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Temporary Self-Loans for the Mid-Contract Unwind Exit Strategy

The mid-contract unwind (MCU) exit strategy is a position management maneuver we use to generate a second income stream in the same month with the same cash investment. The opportunity arises when share price moves significantly higher than the short call strike in the first half of a contract. This article will highlight a real-life […]

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technical analysis for covered call writing

How To Generate Cash With Elite Stocks: Three Perspectives

Whether we are writing covered calls, selling cash-secured puts or simply buying and selling stocks, the first important requirement is to develop or have access to a quality watch list of elite-performing securities. Once we have purchased a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF), our goal is to make a profit. In this article, three approaches […]

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using options to protect low-cost basis stocks

Using a Zero-Dollar Collar to Protect Low Cost Basis Stocks

Using covered calls and puts in a conservative manner can benefit us in so many ways. In this article I will present a method to protect stocks in our portfolio that have increased in value substantially since they were purchased. We will utilize both covered call writing and protective puts which is known as the […]

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Negotiating better option prices for covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts

How To Negotiate Better Option Prices Using The “Show Or Fill Rule” / $30 Rebate Expiring

Covered call writers generate cash flow by selling call options associated with a stock or exchange-traded fund. Our goals are to generate the highest possible returns with low-risk trades and that fit our requirement for capital preservation. The three required skills for achieving these goals are stock (or ETF) selection, option selection and position management […]

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Closing A Covered Call Writing Position Mid-Contract: A Real Life Example

The use of exit strategies will elevate our profits to the highest possible levels. Mastering the skill of position management is one of the main reasons why Blue Collar Investors outperform other covered call writers. A favorite exit strategy of mine is the mid-contract unwind exit strategy used in the first half of an options […]

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bid-ask spreads and limit orders

“Negotiating” The Best Prices When Buying And Selling Options

Our covered call writing strategy involves both buying and selling options. Mastering our options trade executions can bring our profit level to even higher levels. We know that a general rule is that we buy at the “bid” (the lower figure) and sell at the “ask” (the higher figure). The difference between the “bid” and […]

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Covered Call Writing: Setting Up A Stop Loss Order

Successful covered call writing requires the appropriate use of exit strategies to mitigate losses and enhance gains. In today’s article, we will focus on actions that can be taken when a stock price declines and capital preservation becomes a concern. Once we enter our covered call position we are in two distinct trades. We are long […]

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Playing the Bid-Ask Spread When Selling Covered Call Options

An integral aspect of our options trade executions is to sell at the “bid” and buy at the “ask”. Many times we can “negotiate” the bid to a higher price or the ask to a lower price. Would you like to earn $50 in 50 seconds? Why not learn how to play the bid-ask spread? […]

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The Show or Fill Rule- More Cash for Us! plus a Spreadsheet for I-T-M Strikes

When David did battle with Goliath, he used the leverage of his slingshot to overcome overwhelming odds. In much the same way we, as Blue Collar Investors, must use every tool available to us to level the playing field with the market makers and specialists who are taking the other side of our trades. One […]

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