Alan Ellman


The Blue Collar Investor Corp.

  • Author of 7 Best-Selling Books on Stocks and Options
  • Educational Contributor to Nasdaq.com
  • Series-65 Investment Advisor License Holder

About Alan

Dr. Ellman is President of The Blue Collar Investor Corp and author of best-selling books on covered call writing and selling puts. His 4th book, Stock Investing for Students, is now required reading at several colleges. He has also produced several video courses published hundreds of articles and videos on this subject. Alan has been a frequent guest on financial forums such as the Options Industry Council's Wide World of Options and The Money Answers Radio program. He is also a national speaker for The Money Show, the Options Industry Council and the American Association of Individual Investors. Alan has also completed the Series 65-Investment Advisor Rep requirements.

Alan's Articles

Covered-call writing is associated with two legs: we are long the stock and short the call option, explains Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
The Poor Man’s Covered Call (PMCC) is a covered-call-writing-like strategy where deep in-the-money LEAPS options are used in lieu of long stock positions, explains Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
One of our covered-call writing exit strategies is rolling-out-and-up, explains Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
Our covered-call writing and put-selling positions can be radically impacted by corporate events, explains Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.

Alan's Videos

Dr. Alan Ellman will share the actual trades made in his brokerage accounts, explain the rationale of these trades, and share his results. These returns will be compared to that of the S&P 500 highlighting the benefit of lowering our cost-basis when we sell options and the critical need to master the skill of position management. The strategies used during this market aberration can be implemented in all market scenarios but are especially important in high-volatility environments.
Alan Ellman discusses his philosophy for creating options strategies based on the underlying market conditions.
Alan Ellman explains how to sell a covered call without losing your underlying stock.
One of the most important elements of option trading is selecting the right strike price. It is important to know the moneyness of your option.

Alan's Books

Alan Ellman

Selling Cash-Secured Puts: Investing to Generate Monthly Cash Flow

Using stocks and stock options to develop a low-risk, wealth-building strategy for retail investors. Selling puts is a strategy similar to, but not precisely the same as, covered call writing. Mastering either strategy is a huge opportunity for retail investors to secure our financial futures. Mastering both will allow us focus in on the best investment choices depending on market conditions and personal risk tolerance
Alan Ellman

Complete Encyclopedia for Covered Call Writing "Classic Edition"

Alan Ellman’s Encyclopedia for Covered Call Writing covers option trading basics, stock fundamental and technical analysis, exit strategies, investment basics, option calculations and much more.
Alan Ellman

Stock Investing For Students - A Plan to Get Rich Slowly and Retire Young

Self-investing starting at a young age can ensure a successful financial future and an early and comfortable retirement.