Explore Your Options by Jay Kaeppel
I am looking for a conservative way to trade options. I read recently about the “buy/write” strategy—that is, buying shares of stock and simultaneously selling a call option against it. Is this a useful strategy? Or is there a better alternative?
One thing to know about option trading is that there are no “definitive answers” to questions like this. Mostly, there is deciding which objective(s) you are trying to achieve and then crafting a position that can achieve that/those objective(s)—while keeping risk at an acceptable level ...