Born To Sell Seller's Paradise 
Dec 1, 2011 
One Way To Profit From Market Volatility

Fortune magazine published an article last month on the benefits of covered calls. It states:

"There's a simple strategy that can make a virtue out of market volatility: Build a portfolio around high-quality stocks with generous dividend yields to offer a cushion against market swings, and juice even more income from those stocks through the strategic use of covered calls. It's a strategy that makes sense for the forseeable future. Heightened volatility isn't going away anytime soon."

Well said! To read more, check out the full article on

Covered Call Screen For The Holidays

Knowing how to structure a themed investment thesis is a good skill to have as you explore ways to profit from your particular viewpoint.

Covered Call Screen For The Holidays discusses some ideas on which sectors to focus on, what to watch out for, and how to create a diversified portfolio of covered calls using those sectors.

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Ideal for the person who has lost his ass
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Covered Call Strategies

There are at least 3 popular ways to use covered calls:

  1. a replacement for lower yielding investments (cash, bonds)
  2. a way to generate extra income from stocks you already own
  3. more frequent trading doing short-term buy-writes

Each has valid uses are 3 all are discussed in our article on covered call strategies.

Writing Your First Covered Call

Covered calls sound simple as a concept but if you're not familiar with call options, assignment, or strike price lingo then it can be a little confusing. We've put together a beginner's guide to writing covered calls that is just right if you're not clear on how it all works.

BAC And 3 Other Covered Calls For Dec 17 Expiration

With just over 3 weeks to go until the Dec options expire, the top 4 covered calls Born To Sell members have written are (in order of popularity):


(Note: Born To Sell members have access to the full Top 10 Covered Call list, as well as having this list update real-time as members change positions. These are not recommendations, they are merely a reflection of our members' current positions.)

INTC And Other Covered Call Watchlist Stocks

Currently, the top 8 stocks Born To Sell members are using for their Watchlist are (in order of popularity):


(Note: Born To Sell members have access to the full Top 20 Watchlist, as well as having this list update real-time as members change their watchlists. And, you can have the highest yielding covered calls from your personal watchlist emailed to you after the close each day. Never miss a fat premium from your watchlist again!)

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The Born To Sell Team

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