Beginners Guide Beyond Stocks: Options Selling-Basic Strategies for Individual Investors
Have you considered learning some stock options trading strategies? Lately the stock market seems like a very scary and volatile place for individual investors. Wall Street professionals are paid to worry about the constant and frequent gyrations of the market, but for the rest of us, we just want to invest our hard-earned savings in ways that grow over our working lifetime, outpaces inflation, and provides a decent return on investment. In the past, I have spent money trying to time the market, and to "swing for the fences" with my investments only to now simplify. There are numerous options strategies for every level of sophistication, and for every market condition, but I have found that there are three (3) basic stock, equity, and ETF options selling strategies that every individual investor should know: the covered call, the cash-secured put, and the bull put spread.