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Smartest Way to Learn Successful Options Trading (Pablo Navarro, Options Strategist)
Commonly touted as a gateway strategy, covered calls provide an alluring introduction into the options realm for equities traders looking to not only improve returns, but also attain a modicum of downside protection. To those otherwise unfamiliar with the structure of a covered call, it merely consists of purchasing 100 shares of stock and selling a call option.
Let's pop open the mailbag and tackle some viewer mail.
I bought 100 shares of BRK-B at $71 shortly after it split. I've been thinking about covered calls on the stock. I plan to hold it for several months and figured maybe I could sell the calls in the meantime. I expect the stock to stay pretty flat for a while, so doesn't it make a good candidate? Karen-
7 Steps to Consistently Making 30-40% Annual Returns
While it would have been unthinkable years ago to consider making big profits year in and year out on a stock that doesn’t move much - because the only source of income, dividends, tended to be in the low single digits in percentage terms - these days options afford us the opportunity to sit tight and profit while holding stock positions.
ProTech't 15 Popular Tech Stocks with In the Money Option Strategies
With the July options expiration coming to an end this Friday, I decided it's time to look ahead for to the August options expiration. I will be analyzing 15 popular technology stocks and seeing which stock offers the best mix of both return (assuming the stock will be called out at the August expiration) and downside "ProTECHtion", I will then decide which stock is the "best bang for your buck".
Protect Your Portfolio with these Covered Call Option Strategies
Protect Your Portfolio with these Covered Call Option Strategies. List of ten option plays that could pad your portfolio: http://optionmaestro.blogspot.com/2009/05/protect-your-portfolio-with-th...
Kiss Goodbye To “Ordinary” Investing: Why Smart Investors Use Covered Calls
The bottom line is that amid all the bailout and stimulus talk… the volatility… the fear… the constant doom and gloom… we continue to stress that there are ways to negotiate brutal bear markets - ways that can still bring in strong profits.
Covered call investing is one of them…
Covered Calls: The Perfect “Cover” For An Imperfect Market