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Myths and Misconceptions about Covered Call Writing

There are certain fallacies and deceptions associated with covered call writing as there are with all investment strategies. I am the first to say that there is no one strategy right for every single investor. We must master the pros and cons of each strategy to determine if it is right for our families. This [...]

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Calculating the Greeks Using an Options Calculator

The Greeks are a mathematical means of estimating the risk of stock options. Delta measures the change in the option price due to a change in the stock price, Gamma measures the change in the option delta due to a change in the stock price, Theta measures the change in the option price due to [...]

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Put-Call Parity and Synthetic Trades: Understanding Option Pricing

When we sell covered calls or cash-secured puts we understand the factors that go into the premiums we receive: The option’s exercise price The current price of the underlying The risk-free interest rate over the life of the option Dividends, when applicable The amount of time remaining until expiration The volatility of the underlying It [...]

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