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Using Momentum To Maximize Profit In Earnings Trade On Apple Stock – Jan 25 2016

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options, Stock And Option, Trade Alerts and Ideas

Using Momentum To Maximize Profit In Earnings Trade On Apple Stock – Jan 25 2016

Another trade I discussed on the past weekend was in Apple Stock as it heads into earnings on Tuesday Jan 26 after the market closes. The trade from today explains how I use momentum to set up my trades ahead of earnings and how I reduce the overall cost of the trade to assist in lowering losses in the event that the trade fails. The trade I entered today can be used as an outline to establish trades on Tuesday Jan 26 as Apple does…

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Has Apple Stock Lost Its Mojo – Apple Stock for Jan 19 2016

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Has Apple Stock Lost Its Mojo – Apple Stock for Jan 19 2016

I have used the Biweekly Put Selling Strategy for a couple of years on Apple Stock with exceptionally good results. Part of the reason for such good returns has been the higher than usual levels of volatility that is common in Apple Stock which keeps option premiums high which is a definite advantage for my income trading purposes. The stock though over the past 5 years has had a rather checkered past considering the large number of analysts who rate it a buy and the…

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With Roll Downs Profiting More Trades Added – Apple Stock for Dec 29 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

With Roll Downs Profiting More Trades Added – Apple Stock for Dec 29 2015

The most recent trades in Apple Stock were roll-downs back on Dec 20. From those roll-down trades, the Dec 24 roll-down expired. With the roll-downs out-of-the-way and all my capital once again freed from the possibility of assignment I am back adding new trades to my Apple Stock trades. This continues to add to the Apple Stock Million Dollar Challenge.  Read The Million Dollar Challenge Outline. These latest trades in Apple Stock…...This trading strategy discussion is for FullyInformed Members. More Trades Added In Apple Stock…

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Keeping Roll-Downs of Credit Put Spreads Profitable As Apple Stock Falls – Become A Better Investor – Dec 20 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks

Keeping Roll-Downs of Credit Put Spreads Profitable As Apple Stock Falls – Become A Better Investor – Dec 20 2015

The recent downturn in Apple Stock has meant my credit put spreads had to be rolled lower. The roll-down process for credit put spreads is sometimes perplexing to investors. There are though many different ways to roll-down or roll out and down credit put spreads, if the goal is to avoid assignment. In my case I had a total of 55 credit put spreads in Apple Stock for Dec 18 expiry, divided over two different trades and different strikes. If I wanted to accept assignment…

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Weakness Grows – Apple Stock Review for Dec 17 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Weakness Grows – Apple Stock Review for Dec 17 2015

Apple Stock has been a strong performer for my portfolio but certainly not for those who bought the stock at the start of the year and are still holding it today. I have a number of positions open in Apple Stock as I continue with the Million Dollar Apple Stock Challenge.  Read The Million Dollar Challenge Outline. This is a strategy update article as I look at the next round of trades for Apple Stock in the face of weakness in the stock itself. Even…

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Trade Alert In Apple Stock – Biweekly Put Selling Strategy For Dec 11 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Trade Alert In Apple Stock – Biweekly Put Selling Strategy For Dec 11 2015

As discussed in my strategy article today, with Apple Stock still under pressure it is important to understand support levels in Apple Stock and sell at and below those levels. Million Dollar Challenge On Track My million dollar challenge in Apple Stock is still on track and recent changes in the trade method being used, is resulting in more income flowing into this trade. However the next set of trades has to be adjusted to take into account the increased volatility in the market direction…

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Understanding Support In A Stock Market Decline – Apple Stock Review for Dec 11 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Understanding Support In A Stock Market Decline – Apple Stock Review for Dec 11 2015

Apple Stock has returned huge gains this year for my portfolio, but the stock itself overall has been a poor performer. I have a number of positions open in Apple Stock as I continue with the Million Dollar Apple Stock Challenge.  Read The Million Dollar Challenge Outline To be able to continue to trade profitably in Apple Stock though, I have to know that my next trades will consistently earn profits without doing any damage to my capital being used. Any loss of capital at…

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Bigger Jump In Million Dollar Challenge – Trade Alert In Apple Stock – Biweekly Put Selling Strategy For Dec 4 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Bigger Jump In Million Dollar Challenge – Trade Alert In Apple Stock – Biweekly Put Selling Strategy For Dec 4 2015

My latest trade in Apple Stock was on December 1. I had hoped to enter another trade on Wednesday but the drop that day left me waiting for Thursday. Unfortunately the plunge on Thursday I felt was overdone and I wanted to see where Apple might move before setting up a second trade. Today’s move up though has shown me where to be setting up this second trade. The article today lays out the trade that could return 83% annually if I keep repeating it,…

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Income Jumps In Million Dollar Challenge – Trade Alert In Apple Stock – Biweekly Put Selling Strategy For Dec 1 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Income Jumps In Million Dollar Challenge – Trade Alert In Apple Stock – Biweekly Put Selling Strategy For Dec 1 2015

The returns on the Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy trades are moving higher quickly now. I have been increasing both he quantities being sold and the frequency of my trades. Million Dollar Challenge On Track My million dollar challenge in Apple Stock is still on track and recent changes in the trade method being used, is resulting in more income flowing into this trade. Read The Million Dollar Challenge Outline Here is today’s trade for the next Biweekly Put Selling Strategy setup in Apple…

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Million Dollar Challenge Still On Track – Trade Alert In Apple Stock – Biweekly Put Selling Strategy For Nov 19 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Million Dollar Challenge Still On Track – Trade Alert In Apple Stock – Biweekly Put Selling Strategy For Nov 19 2015

The latest decline in Apple Stock seems to be at an end. Perhaps Credit Suisse is correct in their outlook that the stock will reach $140 shortly. At present every pullback remains an opportunity and with another round of Biweekly Put Selling Strategy trades due to expire tomorrow barring some kind of calamity, I entered another trade today. Million Dollar Challenge On Track My million dollar challenge in Apple Stock is still on track and profits are compounding quickly now. With just two years left…

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Upcoming Trade Alert In Apple Stock – Biweekly Put Selling Strategy For Nov 10 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Upcoming Trade Alert In Apple Stock – Biweekly Put Selling Strategy For Nov 10 2015

The decline in Apple Stock today is a result of Credit Suisse which drops its 2016 iPhone production forecast from 242 million units to 222 million and cut the earnings per share forecast by 6% indicating Asian supply-chain orders decreased recently which Credit Suisse indicated could possibly reflect weaker demand for the newly-launched iPhone 6s. They left their outperform rating on the stock reiterating their price target of $140. I am setting up a second trade today in Apple Stock. This articlke outlines the upcoming…

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Here’s How I Am Keeping Cash Working On Nov 9 2015

Categories: Editor's Picks, Profit And Income Strategies, Trade Alerts and Ideas

Here’s How I Am Keeping Cash Working On Nov 9 2015

Over-reaction On Friday after the close I discussed the expected weakness for Monday and possibly Tuesday following the nonfarm payroll numbers. The selling today had to be expected. Investors always overreact. On Friday they first jumped on the numbers, then sold off and then moved back up. Reality Today the reality of an interest rate hike in December has investors selling out and as always, as the selling intensifies it draws in more sellers. Keeping Cash Working In my after the close article on Friday…

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Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Trade Alert For Nov 6 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Trade Alert For Nov 6 2015

Those investors who have followed my Apple Stock trades know that I am back on track with the million dollar challenge in Apple Stock.  Investors can review the challenge here. Since making a change to the strategy being used at the start of October, profits are climbing. Trades have been working consistently in my favor and there have been no losses taken this entire year. The recent upturn in the stock has left my existing trades far out of the money and most are either…

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Apple Stock Strangle Option Trade Heading Into Earnings on Oct 27 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Apple Stock Strangle Option Trade Heading Into Earnings on Oct 27 2015

Most of the time I am doing the Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy trade as I continue with the Million Dollar Challenge in Apple Stock. This year though I have entered two strangle option trades as the stock headed into earnings. The last strangle trade turned out exceptional profits but the trade was set up a bit differently that today’s trade. The strangle option trade for today’s earnings announcement has a very short life-span. It should be interesting to see how well it performs.…

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Million Dollar Challenge Continues In Apple Stock – 3 Trade Alerts for Oct 16 2015

Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Editor's Picks, Selling Put Options

Million Dollar Challenge Continues In Apple Stock – 3 Trade Alerts for Oct 16 2015

Those investors who have followed my Apple Stock trades know that I am back on track with the million dollar challenge in Apple Stock.  Investors can review the challenge here. Since making a change to the strategy being used at the start of October, profits are climbing. Trades have been working consistently in my favor and there have been no losses taken this entire year. Today I have entered three trades to continue generating above average profits. Of the trades done the first and second…

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