Sold 1 Credit Spread on VIAC – 0.64% potential income return in 31 days

On September 28, 2021, I sold 1 bull put credit spread on VIAC stock with an expiry set in the next 31 days. For this trade, I got a premium of $25.20 (after commissions)

ViacomCBS Inc. is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate corporation headquartered at the One Astor Plaza complex in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, United States. The company operates over 170 networks and reaches approximately 700 million subscribers in approximately 180 countries, as of 2019.

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These trades come as the #46 and #47 in the month of September, according to my trading plan for this month, the premium generated from this trade makes me about 2.52% of my $1,000 monthly goal.  While in total I have reached already 116.5% so far. Awesome!

Here is the trade setup:

  • SLD 1 VIAC OCT 29 '21 39 Put Option 1.10 USD

  • BOT 1 VIAC OCT 29 '21 38 Put Option 0.80 USD

For this credit spread, I got a credit of 25.2 USD (after commissions) or a 0.64% potential income return in 31 days, if options expire worthlessly

What happens next?

On the expiry date, October 29, 2021, VIAC is trading above $39 per share -  options expire worthlessly and I keep premium - if VIAC trades under $39 on the expiry date, I will get assigned 100 shares and will have to buy them for $3,900

But as I already have collected a premium of $0.25 per share, my break-even price for this trade then will be $39-$0.25 = $38.75

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