fundamentals that can really control prices in these markets. In our latest interview with TD Ameritrade in July, I…

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Uncorrelated Income from the Wheat Market
Jul

13

2018

Uncorrelated Income from the Wheat Market

With Weather Worries Now Behind, Prices May Soon Give Way to Seasonal Pressures China Trade Tensions Could be Added Bonus “Call Sellers Market” As the mainstream investing world wrings its hands over Chinese tariffs and their effects on asset prices, those of us in the option world are already building out strategies for turning this into cash. Bull or bear markets are largely irrelevant to…

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Summertime Income Opportunities in Natural Gas
Jul

6

2018

Summertime Income Opportunities in Natural Gas

Seasonal Supply Build Sets Stage for High Yield Call Selling In our March Trade Advisory, we outlined a case for higher natural gas prices into the spring. This was 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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Top 3 Ways to Collect Higher Option Premiums
Jun

22

2018

Top 3 Ways to Collect Higher Option Premiums

Option Selling Institute Everyone wants bigger option premiums and higher ROI. Here are three simple strategies you can use right now to target fat yields. As a group, option sellers tend to be efficiency oriented. And efficiency can often mean getting the most “bang for your buck.” To experienced option writers, that means collecting big premiums. There are many ways to bring in higher premiums…

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Sleep at Night Risk Management for Option Sellers
Jun

8

2018

Sleep at Night Risk Management for Option Sellers

Despite the naysayer’s crows of “unlimited risk”, there are several reliable ways of managing your risk in option selling. Here are 3 Top Methods for “keeping the wolves away.” 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…

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Generate Steady, More Reliable Income with Option Premium Ladders
May

15

2018

Generate Steady, More Reliable Income with Option Premium Ladders

Staggering expirations is a cornerstone you need to Build a Consistently Productive Account “I want to make money with the least risk, least stress, least drawdowns and most consistency that it can be done.” Investing for Return, Not Excitement Riding a Roller Coaster may be a fun time with your kids. But it’s likely not the experience you are seeking with your Option Selling Portfolio….

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Apr

27

2018

Turning a Losing Option Sale into a Winner

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Michael : Hello everybody. This is Michael Gross of OptionSellers.com. I'm here with head trader James Cordier. We are here for your monthly May video podcast from OptionSellers.com. James, welcome to the monthly show. James : Thank you, Michael. Can you believe we're going into May already? Michael : It sure went fast. This last month here we...

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Apr

19

2018

Profiting from China Soybean Tariffs?

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Good afternoon. This is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with a market update for April 20th. Well, a lot in the news lately concerning tariffs and a possible trade war with the likes of China, of all countries, the second largest economy in the world. The Trump administration, I think, is basically playing a game of chicken and getting...

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Apr

17

2018

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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