Category Archives: Stock Option Advisory

Investing “Back-to-the-Future”

Ever say to yourself, “I wonder how well my option strategy would work if it had been used over the last year, two years, etc.?”  Well, at PowerOptions, we asked the same question and then developed an option “back-testing” tools to answer the question – and we also got a patent for the technology.  The details of the patent can be viewed at this link.

For example, suppose an investor wanted to know how well the Covered Call strategy would have performed over the last year using the constraints shown below:

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Income Methods that leave the Upside Open

In this video, Kurt Frankenberg (founder of RadioActive Trading)discusses a method he developed a few years ago to take premium out of the options market like you can with a covered call, but without the two biggest problems that usually go along with selling covered calls.

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PowerOptions for RadioActive Traders: 1/6/2011

During this presentation, Mike Chupka, PowerOptions Director of Education, walks investors through how to use the patented PowerOptions suite of tools for implementing RadioActive Trading techniques.

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First RadioActive Webinar of 2011: A Review of the Core Principles

In the first webinar of 2011, Kurt Frankenberg gets us started us off on the right foot. In this webinar Kurt begins by focusing on the Trade Simulator Tool to show how important it is to limit your risk in order to be a successful trader. Limiting risk is the only thing we as investors can control in the market, and by using the RadioActive principles Kurt proves how you can be wrong more often than right…and still make money.

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New Weekly Options – on Stocks!

Today, June 25th, 2010, marked another new stock options investing product for investors.

Weekly options, also called short-term options or short dated options, have been available for some time on broad based market indexes: S&P 500 ($SPX), Nasdaq 100 ($NDX) and Russell 2000 ($RUT) for example. Earlier this month weekly options were released for certain ETFs: SPY, QQQQ, DIA and IWM. Today weekly options were released on four popular stocks:
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Trade Iron Condor for $OEX Same as for $XEO?

At PowerOptions, we receive a lot of really good stock options related questions from our customers. A question we recently received related to our PowerOptionsApplied newsletter service was “can I trade your Iron Condors for $OEX just the same as for $XEO?”
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Double Diagonal Stock Options Strategy

Double Diagonal – Neutral Strategy

The Double Diagonal is a neutral stock options strategy. The Double Diagonal strategy is similar to an Iron Condor and can be considered a combination of a Calendar Call spread and a Calendar Put spread.

The Calendar Put spread portion of the Double Diagonal is entered by selling an out-of-the-money put option and purchasing a further out-of-the-money put option having an option expiration further out in time.
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FTC Crackdown on Blogs

Journalists have long been required to disclose relationships with any sponsors, as well as any endorsements or compensation they receive for their articles and reviews. The same has not been true for bloggers, until now.

When the new FTC Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising come into effect on December 1, 2009, bloggers reviewing commercial products will be held to the same standards as mass media journalists and advertisers. Any blogger who has received commercial product, including free samples, must disclose this fact.
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What’s Up With Citrix Systems Call Options?

Citrix Systems (CTXS) call option volume was up yesterday and the company’s stock price was down about 4%.

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What’s up with Akamai?

Akamai’s (AKAM) call option volume was out of the ordinary yesterday. Akamai’s stock price was up a little over 3% yesterday as well.

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