Options can be powerful investing instruments to help generate income, manage risk, and trade volatility. Beginner strategies, such as buying and selling options, demonstrate how these securities provide dynamic alternatives to traditional investments. More advanced strategies offer unique and tactical ways to capitalize on trends in the market. This series of Viewpoints can help you find an options trading strategy that aligns with your market outlook, no matter your experience level.
|Protect your profits
Learn how put options can help protect your gains.
If you trade options, the smaller contract of a mini option might make sense.
|LEAPS and bounds
An options strategy for short-term traders and longer-term investors.
You can potentially earn upfront income by selling options—but there are significant risks.
|How to sell covered calls
This strategy can help you potentially generate income on stocks you own, but again there are risks.
|A covered call option
Generate the same profit potential as a covered call, without owning the underlying stock.
The power of delta
Learn how this Greek can help you assess the probability of making a profit.