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Sold Put Option on WFC – 1.57% potential income return in 64 days
On May 2nd, 2023, I sold an additional 1 put option on Wells Fargo stock with a strike price of $33 and expiry on May 26, 2023.
For this trade setup, I was rewarded with $12.95 (after commissions), which would yield about a 1.57% return in 64 days if the put option will expire worthless.
Originally I started this position on March 23, 2023, and I'm looking to wheel it at least for one year. During the road, I'm ready to take assignments and turn this position into a covered call + collect the dividend.
When setting up this trade I was looking for a high probability winning trade and chose my strike price with Delta -0.07, meaning about a 93% chance of expiring worthless.
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Here is the trade setup:
SLD 1 WFC MAY 26 '23 33 Put Option 0.14 USD
For this trade, I got a premium of 12.95 USD (after commissions) or about 1.57% potential income return in 64 days, if options expire worthless
What happens next?
On the expiry date, May 26, 2023, WFC is trading above $33 per share - options expire worthless and I keep premium - if WFC trades under $33 on the expiry date, I risk getting assigned 100 shares and will have to buy them paying $3,300
But as I already have collected a premium of $0.20+$0.18+$0.12 per share, my break-even price for this trade is $33-$0.20-$0.18-$0.12 = $32.5
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: 3 trades since March 23, 2023
Options premium: $52