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Buying a Covered Call On Chipmaker Up 75% YTD 

Buying a Covered Call On Chipmaker Up 75% YTD 

There are primarily two companies known for producing the majority of computer graphics cards (GPUs). Most investors are familiar with NVIDIA (NVDA), which tends to be a high-flying, headline grabbing stock. However, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is also a huge player in the industry – but can often fly under the investment community’s radar. Lately […]

A Utilities Trade That Can Make 317% In Profits?

A Utilities Trade That Can Make 317% In Profits?

May wasn’t exactly a banner month for the stock market. The benchmark S&P 500 index dropped nearly 6% for the month, although the index is still up about 10% year-to-date. Still, a 6% decline is enough to grab the attention of the vast majority of investors. There are short-term and long-term concerns driving the pullback […]

An Easy Covered Call Shows How Powerful This Trade Can Be

An Easy Covered Call Shows How Powerful This Trade Can Be

Greetings from the Las Vegas MoneyShow! This event is always one of my favorites to speak at every year. It’s a great place to meet with other options traders or traders who are looking to learn how to start using options. This year I’m presenting primarily about overwriting (selling options in conjunction with owning stocks) […]

Make This Trade for 113% Returns in Calm Markets

Make This Trade for 113% Returns in Calm Markets

For a brief period, prior to both last week’s Fed meeting and the jobs report, it seemed like volatility was returning to the market. The VIX, the most popular measure of market volatility, climbed from about 13 to 15 possibly in anticipation of surprising news. The FOMC meeting did cause a bit of uncertainty, but […]

SPIKES Versus VIX: How to Take Advantage of the Differences

SPIKES Versus VIX: How to Take Advantage of the Differences

Up until last February, the Cboe’s VIX (S&P 500 Volatility Index) was the only market volatility index which could be traded through derivative products. The index itself is not tradeable, but VIX futures, options on those futures, and VIX-related ETFs are all widely popular products. While the usage of these products varied based on the […]

Using Options To Capture Twitter’s Upside

Using Options To Capture Twitter’s Upside

There are a few companies out there which tend to be battlegrounds for investors. These are the stocks where there are often loud contingents of both bulls and bears. The arguments can be very passionate on both sides. The investments in these companies can also be substantial (also from both sides). Probably the best example […]