We'll know pretty quickly if my pick this week is a winner.Texas Instruments ( TXN) reports quarterly results after the close Monday, and I believe the chipmaker will post a strong quarter. After all, Nokia ( NOK) and Motorola ( MOT) reported solid earnings last week, and their shares popped on the news. Texas Instruments, which supplies 15,000 products to 50,000 customers in 25 countries -- including components for flat-panel TVs, computer servers, cell phones and radio frequency identification, or RFID -- is the largest supplier of cell-phone chips for Nokia. If Texas Instruments' report is positive -- the consensus is for EPS of 47 cents and revenue of $3.7 billion -- its shares should pop to over $30, which would be above their 50-day moving average. (TI shares closed Friday at $27.) The deep-in-the-money calls we will use to control 1,000 shares of Texas Instruments will be the October $20 (the strike price); I put in a bid in this morning for the calls at $7.30, Friday's closing price. This price represents only 30 cents of time premium (or extrinsic value) for the right to control the common stock until the third Friday in October. (All options, calls or puts, expire on the third Friday of every month.) Please remember what I am trying to teach you: how to buy, or control, quality stocks for a long enough time period, during which you get a move -- or a bounce -- in your stock that allows you to close out your deep-in-the-money call for a $1,000 profit, the level at which we place a good-till-canceled sell order. Using your cash to gain leverage via the options market allows you to do a number of things you just can't do with common stock unless you go on margin -- which I strongly suggest you do not even think about. My deep-in-the-money calls strategy lets you control common shares of stock, matched up with rock-solid companies, without using the full amount of cash it would cost the normal investor to buy the stock outright. In my opinion, my strategy is the least understood method of investing. Did you know that my strategy has a built-in buffer so that you cannot go on margin? How? When buying options, you must use all cash. Did you know that when you choose a deep-in-the-money call, or your strike price, you can control most stocks for less than 99 cents in time premium -- the cost for the right to control the common stock for a certain period of time? The price or the premium is determined by the volatility of the stock. Most stocks I use, I will look to go out in time about four, five, even six months -- again, depending on the volatility of the stock. In other words, even if I'm wrong about Texas Instruments and it posts disappointing results (or guidance) tonight, we'll still have plenty of time -- nearly three months -- for the trade to work out. And this brings me to my last point: Lock and load!