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

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 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.

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. 

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.

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.