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How to Use the BCI Portfolio Setup Spreadsheet to Craft Our Option-Selling Portfolios

click ↑ 4 Featured When establishing our covered call writing and cash-secured put portfolios, it is critical to factor in stock and industry diversification and cash allocation. Our BCI premium stock […]

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Rolling-Up Covered Call Trades in the Same Contract Cycle

click ↑ 4 Featured We enter a covered call writing trade, and share price accelerates exponentially. What exit strategy opportunities are available, if any? This article will discuss the mid-contract unwind (MCU) […]

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Why At-The-Money Calls are Frequently Priced Higher than At-The-Money Puts

click ↑ 4 Featured Intuitively, at-the-money (ATM) calls and puts should be priced the same. In most instances, this is not the case. ATM calls are generally priced higher than ATM […]

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Can We Generate Significant Profits Selling Weekly Covered Calls During a 4-Day Trading Week?

click ↑ 4 Featured Some members of our BCI community have expressed to me that meaningful income cannot be generated selling weekly covered call or put options during a holiday-shortened […]

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Selling In-The-Money Cash-Secured Puts to Buy a Stock at a Discount

click ↑ 4 Featured When we sell cash-secured puts, we have 2 possible outcomes. If unexercised, we generate cash flow or, if exercised, we buy the underlying security at a […]

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The Poor Man’s Covered Call Trade Initialization Formula

click ↑ 4 Featured The Poor Man’s Covered Call (PMCC) is a covered call writing-like strategy where LEAPS options are purchased instead of actual stocks or exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Weekly or monthly […]

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Evaluating the Time Value Cost-To-Close to Assist in Covered Call Trade Decisions

click ↑ 4 Featured We enter a covered call trade and share price rises exponentially, leaving the strike deep in-of-the-money (ITM). Should we close the position since we cannot benefit […]

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Analyzing and Correcting Our Covered Call Writing Mistakes + Last Chance to Register for BCI Webinar

click ↑ 4 Featured When we execute our covered call writing trades, we base our decisions on sound fundamental, technical and common-sense principles. To master our option strategies and elevate […]

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Rolling-Out-And-Up to In-The-Money Strikes

click ↑ 4 Featured Using covered call writing exit strategies is an essential skillset needed to achieve the highest possible returns. The calculations for rolling-out-and-up to in-the-money call (ITM) strikes is a […]

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Annualized Returns for Weekly and Monthly Options

click ↑ 4 Featured Over the years, I have presented the pros & cons of weekly options versus monthly expirations for our covered call writing and put-selling trades. One of […]

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