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Establishing Our Cost-Basis for Long-Term Holdings

When we initiate a covered call trade by first buying a stock and then selling a call option, our cost-basis, in the BCI methodology, is the lower of the stock price or strike price. If we sell an in-the-money (ITM) strike, we deduct the intrinsic-value component of the option premium from the share price bringing […]

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BCI PODCAST 45 Implied Volatility and Expected price Movement During the Life of Option Contracts

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Implied volatility (IV) is a critical concept to option traders. There are some misconceptions regarding the significance of these IV stats. This podcast will define IV and use a real-life example with an exchange-traded fund to show the expected price movement during the remaining 20-days of the option contract. […]

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How to Select the Best Strike Prices for Collar Trades: Real-Life Example with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD)

Covered call writing is associated with 2 legs: we are long the stock and short the call option. If we add a protective put, we have converted the covered call trade to a collar trade which has both a floor (put strike) and a ceiling (call strike). The traditional collar trades uses out-of-the-money strikes for […]

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