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Volatility Plays for Income Investors

Volatility Plays for Income Investors

Selling call options on individual stocks is a favorite income boosting strategy for individual investors. Selling options on individual stocks requires extra trading expertise, special account authorization, and extra time spent in front of a computer. There are several funds that provide covered call strategy returns without the extra work. This means as an investor […]

A Super Cheap Way To Trade Volatility With Options

A Super Cheap Way To Trade Volatility With Options

It’s almost hard to believe, but higher market volatility has persisted for over a week.  We haven’t had more than a day or two of elevated volatility in essentially over a year.  Most of the volatility spikes of the last year or so were so short-lived, you almost didn’t know they occurred. Even last week, […]

The One Trade to Make for Buying Cheap Gold with Options

The One Trade to Make for Buying Cheap Gold with Options

Volatility comes and volatility goes… but mostly it goes. It seemed like we may have a real resurgence in volatility for the first time in well, years, after news surfaced of North Korea having nuclear missile capabilities. The subsequent threats coming from North Korea and the White House put investors on notice. After all, if […]

Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

Trading Options With The Return Of Volatility

Right now, thousands of short volatility traders are scrambling to cover their positions. Okay, that’s an exaggeration – they’re probably just rolling their positions higher. Joking aside, there’s nothing like a nuclear threat to get some volatility back in the financial markets. Yet, two or three days of higher volatility probably isn’t going to change […]

Trading a Boring Market with Options

Trading a Boring Market with Options

There are lots of jokes floating around the internet regarding other things you could be doing with your time instead of trading. These take the form of funny memes or gifs, or just random humorous one-liners. The jokes are popping up because of how incredibly boring the stock market has been this year. The lack […]

Trading The Fed With Options

Trading The Fed With Options

If you were to take a poll of investors who’ve traded options, you’d probably find the majority of them have traded single stock options. I’d venture to guess most investors think of options as a way to trade names like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) or Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). A handful of the people you poll may […]

How to Trade Facebook (FB) With Options

How to Trade Facebook (FB) With Options

Death, taxes, and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) user growth… it should be the new saying. Social media giant Facebook continues to grow its user base quarter after quarter with almost military-like discipline. It seems like the only thing that could halt the growth is the limited population of the planet. Eventually, FB will run out of […]