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BCI PODCAST 42 Why Was My OTM Put Exercised?

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Out-of-the-money options are rarely exercised. There are rare exceptions. In this podcast, a real life example with Boeing (BA) is examined where we experienced such an aberration. The mechanics of exercise is discussed and the specific reasons for exercise is explained. BECOME A BCI MEMBER TODAY: PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP SEE […]

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Spinoffs and Stock Splits: How Multiple Corporate Events Can Impact Share Price

Our covered call writing and put-selling positions can be radically impacted by corporate events. In July 2020, Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) showed extreme price volatility due to 2 corporate events, a spinoff and a stock split. Price dropped from $105.00 to $95.00. They also resulted in option contract adjustments. The loss was severe but […]

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BCI PODCAST 41 Collar Trades When Call Strikes Move Deep In The Money

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: The collar trade is covered call writing with the addition of a protective put. This podcast will focus in on a scenario when the stock price moves well above the call strike using a real-life example with TEAM. Trade calculations, trade management and an introduction to the BCI Collar […]

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Establishing Our Cost-Basis in a Multi-Step Managed Trade

Covered call writing calculations are meaningful only when the correct stats are entered into our formulas (calculators). The cost-basis of a managed trade can be confusing as stock and option values are changing with each step of the trade series. In July 2020, Steve shared with me a series of trades he executed with KraneShares […]

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BCI PODCAST 40 Covered Puts are Not Cash Secured Puts

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Retail investors may confuse 2 very different strategies that sound the same. Covered puts is a risky strategy that involves shorting a stock and selling a put option. The trader is obligated to replace the “borrowed” stock and buy the shares at the strike price. Selling cash-secured puts is […]

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Delta and Strike Price Selection

Strike price selection is the 2nd of our 3-required skills for covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts. I am frequently asked which Delta to use as a guide to a specific strike price. In this article, we will review the factors that guide us to the most appropriate strike price and the role Delta […]

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BCI PODCAST 39: Using the VIX for Strike Price Selection

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Strike price selection for covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts is the 2nd of the 3 required skills. The CBOE Volatility Index or VIX is a key statistic we should evaluate when making these decisions. It should be used in conjunction with overall market assessment, economic data and […]

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Exit Strategies are Important but Must Be Timed Properly + Free Webinar Link

Exit strategy execution for covered call writing and put-selling is the 3rd required skill needed to achieve the highest returns (stock and option selection are the other two). Knowing how and when to implement these position management trades will have a major impact on our ultimate success. In July 2020, Clark sent me a series […]

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BCI PODCAST 38: Evaluating the Cost-To-Close When a Strike Moves Deep In-The-Money

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: After entering a covered call trade and the stock price accelerates exponentially, the cost-to-close our position appears prohibitively high. This podcast will use a real-life example with SolarEdge technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) to break down the total premium into time-value and intrinsic-value components and detailing if and when to […]

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Rolling-Down On a Sharp Market Decline at the End of a Contract

Exit strategy opportunities may be created when there is a substantial 1-day market decline and we must be prepared to take advantage of these occasions. In June 2020, there was an 1800 point decline in the Dow 30 due to coronavirus concerns and national unrest related to police shootings. Many members of the BCI community […]

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