Cash-Secured Puts

Lower Margin Requirements with a Vertical Option Spread January 30, 2018 7:00 PM   |  

There is a way to turn naked options into risk-defined positions to lower the margin requirements and free up capital at the same time. The strategy: a vertical spread.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Synthetics: A Useful Accessory for Your Options Wardrobe April 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how synthetic option positions can be made by certain combinations of calls, puts and the underlying stock.

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Options Aren’t Dangerous, People Are: Debunking Four Myths April 23, 2015 5:00 AM   |  

Misconceptions hound the option market and those who’d like to elevate their trading to include option contracts. Taking that first step often hinges on shedding these four myths.

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Trading in Retirement: To Be Feared or Revered? March 18, 2015 4:00 AM   |  

If you choose to use trading as a source of retirement income, it’s important to keep in mind the risks that come along with the potential rewards.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Management
Options Lab Part 3: Trading Hunches with Bullish Strategies October 31, 2013 8:00 PM   |  

Two basic options strategies can help you be a better kind of bullish: covered calls and cash-secured puts.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
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