Tag: risk management

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 »

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 »

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 »