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Options Trader
Basic Strategies for Big Profits in Any Market
Issues
Despite some selling pressures early last week, the indexes rebounded nicely on nearly every small dip, and by week’s end the S&P 500 had gained 1%, the Dow was mostly unchanged, and the Nasdaq had risen by 1.8%.
Recent Alerts
Open Positions
PositionDate OpenedCurrent Net Price
Puts and Calls
Buy Call LYFT

6/7/24

15.30

Buy Call ONON

5/29/24

6.40

Buy Call WMT

5/17/24

4.35

Buy Call CCJ

5/7/24

6.60

Buy Call MSOS

5/2/24

9.40

Buy Call WFC

4/23/24

5.32

Buy Call GDX

4/4/24

4.50

Buy Call FCX

3/21/24

5.90

Buy Call NVO

3/12/24

14.05

Buy Put QQQ

3/5/24

21.40

Buy Call HOOD

2/22/24

2.70

Buy Call TSM

2/13/24

13.40

Buy Call PLTR

11/3/23

3.10

Buy Put XLF

8/22/23

1.42

Covered Call Writes
PR Covered Call

2/29/24

14.54

Options Strategy
Options trading has its own vernacular. To know how to do it, you need to know what every options term means. Here are some of the basics.
Want to know how the big institutional investors use options? Here is an example of how one trader spent $132 million on three technology stocks.
A subscriber recently asked me if I keep a journal of my trades. Many traders keep journals so they can look back at their trades and evaluate what they did right and what they did wrong.
Using Options to Hedge a Portfolio


A few Cabot Options Trader subscribers have asked me about ways to protect gains in their portfolios, so I thought I would write to everyone with a couple of strategies using options to hedge your portfolio.

Options Education
Bitcoin and crypto- related securities have been the talk of the trading world for weeks as the value of these new digital currencies have skyrocketed. And with the value of the coins’ rise, there’s been massive moves in the share prices of companies that are involved.
In a Bull Risk Reversal, the investor buys the call and sells the put. It’s an ultra-bullish position as buying a call is a bullish position, and so is selling a put.
A bull risk reversal trade brought Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) to Jacob’s attention back in June. Bull risk reversals are a favorite tool for hedge funds and are just about the most bullish trade you can execute using options because both components of the trade are bullish.
Buy-Writes vs. Naked Puts