Monthly Archives: September 2006

DJIA – Stock Price Resistance

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. Read more »

Bond ETF Calendar Call Spreads – Sept. 06

In a recent article, “Bond ETFs, Calendar Calls and the Business Cycle“, we analyzed a Bond ETF calendar calls spread strategy. We will analyze the strategy once again for stock options expiration in September 2006. Read more »

Bear’s are After the Homebuilders

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. Read more »

Recession Proof Calendar Call Spreads: Sept. 2006

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. Read more »

Recession Proof Covered Call Strategy: Sept. 2006

In a previous article, Recession Proof Covered Call Investment Strategy , we outlined a covered call investing strategy focusing on “recession proof” stocks. This strategy exhibited great results for the months of June, July and August returning +3.8%, +4.4% and 4.5%, respectively. Read more »

Company Earnings and Stock Options Straddle

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. Read more »

Bond ETFs, Calendar Calls and the Business Cycle

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). Read more »

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