Tag Archive | "Call Option"

Explaining Covered Calls

Monday, December 26, 2011

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Explaining Covered Calls

Make more from your investments by trading covered calls If you’re getting started in option trading, covered calls are usually one of the first new strategies you’ll encounter. They’re also popular with experienced traders looking to earn extra income from their portfolios. Writing covered calls is thought one of the lowest-risk strategies for option trading, […]

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Speculative Stock Options

Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Hi everyone, James back again. The last few posts dealt with using stock options for defensive purposes. This mean that you used them in order to protect your portfolio against potential loss — not to make additional money by trading options. The other use for stock options is termed to be “speculative” — meaning that […]

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Protecting Your Portfolio With Covered Calls

Thursday, November 25, 2010

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I last discussed protecting your stock portfolio with married puts, and now we’ll explore protection via covered calls. Covered calls are when you sell a call option against a stock you own. This defensive move is not as secure as a married put, but instead of paying for the put — you make money on […]

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