Archive for Option Selling Suggestions’ Category

Taking the “Fun” Out of Baseball and Investing
Dec

12

2017

Taking the “Fun” Out of Baseball and Investing

The Application of Odds Theory is making Major League Baseball Boring. But as Guys like Jim Crane, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffet know, Boring can pay Big Dividends. In 1999 I founded this firm with the intention of specializing in Selling Options. What you may not know is that at that time, I worked with a group of futures traders. They came with me to…

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The Coffee Cash Cow
Nov

20

2017

The Coffee Cash Cow

THE PREMIUM SNIPER With Brazilian “Flowering” Season Wrapping Up, Coffee Market Braces for Record Production Call Sellers Take Heed As you read this piece, the 2017 Brazilian Coffee “flowering” seems to have come off without a hitch. With a potentially record Brazilian crop now growing on trees, and 2nd largest global producer Vietnam beginning harvest of its near record crop this month, call sellers in…

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How to Use Technical Indicators to Maximize Your Option Selling Results
Nov

20

2017

How to Use Technical Indicators to Maximize Your Option Selling Results

OPTION SELLING INSTITUTE Fundamentals may take priority for commodity option sellers. But knowing how to properly employ a few technical indicators can give you a powerful extra edge. In 1992, I went to my very first trading seminar in Orlando, Florida. I do not remember the name of the seminar or the presenter. The premise, of course, was that I was going to learn how…

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Sleep at Night Risk Management for Option Sellers
Oct

19

2017

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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Call Premiums Still Inflated in Bearish Natural Gas Market
Oct

13

2017

Call Premiums Still Inflated in Bearish Natural Gas Market

Historic Volatility in Natural Gas is offering some attractive opportunities for “Fading the Herd” this Autumn “Buy Natural Gas heading into winter.” Its an old trading axiom that seems to make perfect sense. After all, colder weather should increase demand, making prices go up. It only makes sense to buy heading into winter and hold on for all of those easy profits, right? Wrong. Such…

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Making Hay While the Sun Shines
Sep

14

2017

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

2017 Has Been a Banner Year for Many Stock Option Sellers. But the Good Fortune May Only Last as Long as the Bull Market “Enjoy it while it lasts kid…because it never does.” -Veteran Stock Broker (Hal Holbrook) to Rookie Stock Broker (Charlie Sheen) in 1987 movie “Wall Street” Don’t look now but its September. We’re rounding the corner and soon headed into the final…

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Crude Oil Opportunity: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Do Not Change Fundamentally Bearish Picture for Call Sellers
Sep

7

2017

Crude Oil Opportunity: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Do Not Change Fundamentally Bearish Picture for Call Sellers

Crude Oil Opportunity: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Do Not Change Fundamentally Bearish Picture for Call Sellers Despite recent media coverage of hurricanes, North Korea and other news, the crude market remains deliciously ripe for call sellers By: James Cordier Yikes! Atlantic Hurricanes? “Prices will Soar!” North Korean Missiles? “Stock up on Oil!” Heating Season on the Way? “Buy it all!” Oil bulls never seem to…

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The FUDOM Method of Selling Options
Aug

21

2017

The FUDOM Method of Selling Options

How to sell options with the highest odds of Expiring Worthless What is FUDOM? Opposite of what Most Option Books Teach Example: FUDOM vs. “Book Knowledge” Option Selling JULY 2014 COFFEE   Dr. John sells a July Coffee 2.15 call and 1.80 put – it’s how he was “taught” to sell options. The Problem JULY 2014 COFFEE   Coffee rallies then falls. Both of Dr….

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“Freeze Season” in Coffee is Opportunity for Call Sellers in 2017
Aug

15

2017

“Freeze Season” in Coffee is Opportunity for Call Sellers in 2017

With the 2017 Brazilian Harvest Wrapping up and a potentially record crop next year, a supply burden should keep prices in check into next year If you’re a mainstream investor used to gauging P/E ratios or milling through bond yields, selling options on coffee futures may sound like launching a trip to the moon. “Soft” commodities are also sometimes referred to as “exotics” – most…

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Jul

28

2017

How to Take Big Premiums From Weather Markets Now

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) Michael: Hello, everyone. This is Michael Gross from OptionSellers.com here with your August edition of the Option Seller Podcast and Radio Show. James, welcome to the show this month. James: Hello, Michael. Glad to be here and always fun to do. Michael: We find ourselves here in the middle of summer and, of course, summer weather often times...

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Selling Deep out of the Money Options to Drive Up your Odds of Success
Jul

25

2017

Selling Deep out of the Money Options to Drive Up your Odds of Success

Forget the 30 day options. The higher odds, “sleep at night” trade takes a little more time – and takes place far away from the underlying’s price action. Deep out of the money options tend to stay out of the money, if not deep out of the money. – Investorglossary.com Picture yourself driving a car. If you drive down the highway at 95 miles an…

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Jul

20

2017

Distant Call Strikes Now Open in Fundamentally Bearish Coffee

Click To Read Video Transcript (Video Transcript) July 21, 2017 Update James Cordier Good afternoon. This is James Cordier of OptionSellers.com with a market update for July 21st. For those of our clients in Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, France, and in South America who may not be familiar with the movie Trading Places, I apologize in advance. I’ve seen the movie probably 50 times and...

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Summer Weather Rally Pumps Up Call Premiums in Corn, Soybeans
Jul

14

2017

Summer Weather Rally Pumps Up Call Premiums in Corn, Soybeans

Despite Dry Weather in the Northern Plains, Fundamentals Remain Bearish In both our corn and soybean articles from May and June, we highlighted a burdensome supply picture. However, you might have noticed that for both markets, we suggested summer weather rallies might offer opportunities for selling inflated call premium. If you’ve been waiting for one of those, you now have it. Over the past 2…

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Despite Weather Talk, Selling Calls Should Still be Solid Yield Builder in Supply Laden Corn
Jul

14

2017

Despite Weather Talk, Selling Calls Should Still be Solid Yield Builder in Supply Laden Corn

The Usual Weather Hoopla is Will Likely be Putting some Premium back into Call Options – a near perfect recipe for fundamentally focused option writers (Note to Readers: Since the original publication of this piece (in the July Option Seller Newsletter) Corn prices have climbed over 10% on a weather rally, and subsequently fallen back again. As the December calls in the article are no…

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