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Summarizing the Information in Our Premium Member Stock Reports

click ↑ 4 Featured When we select a stock for our covered call writing or cash-secured put trades, one of the main resources we analyze in the BCI Stock Reports, […]

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Sector Rotation and the CEO Strategy

click ↑ 4 Featured In 2023, BCI introduced the CEO Strategy, a streamlined approach to covered call writing using the Select Sector SPDRs. This article will explain why sector rotation in our business cycle will create opportunities […]

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How to Use Stock Options to Lower Our Breakeven Price Points: The Stock Repair Strategy

click ↑ 4 Featured Stock options can be used to mitigate losses on shares we own at a higher price than current market value. Some investors will buy more shares […]

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How Our Covered Call Trades are Impacted When Regular and Special 1-Time Cash Dividends Come on the Same Day

The parameters of our covered call trades are often changed when certain corporate events result in option contract adjustments. These events include stock splits, mergers & acquisitions as well as […]

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Review of Dividend Dates & Their Impact on Our Covered Call Trades

The main reason for early exercise of our covered call writing options relates to corporate dividends. The key date to be aware of is the ex-dividend date. This article will […]

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Exercising Call Options to Capture Dividends: A Reasonable Action or Investor Error?

Dividend capture is the main reason for early exercise of our covered call writing trades. More specifically, ex-dividend dates are the times most susceptible to early exercise and having our […]

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Will My Stock Be Sold Because of the $2.00 Dividend? A Real-Life Example with Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK)

On 2/21/2022, Bob wrote a 3/17/2022 $29.00 call on SBLK. On 2/26/2022, SBLK was trading at $31.76 and the cost-to-close the short call was $2.78. On 3/1/2022, SBLK was going […]

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Should Good News Discourage Us From Entering a Covered Call Trade?

We examine the BCI Premium Stock Report on the Sunday May 23, 2021, after expiration Friday, for our Monday trade selections. One of the securities we choose is Applied Materials, […]

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Managing Implied Volatility Risk by Establishing an Initial Time-Value Return Goal Range + Webinar Login Link

When screening for eligible securities for covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts, we must establish how much risk we are willing to incur. There is no right or wrong […]

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How to Set Up a Portfolio of Nasdaq and S&P 500 Stocks in a User-Friendly Approach

Covered call writers and sellers of cash-secured puts know the importance of portfolio diversification. If one security under-performs, the others can compensate. This article will demonstrate how to craft a […]

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