Last week, I made several presentations at the MoneyShow conference in Orlando. For one talk, I covered the pros and cons of covered call ETFs. These high-yield ETFs can bring a lot of income into your portfolio. This week, two of my recommendations announced surprisingly large distributions. I’ll take the money! Let’s take a look […]
What Is The Options Market Saying About the Albertsons/Kroger Deal?
A big deal in the grocery store space was announced last week with the potential acquisition of Albertsons (ACI) by Kroger (KR). The merger would create a grocery chain with roughly 12% control of the US market. It’s difficult to say if the deal will make it through antitrust scrutiny. Interestingly, short-term block options trades […]
Make Your Fixed Income ETFs More Interesting With Options
Even with rates going higher, fixed income ETFs don’t tend to move all that much. One way to amplify your cash flow from a fixed income product is by using options. Last week, some appeared to have sold 25,000 put spreads in the Invesco Senior Loan ETF (BKLN). BKLN has only moved in a $2 […]
A New Solution to Your #1 Trading Fear
If you want to stop worrying about using the wrong trading strategy… picking good stocks… and this unpredictable market… Then you need this brand new trading plan. You see, The Wall Street Journal reports, “This Could be a Lost Decade for Stocks.” And many options traders will be left in the dust! That’s because most […]
What Does This Enormous Options Trade Mean for PBR?
About as big of an options trade as you’ll ever see hit the tape last week in Petrobras Brasileiro (PBR). This trade appears to be a put spread executed 150,000 times, expiring in October. The trader spent about $12 million in premiums to buy the put spread. This position may be a hedge for an […]
Everything You Need to Know About Selling Covered Calls
This article could save you a lot of money… Because one of the biggest mistakes options traders make is trading the wrong stock at the wrong time. If you’ve run into this problem, you know how frustrating it can be. To have all the stars aligned for a winning trade… only to discover one crucial […]
The Secret to My 95% Win Rate Revealed
This strategy is… Selling Covered Calls. My readers and I enjoyed a 95% win rate on 47 trades last year because covered calls can be incredibly low-risk when done correctly. Lots of folks have a hard time believing my 95% win rate. So here’s my full trading record: If you look close, you’ll notice that […]
Read This If You’re in a Trading Slump
The last thing you need is more doom and gloom when it comes to the stock market. So if your trading account has taken a beating this year… I have some good news for you. I know it may sound hard to believe… After all, The Wall Street Journal and many other sites predict a […]
What’s This Massive Options Trade in WBD All About?
For this week’s intriguing options block trade, we’re looking at a massive trade put on in Warner Brothers Discovery (WBD). The trader or fund manager appears to have sold a huge call position that is potentially being used to finance (part of) an even bigger put position. This type of strategy is called a collar, […]
Trade of the Week: SPY
Using covered calls on index ETFs is a popular way to produce additional cash flow from holding stocks. For instance, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is not only the most heavily traded ETF in the world, but it’s also commonly used for covered call trades. A large block of covered calls seemingly traded last […]