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Sold 1 Put on WBA Stock – 27.96% potential income return in 206 days
On September 15th, 2023, I sold 1 deep-in-the-money put option on Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc stock (NASDAQ:WBA) with a strike price of $25 and expiry on January 19, 2024. For this trade setup, I was rewarded with $354.19 (after commissions).
This trade is part of a larger trade, which I originally started back in June 2023 as a credit spread, and got assigned last week at 27.5 while still holding a long put with 25 strike price.
I came up with a plan to close the long put, sell the stock away, and open a new put option, maybe not be the smartest idea from the tax accountancy point of view, but I prefer holding put options in my portfolio rather than stock itself. At least at this moment.
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After selling 25 long put with today’s expiry, I managed to keep this trade under control (at least in the foreseen future), by lowering my break-even price significantly
Here is the trade setup:
SLD 1 WBA SEP 15 '23 25 Put Option 2.76 USD
SLD 100 WBA Stock 22.22USD
Here I sold the long 25 put for $276, and also I sold 100 shares away at $2,222.
Since opening this trade back in June/July 2023 I have already collected in premiums $699 or $6.99 per share
What happens next?
On the expiry date, January 19, 2024, WBA is trading above $25 per share - options expire worthlessly and I keep premium - if WBA trades under $25 on the expiry date, I risk getting assigned 100 shares and paying for them $2,500.
Current break-even price: 27.5-0.24-0.14-2.76-3.54 = $20.82
In case of an assignment, I will turn this trade into a wheel strategy and will start selling covered calls.
Anyhow, if troubled with the strike price near the expiry, I will try to roll it forward and down, preferably for credit, before actually taking the stock assignment.
In total: 14 trades since June 27, 2023
Options premium: $699
Stock gains: -$544.08