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Selling a Bear Call Spread on Amazon Stock: Trade Update (April 28, 2023)
On April 28, 2023, I sold another bear call spread on Amazon stock with strike prices at $116 and $120 with expiry on May 12 28, 2023). For this trade setup, I was rewarded with $13.90 (after commissions).
When setting up this trade I was looking for a very high probability of winning the trade and chose my strike prices with Delta less than 0.1.
In case the price of Amazon stock rises and my short call option is exercised, I only have 21 shares, which may result in an assignment, meaning I would have to buy the additional shares at the market price to deliver the shares to the option buyer.
In case of danger, I will try to roll up and forward the short call option.
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here is the trade setup:
SLD 1 AMZN May 12 '23 116 Call Option 0.28 USD
BOT 1 AMZN May 12 '23 120 Call Option 0.12 USD
What happens next?
On the expiry date, May 12, 2023, AMZN is trading under $116 per share - options expire worthlessly and I keep premium - if AMZN trades above $116 I'm troubled as I need to deliver shares I don’t actually have, to avoid such scenario I will try to roll up the strike price.
In case AMZN would rise to $116 or above at the expiry, I would risk my shares being called away, but as I have only 21 AMZN shares I would have to buy missing shares paying the market price.
Using dollar-cost averaging my average cost per AMZN share at the moment is $104.84
For example, with AMZN expiring at $120 (my max loss) I would be left with:
My max risk from this trade is $81.648 to earn 12$. I assume this is a risk worth taking, as in the case of a sudden stock price rally close to $116, I would try to roll up and forward this position trying to avoid an assignment.
Max loss: -$81.64
Break-even price: $116+$0.12= $116.12
In total: 18 trades since February 6, 2023
Options premium: $207