Back to Basics Friday: Selling Calls

Let’s say the market turns bearish.  I realize this is hard to believe, but at some point, it will happen. You are going to need a bearish to neutral strategy that will capitalize on time decay, downward moves in vol and certain a down move in the underlying stock. So…

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Back to Basics Friday: 12 Failsafe Ways To Place Your First Trade

A lot of people get nervous before they place their first options trade.  If you never traded an option, and have just been an observer, this is perfect guide on exactly how to place your first trade. This great tutorial comes from one of the my favorite resource. Step 1:…

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Back to Basics: Three Ways To Profit With Put Options

The two primary types of options strategies are call options and put options. In keeping with our back to basics Fridays, I am going to show you a few different ways you can profit using put options. The Buying a Basic Put Option For Profits As you have learned, a…

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Back to Basics Friday: Credit Spreads For Quick Cash

As an investor, would you like to know you profit potential AND exactly how much money would risk on each trade? If you answered yes, credit spreads are for you! In very fancy words, spreads are a useful risk management tool for traders, but they are also a very predictable…

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Back to Basics Friday: Calls and Puts

Options trading can be attractive to investors because it offers flexibility based on ever-changing market conditions. Up, down or sideways markets become irrelevant because there will always be a strategy. Savvy option traders know that can use strategies to suit their goal of generating income, hedging other investments or simple speculation….

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