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BCI PODCAST 39: Using the VIX for Strike Price Selection

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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 personal risk-tolerance. This podcast will revue the definition and history of the VIX, analyze its relationship with the S&P 500 and discuss how it may impact our strike price decisions.

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About Alan Ellman

Alan Ellman loves options trading so much he has written four top selling books on the topic of selling covered calls, one about put-selling and a sixth book about long-term investing. Alan is a national speaker for The Money Show, The Stock Traders Expo and the American Association of Individual Investors. He also writes financial columns for both US and International publications along with his own award-winning blog.. He is a retired dentist, a personal fitness trainer, successful real estate investor, but he is known mostly for his practical and successful stock option strategies.

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