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Our community is built upon the investment strategies and “how-to” trading techniques of Alan Ellman. Just like you, he utilized the power of self-education and became a successful “do-it-yourselfer” in the stock market. Over the years he has written three books on the topic of Covered Call Writing:

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Cashing In On Covered Calls

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Exit Strategies For Covered Call Writing

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Alan Ellman’s Complete Encyclopedia for Covered Call Writing

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Since 2008, Alan has been writing weekly articles in the blog.  You can receive notification of all blog post releases via our email newsletter.

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"Hitting a Double" or "Mid-Contract Unwind Exit Strategy": Which Exit Strategy Did I Just Use?

May 25th, 2019

Mastering exit strategies is the 3rd required skill for successful covered call writing and put-sell[...]


Portfolio Overwriting with Weekly Options

May 18th, 2019

Portfolio overwriting is a covered call writing alternative strategy where out-of-the-money call opt[...]


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Selling Cash-Secured Puts to Lower Cost basis

May 11th, 2019

Selling cash-secured puts can be used to generate monthly cash flow and to buy a stock at a discount[...]


Ask Alan #158 - Profit-Taking Versus Rolling In-The-Money Options Early in a Contract

May 8th, 2019

Alan answers a question posed by Jim M, who asks: Alan, When our strike price moves deep in-th[...]


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