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GPS – Covered Call – 8.37% potential return in 7 days

June 04, 2020
On May 1, 2020, I bought 110 shares of GPS, paying $7.585 per share. GPS is the ticker name of the Gap, Inc., commonly known as Gap Inc. or Gap, an American worldwide clothing and accessories retailer.​ GPS has been on my radar since the end of the March when I sold a ratio back spreads on it in the hopes...

BCRX – Covered Call – 19.12% potential return in 15 days

May 28, 2020
On April 30, 2020, I bought 110 shares of BCRX, paying $3.875 per share. BCRX is a small pharma doing a clinical study on galidesivir for treating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).​ Found this name on Biotech Stocks Under $5. After a quick read on Yahoo Finance and options price research - I...

Options Trading Income April 2020 +$41.33

May 26, 2020
Welcome to the fourteen (#14) options trading income report - covering earnings I've made from trading options (puts, calls, vertical spreads) in the month of April 2020. This is going to be the last article in the series options income in the blog, but don't worry - trades are taken to the new...

Poor Man's Covered Call with Less than EUR 100

May 21, 2020
It has been a while since I first heard about the term Poor Man's covered call. It took me some time to put all dots together to understand how this trading technique actually works. Now it feels I  know how it works (at least I think so). Long story short - we are buying LEAP options with expiry far in...

Trading Results Week 21/2020 (-$366.80)

May 19, 2020
Trading week 21/2020 lasted from May 11 until May 15, 2020. I closed this week with a loss -$366.80 Mostly closed trades from the previous weeks. It has been already a few weeks/months since I've decided to stop trading in this form I did in the past, and instead focusing only on covered calls. From now on...

SPCE – Naked Put – 4.33% potential return in 25 days

May 16, 2020
On April 27, 2020, I sold a naked put on SPCE stock with expiry in 25 days. This trade promises a potential return of 4.33% SPCE is the stock I had in our portfolio since the late October 2019, unfortunately not all worked out as expected and our portfolio experienced a Margin Call in March 2020 (Covid-19...

SDC – Credit Spread – 9.6% potential return in 32 days

May 14, 2020
On April 27, 2020, I sold a bull put credit spread on SDC stock with expiry in 32 days. SDC is a new stock in my arsenal, first read in on Investing with Covered Call Options blog  SDC or SmileDirectClub is a teledentistry company. The company was co-founded in 2014 by Jordan Katzman and...

Trading Results Week 20/2020 (+$239.40)

May 12, 2020
Trading week 20/2020 lasted from May 4 until May 8, 2020. I closed this week with a small gain of +$239.4 From closed trades, I closed 6 trades: 3 with ET, 2 with BAC and 1 with RDSA. Opened 2 new trades on SDC (vertical bull put) Week 1-20 2020 Trading Results So far, after twenty weeks of...

Selling Covered Calls on Crypto (Ethereum / Bitcoin) with Deribit?

May 09, 2020
Selling covered calls is one of my favorite income-generating strategies in the stock market. For a time being, I've been selling options on crypto mostly speculative puts and calls betting on where price won't go, but today I decided to explore what are my chances of selling covered calls on bitcoin or Ethereum on...

ET – Covered Call – 8.8% potential return in 10 days

May 08, 2020
On April 28, 2020, I bought an additional 110 shares of ET, paying $7.345 per share. ET is going ex-div on May 6th and promises a hefty $0.305 quarterly dividend paid later in May. I call this a dividend capture strategy - buying the stock shortly before ex-div date, writing a covered call in hopes to...

Trading Results Week 18/2020 (-$58.80)

May 05, 2020
Trading week 18/2020 lasted from April 27 until May 1, 2020. I closed this week with a small loss of -$58.80  From closed trades, I closed 4 trades: 3 with USO and one (by accident) with ET. My biggest loss comes from the sale of USO contacts. Opened 3 new trades - vertical spread...

Options Trading: Sold 3 Puts AGN:AMS JUN 19'20 2.2 @0.24

May 02, 2020
On April 16, 2020, I sold 3 puts on AGN:AMS JUN 19'20 2.2 @0.24 AGN:AMS stands for Aegon NV which traded on Amsterdam stock exchange.  This options trade comes as an idea to cut losses on a closed ratio put back spread on RDSA. I could roll forward that trade, but I didn't want to sit on a losing trade...

Trade plan for May 2020 (Stock Buys + Options Trades)

May 01, 2020
For the month of May 2020, I'm looking to decrease my negative cash balance to -EUR, 2,500 at the end of the month, meanwhile I'm looking to buy additional 8 shares of Pfizer (increasing the total count to 15). As I'm holding some options contracts, some are going to expire in May, some are going to expire...

Options Trading Income March 2020 - -$3,744.91

April 29, 2020
Welcome to the thirteen (#13) options trading income report - covering earnings I've made from trading options (puts, calls, vertical spreads) in the month of March 2020. It has been already more than one year since I have been trading options, despite I have learned a lot, I still feel like I'm...

3 Trades to Generate $250/mo Selling Covered calls on Dividend Stocks

April 29, 2020
Selling covered calls I probably love even more than selling naked puts, unfortunately, there are not many good stocks in my portfolio I could sell covered calls to generate decent monthly income yet, but I have a few candidates. In today's article, I'm going to speak about selling covered calls on AT&T, Pfizer...