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A 6-Income Stream Monthly Cash-Secured Put: A Real-Life Example with InMode Ltd. (Nasdaq: INMD)

Is it true that when we sell cash-secured puts, our maximum return is the initial put premium? Come on now, we’ve all heard and read that statement. This article will demonstrate how I generated a 6-income stream series of trades by executing, and then managing, a 10-Delta Monthly cash-secured put with INMD from 9/20/2021 through […]

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Generating a 3-Income Stream Put Trade: A Real-Life Example with ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM)

We have all read that when we sell a cash-secured put, the maximum return is the put premium. Is that true 100% of the time? Enter our exit strategy arsenal. On 9/27/2021, Richard shared with me a series of put trades he executed with ZIM. It involved an initial put sale plus 2 BTC and […]

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Making a Great Covered Call Trade Even Better: A Real-Life Example with Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE: RVLV)

Covered call writing trades, when structured and managed properly, can result in impressive short-term and annualized returns. Such was the case with Art who shared with me a series of trades he executed with RVLV in August – September 2021. The returns were outstanding and enhanced via exit strategy execution. This article will analyze the […]

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When to Roll Options on Successful Trades: A Real-Life Example with iShares MSCI India ETF (BATS: INDA)

Exit strategies for covered call writing are an inherent part of our BCI methodology. They allow us to mitigate losses, enhance gains and even turn losses into gains. There will be times when find ourselves in situations where it not 100% clear whether we should pull the trigger on one of our exit strategies versus […]

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Rolling Weekly 10-Delta Put Options Prior to a Holiday Weekend: A Real-Life Example with Etsy, Inc. (Nasdaq: ETSY)

One of the ultra-low-risk strategies developed by BCI in 2o20 involved selling weekly 10-Delta cash-secured puts. This created a greater than 90% probability that the puts would not be exercised (expire in-the-money or with intrinsic-value). Since 2020 – 2021 represented an unusually low interest rate environment, annualized returns of 8% – 15 % looked pretty […]

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Closing a Covered Call Trade Mid-Contract: A Real-Life Example with Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE)

What happens when a covered call writing trade progresses much better than anticipated? This article will analyze a series of trades executed by William (thanks for sharing) with NUE as he utilized the BCI mid-contract unwind exit strategy. What rules and guidelines should we use to determine if closing both legs of our covered call […]

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Selling Cash-Secured Puts Exit Strategies: The 3% Guideline: A Real-Life Example with NVIDIA Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA)

When we sell cash-secured puts, we must use all 3 of our required skills: stock (or ETF) selection, option selection and position management. Once we have selected an elite-performing security, we then choose an out-of-the-money (OTM) put strike that meets our initial time-value return goal range (2% – 4% per-month, for me). Without exit strategies, […]

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Holding a Stock Through an Earnings Report Can Result in Impressive Returns: A Real-Life Example with Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX)

One of the golden rules of the BCI methodology is never to sell an option (call or put) when there is an earnings report due out prior to contract expiration. Most of the time we avoid holding these securities in our option-selling portfolios due to the risk inherent in these reports. However, there are exceptions […]

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Was I Correct to Close My Successful Covered Call Trade? A Real-Life Example with Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE: RVLV)

Alan K asked me to analyze a series of covered call trades he executed with RVLV over a 4-day period. Share price accelerated substantially once the trade was entered and a significant 4-day profit was realized. Let’s investigate all aspects of these trades.   Alan’s trades 6/21/2021: Buy 300 x RVLV at $61.83 6/21/2021: STO […]

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Analyzing Covered Call Writing Trades to Enhance Our Trading Skills: A Real-Life Example with The Clorox Company (Nasdaq: CLX)

One of the best ways to elevate our option-selling results is to analyze real-life trades. On August 3, 2021, Mark shared with me a series of trades he executed with CLX. His conclusion was that he was currently in a $250.00 net credit position. I will break down these trades into 3 stages. I ask […]

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