Since 2003, our company has operated the stock picking discussion community
ValueForumTM, where members gather each year for an event we call
InvestFestTM. Both online and at these events, stock options are consistently a topic of
two most consistently discussed strategies are: (1) Selling covered calls for extra income, and (2) Selling puts for
The Stock Options Channel website, and our proprietary YieldBoost formula, was designed with these two strategies in
mind. Each week we put out a free newsletter sharing the results of our YieldBoost rankings, and throughout each day
we share even more detailed reports to subscribers to our premium
On the CALLS side of the options chain, the YieldBoost formula looks for the highest premiums a call seller can
receive (expressed in terms of the extra yield against the current share price — the boost — delivered by
the option premium), with strikes that are out-of-the-money with low odds of the stock being called away.
On the PUTS side of the options chain, the YieldBoost formula considers that the option seller makes a
commitment to put up a certain amount of cash to buy the stock at a given strike, and looks for the highest premiums a
put seller can receive (expressed in terms of the extra yield against the cash commitment — the boost —
delivered by the option premium), with strikes that are out-of-the-money with low odds of the stock being put to the
The results of these rankings are meant to express the top most ''interesting'' options identified by the formula,
which are meant as a research tool for users to generate ideas that merit further research.