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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Enhanced Investing when things go wrong

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On April 10 of this year (2019), I was assigned 100 shares of CVS at a price of $60 per share. The Short April Put , strike 60, that caused this assignment had been originally sold for a $62 credit.

Ideally when an assignment happens, the price of the stock will be near your short option strike price, so that your open losses don’t look ugly. More importantly so that you can sell Out of the Money Calls that not only give you additional credit, but which are also above your shares assignment price, so that you can make capital gains too on a rebound of the stock.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

September RUT Elephant

Trade Details:

4 Sep RUT 1390/1380 Credit Put spread @0.70 credit each
2 Sep RUT 1660/1670 Credit Call spread @1.15 credit each

3 Sep IWM 167 Long Calls @0.32 debit each

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Does Enhanced Investing avoid high priced stocks?

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If you look at the Track record this year, you’ll notice that as of this writing (June 2019) no single trade has been made at a strike price of $100 or higher. No short Puts sold at or above that level. No stock assignments either. This begs the question:

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

August SPX Unbalanced Iron Condor

Trade Details:

4 August SPX 2730/2740 Credit Put spread @0.60 credit each
1 August SPX 3080/3090 Credit Call spread @1.00 credit

Monday, July 1, 2019

Leveraged Portfolio - Results half-way into 2019

With another good quarter we have arrived at the half of the year mark and the Leveraged Portfolio has been a nice surprise, up +34.4% so far. If last year all three components in the portfolio didn't seem to find a way to go up, this year it has been the other way around and all three vehicles have gone up nicely.