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Covered Calls and LEAPS -- A Wealth Option: A Guide for Generating Extraordinary Monthly Income

ISBN: 978-0-470-04470-4
240 pages
November 2006
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In this one-of-a-kind "how-to" guide, Joseph Hooper and Aaron Zalewski provide step-by-step instructions for generating large monthly cash returns from almost any stock investment—while at the same time decreasing the risk of stock ownership. Filled with in-depth insights and proven techniques, this book is the definitive, rule-based guide to covered calls and calendar LEAPS spreads.
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Foreword vii

Preface ix

CHAPTER 1 An Introduction to Options 1

PART I Covered Calls 21

CHAPTER 2 An Introduction to Covered Calls 23

CHAPTER 3 Entering New Covered Call Positions 33

CHAPTER 4 Management Rules 59

CHAPTER 5 Defensive Techniques 75

PART II Calendar LEAPS Spreads 115

CHAPTER 6 An Introduction to Calendar LEAPS Spreads 117

CHAPTER 7 Entering New LEAPS Positions 123

CHAPTER 8 Management Rules 147

CHAPTER 9 Defensive Techniques 165

CONCLUSION How to Move Forward 177

APPENDIX A Quick Reference Guide 179

APPENDIX B Foreign Exchange Risk 197

APPENDIX C Brokerages and Order Types 201

APPENDIX D Using ETFs and HOLDRs for Diversification 205

APPENDIX E Compound Stock Earnings Support Services 207

Glossary 211

Disclaimer and Legal Information 217

About the DVD 221

Index 223

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Joseph Hooper has been a property developer, stockbroker, and bank owner. He is the founder of Compound Stock Earnings and is now a financial educator, radio talk show host, and one of the world's foremost experts on covered calls. In the early 1980s, Hooper formed a bank holding company, purchased banks, directed their operations, and then sold them in the early 1990s. Later, he joined Merrill Lynch as a private client advisor, using his covered calls technique for client accounts.

Aaron Zalewski has a background in the finance industry, where he worked as an analyst within the investment banking industry. Zalewski left that profession to pursue a career as a full-time investor and is now Director at Compound Stock Earnings. He also cohosts Compound Stock Earnings' weekly financial talk-back radio program, Unconventional Wi$dom—The CSE Investment Show.

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