Any person who has traded before will definitely have either a great or the worst experience with it. Having said that, there are plenty others who even do it on a daily basis and of course, are masters at what they do. Trading stocks can be one of the most challenging as well as satisfying things an individual has ever done.
The reason being it completely depends on the person and how he wishes to turn what he has been through – make the bad experience good, the good experience best or just give up because of a few lows. Whatever the reason, once you understand the basic tactics of trading; there are more chances of you being up for it than not giving it another go.
An important aspect of trading, a covered call as Wikipedia states, is a financial market transaction in which the seller of call options owns the corresponding amount of the underlying instrument, such as shares of a stock or other securities.
Here are some great tips to keep in mind on how to trade options:
Start off by opening an options trading account: This calls for investment objectives like capital preservation, growth, income etc., the years of experience you have when in trading, personal financial information and the options that you are looking at. All of these need to be provided to a broker who will then assign a trading level to you.
Don’t underestimate the power of in-depth research: No matter how long you have been into trading or if you are a complete newbie, it goes without a say that you need to know everything about it. This not only includes everything related to trading in options but also keeping abreast with the newer tactics and strategies that are being utilized so you can get ahead of the crowd in a short time span. Going forward, reading up will only make you wiser.
Limit your risks: If you are a beginner in stock trading, go slow. A good way to do this is make sure you keep your options varied and limit the decisions you take. Going ahead, the more you trade the better you will be able to manage your decisions, however until then it is a good option to go wise and slow and monitor each method of yours and the difference it makes to trading.
Get an idea of different markets: Different strategies can be used in different markets to get a better idea. Do not hesitate to try something new to what you already do and once you are sure of the method, stick to it. Weighing options in different markets also give you a sense of confidence and make you better in your game.
To minimize risks, in this case, start off with a small amount. This way, even if you make a loss, the amount is not so large that it affects your trading and at the same time helps in giving you a good idea in terms of what you are cut out for.
Everything else aside, trading can be a wonderful experience. For those who haven’t given it a try, they definitely should and those who do know what’s in it for them and the reason they choose to come back to it again and again. Either way, it isn’t about winning or losing but about the whole experience, weighing your choices carefully, knowing that each day at a stock market is very, very different and choosing to go with the flow anyways.