Seeking Alpha Author Ryan Surber joins Cheddar to walk viewers through his approach to building a robust portfolio. He encourages people to effectively add alpha to their stock portfolios while reducing the risk of owning the stock outright. It's called "The Covered Call Stock/Option Strategy." In this strategy, options do not add risk to a portfolio, they actually reduce risk. A few tips from Ryan about building your portfolio: own stocks you like, act like a company owner, know where the upside is, and hedge your portfolio.