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Covered Call Writing: Setting Up A Stop Loss Order

Successful covered call writing requires the appropriate use of exit strategies to mitigate losses and enhance gains. In today’s article, we will focus on actions that can be taken when a stock price declines and capital preservation becomes a concern. Once we enter our covered call position we are in two distinct trades. We are long […]

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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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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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Why Use Technical Analysis: An Example Of A Complete Technical Breakdown

Technical analysis or fundamental analysis…which should we use in the stock selection process for covered call writing? Many sophisticated investors can make an impressive argument for one or the other. I say why not use both? As most of you know, in the BCI methodology we use actually three types of screens: fundamental analysis, technical […]

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Covered call writing versus the overall market

The CBOE BuyWrite Index (BXM) vs. The BCI System

Several studies have been undertaken to determine the effectiveness of the covered call writing strategy. I believe that it is important to evaluate the parameters that are used as well as how they are employed in these evaluations to assess the accuracy of the findings. In 2002,  BXM was developed by the CBOE (Chicago Board […]

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Covered call writing and special cash dividends

Special 1- Time Cash Dividends and Our Covered Call Positions

Every so often we will see a company declare a “special dividend” which is separate from the typical recurring dividend cycle, if there is one. It is frequently a reflection of exceptionally strong earnings and/or a company with a large cash balance. It is a positive sign regarding the financial health of this corporation. Some […]

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Covered call writing using the Blue collar Investor methodology

Examining A Covered Call Trade

Mastering covered call writing requires us to learn from our mistakes and not repeating them. We can then utilize a series of guidelines and rules that will guide us to the highest possible returns with the least amount of risk. Maximizing profits with capital preservation in mind is what the BCI methodology is all about. […]

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exit strategies for covered call writing

Should I Roll My Option When The Stock Price Is DEEP In-The-Money?

Exit strategy execution is a critical skill every covered call writer should master. In addition to managing positions where share price has decreased there are also situations where we can benefit when price has dramatically accelerated. Let’s look at a trade recently executed by one of our Premium Members: Our member generated a nice 1-month […]

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Using LEAPS to increase dividend yield

Using LEAPS Covered Calls to Increase Dividend Yield

Innovative covered call writers can develop ideas of implementing a strategy in unconventional ways. For example, we can invest in a money market or CD and perhaps not even beat the inflation rate with those dividends. We can buy a quality bond and wait six months to receive our first (ho-hum) return. Covered call writers can […]

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