Tag: short vertical call spread

Another Bearish Trade to Hopefully Pad the Coffers

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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 »

An Alternative Hedge Strategy for Energy Stocks

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As we all know, oil prices have sky-rocketed this year. And some of the beneficiaries, of course, have been the major oil players, namely Exxon Mobil (XOM). In fact, the oil behemoth has pushed over 40% higher this year, while many stocks have suffered mightily. And my goal is to keep some of those gains.… Read more »

The Best Options Strategy in 2022 (So Far)

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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

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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 »

How I Approach a Trade in an Overbought ETF

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Each week I send out my High-Probability Mean Reversion Indicator which includes roughly 25-35 highly liquid ETFs. In the next few months, I’ll be doing the same with a highly liquid list of stocks as well. The list contains the overbought/oversold levels of each ETF as well as the current implied volatility and IV rank.… Read more »