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Technical Analysis: Bar Charts vs. Candlestick Charts

Technical analysis is a key component to our stock selection process as well as our buy-sell decisions. One of the first choices we need to make is the format of the price chart. Sometimes that decision is difficult if presented with several outstanding options. For example, you’re offered a choice of two tickets to one […]

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Avoid earnings reports when selling covered calls

Mastering Covered Call Writing: Learning From Your Mistakes by guest author Laurie Itkin

Sophia Loren once said, “It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”  I presume she was speaking about love and romance rather than options trading, but her advice is sage in both situations. I follow Loren’s advice in […]

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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 Using The Blue Collar Methodology

Fundamental analysis, technical analysis, common sense principles and calculations are all critical considerations when selling stock options the Blue Collar way. Since this is my first article written on our newly enhanced web site (hope you like it!) I thought it appropriate to use a real-life example to review the basic tenets of our BCI […]

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The Stochastic Oscillator- A Momentum Technical Indicator

When using the covered call writing strategy, it is critical to select stocks with positive price momentum. This will increase the probability of maximizing our profits. One of the technical indicators included in the BCI methodology is the stochastic oscillator. The stochastic oscillator is a momentum indicator that shows the location of the current closing […]

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BLUE COLLAR INVESTOR Q&A- Your Questions Answered

This past Thursday and Saturday I conducted a webinar series attended by investors throughout the United States and Canada. I am humbled by the response and supportive emails that you sent during and after the presentations. Thank you. Investors had the opportunity to send questions during the course of the webinars and I felt that […]

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