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Jim Cramer’s Stocks and Covered Call Writing

Locating stocks for covered call writing and put-selling is the first step as we prepare to execute these income-generating strategies. In the BCI methodology we use a three-pronged approach to screening for these underlying securities: Fundamental analysis Technical analysis Common sense principles (like minimum trading volume etc.) In my books and DVDs I encourage all option-sellers […]

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expiration dates for covered call writing

Portfolio Overwriting: Should We Sell 1-Month or 2-Month Expirations?

Covered call writing can be used in a variety of ways. Most covered call writers use this strategy to generate monthly cash flow. It can also be adapted to enhance the returns of a long-term buy-and-hold portfolio where some of our securities may have been purchased at a significantly lower price than current market value […]

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Ask Alan #122 – “When Should I Buy Back My In-The-Money Strike?”

Alan answers a question posed by Lyn, who asks: ” On November 30th I bought Newmont Mining (NEM) for $18.00 and sold the December 18 $19.00 call for $0.37. Today (Dec. 13) NEM is trading at $19.13 and the cost to buy back the option is $0.67. I don’t want to lose my stock and […]

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