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Sold 2 Put Options on GPS Stock – 2.2% potential income return in 30 days (26.75% annualized)
On July 26, 2023, I sold 2 put options on GPS stock (NYSE:GPS) with a strike price of $8.5 and expiry on August 25, 2023. For this trade setup, I was rewarded with $37.44 (after commissions).
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From the premium received, I bought additional 4 shares of GPS stock itself for our long-term stock portfolio. GPS also is a dividend payer, this little addition will boost the portfolio by $2.04 yearly. Amazing!
We are now holding 8 shares with GPS in our stock portfolio, 92 to go before will start selling covered calls to generate extra income.
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here is the trade setup:
SLD 2 GPS AUG 25 '23 8.5 Put Option 0.19 USD
What happens next?
On the expiry date, August 25, 2023, GPS is trading above $8.5 per share - options expire worthlessly and I keep premium - if GPS trades under $8.5 on the expiry date, I risk getting assigned 200 shares and will have to buy them paying $1,700
As I already have collected a premium of $0.18 per share, my break-even price for this trade is $8.5-$0.18= $8.32
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: 5 trades since June 16, 2023
Options premium: $73