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Using Implied Volatility to Determine Safe Strikes for Portfolio Overwriting: A Real-Life Example with PayPal Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL)

Portfolio overwriting is a covered call writing-like strategy. We use it with our long-term buy-and-hold portfolios in non-sheltered accounts with the objectives to generate additional cash-flow while still retaining the shares. Share retention is a required objective to avoid potential negative capital gains tax issues. In my books and online videos, I suggest a 6% […]

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Rolling Out and Up to ITM and OTM strikes: A Real-Life Example with Invesco QQQ Trust (Nasdaq: QQQ) + Trade Management Calculator Coupon Expires 5/15/2022

When our covered call writing strikes are expiring in-the-money (ITM), and we want to retain the underlying shares for the next contract period, we can roll the option forward. This involves buying back the current short call(s) and selling the next month (or week etc.) strike. If we roll-out, we always roll-out to an ITM […]

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BCI PODCAST 80: Using the VIX to Achieve Higher Option-Selling Returns

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Market volatility results in higher option premiums for option-sellers but also represents enhanced risk. This podcast analyzes ways to manage high and low VIX stats using a real-life example with Boyd gaming (BYD). Strike selection, stock selection and initial time-valure return goal range are topics discussed. BECOME A BCI […]

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