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Technical Analysis and Covered Call Decisions: Looking Back At KORS

Technical analysis is an integral part of our covered call writing decisions for both stock and option selections. It also impacts our exit strategy decisions. KORS has been a favorite of Blue Collar Investors for quite some time as a frequent member of our Premium Stock List. For the week of September 16th through the […]

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MACD Histogram: A Lagging and Momentum Technical Indicator: Part II

Technical analysis is an integral part of mastering covered call writing. This week’s article is a follow-up to an article posted on October 19th. In this week’s column I will discuss the MACD histogram which represents the difference between the MACD indicator and its trigger, the 9-d EMA (exponential moving average). It is plotted in […]

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MACD: A Lagging and Momentum Technical Indicator: Part I

Technical analysis is as much an art as it is a science. No one parameter, by itself, will allow us to make our buy/sell decisions. However, when all the indicators are used together, they paint a picture that is critical to maximizing our covered call success. A review of these indicators periodically can be a […]

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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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Setting Up A Technical Chart + An Example Of An Ideal Chart

Technical analysis is the method of predicting future stock price movements based on observation of historical stock price movements. It is an essential tool in the armamentarium of covered call writers, and critical in achieving maximum success. We use technical analysis in our stock selection process, buy/sell decisions, strike price selections and exit strategy determinations. […]

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Binary Options Are The Latest Rage, But Barely Like Traditional Options by Guest Author Tom Cleveland

Over the past few years, the popularity of traditional options has grown exponentially, as investors have been more willing to experiment with a broader set of investment genres. The market has responded to this more expansive behavior by creating a myriad of new products such as “weeklys” and “minis”, topics Alan has addressed on this […]

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Technical Analysis: Bar Charts vs. Candlestick Charts

Technical analysis is a key component to our stock selection process as well as our buy-sell decisions. One of the first choices we need to make is the format of the price chart. Sometimes that decision is difficult if presented with several outstanding options. For example, you’re offered a choice of two tickets to one […]

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Support and Resistance: Technical Analysis for Covered Call Writing

Technical analysis is an integral component of our BCI methodology for covered call writing. When identifying stocks for our watch lists and portfolios, we look for uptrending price patterns and utilize moving averages to confirm these trends. In an ideal situation the price bars (OHLC) bounce off and above the short-term (20-day) exponential moving average. When […]

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Moving Averages And Our Covered Call Selections

Technical analysis is a critical part of our covered call writing success. We use it for both stock selection, exit strategy execution and timing of our trades. We screen stocks fundamentally and technically via the IBD 50, SmartSelect Scan and MSN Scouter. We make sure we have industry diversification and cash allocation equality. Earnings reports and […]

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Covered Call Writing and The CBOE’s Volatility Index (VIX)

Stock options strategies, including covered call writing, factor in a multitude of parameters including fundamental and technical analysis as well as many common sense principles. In my books, DVDs and seminars I discuss determining market tone before making any investment decisions. One of the main factors I utilize in this determination is the VIX. The VIX […]

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