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An Option Strategy on Micron Technology

12/04/2014 This is the twelfth of a series of articles relating to enhancing investment income through the sale of options. Our thesis is that the most favorable opportunities in this regard are based on the sale of “out-of-the-money” covered call and/or cash covered puts on stocks with a market capitalization of above $10 billion, good near-term share-earnings growth prospects, and relatively attractive valuations.
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An Option Strategy on Apple Inc.

04/24/2014 Helped by a 7% increase, year to year, of its shipments of iPhones in the fiscal 2014 first (December) quarter, Apple (AAPL) appears set to return to an earnings-growth mode.
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An Option Strategy on The Blackstone Group, LP

12/04/2013 The Blackstone Group (BX) is a leading global alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services with assets under management (AUM) of $248 billion at September 30, 2013. The partnership’s businesses include the creation and management of private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, credit-focused funds, and collateralized debt obligation vehicles.
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Buying Naked Puts

03/07/2013 No matter how bullish the stock market may look at a particular time, you should always diversify your portfolio with a few uncovered (or "naked") put purchases. In this report, we offer advice on how to pick the puts that are right for you.
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A Refresher Course on Our Old Screener

05/14/2012 This week, we offer a refresher course on our Options Screener (Old Version). Since we introduced this product in early 2003, it has greatly enhanced the user-friendliness and flexibility of our service.
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Understanding Our Volatility Forecasts

03/01/2012 We are proud to say that we are the only options service available to retail investors that provides state-of-the art volatility forecasts on virtually the entire equity options market (2,500 + common stocks). These volatility forecasts are important, because they tell you whether an option is favorably priced for a particular strategy.
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Options / Analyst Ideas

Screening for Stocks and Options

02/06/2012 Many of our option subscribers also have access to the Value Line Investment Survey online and to its Stock Screener. What these subscribers may not know is that they can use this Stock Screener to select a list of stocks and then automatically transfer their selections to our Option Screener.
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An Option Strategy on International Business Machines

12/12/2011 This week’s spotlight for option opportunities looks at International Business Machines (IBM), whose earnings for 2011  are now estimated by Value Line analyst Theresa Brophy at $12.95 a share, which would be an increase of somewhat over 12%.

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September Quarter Option Rank Performance - November 14, 2011

11/14/2011 This week, we review the performance of our option and covered call ranks for our September quarter evaluation period, which ended 9/27/2011.  This definitely was a good time to be “long volatility” (and, hopefully, to be a subscriber to our service).
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