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portfolio overwriting and ex-dividend dates

Using Covered Call Writing To Increase The Returns From A Buy And Hold Portfolio: Part I

Covered call writing is a conservative strategy that encompasses a great deal of inherent application flexibility. In my first 3 books and DVD Programs I have discussed the use of […]

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Expiration dates for covered call writing

Covered Call Writing: 1-Month vs. 2-Month Expiration Dates

Two of the cornerstones of the BCI methodology for covered call writing involves selling options with 1-month expirations and avoiding earnings reports. Several of our astute members have inquired about […]

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Technical analysis for covered call writing

MACD Histogram: A Lagging and Momentum Technical Indicator: Part II

Technical analysis is an integral part of mastering covered call writing. This week’s article is a follow-up to an article posted on October 19th. In this week’s column I will […]

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bid-ask spreads and limit orders

“Negotiating” The Best Prices When Buying And Selling Options

Our covered call writing strategy involves both buying and selling options. Mastering our options trade executions can bring our profit level to even higher levels. We know that a general […]

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Leveraged ETFs and covered call writing

The Mechanics Of Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds: Appropriate For Covered Call Writers?

Our premium members receive a weekly report of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) appropriate for covered call writing. These lists will never include a leveraged ETF because we  feel that these securities […]

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Stock investing-retirement plan

Stock Investing For Students: The Book I’ve Always Wanted To Write

Self-investing starting at a young age can ensure a successful financial future and an early and comfortable retirement. So why is nobody doing this? The answer is complicated and includes […]

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Using cash-secured puts to enter our covered call writing positions

Using Cash-Secured Puts To Enter Covered Call Positions

Covered call writing can be used in conjunction with other strategies such as portfolio overwriting and dividend capture strategies. I have highlighted many of these covered call-related strategies in my […]

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Covered call writing with leveraged ETFs

Covered Call Writing, Leveraged ETFs, Weekly Options and Protective Puts

Traditional covered call writing consists of buying a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF) and selling a call option to generate cash flow. Frequently BCI members will think outside the box […]

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Know the risks of trading after hours

After Hours (AHT)and Pre-Market Trading: Is It Right for Average Retail Investors?

It’s 4 PM EST and the bell rings on the New York Stock Exchange marking the end of the trading day. As we watch CNBC, Bloomberg or Fox Business News […]

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P&L graph showing the importance of exit strategies when covered call writing

Profit And Loss Graphs For Covered Call Writing

Covered call writing, like most investment strategies, has a certain risk/reward profile relating to potential profits and losses. A profit and loss graph  is a  graphical representation of the potential […]

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