All Articles by Lee Lowell

  • Market Update and Friday Q&A

    August 15, 2014

    So the markets have definitely reversed course and have begun their move back higher after last week’s selloff.

  • Market Update and Thursday Q&A

    August 7, 2014

    As we can see, all it takes is a bit of a market decline to allow put option values to pop back up in price, making a handful of our positions viable again.

  • Trade Update

    August 4, 2014

    If you have not placed your order yet, you can still get filled at favorable prices.

  • New Trade!

    August 1, 2014

    We had a nice pullback yesterday that took some air out of this rally, but in my opinion, we need to see some more.

  • Market Update and Friday Q&A

    July 25, 2014

    Not much to report this week… The market has continued on its upward path, although it has come off a bit today.

  • New Trade

    July 10, 2014

    Let’s take advantage of this blip lower in the market and enter a new trade.

  • Friday Q&A

    June 27, 2014

    I’ll be on the road again next week, but I’ll have my computer with me, so if anything major happens, I’ll be on it! But for now, let’s get into our Friday Q&A…

  • New Trade!

    June 20, 2014

    Hundreds of contracts traded at our price on the buyback order we placed yesterday, giving us an official fill at $0.06 per contract…

  • Profit time!

    June 19, 2014

    With the markets continuing on with their unabated runs higher, put option prices are going down.

  • Market Update and Friday Q&A

    June 13, 2014

    I’m still wary of the market up here, considering that… in my opinion, the U.S. economy doesn’t warrant these impressive stock moves.

  • Friday Q&A

    June 6, 2014

    So what’s happening in the trading world? Well, another week, and another round of all-time new highs for various market indices.

  • Trade Update and Q&A

    June 3, 2014

    When we feel that a stock is getting too close to the strike price, or the stock price has moved too far below the strike price, we can salvage the trade by rolling the current put option position.

  • Friday Q&A

    May 23, 2014

    Selling put options is an income-producing strategy first and foremost, and gaining the opportunity to buy quality stocks at cheap prices, the second layer.

  • Trade Update

    May 22, 2014

    There’s no need to try to grab those last few pennies, especially when there’s months to go before expiration. It’s just smart trading.

  • Profit Time!

    May 21, 2014

    I’ve wanted to take profits on this position for a week now, but the stock price has dropped every day over the last six sessions.

  • Trade Update and Friday Q&A

    May 16, 2014

    No one knows for certain where the stock will be on expiration day, so there’s not much incentive to exercise the options until that day.

  • New Trade!

    May 15, 2014

    But lowering prices doesn’t necessarily spell doom and bankruptcy for a company like this. Far from it, especially since they operate on good profit margins.

  • Friday Q&A

    May 9, 2014

    Lee Lowell answers members’ questions in this week’s Friday Q&A column.

  • Market Update and Friday Q&A

    May 2, 2014

    Although I don’t believe the U.S. economy is truly reflective of the good times in the market, there’s no fighting the trend at the moment. If stocks want to keep going up, then so be it.

  • Market Update and IMT Fundamentals

    April 24, 2014

    I want to take some time to quickly give my assessment on what’s happening in the market currently, and then go over some finer points on the reasons why put option selling is so incredibly profitable and why we take full advantage of it at IMT.

  • Trade Update

    April 14, 2014

    The one drawback to this trade so far has been the lack of time allowed for others to enter, as it only took about 30 minutes for the put option price to move below my recommended sell price.