Archive for Option Selling Suggestions’ Category

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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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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