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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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Special Recent Posts

Combining Dividend Capture with Covered Call Writing: Pros and Cons

June 16th, 2018

Why not use covered call writing with only dividend-bearing stocks to generate three income streams;[...]


Ask Alan 147 - “Why is the Ellman Calculator Showing Negative Returns?”

June 13th, 2018

Alan answers a question posed by Duminda, who asks: I am trying to understand why I am getting [...]


Special Recent Posts

The Mysteries of a Put Sale

June 9th, 2018

On 8/19/2017, Ron sent me an email detailing a cash-secured put trade he initiated in a virtual acco[...]


Technical Analysis Impacting Stock Eligibility for Option-Selling

June 2nd, 2018

Fundamental analysis, technical analysis and common sense principles comprise the 3-pronged approach[...]


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