Options Strategies: Bull Call Spread

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Options Strategies: Protective Put

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Options Strategies: Married Put

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Options Strategies: Long Call

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Options Strategies: Collar

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Trading Alert for Atmel Corporation (ATML)

Buy these call options on semiconductor stock Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) before it reports earnings next week. Read More

Writing Options Straddles – Profit in a Stagnant Market

By selling an options straddle, you can profit even if the market is going nowhere. Read More

Options Straddles – How to Profit if the Market Goes Up … or Down

Have a hunch that the market is going to make a big move, but not sure in which direction? Here's a low-risk way to make big returns. Read More

How to Buy Stocks at a Discount by Writing Put Options

Option traders have the upper hand in buying discounted stocks by selling put options. Here's how it works. Read More

Combine Conservative and Speculative Strategies for Maximum Profit

Play it safe or take a risk? Have the best of both worlds by combining index options with bonds to give your portfolio a profitable boost. Read More

Invest Internationally With LEAPS Options

Learn how long-term investors can increase their profit potential in emerging market stocks. Read More

Option Spreads: Trade Options Spreads in a Volatile Market

If market volatility is making you nervous, try trading option spreads to reduce your risk. Read More

Selling Calls: A Closer Look at Shorting Calls

Learn how a short call gives you the ability to profit if the market falls, remains flat or even rises. Read More

Selling Short Puts vs. Covered Calls

See how these two bullish option selling strategies compare from a risk and reward perspective. Read More

Profit From Oil Prices With ETF Options

Learn three reasons you want to invest in oil now and how to leverage your trade to get the maximum benefit. Read More

Trading Iron Condors, Part III

Get the rules of thumb for how and when to adjust an iron condor when the trade moves against you. Read More

Covered Calls: Why Trade Covered Calls?

Looking for a strategy that can reduce the ups and downs of your portfolio, but still deliver great returns? Then you're in luck. Read More

Trading Iron Condors, Part II

Iron condors can be designed to accommodate your risk tolerance and account objectives. Learn how to size your iron condor trades. Read More

Trading Iron Condors

The mechanics of entering an iron condor are not that complicated when evaluated one component at a time. Read More

Trading Option Straddles During Earnings Releases: Part 2

If an underlying stock does not move far enough to make your straddle profitable after an earnings announcement, you have two alternatives for exiting the position. Read More