The Ins and Outs of Selling Options

In the world of buying and selling stock options, choices are made in regards to which strategy is best when considering a trade. If an investor is bullish, she can buy a call or sell a put, whereas if she…
Why Options Trading Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Buying stocks is almost always a less risky strategy than buying options. When you buy a stock, you are making an investment in a company and you can hold that investment indefinitely. You own a piece of the company for as…
Google Stock Price Too Expensive for You? Try Options

Investing in a stock generally requires you to pay the share price multiplied by the number of shares bought. If you wanted 100 shares of Google (GOOG), now Alphabet Inc., it would cost around $108,000 (100 * $1080.00) as of March…
10 Traits of a Successful Options Trader

Options are one of the most versatile instruments in the financial markets. Their flexibility allows you to leverage your position to boost returns, manage risk by using them for hedging, or to make profit from upside, downside and sideways movement in…
Why Chip Stocks Will Keep Rising

(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager. He and his clients own shares of SWKS.) Chipmaker stocks could rise further based on the latest North American billings data for January, which jumped by 27.2 percent…