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Credit Spreads & Iron Condors During Low Volatility Periods

From time to time, the markets will begin a period of unusually low volatility. When this occurs, it can be more difficult to identify attractive income-generating credit spread trades that meet “The Monthly Income Machine” premium requirement at the strike prices the prescribed distance from the underlying stock, ETF, or index. So let me weigh […]

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Credit Spread Income: Take Profit Early or Wait Until Expiration?

As it should be, the main trade management focus of “The Monthly Income Machine” is on properly handling the occasional position going the wrong way. But we should also consider the pleasant matter of what to do with the winners – allow them to expire worthless so that we realize the entire trade profit, or […]

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Credit Spreads – Managing Headline Risks

Often, the markets themselves provide the best reminders of why we need to use all of the “Monthly Income Machine” entry rules when establishing our income-generating credit spreads and Iron Condors. Now one of the many advantages that credit spreads offer includes the fact that they are essentially non-directional – i.e. we don’t care if […]

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Options-Friendly Brokerage: It’s Not Just What You Do; Where You Do it Matters… a Lot!

Options-Friendly Brokerage: It’s Not Just What You Do; Where You Do it Matters… a Lot!

The information that follows will definitely mean a great deal to you in terms of your Return on Investment (ROI), especially if you are using The Monthly Income Machine™ credit spread strategy and/or my conservative enhanced-return strategies for stocks you already own. For Perspective The purpose of SaferTrader.com is to help investors wanting monthly income […]

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SPY vs. SPX Options: Pros and Cons of ETF vs. Index Options

After 30 years as a stock broker/manager and market educator, I know of no better way to safely generate substantial monthly income (up to 8-10%/month) than through the specialized technique detailed in the book “The Monthly Income Machine” That said, the entry and exit “rules” for these income trades differ somewhat depending on whether you […]

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