After over a year of a remarkable market rally, volatility has again reared its ugly head. The VIX index is back up and the stock market is rising and falling by more than 100 points daily.

Rather than panicking or trying to time the market, financial advisor David Keator, of the Keator Group in Lenox, Mass., said now is a good time to use options selectively to potentially  make extra tax-free money on your long positions and use a covered put strategy to buy equities cheap with side-lined cash designated for equity allocations.

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