August 17, 2017

Options Strategies Continue To Shine In This Volatile Market

I am going to keep it rather short tonight. The market moved lower today, but the bears had a rough time pushing the major benchmarks decisively lower. We could still see a push lower, but over the short-term the direction leans towards the bulls. However, there are a few international ETF's that have pushed into an oversold state and a few could be potential plays going forward. Currently EWZ, EWP and TBT are on my radar for short-term plays and as always I will inform all of you (my paid subscribers) in real-time if and when a trade occurs. New Credit Spread Options Strategy – Beta The two week push by the bulls has pushed the value of my credit spread to approximately $.51 which is $.17 higher than my original price. For all … [Read more...]

Credit Spread Strategy Update – Market Remains Range-Bound

Quick Options Strategy Review I just wanted to remind everyone that I placed my first trade in the New Credit Spread Options Strategy, or should I say Crowder's Credit Spreads. You can check the official trade in the link below. As it stands the credit spread is worth approximately $.48 per contract. I was able to purchase the credit spread in IWM for $.34 so the trade is currently down $.14 per contract. Certainly nothing to worry about at the moment, as the underlying IWM is still 5.1% away from the short strike at 86. Of course, if IWM continues to move sharply higher over the next few days then I might have to take a closer look at potential adjustments. The window dressing advance that typically occurs during the end of each … [Read more...]

What is an Option? More Importantly, How Do I Trade Options?

What is an option you ask? More importantly, how do I use options to enhance my portfolio returns. The second question is by far the more difficult question to answer because it requires a personal look into how you see yourself as an investor. One thing I I can guarantee - there is an option strategy that exists that you will cater to your needs. Whether looking for a pure hedge to your current stock positions, a super aggressive weekly call or put options or somewhere in the middle, you should be using options to assist your investment needs. If you don't you are making a huge mistake. Yes, I agree - there is a lot of bulls$%^ options services out there touting outlandish gains. 500% profits in 2 days, 912% profits in one day, etc. … [Read more...]