Options are an excellent tool to have in your trading arsenal, as they can be used to reduce risk and increase your income in the markets. Ken Trester discusses how to properly add options to your trading portfolio.
Options Trading Lessons
Covered call strategies are a favorite with option sellers. But in a volatility crush, this normally successful strategy can cause traders and investors to suffer losses for months in a row. Here’s how to navigate these waters successfully.
Calendar spreads, also known as time spreads, are useful when you are uncertain about the direction of the market but you want to implement an effective option hedge during periods of market volatility.
When market volatility is touching its highs, beware the trap of paying too much for overpriced options. Jim Woods outlines some guidelines to consider when buying options.
In the past, we looked at how to bring in income from ETFs with covered calls, credit spreads, and ratio spreads. Today, Larry Connors looks at how to bring in income when ETFs are moving sideways with the use of Iron Condors.
Mining specialist Vale has been targeted by some heavy put activity today, seemingly related to the recent earnings report and analyst downgrade.
Options traders are piling into puts on Department-store retailer J.C. Penney following the security’s reported 51% drop in fourth-quarter earnings.
Following news of a settlement with Abbott Laboratories, options traders extending their preference for Bristol-Myers Squibb call options.
More than 11,000 bullishly oriented calls have traded on Dell so far today. But at last check, options traders appear to be on the wrong side of the trade, as Dell shares have dropped more than 6%.
Put option volume on United States Steel has spiked to more than 4 times the equity’s daily average in today’s trading.