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333 Back Spread w/Calls Image
Back Spread with Calls This is an interesting and unusual strategy. Essentially, you’re selling an at-the-money short call spread in order to help pay for the extra out-of-the-money long call at strike B. Ideally, you...

352 Back Spread w/Puts Image
Back Spread with Puts This is an interesting and unusual strategy. Essentially, you’re selling an at-the-money short put spread in order to help pay for the extra out-of-the-money long put at strike A. Ideally, you want...

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Buy Corporate Bond The Strategy As the name implies, corporate bonds are issued by companies - usually large, publicly traded ones. The company borrows money from investors to fund business initiatives like buying new...

1334 Buy Growth Mutual Funds
Buy Growth Mutual Fund Growth mutual funds, as the name implies, invest in “growth stocks”. A growth stock is typically a younger, burgeoning company with earnings or revenue that’s growing faster than the average firm....

534 Buy Index Mutual Fund
Buy Index Mutual Funds An index mutual fund is typically comprised of most or all of the stocks that make up a particular index. The reason to own an index mutual fund is to take advantage of broad-based bullish activity...

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Buy Municipal Bond Municipal bonds (also known as “munis”) are issued by states, cities, counties and other governmental entities below the federal level in order to raise money for public improvements like highways,...

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Buy Treasury Bond Treasury bonds – also known as “Treasuries” or “T-Bonds” is the umbrella term for different types of bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury. Treasuries come in three main types based on the time...

1350 Buy Value Mutual Fund
Buy Value Mutual Fund Value mutual funds seek out stocks that the fund management considers undervalued by the marketplace – good bargains at current prices. Typically, this involves using fundamental analysis to examine...

215 Cash-secured Put
Cash-Secured Puts A put option gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to sell the underlying stock at a given price for a given period of time. Put sellers earn a premium in exchange for taking on an...

404 Christmas Tree Butterfly w/ Calls Image
Christmas Tree Butterfly with Calls You can think of this strategy as simultaneously buying one long call spread with strikes A and C and selling two short call spreads with strikes C and D. Because the long call spread skips over...

405 Christmas tree bfly w/Puts image
Christmas Tree Butterfly with Puts You can think of this strategy as simultaneously buying one long put spread with strikes D and B and selling two bear put spreads with strikes B and A. Because the long put spread skips over strike C...

216 Collar Image
Collar You can think of a collar as simultaneously running a protective put and a covered call. Some investors think this is a sexy trade because the covered call helps to pay for the protective put. So...

node 212 covered call
Covered Call The Strategy Selling the call obligates you to sell stock you already own at strike price A if the option is assigned. Some investors will run this strategy after they’ve already seen nice gains...

336 Diagonal Spread w/ Puts Image
Diagonal Put Spread You can think of this as a two-step strategy. It’s a cross between a long calendar spread with puts and a short put spread. It starts out as a time decay play. Then once you sell a second put with...

395 Diagonal Spread w/ Calls Image
Diagonal Spread with Calls You can think of this as a two-step strategy. It’s a cross between a long calendar call spread and a short call spread. It starts out as a time decay play. Then once you sell a second call with...

419 Double Diagonal Image
Double Diagonal At the outset of this strategy, you’re simultaneously running a diagonal call spread and a diagonal put spread. Both of those strategies are time-decay plays. You’re taking advantage of...

219 Fig Leaf Image
Fig Leaf This strategy acts like a covered call but uses a LEAPS call as a surrogate for owning the stock. Though the two plays are similar, managing options with two different expiration dates makes a...

417 Front Spread w/ Calls Image
Front Spread with Calls Buying the call gives you the right to buy stock at strike price A. Selling the two calls gives you the obligation to sell stock at strike price B if the options are assigned. This strategy enables...

418 Front Spread w/ Puts
Front Spread with Puts Buying the put gives you the right to sell stock at strike price B. Selling the two puts gives you the obligation to buy stock at strike price A if the options are assigned. This strategy enables you...

402 Inverse Skip Strike Butterfly w/ Calls Image
Inverse Skip Strike Butterfly with Calls You can think of this strategy as a back spread with calls with a twist. Instead of simply running a back spread with calls (sell one call, buy two calls), selling the extra call at strike D helps to...