Using Put Options to Insure Shares

Part three of the options portfolio strategies

A lot of us traders use options for short-term directional trading. However, one of the key uses for options is to lock in prices for underlying securities, and this means that we can use options to insure the value of our optionable stocks.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017/Author: Sam Green/Number of views (88)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

The Top Five OHLC Patterns To Look For

Price bars are highly useful for determining at what price participants are willing to buy and sell, when trends might be beginning or ending, and how volatile prices are on a particular day. Identifying some of the below price bar patterns, in combination with other indicators can help traders to build a directional view on price movements.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Author: Sam Green/Number of views (3999)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4

Housing Affordability and the Budget

In the lead-up, it was parroted as a budget for housing affordability, but the Australian Government Budget 2017 has now been released, and it seems that potential first home buyers have been fed another line. ... read more
Wednesday, May 10, 2017/Author: Sam Green/Number of views (271)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5

Covered Call Strategy

Part two of the options portfolio strategies.

In this series I cover portfolio option strategies, or options strategies that can be used to enhance a share portfolio by generating income, insuring or hedging value, and locking in prices. ... read more
Wednesday, May 3, 2017/Author: Sam Green/Number of views (272)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Using Sold Puts to Acquire Stock

Part of a series on portfolio strategies

I often get asked about using options to enhance share portfolio strategies, and one of my favourite examples of this is using a sold put to acquire stock.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017/Author: Sam Green/Number of views (358)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

U.S. Stocks Have Rallied Impressively Since the Election - But Will Earnings Catch Up?

Since the US presidential election in November, the US S&P 500 index of America’s largest companies is up by over 12%. The Dow 30 is up by more than 14%.

Whilst some have attributed the rise to investors responding positively to Trump’s policy proposals, the reality is that a combination of factors have conspired to lead US markets higher.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017/Author: Sam Green/Number of views (224)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Safe Havens on the Rise as Investors Fret Over Geopolitics

Last Thursday two US ships launched cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase, in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack. ... read more
Wednesday, April 12, 2017/Author: Sam Green/Number of views (262)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Hazelwood Power Station goes offline

Opened in 1971, the Hazelwood power station shut off its last brown coal powered turbines this morning.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017/Author: Sam Green/Number of views (373)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

RBA Governor talks up the Australian economy

RBA Governor Philip Lowe expects Australian GDP growth of around 3% in the next couple of years.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017/Author: Sam Green/Number of views (297)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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