Strategies

Options: The Diagonal Call Spread

The diagonal call spread takes some patience, but it offers decent rewards for very little risk. Get familiar with the options strategy with this Priceline trade idea. Read Article

5 Rules for Selling Options for Profits

Generating income from options strategies takes time and knowledge, and here are five plus-one rules to help you find your way through. Read Article

Conquering the Notoriously Difficult Straddle Play

Straddles don't win if the stock moves higher or lower - they profit if the stock moves higher or lower than anticipated. Read Article

The Secret to Making Your Biggest Earnings Season Gains

Learn how to gain 100% per year on your money every year during 30 stress-free days on the calendar. Read Article

Protect a Losing Short Position with a Collar

Cut your losses and your exposure to further upside moves in a shorted stock with the collar strategy. Read Article

The Right Way to Buy Rising Stocks

Don't let the fear of being late to the party keep you on the sidelines. Here's a win-win strategy for buying stocks that are on the rise. Read Article

A Volatility View of Netflix Earnings

While NFLX volatility was elevated heading into earnings, it wasn’t high enough – not even close -- to predict the stock's steep descent. Read Article

Why it Pays to Enter an Option in 2 Trades

You can hedge against being too early on an options trade by cutting your allotment in half and making two trades instead of one. Read Article

Learn to Embrace Volatility’s Tipping Point

A surge in implied volatility can offset the risk of selling puts against a stock's downtrend. Read Article

Covered Calls: A High-Volatility Crutch?

This options strategy isn't automatically the best in fearful markets. Read Article

Options Volatility Not Leaving Anytime Soon

It's clear that investor fear won't subside quickly. Read Article

Selling Puts vs. Covered Calls – Which Is Better?

Many investors are surprised to learn that the benefits of covered calls can be had without increasing risk by selling short or naked puts. Read Article

Covered Calls: 5 Things You Need to Know About Covered Calls

There are a few things you need to keep in mind when selling covered calls, including ways to keep your commission and transaction costs down. Read Article

Options Strategies: Long Straddle

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The Advantages of Covered Calls

Covered calls are a great way to limit your liability as an option writer and hedge risk on your stock holdings. Read Article

Options Strategies: Bear Put Spread

The Options Industry Council offers a briefing on options strategies. Read Article

Options Strategies: Cash Secured Put

The Options Industry Council offers a briefing on options strategies. Read Article

Options Strategies: Covered Call

The Options Industry Council offers a briefing on options strategies. Read Article

Options Strategies: Long Put

The Options Industry Council offers a briefing on options strategies. Read Article

Options Strategies: Long Strangle

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