Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (9/20 – 9/24)

The Week Ahead Earnings season is over. But there are always a few companies that report outside of the standard earnings window. Here are five companies that I think could offer some interesting opportunities next week. FedEx (FDX) General Mills (GIS) Darden Restaurants (DRI) Nike (NKE) Costco (COST) Below you will find the implied volatility… Read more »

Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (9/13 – 9/17)

The Week Ahead Earnings season is over. But there are always a few companies that report outside of the standard earnings window. Here are three companies that I think could offer some interesting opportunities next week. Oracle (ORCL) FuelCell Energy (FCEL) JinkoSolar Holdings (JKS) Below you will find the implied volatility (IV), IV rank, IV… Read more »

The Complete Guide to Poor Man’s Covered Puts

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Today I want to discuss a bearish income strategy that allows you to define your risk while simultaneously using less capital. The strategy is known as a poor man’s covered put. Most traders, or investors, either short stock, which has undefined risk and can be capital intensive or simply buy puts. However, in my opinion,… Read more »

Trade Idea: Poor Man’s Covered Call in Cameco (CCJ)

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After years in the doldrums, uranium has recently caught the attention of investors. Last week uranium stalwart, Cameco (CCJ) pushed 24.2% higher, thanks to the overwhelming demand for not only the stock, but for call options as well. Here is one example of how I would initiate a position in Cameco using a poor man’s… Read more »