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Stocks look to close out busy week on the downside.
Find out how vertical spreads could change your risk profile and margin requirements.
Interested in placing your first options trade? Start with a covered call; time and price may work in your favor.
If you’re new to options trading, you may be wondering how those trades are taxed. Here’s a rundown of some potential tax pitfalls with options strategies.
Creating a diagonal call spread using a LEAPS® option as the long leg is an innovative spread strategy used by many experienced option traders, often as a lower cost alternative to a buy/write.
If you've traded stocks, there's a good chance you're at least familiar with the concept of trading options. But there's also a good chance you're not sure what that means.
Covered calls and covered puts are options trading strategies that can help manage risk with potential to increase profits and reduce losses.
Option hedging strategies can be helpful if you’re already hedged when the bear market arrives. But what can you do once it’s already here?
Establish a spread on your entire portfolio using S&P 500® Index put options for downside protection.
Whether it’s stock options, restricted stock, an employee stock purchase plan, or some other form of equity compensation, most companies offer this vital benefit to employees. But once you have it, what should you do with it?
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