Options Strategies

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Low-Risk Income Strategy Shown to Have a 94% Chance of Success
Amber Hestla | May 24, 2017

The majority of options you buy expire worthless. Now think about what that means for the person who took the other side of the trade.

Put Selling: Buffett Uses This Simple Strategy to Boost Returns by 10%
Amber Hestla | June 27, 2017

Warren Buffett uses this strategy to avoid overpaying on the stocks he wants to buy.

Put Options: Profit From Falling Stocks Without Taking on Unlimited Risk
Michael J. Carr | December 24, 2012

Traders who are bearish can use put options to create short positions at a lower cost than selling individual stocks short.

Covered Calls: A Simple Way to Generate Income on the Stocks You Own
Michael J. Carr | January 21, 2013

This options writing strategy can be used to increase income and limit the risk in some trades.

How to Make 35% in 6 Days
Jared Levy | May 5, 2017

You can bet Wall Street traders don't settle for such meager returns, and your average trader doesn't have to either

The Best Indicator You're Not Using is Signaling 'Buy'
Amber Hestla | February 12, 2015

Although I look at complex valuation models, one simple ratio consistently identifies undervalued stocks like this one.

Options 101: Delta
Michael J. Carr | October 8, 2013

This options Greek measures how much an option's price should change if the value of the underlying security changes by $1.

The No. 1 Rule for Generating Above-Average Income in Any Market
Amber Hestla | April 6, 2017

This strategy can generate double-digit income every week without taking on huge risks.

My Secret to a 96 Percent Win Rate
Amber Hestla | April 18, 2017

Options can be powerful income-generating tools, safe enough for retirees, when used correctly. 

This Strategy Makes Stock Trading Obsolete
Amber Hestla | July 3, 2014

This strategy is one of the easiest and safest ways to generate 20%-plus returns on a regular basis.