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Exercise Of Options From The Call Buyer’s Perspective

Since we are selling call and put options we know there are traders or market makers who are buying them. In this article we will explore why only about 10% […]

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Why and When We are NOT Losing Money If We Buy Back an Option for More Money than We Received

Exit strategies for covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts all start with buying back the option. Frequently, the cost to close our short option positions will be less than […]

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option-selling factors of Theta, Vega and Delta

Greeks Spreadsheet Showing the Impact of Time to Expiration, Volatility and Stock Price Change on Option Value

Covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts involve both buying and selling of call and put options. We are dealing with two types of options as well as utilizing both […]

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Greeks and covered call writing

Delta and Theta and their Impact on our Covered Call and Put-Selling Positions

The Greeks play a major role in both covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts. Understanding these factors and tailoring our strategy based on this insight will allow us to […]

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Option Greeks

Why Would Call Option Value Decline If Stock Price Rises? Evaluating Option Greeks

Covered call writers and put-sellers know that option value is impacted by the change in stock price by the amount of its Delta. Delta, one of the option Greeks, is […]

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Option expirations and theta

Mechanics of LEAPS

LEAPS are long-term options that have expiration dates between nine months and two and a half years out. The term is an acronym for Long Term Equity AnticiPation Securities. Once […]

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Factors that impact option pricing

Calculating the Greeks Using an Options Calculator

The Greeks are a mathematical means of estimating the risk of stock options. Delta measures the change in the option price due to a change in the stock price, Gamma […]

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maximizing covered call returns using theta

Should I Enter My Trades On Expiration Friday Or The Following Monday?

The timing of our option trade executions will impact the success of our covered call writing returns. The BCI methodology prides itself on having rules and guidelines for buying back […]

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maximizing covered call returns using theta

How To Maximize Covered Call Writing Returns By Understanding Time Value and Theta

Mastering the concepts of the time value of our option premiums and how theta impacts our option profits will help elevate our returns to the highest possible levels. Let’s first […]

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covered call writing and option value

Am I Losing Money When Option Value Increases After Entering A Covered Call Position?

The risk in covered call writing is in the stock purchased not in the option sold. Sound familiar? It’s in all my books and DVD Programs and mentioned in my […]

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