Category Archives: Options

Covered Calls Strategy — Buy Write ETFs

Download 2010-1-14 Wary Traders Pursue 'Buy-Write' Strategy – WSJ.com Seeking Alpha: Buy-Write ETFs: Minimizing the Market's Angst

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VIX Sending Odd Signals – Sell?

Download 2010-3-20 A Buy Sign That May Mean Bail – WSJ.com The stock market's most closely followed volatility index dropped this past week to its lowest level in nearly two years. Some investors who study volatility believe low readings are … Continue reading

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An Option Strategy to Try for Stock-Trak

Download 2010-3-5 'Straddles' and 'Strangles' Bet on Stability – WSJ.com NEW YORK—As the stock market continues to hum along in a relatively narrow range, options traders are betting that the stock of several companies will remain stable in coming weeks. … Continue reading

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Covered Calls Strategy

Download 2010-1-2 Covered Calls Strategy Proves Popular – WSJ.com Even if the stock market goes sideways in 2010, a number of investors hope to profit through an options strategy known as covered calls. The strategy works like this: An investor … Continue reading

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Options Volume on Pace for Record

Download 2009-11-10 Options Trading on Pace for Record – WSJ.com

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Trading Fun – An Inside Look at Strategies for AIG Stock and Options

WSJ: Traders Seek Fortune in AIG, a Stock Once Left for Dead

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Option Trade Ideas – Try it

WSJ: Bets on Nike and Red Hat Some stocks appear likely to remain stable in coming weeks, presenting an opportunity for traders willing to sell options in those names. Among candidates for an options-selling strategy is Nike. Shares in the athletic … Continue reading

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The Bernanke Put??

Baseline Scenario Blog: Economic Donkeys As markets have grown to recognize how quick the Federal Reserve is to bail out institutions (and executives) in trouble, they naturally respond.  In the 1990s, people talked about the “Greenspan Put” a term which … Continue reading

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Naked Strangles and other Fun Option Strategies

WSJ: More Investors Trying the Options Play

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