Strategies

Options Strategies: Long Strangle

Options Industry Council Strategy Briefs

Options Strategies: Bull Call Spread

The Options Industry Council offers a briefing on options strategies.

Options Strategies: Protective Put

The Options Industry Council offers a briefing on options strategies.

Options Strategies: Married Put

The Options Industry Council offers a briefing on options strategies.

Options Strategies: Long Call

The Options Industry Council offers a briefing on options strategies.

Options Strategies: Collar

Options Industry Council Strategy Briefs

Trading Alert for Atmel Corporation (ATML)

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

Writing Options Straddles – Profit in a Stagnant Market

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

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.

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.

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.

Invest Internationally With LEAPS Options

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

Option Spreads: Trade Options Spreads in a Volatile Market

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

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.

Selling Short Puts vs. Covered Calls

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

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.

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.

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.

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.