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BCI PODCAST #73: Mid Contract Unwind Exit Strategy at the End of a Contract

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Covered call writing exit strategies will help elevate our returns to the highest possible levels. The mid-contract unwind exit strategy is usually reserved for early-to-late in a monthly contract but there are scenarios when it has application late in a contract. This podcast discusses how COVID-19, implied volatility and […]

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BCI PODCAST 72 Rolling Covered Call Options on Expiration Friday

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: When our covered call strikes are in-the-money as expiration approaches, we can avoid exercise by rolling the option. We can roll-out to the next month same strikes or roll-out-and-up to the next month higher strike. We always roll-out to an in-the-money strike but can roll-out-and-up to an in-the-money, at-the-money […]

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BCI PODCAST 71: Dividend Yield Should Be a Secondary Factor for Covered Call Writing

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: The BCI methodology screens stocks for option-selling using fundamental analysis, technical analysis and common-sense principles (like minimum trading volume). Using high dividend yield as a primary selection factor can be enticing but can also lead to poor trading decisions. This podcast will use MPLX as real-life example to detail […]

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BCI PODCAST 70: COMPARING CALL AND PUT SELLING STRATEGIES

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: Covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts are both outstanding low-risk approaches to generating cash flow. These strategies are similar but not precisely the same. This podcast will feature the pros and cons of each strategy as well as calculations using the BCI covered call (Ellman) calculator and the […]

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BCI PODCAST 69 Technical Analysis with The Wendy’s Company NASDAQ WEN

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: A technical chart gives us insight into a stock’s trend and momentum. Certain events can also the technical picture in dramatic ways. In this podcast WEN had a bullish price chart for several months into late2018 to mid- 2019. There was a dramatic turnaround in July 2019 as a […]

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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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