Dbeanman
Hi everyone, 

What are your thoughts on trading options VS stocks using the AGL strategy? 

I still don't know the ins and outs of options but from what I've gathered it may be worth considering. 

With options we would have a few benefits:
  • More breathing room, our stops would not be triggered quite so easily. If the option did get to the point you felt you needed to discard it you could sell and still not loose 100% of the investment. 
  • Minimized risk. If the stock gaps down or the market crashed you would only loose the value of the option. You could also sell it and get some of your money back which is typically much less then the 5,10,20,30k you may have sunken into an stock. 
  • Buying power - we could make HUGE profits with the same dollar ammount. Obviously, the same would hold true in terms of increased risk. 
Thoughts? Are there benefits to stocks over options? 
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AbovetheGreenLine
When Buying Options, 3 things can happen & 2 are BAD. (investment goes your way, Investments goes wrong way, Investment goes sideways).

Avoid paying TIME Premium on any Investment, or only Buy Deep in the Money Options.

Selling Options, 3 things can happen & 2 are GOOD.  
Good trading, and tell your friends!
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garyleto
I sell options with great success and lower risk. It's worth learning.
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AbovetheGreenLine
Thanks for your input, Gary...

Selling options can work well when the Investment is in the Red Zone.
Good trading, and tell your friends!
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