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Ask Alan – Strike Price Selection & Premium Returns

Alan answers a question from Brian from Lawrenceville, Georgia. Brian asks:

“Your online training material has been very helpful with my covered call writing. I have a question. When you go to write a covered call, how do you make the decision on whether to do an in-the-money or near-the-money call vs. an out-of-the-money call? Obviously, you get a higher premium on the in-the-monies, but if the stock goes up in value you won’t capture any upside.”

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Alan Ellman loves options trading so much he has written three top selling books on the topic of selling covered calls alone. He is a dentist by day, a personal trainer, successful real estate investor, but he is known mostly for his profound stock option strategies.

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4 Responses to “Ask Alan – Strike Price Selection & Premium Returns”

  1. Steve October 24, 2012 6:14 pm #

    Hi Alan,
    I am new to your site and was watching your strike price selection video. I don’t know if you are aware of it but there was some music playing while you were speaking. It was very distracting and was quite loud. Sounded like a drumb and cymbal .

    Just wanted to let you know.

    • Alan Ellman October 24, 2012 6:51 pm #

      Steve,

      Thanks for the feedback. These Ask Alan videos are produced with some background music/sounds. I’ll address this with my tech team.

      Alan

  2. Alan Ellman October 25, 2012 3:35 pm #

    Premium members:

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  3. Alan Ellman October 26, 2012 11:14 am #

    Rebroadcast of recent radio interview:

    http://www.TheBusinessAuthorsShow.com

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