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Here are today's Strong Volume Gainers for Friday 08/10/2012.

What's a Strong Volume Gainer?

A strong volume gainer is when volume is four times greater than the 20-day SMA and is above yesterday's close.

Sling Blade Covered Calls

Here are today's Covered Call Picks for Sunday 08-05-2012.

What's a Covered Call?

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Here are today's Covered Call Picks for Wednesday 05-16-2012.

What's a Covered Call?

The covered call is a strategy where an investor writes a call option contract (sells an option) while at the same time owning an equivalent number of shares of the underlying stock.If this stock is purchased simultaneously with writing the call contract, the strategy is commonly referred to as a buy-write.

While you may have heard that trading options is risky business, covered calls are actually a very conservative strategy, and most brokerages even allow retirement IRA accounts to write covered calls.