George Acs D.M.D., M.P.H. is a pediatric dentist and author of Option to Profit. After a career in academics, research and clinical practice, he retired early to manage a stock portfolio and implement a covered option strategy, while avoiding most technical and fundamental stock analyses. He proselytizes regularly on the merits of putting portfolios to work for subscribers to his Trading Alert service, while actively trading his portfolio.
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"Digging out of a hole" with declining markets offer special opportunities for a covered option strategy, especially as volatility begins to rise.
American retailing is increasingly falling prey to Amazon and its razor-thin margins and willingness to sacrifice profits.
Coach, once the darling of retailers, has taken on an alarming pattern of large share moves on earnings reports. It's ability to disappoint investors yet remain steady in its trading range, however, makes it an intriguing covered option trade.
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Four of five strategic tax loss sales saw the shares outperform the S&P 500 in 2013.
eBay is an excellent example of how a covered option strategy can turn mediocrity into a thing of beauty.
Old-fashioned DRIP investing doesn't generate enough compound portfolio growth. Instead, try reinvesting premiums generated from a buy/write strategy to enhance DRIPs.
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