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Selecting the Best Put Strike Based on Overall Market Assessment

Selling cash-secured puts requires us to master the three required skills: stock (or ETF) selection, option selection and position management. This article will highlight how to select a put strike based on our overall market assessment.   Market assessment data published in BCI newsletters Investor Business Daily’s market assessment Dr. Eric Wish’s GMI Index BCI […]

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Ask Alan #138 – “Disappearing Options, Gap-Downs and Contract Adjustments”

Alan answers a question posed by Hai, who asks: Alan, I bought 100 shares of SINA on 5-22-17 for $104.70 and then sold the $105 call for $5.85. Last week (June 5th), the price was down and I bought back the option for 20%. I tried to roll down but the order did not go […]

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Why Would a Call Buyer Exercise, Rather than Sell, an In-The-Money Call Option?

When we write a covered call, there is a trader or market-maker buying that call on the other side of the trade. We know that as expiration approaches, the time value of options tends to approach zero (Theta effect). With that in mind I received an email from Marcos in early May 2017 astutely asking […]

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