Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Leasing Cell Tower Sites

A profitable business opportunity is leasing cell tower sites. Owners of property such as tall buildings or high altitude terrain may be approached by cell phone companies. Phone companies need to place their signal relay stations in high locations. Because of the large number of sites required for a cell phone [...]

Buy Cell Tower Leases

A potentially very profitable business venture is to buy cell tower leases. Cell phones are part and parcel of everyday life. The relay points in the cell phone network, the base receiver stations, are essential to smooth functioning of the mobile phone network. These base receiver stations are located at strategically [...]

Vanilla or Exotic Options

Which are better to trade, vanilla or exotic options? We define an exotic options contract as one that includes complicated business arrangements or structures as part of the bargain. Vanilla options contracts are all of the rest. In looking at vanilla or exotic options we are not differentiating European style [...]

Trading Compound Options

An options trading style similar to the Russian dolls that nest inside one another is trading compound options. Trading compound options is trading an option on an option. In trading compound options there are two exercise dates. As with trading European style stock options the first contract is only exercised [...]

Trading Capped Style Options

Trading capped style options provides options sellers with a limit to their downside risk while putting a cap on potential profits for a seller. In theory, one can engage in trading either American style options or European style options while trading capped style options. Capped style options act like a circuit [...]

Trading Asian Style Stock Options

Not much used in the USA, trading Asian style stock options, offers a unique approach to averaging risk and reward in stock options trading. An Asian style option is unique in that the payment for the buyer, should he or she choose to execute the contract, is determined by the average [...]

Trading Bermuda Style Options

An options style that falls halfway between American style stock options and European style stock options is trading Bermuda style options. Trading Bermuda style options happens with stocks, futures, and, especially, interest rate swaps. How does it fit “halfway” between the other two styles? One can execute American style stock options [...]

American Style Stock Options

Trading American style stock options is not a matter of Americans being patriotic. It is a matter of adding value to the options that you buy. The extra value of American style stock options over European style stock options is that one can execute American style stock options at any time [...]

European Style Stock Options

In trading European style options, an options contract can only be exercised on expiration of the options contract. When trading exchange-traded options in the USA, standardized stock options contracts typically consist of one hundred shares of the stock. Contract lengths are standardized. Although European style stock options can only be [...]

Trading Options over the Counter

Trading options over the counter can be quite profitable. Trading options over the counter also entails risks not seen in standardized options trading. Traders buy options to hedge risk and traders buy and sell options on speculation in search of profits. Both can be reasons for trading options over the counter. Over [...]

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