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Collar Calculations Using the BCI Trade Management Calculator

The Collar Strategy is a covered call writing-like strategy where a protective put is added to the trade, thereby establishing a floor and a ceiling with a maximum gain and […]

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When Should I Take My Profits with a Successful Covered Call Writing Trade?

Which %, if any, of our original covered call writing initial time-value return, should we use to close both legs of the trade, and guarantee a realized return? 60%? 75%? […]

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BCI PODCAST 110: Exit Strategies Are Important But Must Be Timed Properly

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: In this podcast, a series of real-life covered call writing trades will be analyzed with MGM. Initial trade structuring, exit strategy implementation and trade […]

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Using Technical Analysis for Our Stock & Option Selection in Covered Call Writing Trades

In our BCI methodology, we have a 3-pronged approach to stock selection for our covered call writing trades: Fundamental analysis Technical analysis Common-sense principles (minimum trading volume, avoiding earnings reports, […]

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BCI PODCAST 109: Delta and Strike Selection for Covered call Writing

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Should our covered call writing strikes be determined by the delta of those strikes? This podcast will make a case that our strikes should […]

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How Our Covered Call Trades are Impacted When Regular and Special 1-Time Cash Dividends Come on the Same Day

The parameters of our covered call trades are often changed when certain corporate events result in option contract adjustments. These events include stock splits, mergers & acquisitions as well as […]

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Comparing Covered Call Writing & Cash-Secured Puts in Bull Market Environments

Covered call writing versus cash-secured puts in bull markets … which is better? This article will present the arguments for both and make a case why I prefer covered call […]

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Selecting the Best LEAPS Strike for an AAPL Poor Man’s Covered Call Trade

The Poor Man’s Covered Call (PMCC) is a covered call writing-like strategy where deep in-the-money (ITM) LEAPS options replace the long stock positions. LEAPS have expirations of greater than 1 […]

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What is the Single Best Delta to Use When Selecting My Covered Call Writing Strikes? Answer: None

This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from covered call writers all over the world. Should I use a 40-Delta? 35-Delta? Higher? Lower? The focus is […]

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BCI PODCAST 108 Establishing Our Cost-Basis in a Multi-Step Managed Trade

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Using the correct cost-basis statistic is critical to our option-selling success. This podcast will highlight the appropriate cost-basis when initiating a covered call writing […]

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