Sold 2 Put Options on BAC – 0.91% potential income return in 17 days
On March 14th, 2023, I sold 2 put options on Bank of America stock with a strike price of $25 and expiry on March 31, 2023). For this trade setup, I was rewarded with $45.74 (after commissions), which would yield about 0.91% return in 17 days if the options will expire worthless.
The Bank of America Corporation is an American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company. It is the second-largest banking institution in the United States, after JPMorgan Chase, and the second-largest bank in the world by market capitalization. Bank of America is one of the Big Four banking institutions of the United States.
The inspiration for this trade come after I was reading about the beaten-down US bank stocks. As I was holding BAC stock in my portfolio for a few years I thought It wouldnt do a harm to take a second look on it.
Here I made a brief video:
When setting up this trade I was looking for a high probability winning trade and chose my strike price for the short put with Delta less than 0.2.
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Here is the trade setup:
SLD 2 BAC MAR 31 '23 25 Put Option 0.24 USD
For this trade, I got a premium of 45.74 USD (after commissions) or about 0.91% potential income return in 17 days, if options expire worthlessly
What happens next?
On the expiry date, March 31, 2023, BAC is trading above $25 per share - options expire worthlessly and I keep premium - if BAC trades under $25 on the expiry date, I risk getting assigned 200 shares, and will have to buy them paying $5,000
But as I already have collected a premium of $0.22 per share, my break-even price for this trade is $25-$0.22 = $24.78
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: 1 trade since March 14, 2023
Options premium: $46