Tag: IWM

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 »

My Favorite Trading Tool When Setting up a Trade


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 »

The Perfect Set-Up for a Potential Iron Condor Trade


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 »

How to Hedge an ETF Using a Collar Options Strategy

The Collar Options Strategy Back in mid-July, I discussed the basics of a collar strategy. Now with more and more readers asking for hedge-based ideas, I want to discuss the strategy a bit further, this time using ETFs as my primary target. It’s no secret that we’ve seen an incredible rally over the past year… Read more »

The Complete Guide to Poor Man’s Covered Puts


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 »

Bearish Call Spread Example – Russell 2000 (IWM)


Many of you have asked that I give a bearish call spread example in the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM). I’m not going to get into the weeds on bear call spreads today, but if you wish to learn more about my approach to the bear call spread option strategy, including another bearish call spread… Read more »