How to set up an Earnings Play

What Are Earnings Play? Earnings announcements are public announcements that display a company’s earnings, or lack thereof. These usually take place on a quarterly basis. Before earnings the stocks becomes more volatile and the options more expensive. It is an excellent time to sell options so that you receive option premium. ” It’s important to understand how earnings can affect […]

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Tips for Profitable Trading

Selling options and receiving options premium can make the options seller rich. Learn how to do profitable trading. To be profitable you have to select the right kind of options and apply the proper strategy. If you want to make money in stock options trading and consistently do so, it’s important to review proven trading methods and techniques on a […]

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VIX explanation

The Volatility Index, VIX is a contrarian sentiment indicator that helps to determine when there is too much optimism or fear in the market. When sentiment reaches one extreme or the other, the market typically reverses course. The VIX index is also known as the fear index. VIX is the ticker symbol for the Chicago Board of Exchange Volatility Index. […]

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Selling Stock Options 101

If you want to start with trading, selling stock options is not the the first thing what comes to your mind. There is a good chance you immediately think of one thing: investing in stocks. Investing in stocks Why do people choose stocks if they think about investing? Learn the fundamentals on how to invest in stocks, including approaches and […]

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The Basics Of Covered Call

A Covered Call is considered a conservative strategy. Traders write covered calls to lower cost base reduction. You can also benefit from this simple, effective option strategy by taking the time to learn it. By doing so, investors will add to their investment arsenal and give themselves more investment opportunities. Let’s take a look at the covered call and examine […]

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Covered Puts Explained

Selling covered puts is a bearish options trading strategy.  The traders idea is to sell 100 stocks short and also selling in-the-money put. You will receive option premium for the put option you have sold. You can keep the credit if the market price is above the strike price at expiration. When the stock price goes down and below you […]

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