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Hamish Maertens, CEO and founder of Option Generator AM, provides crystal clear analyses on selecting quality companies and combining these with option selling strategies. For a select group of Belgian clients, he offers wealth management solutions following the proven methodology of generating ... more


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Risk Management: Introduction To (Beta-Weighted) Delta
Beta-weighting delta is a number that tells us as to how much our portfolio would move up if the index moved up 1 point -- or how much our portfolio would move down if the index lost 1 point.
Asset Management Performance Update, July 2020
Given the Covid-19 crisis, we continue to favor software and healthcare companies as their balance sheets and cash flows remain rock-solid.
Volatility Risk When Utilizing Options
History has shown the benefit of selling options (especially in a covered way, not via naked positions) because implied volatility tends to be overstated in the short run (for example on a monthly basis).
Developing A Strategic Investing Approach
Creating consistency in your returns automatically leads to better results.
EC Impact Of Drawdowns And Randomness On Passive Investing Returns
We want to intentionally show the effects of a drawdown on your returns, which is of particular interest to investors nearing retirement.
Increasing Volatility Crushes Returns Of Passive Investing
Retail investors and wealthy investors putting their money into an ETF or mutual fund believe that passive buy-and-hold investing is the way to go, thinking a more different approach will kill their returns.
Portfolio Tactics: Analyzing Risk When Rolling Your Covered Calls
We need to figure out what returns we can generate per unit of risk. It's the combination of putting various strategies together that makes our methodology work.
What To Watch Out For In Option Strategies
We believe that the real edge lies in high-probability option strategies, but the gap between choosing naked and covered positions is huge.
Why Selling In-The-Money Covered Calls Is A Great Strategy
After discussion how to play defense with covered option selling strategies, it's time to take a look at an example showing the true power of in-the-money covered call writing.
How Option Strategies Can Be A Great Substitute For Bonds
The coronavirus crisis has pushed conservative investors into so-called "safe" assets like bonds and gold, but the real question is whether that makes sense.
4 Long-Term Buying Opportunities In The Midst Of Elevated Volatility
There's a clear edge for buying equities into VIX-strength.
Buying Puts: Waste Of Your Money Or Crucial To Survive? - Part 2
Hedging your portfolio by utilizing long puts on the Eurostoxx-50 turns out to be a successful strategy in conjunction with traditional buy and hold investing, not to mention the covered call premiums we can collect on our long-term leaders.
Buying Puts: Waste Of Your Money Or Crucial To Survive? - Part 1
The VIX is difficult product to read, especially during uncertain times like we witness right now.
Selling Weekly In-The-Money Puts To Enter Covered Call Positions
Cash-secured puts are utilized best to buy a stock at a discount in the short term. Also, in-the-money short puts (synthetically long stock) are appropriate to circumnavigate dividend withholding taxes.
Why Aren't In-The-Money Covered Calls Immediately Exercised?
Why would the call buyer opt for early exercise? It is rare because option holders have control of the contract obligations up to contract expiration.
Markets Tumble: Why Selling In-The-Money Covered Calls Beats The Market Right Now
The market took a serious beating last week. In this article I explain what new investors and conservative investors should do in order to generate a juicy return while enjoying downside risk protection in case of an escalating downturn.
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