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Posts Tagged With 'covered calls'

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 →

Trade adjustment – Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG) new covered call

Trade adjustment - Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG) new covered call

The previous February covered call for Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp expired worthless leaving me with maximum profit of $52 per contract (5.47%; 3% annualized profit). Since the option expired worthless I am allowed to sell another contract against the same stock. I did sell another covered call this morning and collected another $60 per Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 15, 2013

Expiration Friday – (KOG) and (TASR)

Expiration Friday - (KOG) and (TASR)

Today is expiration Friday and I have two covered calls expiring tomorrow leaving me with maximum profit. The call options expire and on Monday I can sell another set of covered calls as long as the stock will be called away. The stocks with expiring call options are Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp and TASER Continue reading →