WHAT WE DO? WE SELL OPTIONS FOR INCOME. WE USE THAT INCOME TO BUY DIVIDEND GROWTH STOCKS!
CHECK OUR TRADES ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR HERE.


Posts Tagged With 'covered calls'

Posted by Martin June 20, 2017

AGNC covered call (ROTH)

UPDATE: June 20, 2017 (TRADE CLOSED)   I didn’t expect to get early assigned on this but it just happened. At least, I do not have to wait until expiration to get assigned. Today, I bought back 100 shares of AGNC @ 22.50 a share.   This closes this trade cycle. I do not plan Continue reading →

DIVIDEND CAPTURE – TRIPLE PLAY (ETE) TRADE ENDS

Back in December 2016 I opened a triple play trade using Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) as underlying. I was selling cash secured puts as long as I got assigned into the stock. After I got assigned, I kept the stock, collected nice dividend, and started selling covered calls. Today, my covered calls ended in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 26, 2016

DIVIDEND CAPTURE – TRIPLE PLAY (ETE)

I am placing a new trade order for the next few weeks using a strategy called dividend capture – triple play with Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) underlying. Normally, this strategy is a buy-write strategy where you buy 100 shares of the underlying stock a few days before the stock goes ex-dividend and sell a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 01, 2015

How do I select stocks for trading options?

A few of my followers and subscribers asked me the same question: “How do I evaluate stocks and select them to trade options”? When I was relatively a novice to trading options I also didn’t know what stocks to use trading options. But the selection process is exact same as if you select stocks to Continue reading →

Trade exit – Realty Income (O), Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP), MBIA Inc (MBI)

Trade exit - Realty Income (O), Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP), MBIA Inc (MBI)

Today is expiration Friday and a few of my options trades are closing with full profit: Realty Income (O) covered call – cash received $32.21 0.77% gain 15.88% annualized See the original trade here. Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP) put selling – cash received $185.00 10.57% gain 22.06% annualized See the original trade here. MBIA Inc Continue reading →

New Trade – Realty Income Inc (O) covered call

New Trade - Realty Income Inc (O) covered call

I decided to take a partial return covered call trade on Realty Income stock I already hold in my portfolio. If you follow my blog for some time, you may know that I distinguish between the two covered call trades: a total return and partial return. Total Return Covered Call The total return covered call Continue reading →

Trade exit – Micron Technology Inc. (MU) – covered call expiration with 13.18% gain

Trade exit - Micron Technology Inc. (MU) - covered call expiration with 13.18% gain

Micron Technology was one of my best performing stocks during the entire covered call options trade. I bought the stock in late March 2013 and opened a total return covered call against the position. You can see my covered call initial opening record on the “New trade – Micron Technology Inc (MU) covered call” page. Continue reading →

Trade exit – Taser Int. (TASR) – covered call expiration with 11.81% gain

Trade exit - Taser Int. (TASR) - covered call expiration with 11.81% gain

Today was expiration Friday and I had one position (contract) in Taser Int. covered call. You can see my original trade setup in this post where I am showing the entire calculation of what would happen if I buy 100 shares of the stock and sell 1 call option against the shares. This trade is Continue reading →

Trade adjustment – Demand Media (DMD) – new covered call (11.24% gain)

Trade adjustment - Demand Media (DMD) - new covered call (11.24% gain)

Another stock I used for covered call writing in my portfolio was Demand Media (DMD). You can see the previous trades here. As you can see I opened the first covered call in December last year. The trade didn’t go as well as I would expect (the stock wasn’t called away), so I bought back Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 20, 2013

New Trade – Micron Technology Inc (MU) covered call

New Trade - Micron Technology Inc (MU) covered call

The Micron Technology Inc covered call order executed this morning. This is another trade utilizing a total return strategy. That means that I want the stock to be called away at expiration or even better be assigned prematurely. If assigned, either early or at expiration, I will realize a nice gain. If not assigned, i Continue reading →