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A Bullish Options Strategy With The Clock On Your Side

I want to discuss today an investment strategy combining stock and options that takes great advantage of time decay. It is absolutely a bullish...
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Options Trading Education: Let’s Double the Diagonal

In the past two columns I have discussed spreading time, also known as calendar spreads. There are horizontal time spreads which use the same...
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Options Trading Education: Diagonal Calendar Spreads

I would like to continue my discussion of spreading time by describing diagonal calendar spread options. This spread, unlike the horizontal calendar spread, uses different...
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Options Trading Education: Spreading Time

Today I would like to discuss time. Time is a huge factor in making up the price of an option. Options are a decaying...
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Options Trading: Two by One or One by Two

Today I want to talk about the one by two ratio vertical spread, both long and short. Both are excellent options trading strategies although...
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Using the Straddle to Set the Wings of the Iron Condor

After some violent swings as the market continues to digest the pronouncements of Big Bad Ben and the resulting Bond Panic, we very easily...
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My Twist on the Cash Covered Put Strategy

Hello, I’m back after my two week hiatus. For those curious about an amazing bike journey my wife and I made from Amsterdam to...
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Options Education: Covered Calls Equal Naked Short Puts

It always amazes me how much bad, disingenuous or downright false information there is out there in options education land. And too many people...
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Using Call Options as Upside Insurance

Everyone knows that put options are an excellent protection against a down move. Well, call options can be an excellent protection against an up...
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Options Education: Understanding Synthetic Stock

“I just want to say one word to you, just one word, synthetics” Obviously this is play on the famous quote from that fine old...

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