Sold 1 Put Option on NASDAQ:FCEL – 4.45% potential income return in 4 days
On August 01, 2022, I sold 1 put option on NASDAQ: FCEL stock with an expiry set in the next 4 days (August 0.5). For this trade, I got a premium of $15.6 (after commissions)
FuelCell Energy, Inc. is a publicly traded fuel cell company, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut. It designs, manufactures, operates, and services Direct Fuel Cell power plants.
Why did I place this trade?
Before entering this trade I was actually looking on buy/write (buying stock and selling a call option) but decided I could use put options instead before getting assigned.
Double checked there is no earnings report before the options expiry
The stock seems to be trading close to its bottom
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here is the trade setup:
SLD 1 FCEL Aug05'22 3.5 PUT 0.18 USD
For this credit spread, I got a credit of 15.6 USD (after commissions) or about 4.45% potential income return in 4 days, if options expire worthlessly
What happens next?
On the expiry date, August 05, 2022, FCEL is trading above $3.5 per share - options expire worthlessly and I keep a premium - if FCEL trades under $3.5 on the expiry date, I will get assigned 100 shares, and will have to buy them paying $350
Break-even price: $3.5-0.15= $3.35
If the options contract is going to expire worthlessly I will proceed with another put option. In case of an assignment, I will happily start selling covered calls on this position.
Running Total 1 Trade since August 1, 2022
Options income: $16