Tag: implied volatility

Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (1/24– 1/28)

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Earnings season is officially upon us. Next week is a big earnings week for the market. A few of the highlights are the earnings announcements of International Business Machines (IBM), Verizon (VZ), Microsoft (MSFT), AT&T (T), Boeing (BA), Tesla (TSLA), Intel (INTC), Mastercard (MA), Visa (V), Chevron (CVX), Caterpillar (CAT) and numerous others. Remember, risk… Read more »

A Practical Hedge Strategy as We Start a New Year!

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On Monday I talked a little bit about the inherently bullish poor man’s covered call strategy using an example of a potential upcoming trade in the Dogs of the Dow. Today I want to discuss the exact opposite, a bearish income strategy, or hedge play known as the poor man’s covered put. Most traders, or… Read more »