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Profit In Up and Down Markets with Options Tr

Do you know that it is possible to make money even when stocks are down or sideways?

Financial trends and news by Jason Ng
September 30, 2009 | Comments
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Do you want to be a stock market millionaire? Do you want to make millions trading comfortably from your home? If you do, then apart from profiting when stocks are up, you must be able to make a profit when stocks are down or sideways as well! That’s right. Stocks don’t just go up all the time. In fact, there are times when stocks fall very strongly. To be a stock market millionaire, you need to be able to turn a profit under all of these market conditions and not only during good bull markets!

 Yes! It is possible and easy to profit whether stocks are up, down or sideways through options trading. If the ability to trade all kinds of market conditions is the doorway to becoming a stock market millionaire, then options trading would be the very key.

In this article, I will outline some common options trading strategies with which you can profit from all kinds of markets by options trading.

Simple Option Strategies for Up Markets

Buy Call Option – You could buy the same number of equivalent stocks for a fraction of the price using call options and profit when stocks are trending upwards. If the stock should crash, you will lose only the small amount you put towards buying the option instead of the whole amount that you would have put towards buying the stock itself.

Sell Naked Put Option – Instead of buying call options, you could sell short put options thereby pocketing the entire amount you made on selling the put options if the stock should go up. This is where you play banker rather than be the “gambler”.

Bull Call Spread – A bull call spread consists of buying call options at the money and selling short out of the money call options of the same month. The benefit of this strategy is that you profit when the stock goes up and profit also when the stock stays sideways!


Simple Option Strategies for Down Markets

Buy Put Option – Instead of shorting stocks and risking a margin call, you could simply buy a put option. Buying a put option is exactly the same as buying call options except that you profit when the stock goes down instead of up.

Sell Naked Call Option – Instead of buying put options, you could sell short call options thereby pocketing the entire amount you made on selling the put options if the stock should go down.

Bear Put Spread - A bear put spread consists of buying put options at the money and selling short out of the money put options of the same month. The benefit of this strategy is that you profit when the stock goes down and profit also when the stock stays sideways!


Simple Option Strategies for UP or DOWN Markets

Straddle – A straddle consist of buying a call option and a put option at the same strike price on the same stock. This strategy allows you to profit whether the stock moves up or down and is excellent when you are certain that a stock will move greatly soon but isn’t sure which direction that may be.

Strangle – Similar concept to a straddle but buys out of the money call option and put option instead of at the money ones in order to reduce the cost of the position.


Simple Option Strategies for Sideways Markets.

Covered Call – If you are holding on to a stock that is moving sideways, you could collect “rental” out of it by selling the call option of that stock month after month and pocket the whole amount of the sale should the stock remain sideways.

Short Straddle – Instead of buying call options and put options as described above in a Straddle, you would sell short them instead. In this way, you create an option position which profits when the stock remains sideways.


Are you amazed now at how easy it is to profit in any kind of market conditions through options trading? These are only very few of the many more option trading strategies that you can use to your specific portfolio needs.  Click for more free <a href="http://www.optiontradingpedia.com/options_strategy_library.htm">Options Strategies</a>.

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