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Shorting a Stock: A Viable Bear-Market Strategy?

Our approach to covered call writing and put-selling in bear markets include an arsenal of trading concepts that will enhance our opportunities for successful outcomes. These include: Use of deep in-the-money calls Use of deep out-of-the-money puts Use of lower implied volatility securities Use of low-beta stocks Use of exchange-traded funds Lowering our time value […]

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short interest and covered call writing

Short Interest Explained

Covered call writers and put-sellers are always looking for metrics to improve trading results. Recently, we have had several inquiries about adding short-interest to the screening process. Over the years we have enhanced our Premium Member Stock and ETF Reports based on feedback we have received from you, our members. For example, we added ex-dividend […]

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covered call writing and short selling concerns

Short Selling and Covered Call Writing

Screening stocks and exchange-traded funds for covered call writing and put-selling involves evaluating for fundamentals, chart technicals and common sense parameters. One of the issues that can impact a position we hold from time to time is short selling.   Definition Short selling is when we sell a stock we don’t yet own. It is borrowed […]

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Short Selling: Positives and Negatives

Short selling are transactions in which investors sell borrowed securities in anticipation of a price decline and are then required to return an equal number of shares at some point in the future. Let’s assume you are bearish on a stock that is currently trading at $50 per share. You then sell 1000 shares short or […]

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