Mike Scanlin
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CEO, Born To Sell

Mike Scanlin is CEO of Born to Sell, a website dedicated to covered call investors. Mike has personally used the covered call strategy for 30 years, and decided it was time to create a set of modern web-based tools to help investors screen for covered call candidates, as well as manage their existing covered call positions to maximize monthly income. Born to Sell is a subscription service to best-of-breed software tools for covered call investors.

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Recent Articles

8 Covered Call Candidates With a Feb. 18 Expiration Date

Feb. 6, 2012, 8:35 am EDT – Use these sweet returns to buy something for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. More 

4 Ways to Profit During Earnings Season — While Avoiding Earnings!

Jan. 17, 2012, 1:19 pm EDT – Our screener has identified 4 strong covered-call candidates to help you earn profits this season without the earnings risk More 

8 Trades to Make Apple Pay You This Season (And Not The Other Way Around!)

Dec. 6, 2011, 9:40 am EDT – Hot gadgets are nice, but get your real holiday treat in the form of a weekly or monthly payday from AAPL. More 

4 Holiday Covered Call Trades

Nov. 23, 2011, 7:35 am EDT – Want a free iPad or complimentary lattes for 60 days? These holiday covered call trades can get you there! More 

Diversify With Covered Calls on ETFs

Apr. 3, 2011, 4:56 am EDT – Covered call options written against index ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) help to diversify a portfolio. More 

Use Options to Profit as This Bull Slows

Mar. 29, 2011, 7:30 am EDT – Sell covered call options to earn profits as bull market slows. Focus on bonds (NYSE: TBT), gold (NYSE: GLD), and commodities (NYSE: POT), (NYSE: FCX). More 

Fight Trading Panic With Covered Calls

Mar. 20, 2011, 5:21 am EDT – Selling covered call options is a smart strategy when the market is panicking. More 

Covered Calls and First of the Month Phenom

Mar. 6, 2011, 5:30 am EDT – Investors can profit from the first of the month phenomenon by buying stock and selling covered call options. More 

Buy Hewlett and Sell a Call Against it

Feb. 25, 2011, 9:08 am EDT – Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has seen a downturn. Buy the stock and sell a covered call option against it for the premium income. More 

Generate 10% in Apple Dividends with Options

Feb. 14, 2011, 9:29 am EDT – Owners of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) can increase the yield on their stock by writing covered call options. Strategies can generate from 10.7% to 35.7% annually. More