On September 10, 2021, I rolled forward and rolled down a put option on EWZ ETF I originally established at the start of September
As the expiry date approached and EWZ was in the money, and not wanting yet to turn this trade into a covered call, I decided to roll it out and avoid assignment today
Here is the trade setup:
BOT 1 EWZ SEP 10 '21 36 Put Option 0.66 USD
SLD 1 EWZ SEP 24 '21 35.5 Put Option 1.06 USD
Here I bought back the $36 put option paying $66 and sold a new put option with a lower strike price ($35.5) and with an expiry set two weeks later. For this trade, I got $106 (before commissions)
I lowered the strike prices from $36 to $35.5.
What happens next?
On the expiry date, September 24, 2021, EWZ is trading above $35.5 per share - options expire worthlessly and I keep premium - if EWZ trades under $35.5 on the expiry date, I will get assigned 100 shares
New break-even price $35.5-$0.72 = $34.78
In case of an assignment, I will turn this trade into a wheel strategy and will start selling covered calls on this Brazil ETF