Rolled Forward and down 4 RIDE Put options – 6% potential income loss in 81 days
Welcome options traders, last trading week for 2021 has started and I decided to roll out a few positions into 2022.
On December 27, 2021, I decided to turn a losing credit spread on RIDE stock into a losing put option but minimizing my risk by lowering strike prices.
Originally this trade was opened as a credit spread back in November, see: Sold 4 Credit Spreads on RIDE – 4.24% potential income return in 46 days
I rolled forward and down 4 short put options, sold 4 long put options.
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Here is the trade setup:
BOT 4 RIDE DEC 31 '21 5 Put Option 1.02 USD
SLD 4 RIDE FEB 04 '22 4 Put Option 0.51 USD
SLD 4 RIDE DEC 31 '21 4 Put Option 0.13 USD
Aftermath of this trade -96 USD (after commissions) or a -6% potential income loss in 81 days, if options expire worthlessly
What happens next?
On the expiry date, February 04, 2022, RIDE is trading above $4 per share - options expire worthlessly and I keep premium - if RIDE trades under $4 on the expiry date, I risk getting assigned 400 shares and buying them for $1,600
My break-even price is $4.21
In case of an assignment, I will turn this trade into a wheel, but prior to the assignment I will try to roll out this trade