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Time value erosion of option premiums

Buy A Stock And Wait Before Selling The Option: Is This A Good Strategy?

The goals of covered call writing include generating monthly cash flow and preserving capital. We use every fundamental, technical and common sense principle available to maximize our profits and protect our cash. Paul A. recently sent me an excellent question that motivated this article: “…if the market has a down day and drags down the [...]

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Ask Alan – The Impact Of Rolling Out On The Previous Month’s Returns

Alan answers a BCIer question by exampling the Ellman Elite 2014 Calculator. Brian asks: “When you roll out a position, you of course are buying back the call at some cost (sometimes more, sometimes less than the next month call you are selling). Your “what now” tab on the Ellman Calculator gives you some return [...]

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market assessment and covered call writing

The Role Of VIX and Market Volatility In Our Covered Call Writing Decisions

Options trading basics teaches us that the VIX or CBOE Volatility Index demonstrates the market’s expectation of 30-day volatility. It measures market risk and is also known as the investor fear gauge. With this in mind, covered call writers are faced with a dilemma. Increased market volatility will translate into higher option premiums because the [...]

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