The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been flirting with all-time record highs the last several days. In this situation, a bear call credit spreads stock options position may be a good strategy to consider.
Monthly Archives: September 2006
The real estate market and the homebuilders in particular have been enjoying a big party over the last few years as a result of interest rates being at historic low levels. Low interest rates allow more buyers to purchase a home, thereby increasing demand and price.
In a previous article, “Recession Proof Calendar Call Spread Strategy “, we outlined a “recession proof” calendar call spread investment strategy. Using the recession proof stock symbols and PowerOptions new SmartHistoryXL options back testing tool we analyzed the results of a calendar options spreads strategy by searching for and selecting positions on August 21, 2006.
In at least one way, the stock market is similar to flying an airplane, a tedious and boring long period of time followed by a very chaotic and stressful short period of time. A lot of the stock market’s chaotic moments are a result of companies reporting their quarterly earnings.
With the U.S. Federal Reserve recently taking a pause in increasing short-term interest rates, a stock options strategy to consider for a future date is calendar calls spread stock options with positions in bond fund ETFs. We will consider longer-term bond fund ETFs, in particular we will consider the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT).