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BCI PODCAST 63 Rolling Decisions on Expiration Friday

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: There are multiple exit strategies available to us as covered call writers or put-sellers. In this podcast, 2 such strategies will be discussed using a real-life series of trades with Veeva Systems, Inc. (VEEV). BCI calculators will be used to highlight the most important trading decisions. BECOME A BCI […]

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BCI PODCAST 62 Should I Unwind My Covered Call Trade 1 Week Prior to Contract Expiration?

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: There are several types of covered call writing calculations we must understand and not confuse. We have initial trade structuring, final calculations, long stock and short call calculations. Capital gains and losses can be realized or unrealized. A real-life example with Guidewire Software, Inc. (GWRE) is highlighted to explain […]

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BCI PODCAST 61- Realized Versus Unrealized Capital Gains (Losses) for Covered Call Writing

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: There are several types of covered call writing calculations we must understand and not confuse. We have initial trade structuring, final calculations, long stock and short call calculations. Capital gains and losses can be realized or unrealized. A real-life example with Guidewire Software, Inc. (GWRE) is highlighted to explain […]

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BCI PODCAST 60: Combining ITM Call Strikes & Stock Dividends to Protect in Bear Markets

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: The reason covered call writing allows us to beat the market on a consistent basis is that it lowers our cost-basis. In bear and volatile markets we may choose to structure the strategy to provide even greater protection. This may include the use of in-the-money call strikes which add […]

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BCI PODCAST 59. ANALYZING 2 Month and 4-Day Covered Call Trades

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: When calculating our covered call writing returns, there are 2 sets of computations that shouldn’t be confused. One is the calculations we use to make the best trading decisions at any given point in time. The other relates to analyzing the overall success of our trading. A real-life example […]

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BCI PODCAST 58: Is This Trade a Winner or a Loser?

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: When evaluating our covered call trades we must understand the difference between “realized” and “unrealized” returns. This podcast will analyze a series of trades with Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) which includes initial trade structuring, realized versus unrealized returns and exit strategy opportunity lost BECOME A BCI MEMBER […]

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BCI PODCAST 57. Evaluation Stock Purchase Price and Breakeven When Rolling Options

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: There are 2 sets of calculations we must analyze when rolling our covered call options out-and-up. The first is based on making the best trading decisions at any given point in time. The second is when evaluating our overall returns for a series of trades with a particular security. […]

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BCI PODCAST 56 Selling Deep In The Money Calls to Exit Stock Positions

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Covered call writing can be leveraged to exit stock positions to mitigate losses or to enhance gains. As long as there is a time-value component to the option premium, we can benefit from this approach. A real-life example with iShares MSCI Brazil (EWZ) is used to explain the strategy […]

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BCI PODCAST 55 Expiration Dates Versus Expiration Times Clarifications

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Expiration dates define the last time option traders can take action whereas expiration times specify when an option-contract becomes null and void. Understanding the differences can impact how we manage our trades. This podcast also explains the mechanism of the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) and details how and when […]

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BCI PODCAST 54 Selecting the Best Strike Prices for Our Collar Trades

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: A collar trade is covered call writing + a protective put. Slecting the most beneficial call and put strikes will have a critical impact on the success of our trades. This podcast will include a discussion of initial time-value return goal range, option-chain evaluation and calculators that will assist […]

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