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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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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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Selling deep out-of-the-money covered call options

Selling Deep Out Of The Money Covered Call Options

Strike price selection is a critical concept needed to master covered call writing. Selling in-the-money strikes is the most conservative approach to this strategy and selling out-of-the-money strikes is the […]

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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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In-the-money strikes and early exercise

When And Why Will My In-The-Money Strike Be Exercised?

Covered call writers receive option premiums for undertaking the obligation to sell our shares to the option holder if that holder decides to exercise that right. Understanding when and why […]

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Covered Call Writing: Setting Up A Stop Loss Order

Successful covered call writing requires the appropriate use of exit strategies to mitigate losses and enhance gains. In today’s article, we will focus on actions that can be taken when a […]

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