As many readers are aware I have been busy working on Part 3 of the AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver article to conclude it. It took a lot longer than I had thought to write the final part. After 2 weeks, I have concluded the article which is 52 pages long and details out 4 different strategies that I have used and continue to use on various ETFs and on some stocks. While these strategies are designed for high volatility Ultra ETFs like AGQ, they work well for particularly stocks. For example last week I used The Shark Option Trading Strategy on PepsiCo Stock and on BCE Stock (on the TSX).I will write about those trades this week now that I have some time.
At 52 pages long this article is only available through purchase and not my website. My daughter set up an estore that accepts Paypal. The description of the PDF article is below. For those who are interested, you can select this shop link to purchase the article. If you experience any difficulty with the store please email me at teddi@fullyinformed. The download is instant after checkout.
4 Investment Strategies For Ultra ETFs Article Outline
While the focus of the article is on AGQ ProShares, there are a number of other examples included. I felt in order to properly assist other investors with the strategies, they needed more space and charts than a website could offer. There are 4 strategies. One looks at a covered call strategy. A second looks at a stock trading strategy while a third a put selling strategy. The last is the most complex of all 3 and it deals with an option trading strategy. While the examples relate to Ultra ETFs investors will find that they can apply these 4 strategies to most stocks and securities. As well I have often combined strategies when applying them to a particular trade in order to benefit from different aspects of volatility and the underlying security as well.
One of the problems of Ultra ETFs is that they tend to lose value in sideways markets due to tracking, simply because they are reflecting 200% or more in daily movements. These strategies take this into account allowing investors to stay longer in an Ultra ETF.
Below are outlines of the 4 strategies discussed in this article:
The Gambler Covered Call Investment Strategy
I always preach that investing is not gambling but I realize that many investors are risk takers and gamblers. Some investors just love volatile ETFs or stocks and are drawn to them like moths to a zapper. However a lot of them while gamblers in nature also know they have to hedge their bets and try to contain risk. This is the basis for The Gambler Covered Call Strategy.
The Gambler likes to stay close to the action and sell only one or two months out. The Gambler uses the market timing technical indicators of Bollinger Band, Momentum, Ultimate Oscillator and Rate Of Change. He likes to sell covered calls close to his break-even and build up his cash flow. He closes his positions early and often. He opens new positions quickly based on his technical criteria and closes them at any sign that would indicate his trade is changing or is wrong.
The article shows actual trades and how The Gambler investor applies his market timing tools to pick optimum moments to sell covered calls and how he buys them back for profits. Being a Gambler he always leaves himself “wiggle” room and keeps a specific number of shares uncovered in order to rescue his underlying security. By doing this the Gambler not only grows his investment in the underlying security but he also compounds his investment, reduces his overall cost basis of the shares purchased, takes advantage of rises in the underlying security and has some protection against declines in the share price. The Gambler Strategy allows the investor to take advantage of the high volatility which is a major component of Ultra ETFs to profit from it. The Gambler Strategy also allows the investor to stay for extended periods in an Ultra type ETF and not be concerned about the known “tracking” problem.
In the article I explain the technical settings of each timing tool used and how they are applied and read by the investor. The actual examples of the trade also show how The Gambler Strategy handles trades that do not work out and how they are returned to profitability. The strategy is not overly complex but like any financial investment strategy the investor needs to understand the tools being used and how to be consistent in applying the strategy for maximum profit potential.
The Cry Baby Stock Trading Strategy
We have all been Cry Babies at one time or another. We have bought stock only to watch it plummet and then ended up saying “if I had more capital I would buy more right now!”. When a baby cries, parents often use a soother to calm the baby down. In this strategy Free Money is the soother. The Cry baby strategy shows how to find additional capital through selling covered calls that can be used to earn capital while waiting for the underlying security to recover. It shows how the Cry Baby strategy is used to continually benefit the investor and set up a strategy that can generate additional income, compound that income and keep some shares uncovered to take advantage of possible rises in the share value. There are a number of examples including a Bank of America stock example from the crash of 2008 where an investor down almost 90% in stock valuation used the Cry Baby strategy to end up with a 67.4% total return in 13 months. It is quite the strategy and among my favorites to employ.
The Twin Sister Put Selling Strategy
The Cry Baby Strategy has a number of twists and one of them is the Twin Sister Put Selling Strategy. The Twin Sister is more conservative their her brother, the Cry Baby. The Twin Sister Strategy is often used by investors who have been caught with a plunge in share value and need to generate a return while waiting for their original investment to recover. The Twin Sister uses technical tools of Momentum and Ultimate Oscillator to assist in picking prime moments to sell out of the money puts. The Twin Sister strategy assists investors in reducing their overall cost basis by taking advantage of the volatility of Ultra type ETFs. The article explains shows actual examples and the types of returns that could be anticipated through the strategy. It is more conservative in nature than the Cry Baby strategy but returns can still be quite profitable and compounding.
The Shark Option Trading Strategy
The final strategy is the most complex. The Shark option trading strategy relies on the Fast Stochastic and Moving Averages combination of technical tools to pin point when to buy and sell both puts and calls. There are two versions of this strategy included in the article. The first looks at the Original The Shark strategy and the second studies The Shark Strategy with the adjustments I have made to it over the years in an endeavor to gain larger returns that the original. The Shark Option Trading Strategy does not listen to news events, worry about analysts recommendations or care about overall stock market direction. The Shark follows the price action in the underlying security to determine proper periods to buy calls or puts depending on the shares price action and when to sell them. The Shark Strategy enjoys larger returns with higher volatility and loves the whipsaw of Ultra ETFs. While designed for ETFs this strategy can be used on other stocks and included is an example of Amazon Stock and Bank of Nova Scotia stock. There are distinct advantages to The Shark strategy including:
1) Small amounts of capital required for The Shark Option Trading Strategy.
2) No need to commit capital to shares.
3) No need for large capital positions in the underlying security.
4) Rarely caught at the top of a rally and rarely caught in a plunge.
5) No concern as to what direction the security is headed.
6) rarely get caught missing a rally or a tumble in the stock.
7) Often capital is not in the market while waiting for the next signal to invest again.
I have used the Shark Option Trading Strategy on a variety of stocks before turning to Ultra ETFs. Most of the time I use it only on Ultra ETFs because the volatility provides excellent option premiums, however throughout the year I find myself applying this strategy to stocks that fall within the guidelines of the Fast Stochastic. Once in a while a quick trade such as recently in Amazon stock and also in PepsiCo can reap excellent returns for a few days of work. The Shark is an option trading strategy well worth learning even if an investor only used it once or twice a year.
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You May Also Wish To Read:
Read AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver Trading Strategies Part 1
Read AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver Trading Strategies Part 2
Read AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver Trading Strategies Part 3
Read AGQ ProShares Covered Calls Questions