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A unique membership and screening service for covered call writers. Identifies great covered call candidates especially for 1-month options. It also provides additional reports for ETFs and high dividend-yield stocks with LEAPS.
A UNIQUE stock screening process to locate the greatest covered call writing candidates based on fundamental and technical principles as well as common sense. This screen is geared to 1-month covered call options and achieving the highest possible returns for this great strategy. For more information on how diversification can enhance your returns, read our blog article: Setting Up a Covered Call Portfolio-Diversification and Cash Allocation.
Learn how to determine the amount of cash that should be allocated to each stock when setting up your covered call portfolio. A cash reserve is essential as well. For more detailed information on this topic, read our blog article: Setting Up a Covered Call Portfolio-Diversification and Cash Allocation.
Learn the investment basics of this strategy that involves both stock ownership and option trading. For more detailed information, read our blog article: Covered Call Writing Using The Blue Collar Methodology.
Learn some of the strategies covered call writers can use in volatile and bear markets. Increase profits and mitigate losses by using these simple strategies. For information on how to manage a stock that has “gapped down” in price, read our blog article: Managing Stocks That Have Gapped Down.
Learn how to generate a 2nd income stream with the SAME cash in the SAME contract month when covered call writing. When the price of your stock rises so can your profit from selling stock options. For a real-life example, read our blog article: Mid-Contract Unwind Exit Strategy: A Real Life Example.
Learn why stock option expiration dates can differ from stock to stock. How is it determined which cycles of expirations apply to each stock. Also, learn about LEAPS and their expirations. For more detailed information including “weekly” options, read our blog article: Options That Expire Weekly and Conventional Expiration Cycles.
How to use technical analysis for covered call writing. Use chart patterns to select stocks, strike prices, make buy-sell decisions and exit strategy determinations. To learn how to set up a technical chart for covered call writing using the BCI methodology, read our blog article: Setting Up a Technical Chart for Covered Call Writing.
Compare this exchange-traded fund that writes covered calls against the S&P 500 Index to the Blue Collar Investor system of selling covered call options. For additional information on this topic, read our blog article: The CBOE BuyWrite Index (BXM) vs. The BCI System.
Strategies that covered call writers can use to maximize returns in bear and volatile market environments. For more information on strike price selection, read our blog article: Strike Price Selection- A Critical Covered Call Decision.
The three most common formats for price charts when analyzing stocks and exchange-traded funds are line charts, candlestick charts and bar charts. Decide which is right for you and then use it on a consistent basis. For more detailed information on this topic, read our blog article: Bar Charts vs. Candlestick Charts.
Learn one way to use the Blue Collar Premium Report when setting up your monthly covered call portfolio. Choose from a selection of carefully screened stocks that meet all the fundamental, technical and common sense screen requirements of the BCI system. For additional information, visit the Membership page.
Sell a long term covered call option to reduce your stock cost basis and generate higher dividend yields with significant protection of the profit. For more detailed information, read our blog article: Using Covered Calls to Increase Dividend Yield.
Fundamental analysis is so important in stock selection. This video highlights three commonly used ratios used in determining the financial health of a corporation. For more detailed analysis, read our blog article: Fundamental Ratios: P/E, PEG and PEGY.
Learn how to use the CBOE “investor fear gauge” to maximize your covered call and stock option profits. For information on a related topic, “beta”, read our blog article: Beta: Another Tool to Enhance our Covered Call Returns.
You sold a covered call option on a stock that is trading higher than the strike price as the option is about to expire. Learn how to keep your stock and generate more cash by “rolling” your option obligation. For more detailed information, read our blog article: Rolling Strategies On Or Near Expiration Friday.
An educated decision as to which strike price to select will enhance our portfolio returns significantly. Very few take advantage of strike selection opportunities. The out-of-the-money strike generates the highest returns when certain conditions exist. This video will identify those factors and explain when and when not tom use OTM strikes. For more information on strike price selection, read our blog article: Selecting the Best Strike Price.
Learn how to use volume when selecting and selling stocks and investing with stock options. For more detailed information, read our blog article: Technical Analysis: How to Use Volume in our Covered Call Decisions.
Learn when to sell a covered call option as it relates to an earnings report. Take adsvantage of the best of both worlds. For more information on this subject, read our blog article: Covered Call Writing and Holding a Stock Through an Earnings Report.
Generate two income streams with the SAME stock in the SAME month with the SAME option. For more detailed information on this exit strategy, read our blog article: “Hitting a Double”- A Bullish Mid-Contract Exit Strategy.
Learn how to use ETFs rather than individual stocks when writing covered call options. There are both pros and cons to this approach versus individual stocks. Find out which approach best meets your needs. For more information on a specific group of ETFs, read our blog article: Constructing a Covered Call Portfolio Using Select Sector SPDRS.
Learn all the factors that make the BCI System so successful.
Covered Call Writing seems to have so many advantages. Why do so few use this strategy? For more infortmation, visit the Blue Collar website and check out our “Beginners Corner” series.
This video explains the Blue Collar philosophy of investing with covered call options using fundamental and technical analysis and a common sense approach. For a complete overview of this strategy, check out our Free Beginner’s Course (With Free Powerpoint Downloads).
Learn how to select the best strike price when selling covered call options. For a FREE copy of The Basic Ellman Calculator, check out our Free Resources Page.
Learn the differences between trading stocks and selling covered call options. To learn more about this great strategy, take our FREE 8-part video Beginners Course (With Free Powerpoint Downloads).
Learn why you should never sell a covered call option when there is an upcoming earnings report for your stock. This is only one of the “common sense” principles inherent in the BCI methodology.
To learn how to keep a stock in your portfolio despite the earnings report, read our blog article: Covered Call Writing and Holding a Stock Through an Earnings Report.
Learn how to calculate “rolling out” and “rolling out and up” exit strategies. For more detailed information, read our blog article: Rolling Strategies On Or Near Expiration Friday.
Learn how to calculate option profit, upside potential and downside protection all on one spreadsheet. For more information on this topic, read our blog article: Covered Call Writing- Using the Multiple Tab of the Ellman Calculator.
How to maximize Covered Call Profits. To avoid these mistakes, take our FREE 8-part video Beginners Course with FREE powerpoint downloads.
Learn how to execute a covered call option trade.
Learn how to execute a covered call option trade. For a FREE list of online discount brokers, visit the Free Resources Page.
Volatility may be our enemy when writing covered calls. For more detailed information about “implied volatility”, read our blog article: Implied Volatility and our Option Premiums.
Using more than 1 exit strategy when selling covered calls. Check out my books, one of which was totally devoted to exit strategies for covered call writing, the ONLY book of its kind.
Once a covered call position is executed we must “manage” our positions to either mitigate losses or enhance gains. Having an arsenal of exit strategy choices will elevate our profits to the highest possible levels.
Each strike price has its pros and cons. Understanding the best situations for each strike price will enhance our returns significantly. For much more on this critical topic, read our blog article: Strike Price Selection- A Critical Covered Call Decision
Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor shares terms and techniques with a montage of titles.
A real life example of trading covered calls.
Learn how easy it is to generate a monthly cash-flow using the Blue Collar Investor methodology. Learn more by taking our FREE Beginner’s Course (with FREE powerpoint downloads)
Learn how easy it is to generate a monthly cash-flow using the Blue Collar Investor methodology. Learn all about covered call writing by taking our FREE Beginner’s Course (with FREE powerpoint downloads)
Alan Ellman writes a fairytale about Freemerica…The sub-prime disaster of 2008.
Alan Ellman shows how beginner investors are capable of investing on their own. Watch and learn his techniques that have proved true for him and his family and beat the market over and over again.
Suze talks about Covered Calls and why she likes it.