Writing covered calls is like collecting monthly rent from your tenant
November 21, 2018
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Writing covered calls is like collecting monthly rent from your tenant

Owning an income property has its pros and cons. As a landlord, it gives you the right to collect monthly rent. You can also offset your rental income from the property’s related expenses. Plus, the property has potential value growth. Owning a rental property is a winning strategy on many levels. But there are also some...

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Beginner’s guide to options trading
May 10, 2018
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Beginner’s guide to options trading

If you’ve been trading stocks, you should have a pretty good understanding of the mechanics of buying and selling. Getting started with options trading is fairly simple. Here are a few things to know to get started.   Step 1: Setting up an options account with your broker The options account can be in a margin or...

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The Da Vinci Code: The hidden messages within the option chains
April 20, 2018
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The Da Vinci Code: The hidden messages within the option chains

Traders are very opinionated and have their own view on everything. This is why we have a market of buyers and sellers. Otherwise, everyone would be on the same side of the trade. This behaviour is built over time from experience and knowledge. You can do it too. For example, you are able to tell if the stock is trending up or...

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Strike prices and GPS
March 26, 2018
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Strike prices and GPS

One day I was driving home after work and I received a call from an old friend, Alex. We started talking about the kids and the wife but, eventually, we ended up talking about the markets. Alex has some knowledge of options, but there was one thing that he didn’t understand. He asked me, “How do you know which strike price...

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