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Handling A Severe Stock Decline

Handling A Severe Decline Through Covered Calls, Naked Puts and Averaging Down

Recently an investor wrote me regarding SINA Stock. The stock since 2011 has collapsed almost 50% and continues in a bear market. SINA Corporation (SINA) ...
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Covered Calls To Avoid Exercise For Anxious Investors - Microsoft Stock

Covered Calls To Avoid Exercise For Anxious Investors – Microsoft Stock

Recently investors have been emailing wondering about selling covered calls on Microsoft Stock but still wanting to avoid exercise. In other words these investors want ...
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Simple Warnings Tools to Spot Collapsing Stocks

Simple Warnings Tools to Spot Collapsing Stocks

The collapse this morning of Pitney Bowes stock and the large number of investors who are stunned by the dividend cut from a company that ...
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Naked Calls VS Naked Puts - Which Is Riskier

Naked Calls VS Naked Puts – Which Is Riskier

My recent article on the power and risk of using Naked Calls has generated a lot of responses from investors. An interesting comment from one ...
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Understanding The Risk and Power of Naked Calls

Understanding The Risk and Power of Naked Calls

Twice recently I have sold naked calls on Barrick Gold Stock and both times I have received a flood of emails from investors "worried" about ...
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Rescue Strategy On Unwanted Assigned Shares - Turn That Frown Upside Down

Rescue Strategy On Unwanted Assigned Shares – Turn That Frown Upside Down

Sometimes when I get assigned shares and I do not want them, I simply revert the entire trade back to the original trade. Let me ...
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How Much Gold Is Enough? - Mentoring Tips and Strategies For Profit

How Much Gold Is Enough? – Mentoring Tips and Strategies For Profit

The continuing drop in gold bullion makes for an interesting discussion on how much gold an investor should hold. There is an old belief that ...
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Buying To Close Naked Puts Early Makes Cents - McDonalds Stock (MCD)

Buying To Close Naked Puts Early Makes Cents – McDonalds Stock (MCD)

McDonalds Stock has been an outstanding performer for 4 years now and since January that has not changed. While not bringing in quite as big ...
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Rescue Strategy On Naked Calls For Naked Puts - CLF Stock Update

Rescue Strategy On Naked Calls For Naked Puts – CLF Stock Update

The collapse this morning of CLF Stock (Cliffs Natural Resources Stock) on the downgrade by Morgan Stanley shows I believe the need for protection in ...
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Rescue Strategy - Using Naked Calls To Rescue Drowning Naked Puts

Rescue Strategy – Using Naked Calls To Rescue Drowning Naked Puts

Once in a while a stock falls so quickly that investors who have sold naked puts don't have the chance to buy them back and ...
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Microsoft Stock - Options Repair Strategy Part 3

Microsoft Stock – Options Repair Strategy Part 3

Before starting into Part Three of this series on repairing a Microsoft Stock trade, let's do a quick review. This series came about because of ...
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Rolling Naked Puts on ABX Stock - Questions and Answers

Rolling Naked Puts on ABX Stock – Questions and Answers

Lots of questions lately on my Put Selling of ABX Stock (Barrick Gold Stock). Here are a couple of questions. Let's take a look: My ...
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Finding Support Valuations In Any Stock - BP Stock Example

Finding Support Valuations In Any Stock – BP Stock Example

As everyone is aware, BP stock has had quite the past. The oil spill in 2010 dropped the stock from $60 down to $27.00 and ...
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Microsoft Stock - Options Repair Strategy Part 2

Microsoft Stock – Options Repair Strategy Part 2

In the first part of this strategy article Brad had decided to retain 1500 shares of Microsoft stock which left 2200 shares of Microsoft Stock ...
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Microsoft Stock - Options Repair Strategy Part 1

Microsoft Stock – Options Repair Strategy Part 1

Microsoft stock as regular readers know is among my favorite stocks. I have been Put Selling, and trading shares in Microsoft stock for 10 years ...
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Couch Potato Put Selling Strategy - Boeing Stock

Couch Potato Put Selling Strategy – Boeing Stock

Put Selling is among the best of strategies when an investor thinks they want into a stock but are unsure about the price point being ...
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Intel Stock (INTC Stock) Technical Analysis Jan 10 2013

Intel Stock (INTC Stock) Technical Analysis Jan 10 2013

The strategy being used on Intel Stock is the 10 - 20 - 30 Period Moving Averages Strategy. Let's look at today's technical tools to ...
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