Put Selling Options Articles Continued… (Actual Stock Trades)
This section looks at put selling strategies as they are applied to various stocks. By reviewing these actual stock trades put selling articles, investors can understand how the put selling strategies work and how to modify them for their own use or for different stocks.
Put Selling Articles Dealing With Specific Stock Trades
(Articles are organized with the most recent on top. To read an article select the article title)
Nov 22 2013 – This article delves deeper into the mechanics behind the Put Selling ladder as I look at how the Put Selling ladder is set up and then adjusted to accommodate moves in Microsoft Stock, both up and down.
Nov 22 2013 – To understand how to earn top put premiums when selling puts means understand that almost all stocks trade within ranges with support levels usually controlling the trading range. Understanding how to define a trading range means being able to profit from jumping in feet first as soon as you spot a trade in that range. This results in large gains and controls an investor from losses both at selling puts at too high a valuation and knowing when to either close the trade for profits or roll the trade down in the event the stock begins to pull back.
Nov 6 2013 – Microsoft Stock has broken out of resistance and is heading higher. I have made a small fortune selling puts against this stock since it was in a trading range for years. There are though other strategies that can now be implemented including the Put Selling Ladder.
Nov 1 2013 – This article explains how to roll naked puts lower as Barrick Gold Stock falls lower in value and how to do this profitably.
Oct 30 2013 – Many investors worry about selling puts during earnings season. This trade demonstrates how I can profit during earnings season even when the result is an earnings miss.
Oct 28 2013 – This article looks at how I profit handsomely through Put Selling by understanding support levels and how to sell puts against them.
Oct 28 2013 – This article looks at a pharmaceutical stock, Merck Stock (MRK) and how the decline in a stock can be handled as an opportunity by understanding how to establish key support levels in the decline and sell puts against those support levels.
Oct 24 2013 – When some stocks collapse big, the tendency among investors is to buy back naked puts for losses and flee the stock. This YUM Stock article shows why this is a mistake for many investors.
Sep 9 2013 – When earnings are released sometimes put sellers get caught in a stock collapse and end up with deep in the money puts. Many option sellers panic and buy back their in the money options for big losses. Instead there are many strategies that investors can use to increase the likelihood of keeping the trade profitable and rework the position back into their advantage.
Sep 6 2013 – Many investors fail to take advantage of rolling naked puts down when a stock they are Put Selling against falls inn value. In fact many investors fail to roll down their naked puts properly and often enough. This article looks at the distinct advantages that rolling down naked puts provides for investors.
Feb 19 2013 – Clorox Stock has been on an incredible rise since January 2013. The past two weeks have seen daily new highs within Clorox Stock which normally indicates that the stock is a buy for further rises. This article looks at how to know when to stop selling in the money puts against a stock even though it appears to still be in an uptrend.
Nov 18 2012 – Microsoft Stock has provided annual double digit returns for more than a decade, yet the stock has gone nowhere. How can I earn such returns with a stock that has spent 10 years basically doing nothing. The Put Selling Ladder Strategy has been my choice for 10 years on Microsoft Stock. I adjust the ladder up or down depending on how Microsoft Stock trends.
Sept 18 2012 – McDonalds Stock holds enormous possibilities for more growth in the future. This article looks at constructing a strategy of selling in the money naked puts to benefit from any future rise in the stock.
Sept 13 2012 – Visa Stock is a great example of an ongoing trade that is raising enough money to own shares in a company paid for completely with other people’s money. This has to be one of the ultimate goals of an investor. To set aside capital to invest in a company and then make all that capital back but still end up owning the underlying shares and having them paid for through the help of other people’s capital.
Sept 15 2012 – This article studies some of the reasons why selling leaps puts options sometimes can be a great strategy. When a stock is declining and the dividend is secure, sometimes selling leaps puts is worth looking into.
Sept 13 2012 – This article looks at Visa Stock and how over a period of 3 and a half years I have earned enough profit from put selling Visa Stock that now the amount of my own capital at risk is less than half of the trades being done. In 2011 I had earned enought profit in Kraft Stock to pay for 500 shares with a cost basis of zero. This has to be the ultimate of an option seller, owning stock which was paid for by other investors.
Sept 11 2012 – When Intel Stock plunged from $25.10 to $23.17 on earnings warnings, my once out of the money puts ended up in the money. I never panic though because I have some great rolling put option strategies that assist in allowing me to continue to build income and roll for credits while at the same time reducing the capital at risk of assignment at in the money put prices.
August 31 2012 – Intel Stock is a strong contender for large profits when weekly put options are selected. This article explains the key aspects I consider when Put Selling weekly options against Intel Stock.
August 24 2012 – This article looks at Put Selling options on Intel Stock and the strategy an investor could consider for setting up a rolling put options for profit and income over a longer-term period.
August 17 2012 – Put Selling for income can include many different strategies that can be highly profitable if applied properly. This article looks at a specific case with Apple Stock to present ways for investors to profit from Put Selling for income.
August 7 2012 – This article studies the merits of Put Selling versus a strategy of buying and holding a stock such as VISA Stock. All investors who engage in Put Selling will eventually need to decide whether Put Selling returns outweigh the returns and value of holding stock.
July 20 2012 – This article looks at the strategy behind rolling in the money put options using an Intel Stock trade as an example. It is interesting to consider the planning process that is used for rolling in the money put options prior to actually making the trade. When put selling, it is the planning that is key to consistent profit and income success.
June 29 2012 – In this article, YUM Stock is a perfect example of how investors can follow a handful of stocks and yet profit easily through understanding when opportunity should be taken for put selling more options.
June 28 2012 – This article discusses the risk of selling puts at the money and why sometimes it is better to sell put options out of the money at a safe distance and how to determine which out of the money option strikes are best to sell in order to avoid assignment of shares.
June 26 2012 – This article looks at the strategy of adding naked calls to put selling when a stock is experiencing a downturn.
June 22 2012 – This article looks at how a put selling strategy being used in an uptrend needs to be changed during a stock market correction in order to avoid assignment at too high a valuation level.
June 9 2012 – This article presents a very simple naked put ladder and presents the reasons behind using it and the advantages it brings for investors.
June 7 2012 – In this article I look at the advantages of put selling only big cap stocks and why I continue to stay with blue chip stocks versus small and intermediate size companies.
June 5 2012 – This article presents a study of using put selling techniques to benefit from a strong stock with a substantial dividend that is in a serious decline.
April 3 2012 – This article looks at scaling into a position within a stock such as Microsoft through put selling small contracts as the stock pulls back. There is a thin line between building a position in a strong stock and building a position in a falling stock. When a stock such as Microsoft pulls back should it be considered a pullback on the way to a higher valuation or could it be a pullback that will see the stock continue to fall. This is one of factors that put selling in small groups can help address.