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Using LEAPS to increase dividend yield

Using LEAPS Covered Calls to Increase Dividend Yield

Innovative covered call writers can develop ideas of implementing a strategy in unconventional ways. For example, we can invest in a money market or CD and perhaps not even beat the inflation rate with those dividends. We can buy a quality bond and wait six months to receive our first (ho-hum) return. Covered call writers can […]

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How Quarterly Dividends Impact Our Covered Call Option Premiums

When studying option trading basics we learn the equation for option premium value is: Premium = time value + intrinsic value If the strike price is at- or out-of-the-money the premium is all time value. Another basic principle is that time value decreases as we approach expiration Friday. Unless the strike price is deep, deep […]

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Blue Collar Premium Watch List

How Will the Dividend Tax Increase Affect Covered Call Writers? By Guest Author Laurie Itkin

There has been a lot of hysteria and hyperbole surrounding the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts and how it might affect dividend income. The Blue Collar Investor’s weekly list of covered call candidates often includes a number of dividend-paying stocks as shown in the green-highlighted column in the chart below:     Should covered […]

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Covered Call Writing and Exchange-Traded Funds

A critical requirement of my covered call writing system is to be properly diversified by stock, industry and cash allocation. No one stock or industry should represent more than 20% of your portfolio holdings. Owning five different stocks in five different industries would require you to own at least 500 shares since each options contract […]

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Technical Analysis and Covered Call Writing

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 Blue Collar Premium Report

Successful covered call writing requires proper stock and option selection. With the significant increase in our premium membership subscriptions over the past several months we have received dozens of inquiries as to how best to incorporate the stocks on the ‘running list”, our watch list, into our portfolios. The Premium (BCI) Report takes the universe […]

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