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Stock Options Channel is a stock options research website, aimed at financial advisors and retail investors trying to maximize the opportunities in stock options and using puts and calls to gain yield on their investments. The site includes a number of ground-breaking features that allow investors to dig deeper into interesting stock options opportunities, including the site's proprietary YieldBoost ranking system. Each week we put out a free newsletter sharing the results of our YieldBoost rankings, and throughout each day we share even more detailed reports to subscribers to our premium service. On the CALLS side of the options chain, the YieldBoost formula looks for the highest premiums a call seller can receive (expressed in terms of the extra yield against the current share price - the boost - delivered by the option premium), with strikes that are out-of-the-money with low odds of the stock being called away. On the PUTS side of the options chain, the YieldBoost formula considers that the option seller makes a commitment to put up a certain amount of cash to buy the stock at a given strike, and looks for the highest premiums a put seller can receive (expressed in terms of the extra yield against the cash commitment - the boost - delivered by the option premium), with strikes that are out-of-the-money with low odds of the stock being put to the option seller.

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How To YieldBoost Tailored Brands From 6.7% To 25.5% Using Options

How To YieldBoost Tailored Brands From 6.7% To 25.5% Using Options

Shareholders of Tailored Brands Inc looking to boost their income beyond the stock's 6.7% annualized dividend yield can sell the January 2018 covered call at the $12 strike and collect the premium based on the $1.35 bid, which annualizes to an additional 18.9% rate of return against the current stock price (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost), for a total of 25.5% annualized rate in the scenario where the stock is not called away. Any upside above $12 would be lost if the stock rises there and is called away, but TLRD shares would have to advance 11.2% from current levels for that to happen, meaning that in the scenario where the stock is called, the shareholder has earned a 23.7% return from this trading level, in addition to any dividends collected before the stock was called.

Commit To Purchase Tredegar Corp. At $12.50, Earn 10.4% Annualized Using Options

Commit To Purchase Tredegar Corp. At $12.50, Earn 10.4% Annualized Using Options

Investors considering a purchase of Tredegar Corp. shares, but cautious about paying the going market price of $15.15/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal.

Commit To Buy Match Group At $15, Earn 6.4% Annualized Using Options

Commit To Buy Match Group At $15, Earn 6.4% Annualized Using Options

Investors considering a purchase of Match Group Inc shares, but tentative about paying the going market price of $19.07/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the January 2018 put at the $15 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 65 cents.

Commit To Buy Greenhill & Co At $17.50, Earn 8.9% Annualized Using Options

Commit To Buy Greenhill & Co At $17.50, Earn 8.9% Annualized Using Options

Investors considering a purchase of Greenhill & Co Inc shares, but tentative about paying the going market price of $21.80/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the December put at the $17.50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 90 cents.

Commit To Buy Encore Capital Group At $30, Earn 7.2% Annualized Using Options

Commit To Buy Encore Capital Group At $30, Earn 7.2% Annualized Using Options

Investors considering a purchase of Encore Capital Group Inc shares, but tentative about paying the going market price of $37.20/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the December put at the $30 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of $1.25.