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Alan Ellman

President,

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 bestselling books on covered call writing and selling puts. His 4th book, Stock Investing for Students, is now a required reading at several colleges. He has also produced several video courses and 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

This video from Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor discusses the "cost for carry" advantage call options have over put options.
Using covered call writing exit strategies is an essential skillset needed to achieve the highest possible returns, states Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
This article will highlight one of the many ways we can establish a monthly covered call writing portfolio during bullish market conditions. We will utilize a hypothetical portfolio of $100k and use five different securities, three stocks, and two exchange-traded funds (ETFs), states Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
Covered call writing is a low-risk cash-flow strategy that can also create the potential of a second income stream when using out-of-the-money (OTM) strikes which can also produce potential income from share appreciation, states Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.

Alan's Videos

Covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts are low-risk, option-selling strategies focused on generating cash flow. Our trades can be structured to represent aggressive or defensive postures or somewhere in between. This presentation will detail how to structure our trades to decrease risk, particularly in bear and volatile market conditions while still generating significant returns. It will also be of interest to investors who have a low personal risk tolerance but still want to generate higher than risk-free returns. Both Delta (an option Greek) and implied volatility will be spotlighted, and real-life examples will be utilized to demonstrate the process of establishing these conservative trades, while still allowing us the potential to generate significant annualized returns.

Dr. Alan Ellman will share how to consistently beat the marketing using his CEO strategy: combining ETFs with stock options. You will learn about a user-friendly and time-efficient approach to covered call writing. His package offers the number of underlying securities considered is reduced from 8000 to 11, the number of available exit strategies is reduced from 14 to 4. Also included are 2 new spreadsheets that have been developed to facilitate portfolio construction and results with comparisons to the S&P 500. His packages are an appealing approach to option trading for those with busy schedules to still be in a position to generate cash flow and beat the market on a consistent basis.


Our buy-and-hold portfolios in non-sheltered accounts are generating 8-10% per year. Can we increase these yields by selling stock options while, at the same time, dramatically decreasing the probability of our shares being sold to avoid potential tax implications? The answer is a resounding yes. Portfolio Overwriting is a strategy that can benefit millions of investors seeking to enhance portfolio returns using a low-risk covered call writing-like strategy.

Our buy-and-hold portfolios in non-sheltered accounts are generating 8-10% per year. Can we increase these yields by selling stock options while, at the same time, dramatically decreasing the probability of our shares being sold to avoid potential tax implications? The answer is a resounding yes. Portfolio Overwriting is a strategy that can benefit millions of investors seeking to enhance portfolio returns using a low-risk covered call writing-like strategy.



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.