Archive for Options Selling TIPS’ Category

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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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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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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Media Helps Call Sellers in Supply Laden Crude
Jun

7

2017

Media Helps Call Sellers in Supply Laden Crude

News Coverage and a Bump from Seasonal Demand are Again Making Call Sales in Crude a Cash Flow Opportunity “Oil Prices Rise as US Tanks Drain.” That was the headline of the lead commodity article in the May 18th edition of The Wall Street Journal. This is the tone the recent coverage crude oil is receiving from investment media as frenzied reporters gape over talk…

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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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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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Protecting Your Assets in an Ever More Dangerous World
May

4

2017

Protecting Your Assets in an Ever More Dangerous World

Recent Global Events are Making the Unthinkable something to think about. Here is how to Prepare Now. CNBC published an article by Ron Insana last month entitled “Bear markets are started by these two things, and the US could be headed for both of them“. Insana argues that the odds of a new bear market in stocks are rising perilously fast, while investors remain either…

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A Powerful Lesson in Investing – Courtesy of Fast Eddie Felson
Mar

13

2017

A Powerful Lesson in Investing – Courtesy of Fast Eddie Felson

The same qualities that made you wealthy can be a detriment when it comes to trading In the 1986 Movie “The Color of Money” Paul Newman (reviving his Fast Eddie Felson role from The Hustler) schools his protégé Vincent (Tom Cruise) in the art of making money as a pool hustler. The lesson of The Color of Money: “Pool excellence is not about excellent pool.”…

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

27

2016

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

WATCH OPTIONSELLERS.COM’s MICHAEL GROSS Video on Selling Deep out of the Money Options 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. The same holds true for selling options. Options are known as “wasting assets” and their value gradually decays as they approach expiration. If they expire out…

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Sleep at Night Risk Management for Option Sellers
Nov

18

2016

Sleep at Night Risk Management for Option Sellers

Three Top Methods from the Option Selling Pros NEW VIDEO LESSON: Watch OptionSellers.com’s Michael Gross explain Managing Your Option Selling Risk. The Three Methods of Managing Option Selling Risk The 3 Methods Method #1 – Exit if your Position Goes in the Money. Method #2 – Exit based on a Predetermined Price Point on the Chart. Method #3 – Exit based on the Premium Value…

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