Tag: bear call spread

Why Options Selling Strategies Are Perfect for this Market


Nothing has changed! Volatility continues to remain high across the board. In fact, volatility in SPY has increased over the past few weeks. Moreover, the IV rank and IV percentile of SPY remain high, which means there are plenty of opportunities to use a variety of different options selling strategies. As I’ve stated numerous times… Read more »

The Seven Steps to Make Money in this Volatile Market

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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. Credit spreads have been the strategy of choice during what has been a bull market in volatility. With… Read more »

Another Bearish Trade to Hopefully Pad the Coffers


It amazes me how many people, some professional options traders included, run from challenging markets. The beauty of options is that we have the ability to make money in any type of market, bull, bear or sideways.  I mean, come on, it’s been an incredible environment for bear call spreads and numerous other options strategies… Read more »

An Alternative Hedge Strategy for Energy Stocks


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)


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 Best Options Strategy in 2022 (So Far)


There is no doubt that bear call spreads have been the strategy of choice over the past six months, if not longer. For some, 2022 has been a challenging year, but for those that trade options, particularly with a high-probability approach, 2022 has been an incredible year so far. The beauty of trading options with… Read more »

Taking Profits and Another Bear Call Trade Opportunity


Bear Call Spread in SPY It’s been an incredible environment for bear call spreads over the past year. While many investors have struggled to make a return, we’ve managed to make outsized gains using bear call spreads and several other credit spread strategies. Today, with volatility spiking again, I want to present another potential opportunity.… Read more »