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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Recent Articles By The Author
Neil Young and the Damage Done
Is Neil Young's Kickstarter promotion self-serving? And does it take advantage of pliable fans?
Market Timing and the Jobs Report
With the jobs report scheduled for release on Friday, recent history suggests a positive short-term market reaction regardless of the news. The key words are "short term."
Making D'oh on a 'Homer Simpson Strategy'
"Digging out of a hole" with declining markets offer special opportunities for a covered option strategy, especially as volatility begins to rise.
Is Jeff Bezos Killing Capitalism?
American retailing is increasingly falling prey to Amazon and its razor-thin margins and willingness to sacrifice profits.
Taking Solace in an Earnings Challenged Coach
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.
Abercrombie & Fitch Soars, but Will Crash Again
Abercrombie & Fitch shares leapt in the after hours as investors cheer better-than-expected news that may be based on weak foundations. An options strategy can insure against disaster here.
When to Take a Tax Loss
Four of five strategic tax loss sales saw the shares outperform the S&P 500 in 2013.
eBay's Trash Is an Option Writer's Treasure
eBay is an excellent example of how a covered option strategy can turn mediocrity into a thing of beauty.
Juice Up DRIP Returns With Options via 'PRIP'
Old-fashioned DRIP investing doesn't generate enough compound portfolio growth. Instead, try reinvesting premiums generated from a buy/write strategy to enhance DRIPs.
Caterpillar Is My Annuity
There are many options strategies that can help you play a stock like Caterpillar.