With Tesla’s share price soaring after their phenomenal Q4 quarter delivery numbers, I bought 3 Tesla LEAPS contracts (as mentioned in my plan earlier), expiring 16 Sept 22, strike price $2,475 and paid premiums of $3,000, $2,980 and $3,170.
I also close my Tesla PUT contract that I sold on 30 Dec 21 and lock in the profits of $3,600 (3.27% gain) after 2 trading days and sold a new Tesla PUT contract with a strike price of $1,200, expiring on 4 Feb 22 and collected a premium of $11,800.
I wanted to do likewise for my Nvidia PUT option contract, i.e. close the contract to lock in the profits and sell another new contract with a new expiry date but I ran out of collateral to sell a new contract. Thus, I closed the Nvidia PUT contract that I sold on 31 Dec 21 with a profit of $307 (1.02%). I used the collateral to sell a new AMD PUT contract, expiring 4 Feb 22, with a strike price of $155, and collected a premium of $1,190 (7.68%). I realised AMD PUT offers a more attractive premium due to a higher IV on the expiration date.
Lastly, I added 2 more Nvidia LEAPS, with a strike price of $600, expiring on 16 June 23 and paid a premium of $1,380 each. These 2 LEAPS contracts helped to average down the premium paid for my other Nvidia LEAPS as the share price had dipped quite a bit in December, so did the premium price. I continue to increase my stake in AMD and Nvidia because I think they will report good Q4 earnings either this month or next and share price will go up on good news.
With the gains from closing Tesla and Nvidia PUT contracts, and premium collected from Tesla and AMD PUT contracts, the total gains on 3 Jan 22 trading was $16,897.
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I concluded my first year of options trading with more than USD160k of gain, see how I do it and the capital I use for every month to give you a sensing of the percentage yield I get out of my gains:
1st Year Options Trading Recap: The Journey Towards SGD$217,509 Profits In 2021
This blog is as authentic and as transparent as I can share, I do not just show the wins and hide the loss. I have made some very bad decisions in the first 8 years of investing and paid a huge price for them. Here is the loss I have accumulated during these years. I hope you learn some lessons from my mistakes.
I Cut $135,715 Worth Of Losses In The Last 1.5 Months