Options Strategies

Options contracts give the holder the right to buy or sell an underlying security at a predetermined strike price for a limited amount of time. If the underlying security is trading at the same price as the strike price of the options contract then the option is said… Read More

There are two sides to every options trade since there is always a buyer and a seller in every market transaction. On options trades, the seller is said to be writing an option, and from the writer’s perspective, the options contract can be covered or naked. Covered calls… Read More

My colleague at StreetAuthority, Paul Tracy, has been finding low-risk and profitable investments for over a decade. Lately, he has become concerned about the risks of the stock market over the long term and believes “dividends will account for ALL of the market’s return for the next decade.” If he… Read More