Selling Puts

As I thought, the option I sold on Realty Income (ticker: O) got called. Let me explain what that means. I was forced by contract to sell 100 shares of O at $77.50 per share, when the stock was trading much higher. I’m not happy about getting called, but this gives me a chance to […]

Selling Calls

I’ve always loved the stock market, particularly when it pays me. Dividend stocks have been the bread and butter of my life. When I discovered I could bring in a little more money by learning to trade options, I was excited to give it a try. An option is essentially insurance on the price of […]