Tag: options strategies

Trade Idea: How I’m Approaching Intel Earnings

Short Strangle Earnings Trade As I’ve said numerous times in the past, statistically speaking, when it comes to options strategies it doesn’t get much better than a short strangle. A short strangle is a neutral, range-bound options strategy (short call and short put) that has undefined risk and limited profit potential. Typically, a short strangle… 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 »

Top Options Earnings Plays (8/30 – 9/3)

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*The options earnings plays are updated weekly during earnings season.  The Week Ahead All of the major earnings announcements have been released. But, if you stay small in your position size, there are still some decent opportunities out there. Just make sure the bid-ask spread is reasonable. If not, stay away. I’ve chosen six stocks… Read more »

Trade Idea: Bear Call Spread in the S&P 500 (SPY)

The S&P has been grinding higher for almost 200 days without a 5% pullback. According to esteemed analyst Jason Goepfert, “The S&P 500 has gone 189 days – nine consecutive months – without being more than 5% from a 52-week high. And it recorded its 43rd day with a 52-week closing high. Dating back to… Read more »

Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (8/23 – 8/27)

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*The options earnings plays are updated weekly during earnings season.  The Week Ahead We are heading towards the final weeks of earnings season. That being said, there are several opportunities next week. I’ve chosen eleven stocks that I will be focusing on this week. JD.com (JD) Riot (RIOT) Medtronic (MDT) Best Buy (BBY) Toll Brothers… Read more »

Top Options Earnings Plays for the Week

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*The options earnings plays are updated weekly during earnings season. Current Week Week of 10/4 to 10/8 Archived Options Earnings Plays Week of 9/27 to 10/1 Week of 9/20 to 9/24 Week of 9/13 to 9/17 Week of 9/6 to 9/10 Week of 8/30 to 9/3 Week of 8/23 to 8/27 My hope is that,… Read more »