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Interpreting Exit Strategy Calculations Versus Final Calculations

Mastering option calculations is an essential skill needed to attain the very highest covered call writing returns. Although the Ellman Calculator will do most of the heavy lifting for us, understanding the reasons behind these calculations and when and how to apply them, will make us all more skilled investors. Recently a BCI member sent […]

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Ask Alan #160 – Comparing Protective Puts and Position Unwinding as Strike Moves Deep In-The-Money

Alan answers a question posed by Doug, who asks: Alan, What are your thoughts on the following: Purchased 100 shares of ALXN (Alexion Pharmaceuticals) on 3/15 at $135.18 and sold the $135 call expiring on 4/18 at $5.11. The stock is trading at $140.42 on 4/5 and considering buying a $135 put for $1.05 to […]

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technical analysis for covered call writing

Covered Call Writing with a Biotech Company: A Real-Life Example with Argenx (NASDAQ: ARGX)

Covered call writing (as well as put-selling) premiums are directly related to the implied volatility of the underlying stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF). Biotech stocks are particularly volatile due to the success (or lack thereof) of the pharmaceuticals they are developing. Highly volatile underlyings represent the good news of higher premiums and the bad news […]

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