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Cash-Secured Puts – “Put” Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Introduction     Cash-secured puts may offer the investor various incentives to purchase a stock. This strategy allows the investor to not only look for an opportune time to purchase a stock, but it can also give you the advantage of purchasing stocks at a discount, with extra money to spare – a win-win scenario…

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Protective Puts Strategy – Never Fear, The “Put” Is Here!

Introduction       Using protective puts can be a good strategy if your worried about a security declining in value, and want to offset some of the possible losses. However, a put does not guarantee a loss will not be experienced. In this lesson, we will be showing you how to implement the protective…

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Long Call Spread – You “Call”-ed?

Introduction     We are officially starting to learn about the infamous “vertical spread.” And in this lesson, we’ll discuss the first of four vertical spreads that we will be covering in this module: the long call spread also referred to as long call vertical spreads, call debit spreads and as “bull call spreads”.  …

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Short Call Spread – The “Call” Of The Wild

Introduction     Certain option selling strategies allow time decay to work in your favor. These strategies are theta-positive and gain value as time passes – and in this lesson, we’ll discuss such a strategy in this lesson, the short call spread also referred to as short call vertical spreads, call credit spreads and as…

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Long Call Trend Trading – The Final Curtain “Call”

Introduction     When you buy a call option, you own a long call position. When an investor is feeling extra bullish, buying a long call might be an alternative to buying stock because this is one of the most common options strategies. In this lesson, we’ll explore how long call trend trading works -…

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Long Put Spread – “Put” Dibs On Your Options

Introduction     To be successful at trading long puts, you need to correctly forecast the movement of the underlying stock price, the amount of time it will take, and what implied volatility will do to your option. However, there is a way to increase your probability of success while still accounting for each of…

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Short Put Spread – I “Put” A Spell On You

Introduction     Short option strategies allow time decay to work in your favor. One of these strategies is a short put vertical spread. This strategy is theta positive, which means it can earn you money from the passing of time. Now, using puts as a bullish strategy might be confusing – but as you…

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Long Put Trend Trading – “Put” An End To Market Loss

Introduction     In a previous lesson, we discussed how long call trend trading can be profitable during times of economic growth. But what about when the stock market takes a turn for the worse – right? In this lesson, we will be showing you how traders utilize long put trend trading to their advantage…

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Iron Condor Options Strategy – An “Ironclad” Trade

Introduction     The long iron-condor is a non-directional option strategy that’s designed to have a high probability of returning a small, limited profit. Most investors might enter a long condor when they believe an underlying security might tend sideways, or in other words, experience low volatility. In this lesson, we will be covering the…

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Hedging A Stock With A Collar – “Hedge” The Competition

Introduction     You might encounter situations when it makes sense to hedge a stock. For instance, a hedge might be useful if an individual stock faces an event or if the outcome is uncertain, such as an earnings report or a new product release. To avoid the uncertainty, you could consider selling the stock.…

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