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Options ladder. What ladder?

A few years ago when banks paid 3, 4, 5 or even more per cent interest on deposits such as CDs (Certificate of Deposit) or some savings accounts people were creating ladders. It was a quite popular method of creating an income stream. If you had a substantial amount of money, you could spread them Continue reading →

How to sell put options – new trade – Safeway (SWY)

How to sell put options - new trade - Safeway (SWY)

Why do I sell put options and covered calls when I am a dividend growth investor? The answer is simple. I want income. When I was looking for a strategy about a year ago after I nearly destroyed my account, I asked myself a question: “what do you want from your investment? What your account Continue reading →

New Trade – fixing Demand Media (DMD) – put selling

New Trade - fixing Demand Media (DMD) - put selling

My covered call trade against Demand Media DMD turned to be a stinky trade. It turned against me when the stock dropped significantly leaving me with a large loss. Is there a way to repair it? I believe so. What is Demand Media and why it sucks? I must admit that when I was opening Continue reading →

New Trade – Safeway Inc. (SWY) – put selling

New Trade - Safeway Inc. (SWY) - put selling

My previous put selling trade expired worthless netting me $220 income in premium. I still like this stock so I decided to open another naked put. But today I took a very conservative approach in selling new Safeway put. Why? The reason is that at this particular moment I do not have enough cash to Continue reading →

Trade exit – Taser Inc (TASR) covered call (13.47% profit); Safeway (SWY) put selling (9.57% profit)

Trade exit - Taser Inc (TASR) covered call (13.47% profit); Safeway (SWY) put selling (9.57% profit)

This expiration Friday I had two other option trades being closed. One was a covered call against Taser International and the other was a put selling against Safeway.     Taser International Inc. covered call assignment This trade finished as per I wanted, although from the beginning it wasn’t that clear and easy. But I Continue reading →

Trade exit – Realty Income (O) covered call expiration for 1.49% profit

Trade exit - Realty Income (O) covered call expiration for 1.49% profit

As I was worried last week how to deal with my covered call trade I opened on Realty Income – see the trade here, this trade has changed into what I wanted in the first place. See the original trade here. As I wrote in my previous reviews of the trade I mentioned that every Continue reading →

Tomorrow is expiration Friday, will my Realty Income (O) covered call expire worthless or not?

Tomorrow is expiration Friday, will my Realty Income (O) covered call expire worthless or not?

I have a few option trades expiring tomorrow and they are all in good standing and most likely expire worthless. I also have Realty Income covered call trade open set to either expire worthless or execute. What will happen? I do not know. I do not know whether the contract expires worthless or will be Continue reading →

Trade exit – Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG) covered call unwind (13.54% profit)

Trade exit - Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG) covered call unwind (13.54% profit)

I had two reasons to exit my covered call against Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG) early. The first reason was that I wanted to release cash for another trade and KOG is quite volatile that I wasn’t sure it would grow and stay above the strike price. The second reason was that I wanted Continue reading →

New trade – Realty Income (O) – covered call #2

New trade - Realty Income (O) - covered call #2

My previous covered call trade against Realty Income stock I hold in my account ended profitable. The trade was a partial return trade, which mean I try to open the trade so the stock isn’t called away from me. I try to collect premiums only and want the call option expire worthless. Of course, there Continue reading →