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Trade exit – Taser Int. (TASR) put option buy-back (14.94% profit)

Trade exit - Taser Int. (TASR) put option buy-back (14.94% profit)

This is a trade I forgot to report, so, I am doing so now. I had another put selling contract against TASR, which reached $5 or 0.05 per contract on March 4, 2014. Therefore it didn’t make sense waiting for expiration to get this option removed from my account as worthless. By buying back this Continue reading →

New trade – Taser Int. (TASR) – closing old trade (14.94% profit) opening new put selling trade

Today, I decided to close my put selling trade which was about to expire this month. The reason was that the option contract was valued at 0.05 (or $5.00) and closing that trade with my broker was free (if the option is priced at $5 or less TD Ameritrade doesn’t charge a commission), so there Continue reading →

February 2014 progress, goal changes, and TD portfolio vs S&P500

Hello fellow investors. Recently I was working hard on my strategy, goals, and reviews. Why? Because I want to show the picture of my investments so all readers can see how well or poor I am in investing, trading and financial independence building effort. Not everybody who you ask about their investment will tell you Continue reading →

Trade adjustment – AT&T (T) put selling roll over

Trade adjustment - AT&T (T) put selling roll over

Today I decided to roll over my existing put selling trade against AT&T (T). I had a trade which was expiring next month: -1 April 18, 2014 34 strike put As the stock continued drifting lower and it hit $32 a share this morning, and continued lower, I decided to roll this trade to a Continue reading →

New Trade – Coca-Cola (KO) – put selling

New Trade - Coca-Cola (KO) - put selling

As I wrote in my last post, we had an expiration Frioday last week. I had two put selling trades in play which expired that day. It was a put contract against the following stocks, which would bring me a monthly income: Demand media (DMD) total gain from this trade: $41.21 Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP) Continue reading →

Options expiration tomorrow is a payday

Options expiration tomorrow is a payday

Although you receive your premium right at the moment when you sell your put option, you can actually claim that money at expiration of that contract. You have the cash, but it is blocked by the current market value of that contract. That’s why you want your option contract expire as quickly as possible. When Continue reading →

Trade adjustment – Safeway (SWY) put selling rollover

Trade adjustment - Safeway (SWY) put selling rollover

As Safeway (SWY) was drifting lower and keeping my spread between the stock price and strike wider I decided to rollover the trade once more. I already rolled this trade lower once, you can see the trade in this post. I had the opportunity to roll down my strike and slightly further away in time Continue reading →

Trading options is dead dangerous! Really?

Trading options is dead dangerous! Really?

If you received or read a disclosure from your broker about options trading stating that trading options is dangerous and you may lose money, do not believe it. If you know what you are doing and what to expect from options, they can be very safe and they actually can be less dangerous than trading Continue reading →

Trade adjustment – Safeway (SWY) put selling roll over

Trade adjustment - Safeway (SWY) put selling roll over

In almost a week ago I announced on my Facebook page an intent to roll over my Safeway (SWY) January contract. I felt like this could be a great opportunity to roll the contract to a lower strike and further away in time and make money. Safeway seems to struggle moving higher as investors see Continue reading →

Trade adjustment – Demand Media (DMD) – covered call

The last Friday my covered call against Demand Media (DMD) expired worthless. That left me with an uncovered stock. I reviewed the stock and the entire trade and decided to exit the trade via a covered call trade. Selling covered calls against this stock is almost impossible due to a significant price drop of the Continue reading →