Covered Calls Strategies & Tips

Sep 5, 2016 Reducing Covered Calls Risk

Reduce risk from 79,062 covered calls to get to 15 candidates...

Aug 29, 2016 Trading iPhone 7 Launch Date

How the last 5 iPhone launches have affected AAPL shares...

Jun 30, 2016 25 Summer Stocks For July

They've each done well in July over the last 10 years...

Apr 16, 2016 JCI Good, DAL Bad

Two large trades: $10M JCI bet made money, $5M DAL bet didn't...

Apr 14, 2016 Low Payout Ratio Stocks

High yields and low payout ratios make for good dividend stocks...

Jan 8, 2016 Covered Dogs Of The Dow

Take a good strategy (Dogs Of The Dow) and make it better with options...

Jan 6, 2016 Zacks 7 + 5 Picks

Zacks picks 7 stocks for January and 5 from 2015 that should rebound...

Jan 4, 2016 Apple Strategy For Investing In 2016

4 strategies for investing in AAPL in 2016...

Aug 31, 2015 10 Picks To Buy On Weakness

Oppenheimer gives us their 10 picks to buy on weakness. We add covered calls...

Aug 28, 2015 9 Solid Dividend Stocks

In uncertain times it's nice to have regular dividends from solid companies...

Apr 22, 2015 Invest In Acquisition Targets

Investing in likely M&A targets has special risks and rewards...

Jan 8, 2015 Raising Dividends

20 dividend champions about to raise their dividends...

Dec 11, 2014 Dividend Champions About To Increase Dividends 2015

Write covered calls on stocks about to increase their dividend...

Oct 1, 2014 Weekly Dividend Income For Oct 10

6 companies with ex-dividend dates before the Oct 10 weekly expiration...

Sep 2, 2014 Deep In The Money Covered Calls

Screening for deep in the money covered calls...

Aug 26, 2014 Required Minimum Distributions With Covered Calls

Avoid selling shares to meet RMDs, use covered calls...

Aug 25, 2014 Dividends Every Month

12 stocks to get dividends every month of the year...

Jul 1, 2014 Weekly vs Monthly Covered Calls

Which is better, weekly or monthly, for covered call writing?...

May 1, 2014 Reddit's Investment Club Income

The Investment Club has done well; but they could have higher income...

Apr 30, 2014 Weekly Options Screener

How to find weekly covered calls with our screener...

Jan 9, 2014 Dividend Champions About To Increase Dividends 2014

Write covered calls on stocks about to increase their dividend...

Dec 17, 2013 Buy And Hold vs. Covered Call: Caterpillar

Same stock, same 18 months. Different strategies. 47.5% better returns...

Dec 11, 2013 Barron's Top Stocks For 2014

Covered calls on Barron's picks will increase yield...

Sep 30, 2013 Inverse ETF Covered Calls

Earn income from your portfolio hedge...

Sep 5, 2013 Dividend Champions About To Increase Dividends

Write covered calls on stocks about to increase their dividend...

Aug 29, 2013 LEAP Covered Writes (Diagonal Spreads)

They use less capital but there are several risks...

Jul 29, 2013 ETF Database

Two ways to screen for ETF covered calls...

May 29, 2013 Top 10 Ways To Lose Money With Covered Calls

Making money is easy. But, losing it is the hard part...

Apr 23, 2013 Take Profits With Covered Calls

Rather than sell your winners outright, let them be called away instead...

Apr 11, 2013 Dividend Capture Without Earnings Risk

A quick way to remove risk from your dividend capture strategy...

Feb 1, 2013 Mini Options Are Coming

Staring in March you can trade 10-share mini option contracts...

Dec 13, 2012 Dogs Of The Dow Strategy With Covered Calls

Improving on a time tested strategy by adding options...

May 7, 2012 Sell (Call Options) In May And Go Away

Use covered calls in May for summer portfolio protection and income...

Apr 15, 2012 Naked Put vs. Covered Call

Which is better: selling a naked put or writing a covered call...

Jan 11, 2012 Writing Covered Calls For Consistent Profits

Patience is a virtue when it comes to income investing...

Jan 6, 2012 High Yield Stocks

Low P/E, high yield Dow 30 stocks make good covered call candidates...

Dec 7, 2011 Healthcare Stocks

Increase the yield on high dividend healthcare stocks...

Nov 17, 2011 Covered Call Screen For The Holidays

Setting up a themed covered call screen for holiday cash...

Nov 4, 2011 Covered Call Strategies

Three different strategies for covered call writing...

Oct 28, 2011 Example Portfolio

How to construct a diversified portfolio of covered calls...

Oct 21, 2011 Any Dividend Yield For Any Stock (Almost)

How to get 12 free dividends per year...

Aug 30, 2011 Successful Income Investing

Tips when investing primarily for income...

Aug 19, 2011 Stock Repair

6 ideas on what to do when things go wrong...

Apr 24, 2011 Earnings Season With Covered Calls

Increased volatility gives us juicy premiums four times per year...

Mar 16, 2011 Market Meltdown

Rather than panic during a meltdown, use options to your advantage...

Mar 10, 2011 Market Timing With Covered Calls

Sell-offs make for good opportunities to buy back your call options...

Feb 4, 2011 Deep In The Money Calls

After a big run up, or just for income, sell deep in the money calls...

Jan 11, 2011 Dividend Increase Combined With Call Premium

Buy before an increase is announced, and write calls while you wait...

Jan 10, 2011 Selling Covered Calls In A Rising Market

Six reasons why you may want to sell covered calls in a rising market...

Nov 8, 2010 Covered Calls Strategy

You can make money with covered calls even if the stock drops...

Oct 29, 2010 Covered Calls With Exchange Traded Funds

ETFs are good for covered calls but there are a few you should stay away from...

Oct 19, 2010 In The Money Covered Calls

Selling in the money covered calls is a popular strategy for monthly income...

Sep 23, 2010 Call Writing: Top 10 Tips For Profits

Suggestions for improving your covered call returns...

Sep 1, 2010 Conservative Investor Or Aggressive Investor?

Covered calls are a conservative investment strategy. But like most tools or techniques, it is possible to ratchet up the risk (and potential reward) on this one, too...

Aug 16, 2010 Stock Options

If you own stocks or ETFs and you're not writing calls against them then you are leaving money on the table every month...