The Blue Collar Investor

The Blue Collar Investor

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Learn how to invest by selling stock options. Alan Ellman guides us through his system of options trading so you too can become - CEO Of Your Own Money. Website: https://thebluecollarinvestor.com


28. In the Money Covered Calls to Protect in Bear Markets
Oct 20 • 10 min
Strike price selection is one of our 3 required skills. Choosing in-the-money strikes adds an additional component to our premiums and affords greater downside protection in bear and volatile markets. Calculations are highlighted using the Ellman…
27. Using Mean Analyst rating MAR in the Stock Screening Process
Oct 20 • 8 min
Stock selection for option-selling strategies includes fundamental analysis, technical analysis and common-sense principles like minimum trading volume. Adding MAR to this process will add an institutional component that will enhance the screening to even…
26. Selling Cash Secured Puts to Lower Cost Basis
Oct 20 • 9 min
Selling out-of-the-money (OTM) cash-secured puts creates an opportunity to “buy a stock at a discount” if the put option is exercised. If unexercised, we generate a monthly cash flow via the option premium. When one of our stocks declines in value, we can…
25. “Hitting a Double” with Procter & Gamble Covered Call Writing Exit Strategies
Oct 20 • 9 min
Managing our covered call writing trades is essential to achieving the highest possible returns. In this podcast the “hitting a double” exit strategy will be highlighted with a real-life example with Procter & Gamble. After selling the initial short call,…
24. Using Covered Call Writing and Stock Dividends in Low Interest Rate Environments
Oct 20 • 12 min
Details a strategy with a potential of 3 income streams for each trade: one from share appreciation, another from stock dividend distribution and a third from option premium. Stock selection will come from the Dow 30, option selection will focus on…
23. Covered Call Writing with Weekly Options Portfolio Overwriting with Weeklys
Oct 20 • 12 min
Covered call writing can elevate returns for long-term buy-and-hold portfolios trading in non-sheltered accounts. The use of Weekly options can be especially beneficial in these circumstances. This podcast also introduces the BCI Portfolio Overwriting…
22. A Covered Call Writing Alternative to Rolling Up in the Same Contract Month
Oct 20 • 12 min
The mid-contract unwind exit strategy closes an entire covered call trade when the strike moves deep in-the-money and enters a new trade with a new stock in the same contract month.. The key to success includes evaluating the time-value cost-to-close, not…
21. When To Execute Our Option Selling Trades
Oct 20 • 14 min
Covered call writers and put-selling must make timing decisions as to when to enter, manage and roll our option trades. This podcast will discuss these 3 determinations using Theta, or time-value erosion as a backdrop to framing these timing choices.…
How to set up a covered call writing portfolio using stock selection, option & position management
Oct 16 • 86 min
The Blue Collar Investor webinar Oct 15th: How to set up a covered call writing portfolio using stock selection, option & position management BECOME A BCI MEMBER TODAY: https://www.thebluecollarinvestor.com/membership/ SEE BCI COURSE & PRODUCTS :…
20. Rolling Down When There is a General Market Decline
Sep 9 • 14 min
Covered call writing skills include stock selection, option selection and position management. This podcast shows a substantial market decline resulting in stock price depreciation. Buy-to-close limit orders, rolling-down and return calculations are all…
19. Using the Ellman Calculator to Monitor “Hititng a Double” Trades
Sep 9 • 11 min
Exit strategies for covered call writing include buying back and re-selling the option in the same month with the same stock. The progress of the 3 components of these trades can be monitored using the multiple tab of the Ellman Calculator by changing the…
18. Market Assessment Analysis Based on Portfolio Composition
Aug 26 • 12 min
A lot can be gleaned regarding an investor’s market outlook based on the positions within the option-selling portfolio. Underlying stocks, option strikes and calculations all play roles in our trade decisions. A portfolio of covered call trades is…
Using Stock Dividends & Option Premium To Generate Cash-Flow
Aug 26 • 62 min
In a low interest-rate environment, stock dividends become appealing. But why stop at 1-income stream? Adding covered call writing using out-of-the-money call options will create an opportunity for 3 income streams per trade. This webinar will address…
17. COMBINING Covered Call Writing and the Stock Repair Strategy
Aug 26 • 11 min
Exit strategy opportunities will help mitigate losses, turn losses into gains and enhance profits. When share price declines, there is a series of position management techniques available to us that can be implemented. This podcast will review a…
16. VIX Covered Call Writing Selling Stock Options on Market Volatility
Aug 26 • 9 min
Can we take advantage of market volatility and write options on the CBOE Volatility Index? This podcast will address VIX futures contracts, the exchange-traded note (ETN) VXXB, synthetic stock positions as means of taking advantage of market volatility.…
15. Strike Selection When Selling Puts
Aug 26 • 12 min
Identifying strategy goals, initial time-value return goal ranges, market assessment and technical analysis all go into strike price selection when selling cash-secured puts. A real-life example with WWE explores several strike choices and the pros and…
14. Analyzing a Covered Call Trade Trade with a 5000% Return
Aug 26 • 13 min
This podcast analyzes a covered call trade which, if closed, would result in a 5000% annualized return. So, why is the investor miserable about this result. There is discussion of exit strategies, calculations, trade interpretation and appropriateness of…
13. Adding a Short Put To a Collar Trade
Aug 26 • 12 min
When we add a protective put to a covered call trade we now have a collar trade. Since that protective put costs us money, it has been suggested to fund that debit with a short put. This podcast examines the pros and cons of such a strategy approach.…
12. Mean Analyst Rating MAR
Aug 26 • 10 min
Adding an institutional component to our fundamental, technical and common-sense screens will enhance the quality of our option-selling watch lists. MAR is defined, resources are included and overall analysis is discussed. BECOME A BCI MEMBER TODAY:…
11. The Collar Strategy with Long Term Protective Puts
Jul 8 • 12 min
This podcast discusses the pros and cons of using long-term protective puts with short-term call options. The strategy has financial advantages but some drawbacks that must be considered before employing this approach to covered call writing. BECOME A BCI…
10. Generating Covered Call Writing + Dividend Income
Jul 8 • 11 min
This video discusses a strategy that seeks to generate 3 income streams with the same trade: option-premium, dividend income and share appreciation when using out-of-the-money call strikes. Ex-dividend dates play a major role in the success of our trades…
9. Timing Our Covered Call Trades
Jul 8 • 12 min
Understanding the option Greeks will help guide us on when to buy a stock, sell an option and prepare for exit strategy opportunities. This podcast will discuss, Theta, calculations and position management opportunities as it relates to trade timing.…
8. Covered Call Writing Risk Reduction
Jul 8 • 12 min
Covered call writing is a low-risk strategy that generates monthly cash-flow. This podcast will discuss 2 approaches to reducing risk even further. The collar strategy (adding protective puts to our covered call trades) and selling in-the-money call…
7. Treasury Bond Yields and the Stock market
Jul 8 • 9 min
BCI Podcast 7 Treasury Bond Yields and the Stock market* Treasury bond yields and the movement of the stock market are generally considered to have an inverse relationship. This podcast will discussed the true point where the market is negatively impacted…
6. Trade Management with BRKS
Jul 8 • 11 min
BCI PODCAST 6: Trade Management with BRKS* Exit strategy opportunities allow us to mitigate losses and enhance gains. When these events present themselves we must be prepared to take advantage of them. However, we must also be sure that taking action will…
5. Improper Timing of our Covered Call Trades Can Lead to lost Opportunities
Jul 8 • 8 min
Learning when to enter stock and option trades along with precise execution of exit strategies will lead to the highest levels of returns. Real-live examples with 3 stocks are highlighted in this podcast. BECOME A BCI MEMBER TODAY:…
4. Managing News Drive Gap Downs
Jul 8 • 9 min
After entering a covered call or put-selling trade and bad news comes out causing share price to gap-down, we must be prepared to take mitigating action. This video reviews the philosophical and practical steps we must take to ensure the highest possible…
Covered Call Writing To Generate Monthly Cash Flow
Jul 8 • 90 min
WEBINAR: Covered Call Writing To Generate Monthly Cash Flow Option Basics and Practical Application Hosted By: Dr.Alan Ellman and Barry Bergman The Blue Collar Investor Corp. BECOME A BCI MEMBER TODAY: https://www.thebluecollarinvestor.com/membership/ SEE…
3. Converting Non Dividend Stocks to Dividend Stocks
Jul 8 • 6 min
How to convert stocks that don’t generate dividends into dividend-like securities by writing 4 covered call trades per year. The strategy can also be used to enhance the dividends already generated by the stock. BECOME A BCI MEMBER TODAY:…
2. Why CCW Outperforms Overall Market
Jul 8 • 7 min
Covered call writing allows us to outperform the S&P 500 on a consistent basis. The reasons are simple and straightforward and include incorporating the 3-required skills into an easy-to-use strategy once these skills are mastered. BECOME A BCI MEMBER…
1. Hitting a Double” Calculations with The Ellman Calculator
Jul 7 • 8 min
Exit strategies will elevate our covered call writing results to the highest possible levels. This podcast will highlight the “hitting a double” exit strategy which seeks to generate 2 income streams in the same contract month with the same investment. It…