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Diagonal Spreads Portfolio

This strategy works similarly to a covered call, except we substitute a cheaper long-dated in-the-money call option for the long stock position. This allows us to achieve a greater rate of return, while still being profitable if the stock rises, goes sideways or even slips a little bit.

  • $49 Monthly
  • $125 Quarterly
  • $440 Yearly

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Strategy Details

Our analysts create simulated covered calls by selling a short-term call while simultaneously buying a long-term call at a lower strike price. The goal for these trades is to generate a 25 to 30% annualized return. By changing the number of contracts to keep similar dollar amounts invested in each position, we add an additional level of diversification to this portfolio.

Ideal Result

In the best case-scenario, your sold calls are in-the-money during the week before expiration. In that case our analysts will often be able to exit the position for a larger profit than we originally targeted. To do this, you buy back your sold calls and sell our long-term call for a net credit. When we exit these trades early, the credit will generally be larger than the difference between the strike prices of our options.


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