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BCI PODCAST 68 Volatility A Friend or Enemy to Covered call Writers and Put Sellers?

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: High implied volatility means higher premiums but also greater risk. This podcast analyzes lessons learned after the crash of 2008 as well as the corona virus crisis of 2020. Implied volatility stats and comparison charts are utilized to provide clarity to this important issue. BECOME A BCI MEMBER TODAY: […]

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BCI PODCAST 67: Should We Use a Short Put to Help Fund a Collar Trade?

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: When we add a protective put to a covered call trade we now have a collar trade. There are 3 legs to this trade: long stock, short call (the ceiling) and long put (the floor). Since we pay for the protective put insurance, our returns will suffer. This podcast […]

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BCI PODCAST 66 Comparing the Cost To Close Covered Call Trades with Time Value Return Goals

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Trading decisions are based on our goals and personal risk-tolerance. We enter our covered call trades with specific initial-time-value return goals and exit based on the cost-to-close as it relates to our initial trade structuring. This podcast uses a real-life trade with Facebook, Inc. to study these calculations and […]

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BCI PODCAST 65: The 20%/10% Guidelines for Covered call Writing and Selling Cash-Secured Puts

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Position management for option-selling is critical to achieving the highest possible returns. Both covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts have 20%/10% guidelines but are used differently; one for mitigating losses and the other for enhancing gains. The relationship between share price and option value as well as the […]

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BCI PODCAST 64 Creating Dividend Like Income for Non Dividend Stocks

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Covered call writing has a multiplicity of applications depending on strategy goals and personal risk-tolerance. This podcast focuses in on how we can make only 4 covered call trades per year to allow non-dividend stocks to simulate their dividend counterparts. A real-life example with Paycom Software, Inc.is used to […]

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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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