Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Make Money with Oil Futures Options

Last week we wrote about how you can make money trading options. This week we look at a specific niche that can be very profitable, options on oil futures. First let us look at the difference between futures and options. Then we look at how to combine the two to make [...]

Make Money Trading Options

Last week we wrote about writing stock options for income. This is one way to make money trading options. A common example is to sell a covered call option on a stock that is unlikely to go up in price. The other way to make money trading options is to buy [...]

Writing Stock Options for Income

April 14, 2014 by Jim Walker  
Filed under Call Options, Options Trading Tips

Selling calls or puts on stocks that you own is called covered options trading. Writing stock options for income is a time honored way to gain from stocks that you own. The way writing stock options for income works is that you own a few hundred shares of a very stable stock. [...]

Time for Puts on the Ruble

It is time for puts on the Ruble as Russia keeps its troops on the Eastern border of Ukraine and sends its operatives into the neighboring country to cause unrest. Sanctions by the EU and USA as well as the threat of a Russian occupation of a neighboring country have driven the [...]

Uncovered Puts

April 2, 2014 by Jim Walker  
Filed under Options Trading Tips

Uncovered puts can but a very profitable and effective way of trading options. Traders engage in selling puts when technical analysis and fundamental analysis of the equity market in general and the underlying equity in particular will be stable for the course of the options contracts. Selling puts places an [...]