Tag: bear call spreads

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 »

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 »

One More Trade in the S&P 500 (SPY) to End 2021


Selling Premium in the S&P 500 (SPY) We’ve had some good fortune since late August using bear call spreads on the major market ETFs. The heightened volatility has allowed us to take on some fairly conservative trades that have thankfully led to some decent profits. And even though I tend to go out 30-60 days… Read more »

Trade Idea: Another Bear Call Spread Opportunity in SPY


Selling Premium in SPY The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), otherwise known as the investors’ fear gauge, is still hovering around 30, a number that offers some intriguing opportunities to sell premium using a variety of different options strategies. Credit spreads are great strategies for this market environment, particularly for those who prefer risk-defined options strategies.… Read more »