Options Strategies

Once again, it’s just about time to buy the buck. #-ad_banner-# Since peaking in July near 84, the U.S. Dollar Index has tumbled 6%. That may not seem like much of a move — after all, there are plenty of stocks that… Read More

Once again, it’s just about time to buy the buck. #-ad_banner-# Since peaking in July near 84, the U.S. Dollar Index has tumbled 6%. That may not seem like much of a move — after all, there are plenty of stocks that… Read More

The options market is pricing in a HUGE increase in volatility.    And since increases in volatility typically happen as stocks move lower, let’s throw one more indicator into the bearish camp…… Read More

The options market is pricing in a HUGE increase in volatility.    And since increases in volatility typically happen as stocks move lower, let’s throw one more indicator into the bearish camp…… Read More

Q2 earnings season is upon us, and earnings announcements can be catalysts for large directional moves in stocks. That makes the options straddle the perfect trading tool for the weeks ahead. This strategy involves buying both a… Read More

Q2 earnings season is upon us, and earnings announcements can be catalysts for large directional moves in stocks. That makes the options straddle the perfect trading tool for the weeks ahead. This strategy involves buying both a… Read More

Over the last two days, we’ve covered two of my favorite option trading strategies…   Selling uncovered (or “naked”) puts allows you to collect money just for agreeing to buy stocks at a discount. It’s the best income-producing… Read More

Sometimes options are just too darn expensive. It’s frustrating. You’ve done all the homework, crunched all the numbers, checked out the chart, and determined that XYZ stock is ready to pop.   So you rush over to the options market and look… Read More

On Tuesday, we discussed the basics of how to pick the right options trade for you. Today, we’ll look at the key concept a successful options trader needs to understand before jumping into the market…    Options traders need to understand probability. Read More