Sold 1 Credit Spread on China FXI ETF – 1.21% potential income return in 22 days

On October 21, 2021, I sold 1 bull put credit spread on FXI ETF with an expiry set in the next 22 days. For this trade, I got a premium of $51.20 (after commissions)

FXI or the iShares China Large-Cap ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large-capitalization Chinese equities that trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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These trades come as the #24 and #25 in the month of October, according to my trading plan for this month, the premium generated from this trade makes me about 8.53% of my $600 monthly goal.  While in total I have reached already 71.59% so far. Awesome!

Here is the trade setup:

  • SLD 1 FXI NOV 12 '21 42 Put Option 0.86 USD

  • BOT 1 FXI NOV 12 '21 40 Put Option 0.30 USD

For this trade, I got a premium of 51.2 USD (after commissions) or a 1.21% potential income return in 22 days, if options expire worthlessly

What happens next?

On the expiry date, November 12, 2021, FXI is trading above $42 per share -  options expire worthlessly and I keep premium - if FXI trades under $42 on the expiry date, I will get assigned 100 shares and will have to buy them for $4,000

But as I already have collected a premium of $0.51 per share, my break-even price for this trade then is $42-$0.51 = $41.49

In case of assignment, I will turn this trade into a wheel strategy and will start selling covered calls.