July 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm

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All,

Since time is the biggest enemy of the option buyer, I usually sell options rather than buy them and I let the time work in my favor with the decay.

July 1, 2013 at 8:45 pm

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“All,

Since time is the biggest enemy of the option buyer, I usually sell options rather than buy them and I let the time work in my favor with the decay.”

I sell options more than buy them, but I will buy a call if I’m fairly certain of a price increase, but my $$ are tied up right now.

July 2, 2013 at 10:23 am

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Yep, when we talk with our money managers about what they do for their clients, they overwhelmingly sell options as opposed to buying them. I think the margin/capital requirements for selling options puts a lot of individual traders off, but any easy way for folks to get comfortable with the process of selling options – if not necessarily margin/capital requirements – is to sell covered calls. That’s a very accessible entry into the great world of options writing.

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