About

Dr. Alan Ellman is president of The Blue Collar Investor Corp and author of four best-selling books on the subject of covered call writing. His 4th book, Stock Investing For Students, is now required reading at The University of Maryland. His fifth publication, Selling Cash-Secured Puts has also become a best-seller. He has also produced several DVD educational programs of this subject. Over the past few years, Dr. Ellman has been a frequent guest on financial forums such as the Options Industry Council's Wide World of Options and is also a national speaker for The MoneyShow, the Traders Expo, and the American Association of Individual Investors. He writes weekly articles for his award-winning blog as well as various financial publications in the US and abroad. Dr. Ellman wears many hats as he is also a retired General Dentist, a licensed real estate salesperson, a certified personal trainer, and has successfully completed the Series 65-Investment Advisor Rep requirements.


Content from Alan Ellman

How to Become a Better Options Trader by Rolling Up Contracts
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For the benefit of all option traders, Alan Ellman of thebluecollarinvestor.com, highlights an exit strategy that is u…

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The Options Exit Strategy That Requires Locating a New Stock
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For the benefit of all traders new to the world of options, Alan Ellman of TheBlueCollarInvestor.com highlights a posit…

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The PutWrite Index: Pluses and Minuses
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In regards to the CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Index, Alan Ellman of TheBlueCollarInvestor.com points out that this is an…

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Market Conditions, Gold ETFs, and the 3 Required Skills for Option Selling
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Current market conditions have been challenging (yet manageable) to those who have achieved the three required skills …

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What Makes Covered Call Writing Different from Bernie Madoff's Notorious Strategy?
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Alan Ellman of TheBlueCollarInvestor.com illustrates that Madoff’s strategy—split strike conversion—a…

 
Delta and Declining Stocks: Comparing Covered Call Writing and Put-Selling
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While covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts are similar options strategies, Alan Ellman of TheBlueCollarIn…

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What Is Beta-Weighting?
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Market movement plays a major role in stock and options selections as well as position management choices, so Alan Ellm…

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Mechanics of LEAPS
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As a follow-up to his previous article, Alan Ellman, of TheBlueCollarInvestor.com, goes into further detail regardin…