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Covered Call Writing: Factors That Affect The Value Of Our Option Premiums

So you sold an options contract for $380 and generated a 3.5% 1-month return. Did you ever wonder how the market determined the value of that options contract to be […]

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Covered Call Writing: Mid-Contract Unwind Exit Strategy

 Mid-Contract Unwind: The major concern for covered call writers is the stock price dropping in value. The option premium collected is money in the bank. Most of our exit strategies are […]

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Covered Call Writing and Holding a Stock Through an Earnings Report

With expiration Friday and earnings season fast approaching our common sense principles (see chapter 8 of my latest book) become even more important. Never sell a covered call option with […]

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Strike Price Selection- A Critical Covered Call Decision

Covered call writing requires a logical sequence of stock and option decisions. Once we have screened our stocks to locate the greatest performing stocks in the greatest performing industries we […]

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LEAPS and Covered Call Writing

Wait a minute! What if I buy a call option instead of the stock and then sell a call option on that option? I’ll be spending less money than outright […]

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The Out-Of-The-Money Strike- Pros and Cons

Whenever a study is performed on covered call writing a stock is selected and the nearest out-of-the-money (O-T-M) strike is sold. This is repeated over and over and then the […]

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Protective Puts- The Collar Strategy

As safe a strategy that covered call writing is, there is some risk…the risk is in the stock, not in selling the option. That is why some investors who utilize […]

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Using Covered Call Options to Increase the Value of Your Stock

If you had a $1000.00 more today than you did yesterday, is your net worth +$1000.00 or does it depend where that cash came from (this is not one of […]

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The Option Buyer or the Option Seller: Which should you be?

You walk into your local stationery store and pull out a $20 bill. “Give me 20 state lottery tickets, please.” You can’t help but dream of all the riches that […]

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The Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme: A Validation of our Blue Collar Philosophy plus Tony C. checks in on Cramer

_________________________________________________________ Blue Collar Mission Statement 1– Become CEO of your own money 2- Become financially independent ___________________________________________________________ Never before have the convictions of the Blue Collar philosophy become more meaningful […]

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