beginners corner
Archive | Ask Alan RSS feed for this section
Ask Alan

Ask Alan # 215: Stock Selection for The Poor Man’s Covered Call

———- The Poor Man’s Covered Call is a covered call writing-like strategy where a long-term deep in-the-money LEAPS option is purchased instead of a stock, making entry into the trade […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Should We Get the Kleenex or the Champagne? A Real-Life Trade with Bilibili Inc. (Nasdaq: BILI)

On 12/9/2022, Patrik sent me an email he titled “Covered Call Panic” He shared with me information on his trades and was distraught at the current outcome. This article will […]

19 Comments Continue Reading →

BCI PODCAST 105: The Poor Man’s Covered Call: Rolling Options

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Exit strategies are critical to our overall option-trading success. This podcast will detail how to roll options both up and down when using the […]

Comments Off on BCI PODCAST 105: The Poor Man’s Covered Call: Rolling Options Continue Reading →
Ask Alan

Ask Alan 195: Will the Upcoming Dividend Cause My Shares to Be Sold?

Alan answers a question posed by Elliot, who asks: Hi Alan, Hi Alan, I bought SBLK and sold the 3/18/2022 $29.00 call. The stock closed today (2/26) at $31.76 and […]

Comments Off on Ask Alan 195: Will the Upcoming Dividend Cause My Shares to Be Sold? Continue Reading →
Ask Alan

ASK ALAN #181​ How Delta Factors into our Strike Price Selection

Alan answers a question posed by Vinh, who asks: Alan, I am new member. I would like to ask how much Delta to use to enter a covered call trade […]

Comments Off on ASK ALAN #181​ How Delta Factors into our Strike Price Selection Continue Reading →
Ask Alan

Ask Alan #167 What is “Seeking Alpha?”

Alan answers a question posed by Mary, who asks: Alan,Alan, I follow the site Seeking Alpha as well as your BCI site. Can you give your thoughts on how the […]

4 Comments Continue Reading →

2016 New Year’s Greeting & Resolutions from The Blue Collar Investor

Alan Ellman reviews his resolutions and the positives for BCI, and continues on towards expectations for 2016: ” This year’s resolution is being thankful for all the support of the […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
Ask Alan

Protected: Ask Alan #115- “Differences between Call and Put Premiums

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Enter your password to view comments. Continue Reading →
Ask Alan

A look back at the FIRST Ask Alan Video…

As we’re approaching the 60th episode in the Ask Alan series we thought we’d take a look back at the video that launch it all. In episode #1 Alan answered […]

Comments Off on A look back at the FIRST Ask Alan Video… Continue Reading →
Ask Alan

Ask Alan – Early Exercise of Covered Call Options

Alan answers a question from Scott of Los Angeles, CA. Scott asks, “At the beginning of a contract period you sell a $40 out-of-the-money call after purchasing the stock for […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →