Margin Trade

Margin Trade is a method to use stock as collateral to increase profits and income through margin use.

When Scheduling Profits Fails – Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Update

, Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Profit And Income Strategies

When Scheduling Profits Fails – Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Update

Apple Stock trades using the Biweekly Put Selling Strategy are up 27% since January. There are three factors that are the key elements to providing continual profits for my Apple Stock trades this year. The first is using the technical indicators to pinpoint support levels and the periods when the trades should be entered or not done. The second is staying with trading the weekly options which keeps the trades short-term. The third is using a schedule to force profit taking as the stock climbs.…

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27% Return To Date – Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Update – July 11 2014

, Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Profit And Income Strategies

27% Return To Date – Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Update – July 11 2014

I was unsure how well the Apple Stock biweekly Put Selling strategy would work once the seven to one split took effect. However the returns continue to pour in and the stock continues to perform well. With Apple Stock now up 27% for the year to date I may not be able to match last year’s return without becoming more aggressive with capital being used. I have a lot of capital ear marked for the biweekly Put Selling strategy on Apple Stock but I have…

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Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Update – July 8 2014

, Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Profit And Income Strategies

Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Update – July 8 2014

A bit of weakness today in Apple Stock as the NASDAQ moved lower by over 1 percent brought out two trade opportunities. To date the Apple Stock trades are now up 26 percent and I remain on track for the million dollar challenge using the biweekly Put Selling strategy. Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Update for July 8 2014 The trades continue to perform well using the same strategy as prior to the seven to one split in the stock. This Apple Stock Biweekly…

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Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Update – June 17 2014

, Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Profit And Income Strategies

Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Update – June 17 2014

Apple Stock continues to perform well. It closed today at $92.08. My biweekly Put Selling strategy continues to perform exceptionally well and is now up 23%. At the start of the year I felt there was a good chance I would not be able to match last year’s 50% return but with 6 months still left and 23% earned to June 17, I may come close. Changing to credit put spreads particularly since the stock split 7 to 1 has made a significant difference for…

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Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Now Up 21%

, Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Investor Questions, Profit And Income Strategies

Apple Stock Biweekly Put Selling Strategy Now Up 21%

With Apple Stock now up over $600 and closing at $614.00 on Friday May 24 it is obvious that the stock split has had the desired effect. The stock is up $51.00 as of Friday’s close from the day when the 7 to 1 stock split was announced. This is a gain of almost 10%, but the more important aspect is that Apple has regained a lot of enthusiasm and investor confidence. The stock has returned to just above $600 and the credit put spread…

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Investor Questions On Apple Stock Credit Put Spreads

, Categories: Apple Stock (AAPL), Investor Questions, Profit And Income Strategies

Investor Questions On Apple Stock Credit Put Spreads

Recently an investor wrote in with questions about his Apple Stock credit put spreads. This is a lengthy strategy discussion article. It focuses upon the core concept of using credit spreads for profit and for protection of capital. It touches on setting Realistic Goals, Margin Use to boost return and to protect actual capital in use, the Compounding Effect of money and the importance and reasons for Protecting Capital when investing. Let’s review the various questions and see what answers are available to assist. My…

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Investor Questions – Not Just Pennies But Wealth

, Categories: Investor Questions, Just My Opinion, Profit And Income Strategies

Investor Questions – Not Just Pennies But Wealth

A recent article I wrote on trade ideas for Intel Stock received some questions. One of the questions from a member I thought would make an interesting article because it shows the differences between investing methodology, strategy and philosophy with investors. I get asked this question often especially about what appears to be a lot of risk and work for mere pennies. This article is open to all investors not just members because it is important to understand the methodology I use and the manner…

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Investor Questions – Capital Gains Versus Income

, Categories: Investor Questions, Just My Opinion, Profit And Income Strategies

Investor Questions – Capital Gains Versus Income

I often get asked questions regarding matters that are in the realm of an accountant. One of the most asked questions is about capital gains versus income. I thought I would write this up in the investor questions section so that others can reference it in the future, Investor Question on Capital Gains Versus Income “Hi Teddi, I believe you trade from Canada ? If yes I was wondering if you can give me your opinion on capital gain VS income. I heard a few…

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NLNK Stock – Investor Question On Put Premium Valuations

, Categories: Investor Questions, Just My Opinion, Profit And Income Strategies

NLNK Stock – Investor Question On Put Premium Valuations

Often option premiums are baffling. One day a stock can hardly move but the option premiums can seem too high or too low and another day the stock can make a big move and yet the option premiums do not seem to reflect the change. That’s the question this investor has about NewLink Genetics Corp Stock which trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol NLNK. Let’s review their question. My adjustments or additions are in brackets. Investor Question on NLNK Stock Option Premiums “I wonder…

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HPQ Stock – 6 Rescue Strategies For Credit Put Spreads

, Categories: Investor Questions, Profit And Income Strategies

HPQ Stock – 6 Rescue Strategies For Credit Put Spreads

Hewlett-Packard Stock is not one that I trade very often. The company in the past was poorly managed in my opinion and revenue while strong failed to filter down to the bottom line. The latest revenue sits at $112.1 billion, yet their profit margin is a weak 5.01%. Imagine what they could do for shareholder value if the profit margin was increased by even 1%. Management has been largely ineffective in improving shareholder value. Hewlett-Packard pays a .58 cents annual dividend and trades at a…

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Growing A Small Portfolio – Expensive Stocks VS Cheap Stocks

, Categories: Investor Questions, Profit And Income Strategies

Growing A Small Portfolio – Expensive Stocks VS Cheap Stocks

It’s always a difficult choice trying to decide what approach to take to start investing through selling puts or covered calls when capital is limited. An interesting e-mail recently from an investor wondered about the problems of a small account with little starting capital and an “expensive” stock such as Apple Stock versus a “cheaper” stock for investing. Let’s review the question. (my adjustments are in brackets) Investor Questions: I agree (that) put selling is superior to covered calls. Teddi, yesterday I spoke to a…

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Growing A Small Portfolio Quickly With Concerns About Leverage and Diversification

, Categories: Investor Questions, Profit And Income Strategies

Growing A Small Portfolio Quickly With Concerns About Leverage and Diversification

When first starting to invest many investors worry about margin being overused or underused particularly when trying to grow a small portfolio into a larger one. They also worry about not being diversified enough or having too few or too many stocks or holding too many in the same sectors. These are common and important questions to ask and they were posed to me from an investor regarding his use of available capital, margin and diversification as he starts a small portfolio with an eye…

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Home Depot Stock 2012 Trades (HD Stock)

Categories: Home Depot Stock (HD)

Home Depot Stock 2012 Trades (HD Stock)

I started Put Selling against Home Depot Stock in November 2011. Since August 2011 Home Depot Stock had been in an uptrend. Home Depot Stock symbol is HD Stock. One of the strategies I use on rising stocks like Home Depot Stock is Put Selling Using Margin Only. This strategy is explained in the Members Section of my website. The strategy is a simple way to boost my overall monthly returns while using margin only. Margin can be a powerful addition to any investor’s portfolio.…

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Put Selling For Small Monthly Returns Adds Up To Big Annual Gains

Categories: Home Depot Stock (HD), Selling Put Options

Put Selling For Small Monthly Returns Adds Up To Big Annual Gains

When I was first introduced to Put Selling in 1974 by my mentor I thought it seemed like an incredibly weird way of approaching investing. I had always thought that I should buy stock or mutual funds (no ETFs back then) and hold it and just kept putting more and more money into the mutual funds or stocks and someday I was supposed to cash out and live off what I had invested. The whole idea was that I would get rich by saving and…

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PepsiCo Stock Profiting From The Trading Range

, Categories: Editor's Picks, PepsiCo Stock (PEP)

PepsiCo Stock Profiting From The Trading Range

PepsiCo Stock has been volatile since the start of 2012 and with the downgrade back in mid February by analysts to underperform, PepsiCo Stock has continued to fall back to support and then bounced back to resistance. This constant yo-yo of the stock is excellent for returns as on the fall to support I buy stock and sell puts at support and when PepsiCo Stock runs back up to resistance, I sell my stock and if the premiums are low enough I buy to close…

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