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Justin Kuepper

Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) have become a popular way for investors to reach every corner of the market, enabling them to achieve broad diversification by purchasing a single U.S.-traded security. Those looking to enhance their ETF trading may want to take a look at equity/stock option strategies to help control risks and/or leverage profits [see ETF Call And Put Options Explained].

In this article, we’ll take a look at how ETF investors can use the bull call spread strategy to profit from modest upside, while limiting maximum potential losses.

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Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) have become a very valuable tool for investors seeking exposure to all corners of the market. While they provide diversified exposure in a single U.S.-traded security, equity options can be used in conjunction with ETFs to create more complex trading strategies designed to achieve specific goals or targeted strategies [see also ETF Call And Put Options Explained].

In this article, we’ll take a look at how bear put spreads can be used to place a controlled bearish bet on an ETF’s direction.

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Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) have become an invaluable tool for investors looking for exposure to every corner of the market. While ETFs provide investors with diversified exposure, stock options are a great way to further hone their effectiveness. In this article, we’ll take a look at how one such strategy can be used to capitalize on […]

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Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) provide an easy way for investors to gain access to nearly any country or asset class. In addition to providing diversified exposure in a single U.S.-traded security, ETFs are equities themselves that may have options available to trade. These options open up the door for investors to create additional highly targeted strategies [see […]

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Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) provide investors with a great way to invest in a wide variety of assets and reach even the most obscure corners of the market. Stock options can help improve upon these strategies by better controlling risks to reward profiles, making them an invaluable tool for any ETF investor. In this article, we’ll […]

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Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) are an attractive way for investors to easily gain exposure to specific countries, sectors, industries or asset classes. Just like equities, many ETFs have options that can be bought or sold on them, enabling traders and investors to employ unique strategies to control their positions. In this article, we’ll take a look […]

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ETF Collar Options Strategy Explained

by on April 29, 2013 | Updated May 2, 2013

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have enabled investors to quickly and easily capitalize on opportunities around the world. Stock options can help enhance these strategies by effectively controlling upside potential and downside risk. In this article, we’ll explore one such strategy that can help limit downside risk during times of uncertainty without any added expense [see 101 ETF […]

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Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide investors with a great way to invest like the professionals in everything from the obvious to the obscure. Using stock options, investors can build upon these strategies and better control their risk/reward profile. In this article, we’ll take a look at how protective puts can be used to hedge a long […]

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Dividend investing has become very popular over the past several years. With the U.S. Federal Reserve keeping interest rates near record lows, investors have moved out of unattractive government bonds and into high-quality, large-cap dividend paying equities. As such, Global X’s SuperDividend ETF has been one of the most population options for investors moving into dividend-paying […]

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Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) have opened the door to previously hard-to-reach corners of the global marketplace, making it easier and more cost effective for anyone with an online brokerage account to develop institutional-level strategies. Those willing to invest the time in understanding options have the opportunity to greatly expand their arsenal of tactics to include common […]

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Ultimate Guide To The Spin-Off ETF (CSD)

by on March 19, 2013 | Updated March 22, 2013

Spin-offs may be somewhat common among publicly-traded corporations, but they tend to offer uncommon returns to savvy investors. According to a 25-year study entitled “Restructuring Through Spinoffs,” published in 1993 by Penn State University, spin-offs tend to outperform peers and the S&P 500 by approximately 10% per year in the first three years after the […]

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Suppose that natural gas prices are on the rise and you’d like to capitalize. Like most retail investors, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are probably the first thing that comes to mind, as they’re a lot easier to buy than commodity contracts. So, you decide to purchase a natural gas ETF that holds natural gas futures contracts […]

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