As of 01/24/2020
  Indus: 28,990 -170.36 -0.6%  
  Trans: 11,060 -83.58 -0.8%  
  Utils: 932 +3.37 +0.4%  
  Nasdaq: 9,315 -87.57 -0.9%  
  S&P 500: 3,295 -30.07 -0.9%  
YTD
 +1.6%  
 +1.5%  
 +6.0%  
 +3.8%  
 +2.0%  
  Targets    Overview: 01/14/2020  
  Up arrow29,500 or 28,300 by 02/01/2020
  Up arrow11,500 or 10,700 by 02/01/2020
  Up arrow1,025 or 900 by 02/01/2020
  Up arrow9,600 or 8,900 by 02/01/2020
  Up arrow3,350 or 3,200 by 02/01/2020
As of 01/24/2020
  Indus: 28,990 -170.36 -0.6%  
  Trans: 11,060 -83.58 -0.8%  
  Utils: 932 +3.37 +0.4%  
  Nasdaq: 9,315 -87.57 -0.9%  
  S&P 500: 3,295 -30.07 -0.9%  
YTD
 +1.6%  
 +1.5%  
 +6.0%  
 +3.8%  
 +2.0%  
  Targets    Overview: 01/14/2020  
  Up arrow29,500 or 28,300 by 02/01/2020
  Up arrow11,500 or 10,700 by 02/01/2020
  Up arrow1,025 or 900 by 02/01/2020
  Up arrow9,600 or 8,900 by 02/01/2020
  Up arrow3,350 or 3,200 by 02/01/2020

Bulkowski's Option Trading Tips

 

I was reading an Active Trader magazine interview (December 2008) of Bill Greenwalt, manager of the Aspen Private Capital fund, by David Bukey and I wanted to share some of his option tips.

Greenwalt studied economics at UCLA and then started selling real estate in 1972. He founded a company that bought and managed apartment buildings. Then in 1992, he co-founded Mortgage Technology Inc, which is a mortgage brokerage, that he ran until 2006.

In the mid 90s, he began trading covered calls and eventually helped run Rainmaker Partners, which was an options program that opened in mid 2001. The Rainmaker fund ran into trouble after 9/11 when the fund sold option strangles, out of the money puts and calls on the S&P 500. In a calm market, you can clean up, but lose money if the market trends strongly in one direction (because the short options are uncovered). His head trader made a wrong call in July 2002, sending the fund down 20%. He shut down the fund and reevaluated, then started trading again in December 2002.

 

Option Trading Tips from Greenwalt

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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