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  • Options still help

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    I find it interesting that in this terrible downturn, options are stillgiving me the income I need and lowering my break even price on thestocks I bought. Hopefully I have good quality companies that willsurvive the recession. Each month when the options expire, and I'm leftwith the same stocks...
    0 Replies · December 03, 2008 06:17 pm
  • RE: Strategies cont'd

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    Does that make any sense? Some of it does and I understand it, but the call side is a littleconfusing. As an example I took a real world stock that I havecurrently. Royal Bank at today's price of $50.49I sold 3 contracts of RY in September for $1.56 on a $48 strike price.Made $468 before...
    0 Replies · September 23, 2008 07:44 pm
  • strategies con'td

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    "Does that makeany sense?"Yes it does. Thanks, now I'll have to study this.I had a real weird one happen yesterday to me. I sold uncovered puts in late August for September expiry of EXM (US). Naturally the stock price went down and I was assigned the stock. However, in this case They cashed me...
    0 Replies · September 23, 2008 02:58 pm
  • strategies con'td

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    "why not just close the put transaction and buy Deep ITM calls againstthe same underlying stock for a fraction of the price? and then sellOTM calls against the same stock. "I'm not sure I follow you here. Can you explain in more detail as I don't understand Deep ITM calls and "OTM". ...
    0 Replies · September 22, 2008 01:36 pm
  • Option Strategies

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    I have played around with options for a relatively short period of time and tried mainly buying calls and buying puts, but have not been satisfied. So, to maximize returns I set up a new system (for me, that is). In a  nutshell, what I do now is sell uncovered puts, hoping that the underlying...
    0 Replies · September 20, 2008 04:33 pm