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Don’t Pass Up the Cash

Don’t Pass Up the Cash

It was a good 5 days for “weekly paycheck” option sellers. We closed 4 “weekly paycheck” trades last week for ...
The Goldman Sachs “Volatility Crush”

The Goldman Sachs “Volatility Crush”

Goldman Sachs reported strong earnings today beating revenue on the top line and earnings on the bottom line. And ran ...
Death by Amazon

Death by Amazon

I am particularly frustrated/aggravated/flummoxed/bewildered -- in fact, to keep it topical, I would go so far as to say I ...
5 Stocks to Cash-In on Weekly Options

5 Stocks to Cash-In on Weekly Options

Selling weekly options is an ideal strategy for creating an extra “paycheck” every Friday! Why? First, by selling a weekly ...
Undervalued Gem Is an Income Trader's Dream

Undervalued Gem Is an Income Trader’s Dream

Think you need a huge portfolio for huge returns? Think again... Recently, I shared two stocks from a unique three-stock ...
How to Pick the Perfect Income Stock

How to Pick the Perfect Income Stock

Is is time to rethink your income investing strategies? I get quite a few emails from options sellers; here’s one ...
Three-day Netflix binge yields 15% profits

Three-day Netflix binge yields 15% profits

Everyone has binged a Netflix series at least once…right? But, how about a binge on Netflix stock by selling a ...
One stock…two option trades…over $1,000 profit

One stock…two option trades…over $1,000 profit

We like to collect cash selling weekly put options. But sometimes it pays to be patient and collect even more ...
Creating Weekly Cash Income From a Biotech Stock

Creating Weekly Cash Income From a Biotech Stock

The biotech sector has long been a sector where traders and investors chase big profits from these “aggressive growth” stocks ...
A “24 Hour Cash Wonder” Trade

A “24 Hour Cash Wonder” Trade

Income investors love to sell options for an extra weekly cash payday … But there are some weeks when the ...
Collect MORE cash from natural gas

Collect MORE cash from natural gas

We continue to see wild swings in the market that seem to negatively impact stocks across the board. One stock ...
Warm premiums from renewable energy...

Warm premiums from renewable energy…

As income traders, we love to sell options on stocks with rich premiums… My Options Income Blueprint members just pocketed ...
Get 46% yield from a stock that doesn’t pay a dividend

Get 46% yield from a stock that doesn’t pay a dividend

In this crummy low-interest rate environment, how would you like to make an income trade that generated 3.6% in 16 ...
Let the airlines pay you cash this week…

Let the airlines pay you cash this week…

I love the travel sector…and it loves to throw off cash for income hungry investors. I am a big believer ...
Take The Cash When Wall Street Over-Reacts

Take The Cash When Wall Street Over-Reacts

Wall Street is famous for over-reacting to world events by either rewarding bad stocks or punishing good companies. Many times ...
Nike (NKE) … just do it

Nike (NKE) … just do it

Nike’s recent “Just do it” campaign raised a lot of eyebrows in both the political and financial world. But the ...
Rack Up 2 More Weekly Paycheck Wins

Rack Up 2 More Weekly Paycheck Wins

Three day weekly option trades are wonderful. Who doesn’t like to collect extra cash every Friday? We do that in ...
Pot Stocks:  What are your options?

Pot Stocks: What are your options?

Ever since some U.S. states and soon to be Canada legalized the growth and sale of Cannibas (Marijuana) for consumer ...
Collecting Cash From a Wide Spread

Collecting Cash From a Wide Spread

Sometimes it pays to go wide. We just closed a bull put spread trade on Amazon for $474 net after ...
The “Insane Volatility” Trade

The “Insane Volatility” Trade

Every once in a while, the market gods bestow a gift upon us "lowly" income traders… … a stock with ...
The surprise FANG income stock

The surprise FANG income stock

Every investor knows the FANG stocks: Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and the stock formerly known ...
Generate weekly income with ‘The Flip’

Generate weekly income with ‘The Flip’

The market can be fickle. That is a kind way to describe how a bull market can turn vicious and ...
Collect a month’s worth of cash profits in 10 days…

Collect a month’s worth of cash profits in 10 days…

Recently, WDC sold off after a solid earnings beat…more due to fatigue in the tech sector then anything bad about ...
Pay for your vacation with this trade…

Pay for your vacation with this trade…

Even though Tesoro has changed their name to Andeavor (NYSE: TSO) after their 4.1 billion acquisition of Western Refining, they ...
Another chip stock payday...

Another chip stock payday…

Even though Tesoro has changed their name to Andeavor (NYSE: TSO) after their 4.1 billion acquisition of Western Refining, they ...
Sell Puts for Even MORE Income During Market Sell-Offs

Sell Puts for Even MORE Income During Market Sell-Offs

You probably hear that selling put options for income is a bullish or even a neutral strategy best employed when ...
Andeavor (ANDV) racks up another weekly cash paycheck!

Andeavor (ANDV) racks up another weekly cash paycheck!

Even though Tesoro has changed their name to Andeavor (NYSE: TSO) after their 4.1 billion acquisition of Western Refining, they ...
Collecting Cash From The Apple Ecosystem

Collecting Cash From The Apple Ecosystem

Apple has been the option seller's “best friend” throwing off nice cash premiums as the stock climbed from $110 to ...
“Money-Doubling” tech stock yields 25%

“Money-Doubling” tech stock yields 25%

How do you define a great income stock? If you start with the dividend, you've got it all wrong. Research ...
The “Call of Duty” Trade

The “Call of Duty” Trade

Activision Blizzard stock is on the move ahead of it’s new billion-dollar Call of Duty franchise release: Call of Duty: ...
Taking a Small Profit is a Good Thing

Taking a Small Profit is a Good Thing

Smart traders know that stocks can and will move against you in an options trade…and how you manage that move ...
Flying sideways with OXY

Flying sideways with OXY

I ran my “Trade Scan” today and came up with a really “sideways” trade opportunity. Occidental Petroleum has been trading ...
Netflix is Back in Play

Netflix is Back in Play

Netflix (NFLX) is back in play! After a rough earnings report, the stock is rallying. It’s up 18% off the ...
Another "Over-Priced" Option to Trade

Another “Over-Priced” Option to Trade

Each week I run my “Trade Scan” looking “over-priced” options to sell credit spreads against and look what I found… ...
NTAP:  A Very Forgiving Trade

NTAP: A Very Forgiving Trade

Credit spreads are very forgiving when it comes to trading options. We just closed a 21% winning “max credit" spread ...
The Credit Spread Advantage

The Credit Spread Advantage

If you are an options trader, selling credit spreads gives you a BIG advantage over option buyers when it comes ...
Trade the FAANG Stocks at Big Discount

Trade the FAANG Stocks at Big Discount

Amazon stock was up 80% over the last year. Did you get in on that trade? Probably not. 100 shares ...
Finding credit spreads with the Trade Scan

Finding credit spreads with the Trade Scan

Finding good trades in a low volatility environment can be a challenge. That’s why I use my Trade Scan methodology ...
The Best Time To Be A Spread Trader

The Best Time To Be A Spread Trader

Do you know when it’s the best time to be a spread trader? Friday afternoon at 4:00 PM, of course ...
The Earnings Volatility Crush

The Earnings Volatility Crush

Ah…the “Post-Earnings Volatility Crush”…the day after a company reports earnings where the volatility in the stock's options drop like a ...
Trading the “Amazon” effect with CVS

Trading the “Amazon” effect with CVS

CVS Health stock has rallied after getting hit by the “Amazon effect”… when Amazon announced it was buying PillPack and ...
Big move in BIIB creates trade opportunity

Big move in BIIB creates trade opportunity

My Option Trade Scan came-up with another “oversized” move in a stock as biotech giant, Biogen Inc. after successful results ...
The market is expecting a big move in CRM…

The market is expecting a big move in CRM…

It’s a volatile market out there. One name that's seemingly stayed above the fray is salesforce , which provides customer ...
Sarepta (SRPT) could be a screaming buy…

Sarepta (SRPT) could be a screaming buy…

My Option Trade Scan uncovered a BIG gift for traders with Sarepta Therapeutics … in a classic show of unusual ...
Trading the credit card wars. And the winner is…

Trading the credit card wars. And the winner is…

Mastercard and Visa go “head-to-head” in the $3 trillion dollar credit card market. Right now they offer option traders two different ...
The DOW down 8 straight days...

The DOW down 8 straight days…

Oh, no. The DOW is down 8 straight days… Is it time to panic? Sell stocks? Stop trading? No. Both ...
Stay and Play for Cash in May

Stay and Play for Cash in May

"Sell in May and go away” is the old investment adage. We stayed and traded. We may have closed fewer ...
Finding cash in all the right places...

Finding cash in all the right places…

The tech sector has been selling off since early march so we’ve broaden our trading to find income opportunities in ...
More Volatility Equals More Cash…

More Volatility Equals More Cash…

Volatility in the stock market continues…with even more wild swings in the market. That can be tough on investor’s psyche ...
Collecting Even More Cash During Market Chaos

Collecting Even More Cash During Market Chaos

Whew…I’m glad February is over. The Dow was down 1,157 points (with a couple of 1,000 swings in between). The ...
Off To A Fast Start In 2018

Off To A Fast Start In 2018

We got off to a fast start in 2018 selling weekly options in my Options Income Blueprint member service. In ...
It Was Another Good Year Selling Weekly Options

It Was Another Good Year Selling Weekly Options

We closed out December and the year with 85 winning trades out of 89 closed trades with only two losing ...
Still Collecting Warm Cash As November Winds Blow

Still Collecting Warm Cash As November Winds Blow

Cold late autumn winds and even snow blew into parts of the country in November, but we stayed nice and ...
October Was A Good Month To Be In “Chip Stocks”

October Was A Good Month To Be In “Chip Stocks”

It was a good month for chip stocks and we collected most of our profits from the continued strength in ...
The In The Money Put Pay Off

The In The Money Put Pay Off

In my “weekly paycheck” strategy, we typically sell put options with the goal of our option finishing out-of-the-money on Friday ...