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Selling Deep OTM Weekly Cash-Secured Puts to Generate Substantial Annualized Returns

Selling Cash-Secured Puts is a strategy similar to, but not precisely the same as, covered call writing. It is generally used to generate cash-flow as a standalone strategy but also can be implemented to buy a stock at a discount or used in conjunction with covered call writing (PCP strategy). During the COVID-19 crisis in […]

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When Call Strikes Move Deep In-The-Money Early in the -Contract: A Real-Life Example with BLK

Exit strategies for covered call writing is the 3rd required skill that must be mastered to achieve the highest possible returns. In January 2020, a member shared with me a trade she executed with BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK). The stock was trading at a cost-basis of $500.00 when the February 21, 2020 deep out-of-the-money (OTM) […]

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Ask Alan 174 – Creating a Portfolio of Weekly Cash-Secured

Alan answers a question posed by Chevy, who asks: I use your report to write (sell) weekly puts. I am currently using Square as an example. As an aside – I would love for you to explore this strategy in one of your Ask Alan series or otherwise. Thanks, Chevy ——— It’s the 2nd Wednesday […]

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BCI Podcast 3. Converting Non Dividend Stocks to Dividend Stocks

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: How to convert stocks that don’t generate dividends into dividend-like securities by writing 4 covered call trades per year. The strategy can also be used to enhance the dividends already generated by the stock. BECOME A BCI MEMBER TODAY: PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP SEE BCI COURSE & PRODUCTS : BCI STORE  […]

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Analyzing Buy/Write Net Debit Limit Orders

Covered call writing trades can be entered by legging-in (buy stock and then sell option) or as a buy/write trade (one net debit limit order). In the latter order, the option premium is deducted from the stock price and the broker is required to execute the trade and that price or better or the trade […]

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Creating a Portfolio of Weekly Cash-Secured Puts

Selling cash-secured puts is a strategy similar to, but not precisely the same, as covered call writing. In February 2020, Chevy wrote to me asking for an article or video addressing weekly cash-secured puts, a strategy he was using and looking to enhance.   The 3-required skills Whether we are selling calls or puts and […]

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BCI Podcast 2. Why CCW Outperforms Overall Market

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Covered call writing allows us to outperform the S&P 500 on a consistent basis. The reasons are simple and straightforward and include incorporating the 3-required skills into an easy-to-use strategy once these skills are mastered. BECOME A BCI MEMBER TODAY: PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP SEE BCI COURSE & PRODUCTS : BCI […]

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BCI Podcast 1. Hitting a Double” Calculations with The Ellman Calculator

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Exit strategies will elevate our covered call writing results to the highest possible levels. This podcast will highlight the “hitting a double” exit strategy which seeks to generate 2 income streams in the same contract month with the same investment. It also demonstrates how the multiple tabs of the […]

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Am I Losing Money When I Buy Back My Deep In-The-Money Strike?

Recognizing successful covered call writing trades is just as important as executing them. On January 17, 2020, Mark wrote to me about a covered call trade that he was analyzing with SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG). He was concerned that if he bought back a deep in-the-money call, he would suffer a significant loss. Mark’s […]

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Entering a Collar Trade: A Real-Life Example with iShares Silver Trust (NYSE: SLV) + New Product with Discount Coupon

The collar strategy is a covered call writing-like strategy where a protective put is added to the covered call trade. In this article, the initial structuring of a collar trade will be highlighted using SLV, an eligible exchange-traded fund in our Premium ETF Report in August 2020.   The 3-legs of a collar trade STOCK: […]

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