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How to Use the BCI Portfolio Setup Spreadsheet to Craft Our Option-Selling Portfolios

click ↑ 4 Featured When establishing our covered call writing and cash-secured put portfolios, it is critical to factor in stock and industry diversification and cash allocation. Our BCI premium stock […]

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Why At-The-Money Calls are Frequently Priced Higher than At-The-Money Puts

click ↑ 4 Featured Intuitively, at-the-money (ATM) calls and puts should be priced the same. In most instances, this is not the case. ATM calls are generally priced higher than ATM […]

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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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How to Calculate Dividends into Our Covered Call Writing Calculations

Covered call writing is a low-risk, cash generating option-selling strategy. Premium is generated by undertaking the contractual obligation to sell our shares at a price (strike price) and date (expiration […]

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Compounding Our Option-Selling Profits To The Highest Levels

Covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts are cash-generating strategies. These profits can be impressive as isolated events but what if we then take these proceeds and re-invest them to […]

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bear market strategies

Shorting a Stock: A Viable Bear-Market Strategy?

Our approach to covered call writing and put-selling in bear markets include an arsenal of trading concepts that will enhance our opportunities for successful outcomes. These include: Use of deep […]

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tax considerations for covered call writing

Long-Term Capital Gains Enhanced with Covered Call Writing

Covered call writing can be crafted to meet a multitude of trading styles, goals and personal risk tolerances. In this article, I will highlight yet another situation where we may […]

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Tax Implications of Writing Covered Calls against Long-Term Holdings

Covered call writing is a short-term strategy where we sell Weekly or Monthly options to generate cash flow. It is best to use this strategy in sheltered accounts to defer […]

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actively-managed mutual funds versus Index Funds

Indexing: A Key Component to Successful Long-Term Investing

In my book, Stock Investing for Students, I develop a long-term investment plan to achieve financial independence and an early retirement. The plan is initiated by using broad market index […]

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timing of option-selling trades

What is the Best Time to Execute Our Trades?

Covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts involve buying and selling stocks and options. We work meticulously to do everything possible to throw the odds in our favor to result in successful […]

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