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BCI PODCAST 60: Combining ITM Call Strikes & Stock Dividends to Protect in Bear Markets

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The reason covered call writing allows us to beat the market on a consistent basis is that it lowers our cost-basis. In bear and volatile markets we may choose to structure the strategy to provide even greater protection. This may include the use of in-the-money call strikes which add an intrinsic-value component to the premium as well as stock dividends. The pros and cons of such an approach is examined in this podcast using a real-life example woth Exxon Mobil (XOM)..

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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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