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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 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 May 20, 2013

Trade Adjustment – 8×8 Inc. (EGHT) new covered call

Trade Adjustment - 8x8 Inc. (EGHT) new covered call

Last Friday (05/17/2013) was the last trading day before options expiration day. I had two options in play for this month. one of them was a covered call for EGHT. This stock broke above the strike price for several times before expiration, but at the end ended below it, so my covered call expired worthless. 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 →

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 →

Posted by Martin February 06, 2013

New trade – Armour Residential (ARR) put selling

Today I decided to sell a put against ARR. I sold July 20 7.5 strike put. If the stock rises above 7.5 it will expire worthless and I keep the premium ($84) and repeat the process. If the stock stays below $7.5 at expiration (or the owner of the put decides to execute it) I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 09, 2012

New trade – FCX

Freeport McMoRan (FCX) Bear Call spread BTO 1 FCX Feb18 2012 42.00 Call STO 1 FCX Feb18 2012 39.00 Call Price: limit credit $1.20 Max risk: $180 Max gain: $120 if price stays below $39 at expiration Update: 01/10/2012 – filled @ $1.2 ($120 credit)

Posted by Martin December 31, 2011



The old year 2011 is coming to its end and it is a time to review the old year and make a resolution for the new year 2012. Reviewing the old year I must admit that it was a very successful year. I finally was able to get closer to my dream – trading for Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 21, 2011

Wacky Trading today

SPX opened lower on worries over the Europe (like we haven’t heard about it previously), then technicals got in, mainly Oracle’s bad results and pushed the market (SPX) all the way down to 1230. That looked scary! At least for me since two days ago I reversed my bearish outlook into bullish and I started Continue reading →

Does the market resume its downtrend?

We are technically still in bearish territory. When you look at where SPY (for example) is trading (or you can also take a look at SPX), it is still trading below 200 day MA. It however knocked on that resistance several times (which may be a sign of a break thru sometime in the future). Continue reading →