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Ask Alan – When to Enter Your Covered Call Trades

Alan answers a question coming from Ron of Milwaukie, OR. Ron writes… "Will you enter a position when the market is in general decline, or when the futures are down and you know that the market will gap down at open? In other words, will you enter a position overnight or wait until the market […]

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Ask Alan – Strike Selection and Covered Call Writing

Alan answers a question coming from Dan of Toronto, Canada. Dan writes… "I’ve only used out-of-the-money strikes when selling covered call options, but I see you use in-the-money strike prices as well. How do you determine which is the nest strike price to use?" “Want more? We thought so, join now and take full advantage […]

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Ask Alan – When You Close Your Covered Call Position Prior to Expiration Friday

Alan answers a question coming from Phil of Moreno Valley, CA. Phil writes… "On June 25th I purchased 200 shares of BWLD at $82.40 per share. I then sold the July 80 covered call at $4.40. Today the stock is trading at $84.50. My question is… Does it pay to close my entire position to […]

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Ask Alan – IBD 7% / 8% Rule or BCI 20% / 10% Guideline

Alan answers a question coming from Paul of Jacksonville, FL. Paul writes… “I began subscribing to the IBD after reading your books and found it helpful. I would like to ask, however, if you follow the IBD’s rule of always selling a stock when it drops 7 to 8%. If the sale of the stock […]

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