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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 LEAPS as a stock surrogate, protective puts, the use of cash-secured puts to enter a covered call trade at a discount and portfolio overwriting. In […]

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Leveraged ETFs and covered call writing

The Mechanics Of Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds: Appropriate For Covered Call Writers?

Our premium members receive a weekly report of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) appropriate for covered call writing. These lists will never include a leveraged ETF because we  feel that these securities are too risky and suitable only for sophisticated investors with high risk-tolerance. In this article, I will break down the mechanics of how leveraged ETFs […]

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Stock Investing For Students: The Book I’ve Always Wanted To Write

Self-investing starting at a young age can ensure a successful financial future and an early and comfortable retirement. So why is nobody doing this? The answer is complicated and includes such factors and the social pressures facing our youth, certain pre-conceived ideas regarding our ability to successfully self-invest and the education or lack thereof needed […]

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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 books and DVDs. One of the strategies that has captured the interest of many of our members is the use of cash-secured puts. The cash-secured […]

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After Hours (AHT)and Pre-Market Trading: Is It Right for Average Retail Investors?

It’s 4 PM EST and the bell rings on the New York Stock Exchange marking the end of the trading day. As we watch CNBC, Bloomberg or Fox Business News we see the tickers till scrolling at the bottom of our TV screens! What’s up with that? The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq […]

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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 outcomes of this or other strategies. Let’s first have a look at a generic P&L graph: Components of a P&L graph Vertical axis represents the […]

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Covered call writing and the stock market

Why Has Covered Call Writing Become So Popular? Ask The Baby Boomers!

I’ve been writing covered calls since the 1990s. None of my friends or relatives ever heard of this strategy and no one I knew was using it. Back then, there were very few books on the subject and average retail investors had little or no interest in learning about this strategy or options in general. […]

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Stock screening for covered call writing

A Review Of Fundamental Analysis for Covered Call Writing

Fundamental analysis is our first step in evaluating securities for use in the covered call writing strategy. It is a method of evaluating a company’s stock by examining its financial statements, including earnings and sales. The 3 major financial statements are the medium by which a company discloses its financial health. We only accept equities […]

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Unusual options activity and covered call writing

Unusual Options Activity: Speculation or Cheating?

Covered call writers are average retail investors looking to generate monthly cash flow in small but consistent increments and then compounding those profits. In time, it could lead to financial independence. Other investors look to make a lot of money in a short time frame by undertaking much greater risk than we do. Still others […]

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