How to Use Poor Man’s Covered Calls on Lower-Priced Stocks


Poor Man’s Covered Calls  A few months ago I discussed the benefits of selling covered calls for monthly income. And while I am a huge proponent of using covered calls, my preference, particularly when dealing with higher-priced securities, is to use a strategy known as the poor man’s covered call strategy. A poor man’s covered call… Read more »

Trade Idea: How I’m Approaching Intel Earnings

Short Strangle Earnings Trade As I’ve said numerous times in the past, statistically speaking, when it comes to options strategies it doesn’t get much better than a short strangle. A short strangle is a neutral, range-bound options strategy (short call and short put) that has undefined risk and limited profit potential. Typically, a short strangle… Read more »

Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (10/18 – 10/22)


Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (10/18 – 10/22) The Week Ahead Here are 10 companies that I think could offer some interesting opportunities next week. Procter & Gamble (PG) Netflix (NFLX) Verizon (VZ) International Business Machines (IBM) Tesla (TSLA) Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Kinder Morgan (KMI) American Airlines (AAL) Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) Intel (INTC)… Read more »

Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (10/11 – 10/15)


The Week Ahead Next week is arguably the beginning of one of the most anticipated earnings seasons in market history. The magic starts in earnest at the opening bell Wednesday when JPMorgan (JPM) and Delta Airlines announce their earnings. And more companies follow suit as the week progresses with Morgan Stanley (MS), Bank of America… Read more »