Born To Sell Seller's Paradise 
Aug 1, 2013 
ETF Covered Calls For Any Objective

ETF DatabaseETF Database has created a cool new screening tool for quickly finding optionable ETFs (i.e. ETFs with call options available) for any investment objective. Turns out there are 377 ETFs that have options.

ETFs can make good covered call candidates (especially for smaller accounts) because they remove a lot of single stock risk and are generally less volatile than individual stocks (since ETFs are, usually, baskets of many stocks).

If you want covered calls on Japan-based ETFs, or value-based ETFs, or bond ETFs, or many other types of ETFs, just click 1 button on their scanner to see matching ETFs. It's a slick interface with 54 investment categories to choose from. Combine the results from their ETF screener with Born To Sell's Watchlist to create a powerful ETF covered call screener. Check out our blog article Screening For ETF Covered Calls.

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Born To Sell welcomes the 9000 registered members to the family as they enjoy an improved screening experience and unique covered call portfolio management tools.

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Volatility, Dividend Stocks, and Covered Calls

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article titled Yield Seekers Get Their Second Wind From Fed. The main point was that although high-yield stocks took a hit earlier in the summer (over worries of an end to low interest rates), they have come back. The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats (an index of companies with a history of increasing their payouts), for example, is up 7.7% in the last month.

Income investors have always been attracted to high yield. But when volatility is low it's harder to make good returns with covered calls. In the last few months we've had some decent volatility as interest rates go up and down (or are rumored to be going up and down).

One thing for sure, interest rates are going to trend higher (hopefully slowly) over the months to come. With the market at or near an all time high, it's a reasonable time to write some at the money or in the money covered calls.

Webcast of Born To Sell MoneyShow Presentation

Money ShowIf you happen to be near San Francisco on August 15 (or even if you're not...see webcast below), please come and listen to Born To Sell's CEO Mike Scanlin give a talk on covered call investing at the San Francisco MoneyShow.

Thousands of investors will be present for a couple of days to see and meet investment professionals and see demos of their products and services. Registration is free, and Mike's presentation starts at 2:40pm PT on Thursday, August 15.

Free Live Webcast!

If you can't make the event in person, Mike's talk will also be webcast live. To see the webcast sign up here (it's free and no credit card is required).

AAPL And 3 Other Covered Calls For Aug 17 Expiration

With just over 2 weeks to go until the August 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.)

MSFT 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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Happy Trading,

The Born To Sell Team

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