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Use Options to Profit as This Bull Slows
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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).
Try an IBM Buy-Write with a Twist
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Try an IBM (NYSE: IBM) buy-write trade with a twist. Buy a deep in-the-money call instead of buying the stock ands sell an out-of-the money call.
Carnage in VIX Powers On
The CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX), also called the ‘fear index’, keeps dropping.
Is This the End of VIX Downtrend?
The CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) moved in the last week in a range of over 30 and down to 20.
Fight Trading Panic With Covered Calls
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Selling covered call options is a smart strategy when the market is panicking.
VIX Options, Futures Confuse the Pros Too
Prices on the options and futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) can appear to act illogically.
Options Beginners – Know the Rules
Beginning option traders often assume they know the rules, a mistake that can lead to money-losing trades.
VIX Sets Record With 1 Million Contracts
The CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) set a record, trading more than one million contracts. The CBOE may trade volatility indexes on equities and ETFs.
VIX Not Signaling Panic – Yet
The CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) is testing its highs after a two-year downtrend.
How Option Pros View Expiration
Professional option traders, or market makers, treat expiration day differently. Occasional option investors would do well to learn the secrets.
4 Cornerstones for Option Profits
Options trading investors should keep four rules in mind. Watch options delta, minimize time decay, check volatility, and use time to your advantage.
SPX Options Undergo a Metamorphosis
The S&P 500 Index option (CBOE: SPX) is a popular product that will become more popular when it shifts to afternoon settlement from morning settlement.
Covered Calls and First of the Month Phenom
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Investors can profit from the first of the month phenomenon by buying stock and selling covered call options.
VIX on Track for Greater Volatility
The CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) is showing greater volatility after nearly a year of mild behavior.
Are VIX and Bollinger a Match to Watch?
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The CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) and Bollinger Bands have tracked each other closely as market indicators.
VIX Looks Ready to Run
The CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) could rise rapidly as the broad market is vulnerable to oil shocks. The VXX futures could be a trading tool.
Time to Think Options, Taxes and IRAs
With April 15 coming, investors should consider whether to trade options through their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA). Many brokers allow it.
Use Option Spreads to Profit From Time Decay
Options traders can counteract premium loss due to time decay by using butterfly spreads. View this trade in Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).
Options Focus – Apple Bites, VIX-Lite
A focus on the options market for Thursday shows Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) busy heading into expiration Friday while traders bet the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) won’t move.
Options Expiration – Dreams Die Hard
Options expiration can be difficult for traders. They either love it, hate it, or are neutral and miss the action. Find your attitude and trade accordingly.
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