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Writing Covered Call Options to Compensate for Share Depreciation

Covered call writing generates monthly (or weekly) cash flow but it also reduces our cost basis. The latter result is the reason why covered call writing increases our chances of a successful trade more so than simply owning the stock. Historical data tells us that in the long haul the stock market increases in value. […]

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Special 1-Time Cash Dividends for Stocks with Improving Technicals

Covered call writing and put-selling candidates must pass a series of fundamental, technical and common-sense screens in order to be considered eligible for our portfolios. In early January 2017, one of our members, Jim W, asked about using Ford Motor Corp. (F), a stock that does not pass our BCI screens but has several positive […]

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When Do We Keep a Stock that has Declined in Value?

The BCI methodology requires fundamental analysis, technical analysis and common sense screening (like minimum trading volume and avoiding earnings reports). One of the most difficult decisions retail investors face is when to sell a stock that has depreciated in value. We all deal with such decisions every contract month no matter how rigorous a screening process we […]

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Technical Analysis Indicators for Long and Short-Term Portfolios

Technical analysis represents one third of the stock screening process in the BCI methodology. The other two are common sense principles (referred to as “descriptive terms for long-term investing) and fundamental analysis. Reading price charts is as much an art as it is a science and there is no one right way to technically analyze […]

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Technical Analysis and Covered Call Decisions: Looking Back At KORS

Technical analysis is an integral part of our covered call writing decisions for both stock and option selections. It also impacts our exit strategy decisions. KORS has been a favorite of Blue Collar Investors for quite some time as a frequent member of our Premium Stock List. For the week of September 16th through the […]

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MACD: A Lagging and Momentum Technical Indicator: Part I

Technical analysis is as much an art as it is a science. No one parameter, by itself, will allow us to make our buy/sell decisions. However, when all the indicators are used together, they paint a picture that is critical to maximizing our covered call success. A review of these indicators periodically can be a […]

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Why Use Technical Analysis: An Example Of A Complete Technical Breakdown

Technical analysis or fundamental analysis…which should we use in the stock selection process for covered call writing? Many sophisticated investors can make an impressive argument for one or the other. I say why not use both? As most of you know, in the BCI methodology we use actually three types of screens: fundamental analysis, technical […]

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Setting Up A Technical Chart + An Example Of An Ideal Chart

Technical analysis is the method of predicting future stock price movements based on observation of historical stock price movements. It is an essential tool in the armamentarium of covered call writers, and critical in achieving maximum success. We use technical analysis in our stock selection process, buy/sell decisions, strike price selections and exit strategy determinations. […]

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Binary Options Are The Latest Rage, But Barely Like Traditional Options by Guest Author Tom Cleveland

Over the past few years, the popularity of traditional options has grown exponentially, as investors have been more willing to experiment with a broader set of investment genres. The market has responded to this more expansive behavior by creating a myriad of new products such as “weeklys” and “minis”, topics Alan has addressed on this […]

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Covered Call Writing – Fundamental and Technical Analysis: Earnings and Price Strength Analysis

Successful covered call writing requires discipline and appropriate analysis specific for this great strategy. In the Blue Collar Investor (BCI) methodology we incorporate three major screening components before we even look at options chains: Fundamental analysis Technical analysis Common sense principles The details of the entire screening process are discussed in my books and DVDs and in […]

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