Options Strategies to Generate Income in Your Portfolio

We previously shared an article by Steven Sears, who writes The Striking Price column for Barron’s. It was the first of a two-part series to help the novice investor get a clear-and-concise, straight forward description on the basics of options trading. The first part of his series was on the basics of buying options. The second part of his series was on the basics of selling options in order to generate income in your portfolio. It is a very well written piece and is definitely worth reading for someone brand new to equity options.

Afterwards if you desire a deeper dive into these concepts, please check out our series of articles for Stock Traders who want to use options to gain a potential competitive edge:

Options 101 For Stock Traders– What Are Options?

Options 102 For Stock Traders – Generating Income From Your Shares

Options 103 For Stock Traders – Buying Stock at a Discount


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