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Donald E.L. Johnson

Donald E.L. Johnson

Donald E. L. Johnson writes  the newsletter Stock Picking, Options Trading for Income on Substack.com. Subscriptions to trading ideas and do it yourself explanations are free. Follow me on twitter @realDonJohnson. The comments section is open to subscribers.

Don trades mostly relatively low risk, out of the money covered calls and cash secured puts on big cap dividend stocks and ETFs for options premiums and short-term capital gains income. He is  retired owner of a small magazine, newsletter and blog publisher and marketing communications firm. 

Don began his career as a commodity futures reporter on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and as a business reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

His writing about futures markets and other markets continued at the Chicago Sun-Times, New York Journal of Commerce and American Metal Market. On the side he wrote a weekly Looking Into Futures column for the Media General Financial Daily, and he wrote market stories for Feedstuffs and the London, UK-based Metals Bulletin. Don wrote a blog, The Business Word, between 2001 and 2011 when the web site host changed owners and the archives were lost.

Then he became editor of Crain’s Modern Healthcare for 10 years before starting his publishing business, The Business Word, with his wife, a former risk management consultant and editor of Business Insurance magazine. He has an MBA in finance.

Most Recent Stories

5 Low Priced Stocks' January Covered Calls Options Trades Yield 24.5%, Could Gain 24.8%

Small and large dividend stock and ETF investors can use covered calls and puts trades to generate monthly income from options premiums and options trading.

CPB : 42.87 (+0.54%)
IP : 35.05 (-0.88%)
KFY : 64.08 (+0.66%)
KHC : 35.13 (-0.43%)
KMI : 17.46 (+0.40%)
How I'm Trading AMZN, JEPI, CAT And DVN Covered Calls Stock Options That Expire In January

Small and large dividend stock and ETF investors can use covered calls and puts trades to generate monthly income from options premiums and options trading.

How I'm Trading The Gold Rally With Newmont Covered Calls, Cash Secured Puts Stock Options

Small and large dividend stock and ETF investors can use covered calls and puts trades to generate monthly income from options premiums and options trading.

GCG24 : 2,034.0s (+0.27%)
NEM : 31.94 (+2.21%)
AAPL : 179.66 (-0.60%)
CAT : 336.70 (+0.82%)
DE : 367.85 (+0.77%)
MORN : 298.25 (-0.11%)
9 December 2023 Cash Secured Puts Stock Options Trades Yield 15.6%

Small and large dividend stock and ETF investors can use covered calls and puts trades to generate monthly income from options premiums and options trading.

$VIX : 13.11 (-2.16%)
AMD : 202.64 (+5.25%)
PANW : 302.40 (-2.62%)
KMI : 17.46 (+0.40%)
META : 502.30 (+2.48%)
NEM : 31.94 (+2.21%)
PFE : 26.59 (+0.11%)
How To Pick 12 Good Stocks For 2024 Covered Calls, Cash Secured Puts Trades

Small and large dividend stock and ETF investors can use covered calls and puts trades to generate monthly income from options premiums and options trading.

BRK.B : 407.11 (-0.56%)
22 November 2023 Covered Calls Trades Yield 12.9% to 15.3%

Small and large dividend stock and ETF investors can use covered calls and puts trades to generate monthly income from options premiums and options trading.

PFE : 26.59 (+0.11%)
AMZN : 178.22 (+0.83%)
DHI : 152.97 (+2.36%)
ISRG : 397.90 (+3.19%)
31 November 2023 Cash Secured Puts Trades Yield 10.3% Update #5

Small and large dividend stock and ETF investors can use covered calls and puts trades to generate monthly income from options premiums and options trading.

XOM : 105.84 (+1.26%)
AMZN : 178.22 (+0.83%)
CAT : 336.70 (+0.82%)
DE : 367.85 (+0.77%)
MSFT : 415.50 (+0.45%)
AMD : 202.64 (+5.25%)
ISRG : 397.90 (+3.19%)
META : 502.30 (+2.48%)
KMI : 17.46 (+0.40%)
NEM : 31.94 (+2.21%)
PANW : 302.40 (-2.62%)
15 December Covered Calls Trades Yielding 22.9% to 26.2%

Small and large dividend stock and ETF investors can use covered calls and puts trades to generate monthly income from options premiums and options trading.

AMZN : 178.22 (+0.83%)
AAPL : 179.66 (-0.60%)
BAC : 34.35 (-0.49%)
DHI : 152.97 (+2.36%)
ISRG : 397.90 (+3.19%)
12 Berkshire Hathaway Buys For Covered Calls Options Traders

Small and large dividend stock and ETF investors can use covered calls and puts trades to generate monthly income from options premiums and options trading.

AAPL : 179.66 (-0.60%)
AMZN : 178.22 (+0.83%)
COF : 136.77 (-0.61%)
DHI : 152.97 (+2.36%)
LEN : 161.48 (+1.87%)
MCO : 382.04 (+0.69%)
SPY : 512.85 (+0.94%)
STNE : 17.12 (-0.52%)
TMUS : 163.37 (+0.04%)
V : 283.16 (+0.18%)
VOO : 471.43 (+0.96%)
BAC : 34.35 (-0.49%)
20 November 2023 Covered Calls Trades Yielding 13.3% to15.9% Update #2

Small and large dividend stock and ETF investors can use covered calls and puts trades to generate monthly income from options premiums and options trading.

XBI : 101.53 (+3.16%)
AMZN : 178.22 (+0.83%)
DHR : 255.87 (+1.08%)
PAYC : 184.75 (+1.50%)
DHI : 152.97 (+2.36%)
CPB : 42.87 (+0.54%)

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ETFs w/ most active options trading: $SPY - 10.4M $QQQ - 4.4M $IWM - 1.3M $EEM - 441k $TLT - 413k $GLD - 409k $TQQQ - 396k $GDX - 363k $SQQQ - 303k $SLV - 290k $SOXL - 274k $SMH - 202k $XBI - 180k $FXI - 177k $BITO - 162k $HYG - 162k $XLF - 154k $SOXS - 136k $KRE - 131k
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Stocks w/ most active options trading: $NVDA - 2.3M $TSLA - 2.2M $AMD - 1.9M $AAPL - 1.8M $META - 697k $PLTR - 579k $AMZN - 529k $MARA - 497k $NYCB - 443k $MSFT - 375K $SOUN - 368K $PFE - 319K $SMCI - 310K $DELL - 304K $GOOGL - 303K $TSM - 294K What options did you trade?
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Almost 73% of S&P 500 stocks are trading above their 200D moving average. Sounds good right? But twice in the last 12 months, the breadth was actually slightly stronger when the $SPX was much lower. Conclusion: The largest stocks are leaving the rest of the market behind. https://t.co/N4w2ExWI0h
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