Tag: a short call

My Favorite Trading Tool When Setting up a Trade

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. One of my favorite trading tools as a statistically based trader is the Expected Move, also known as the Expected Range.… Read more »

An Alternative Hedge Strategy for Energy Stocks

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As we all know, oil prices have sky-rocketed this year. And some of the beneficiaries, of course, have been the major oil players, namely Exxon Mobil (XOM). In fact, the oil behemoth has pushed over 40% higher this year, while many stocks have suffered mightily. And my goal is to keep some of those gains.… Read more »

A Timely Iron Condor Trade in Bitcoin (BITO)

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Volatility continues to remain fairly high across the major indices. And as volatility increases (or at least remains above normal levels), trading opportunities increase, which opens up the options playbook significantly. One security that continues to offer plenty of opportunities to sell premium is the ProShares Bitcoin ETF (BITO). Bitcoin, along with many of its… Read more »

The Perfect Set-Up for a Potential Iron Condor Trade

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Today I want to talk about the perfect set-up for an iron condor. But with a bit of a twist. There is no doubt that volatility has increased across the board. And as volatility increases, trading opportunities increase which opens up the options playbook significantly. Iron condors using highly liquid ETFs are one of my… Read more »