Michael Khouw

Michael C. Khouw is a 20-year veteran of the financial services industry with broad experience as a strategist, trader, analyst and portfolio manager in a variety of asset classes including equities, commodities and equity and index derivatives.

Mike is the co-author of Trade Options, Make Money, a comprehensive guide to understanding the value of options, optionality, volatility and strategy for both retail and institutional investors that includes practical real-life examples of do's and don'ts for everyone from options novices to seasoned practitioners.

Recent Articles By The Author

Trade Idea: PPL Corp.

Buy PPL stock, collect a dividend and sell a call for additional income.

Trade Idea: iShares Silver Trust

An SLV play on silver breaking out to lead a precious metals advance.

Trade Idea: Overwrite a Call on IPG

Like all buy-writes, this is a yield strategy.

Trade Idea: Rediscovering Discovery Communications

Consider selling cash-covered DISCA puts as earnings approach.

Weekly Roundup: Options Plays in Times of Low Volatility

A covered call strategy may not be appropriate with the VIX at such a low level.

Trade Idea: Teradata

Buy a call spread as a TDC turnaround takes hold.

Trade Idea: SPDR S&P 500 ETF

To participate in the upside potential of the overall market, consider buying a call spread on the SPY.

Trade Idea: United Continental Can Fly Higher

Sell a put spread to take advantage of stable, or rising, prices.

AAO Snapshot

Ranking the stocks in the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio.

What Message Is the Volatility Market Sending?

When we see large positions in the futures market, we know that at least the fuel is in place for a sharp move.