Sold 2 Credit Spreads on FCEL – 3.36% potential income return in 8 days
Hello traders, hope you had a nice Christmas eve. I did. Cutting a tree in the forest with a toddler girl was fun.
The last couple of weeks I’ve been busy with … life, and I had less time to post my trades, but it doesn’t mean I was absent from the market. I did a few trades last week, some roll-ups. Due to increased market volatility and a negative cash balance (portfolio margin) I have stopped buying new stocks
Anyhow, back to the topic:
On December 23, 2021, I sold 2 credit spread bull put options on FCEL stock with an expiry set in the next 8 days on December 31, 2021. For this trade, I got a premium of $404 (after commissions)
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FuelCell Energy, Inc. is an American fuel cell power company. It designs, manufactures, operates, and services Direct Fuel Cell power plants that run on natural gas and biogas.
I believe FCEL stock is trading close to the bottom (but you never know) and entering a trade with a stock price of $6.37 is much more pleasant than entering it at $11 and watching the stock dip.
Here is the trade setup:
SLD 1 FCEL DEC 31 '21 6 Put Option 0.33 USD
BOT 1 FCEL DEC 31 '21 5 Put Option 0.08 USD
For this trade, I got a premium of 40.5 USD (after commissions) or a 3.36% potential income return in 8 days, if options expire worthlessly
What happens next?
On the expiry date, December 31, 2021, FCEL is trading above $6 per share - options expire worthlessly and I keep premium - if FCEL trades under $6 on the expiry date, I risk getting assigned 200 shares and buying them for $1,200
But as I already have collected a premium of $0.2 per share, my break-even price for this trade then is $6-$0.2 = $5.8
In case of an assignment, I will turn this trade into a wheel, but prior to the assignment, I will try to roll out this trade.