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Why Covered Call Writing Outperforms the Overall Market

Why should we spend the time to educate ourselves on how to implement and manage covered call writing trades? The answer is simple: Once the 3 required skills (stock selection, […]

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When Do We Keep a Stock that has Declined in Value?

The BCI methodology requires fundamental analysis, technical analysis and common sense screening (like minimum trading volume and avoiding earnings reports). One of the most difficult decisions retail investors face is […]

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Why Covered Call ETFs Under-Perform

With the popularity of covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts growing in popularity, we have witnessed the creation of new exchange-traded funds based on these strategies. Over the last […]

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ETF Option Trading vs. Index Option Trading

Most options traders including covered call writers are familiar with exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and many trade options on these securities. Many have also heard of, but are not as familiar […]

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The CBOEs Volatility Index (VIX)

In my books and seminars I discuss determining market tone before making any investment decisions. One of the main factors I utilize in this evaluation is the VIX. The VIX is […]

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The Blue Collar Stock Market Meets the S&P 500

With all the negativity surrounding our economy, with the stock market testing its November lows and with consumer confidence on life support, this author is about to write a positive […]

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Stop Loss Orders- Should We Use Them When Selling Covered Calls?

I am continually finding myself impressed with the level of knowledge of my fellow Blue Collar Investors. One question that has been coming up lately relates to the use of stop loss […]

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The Basics of the Call Option plus a Current Real Life Example

Definitions: Implicit in the term covered call writing is the fact that we are selling call options. They are covered because we first own the underlying equities prior to selling […]

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