The seller of a PUT options contract is generally bullish that the share price will rise above the strike price on the expiration date so that he will collect the full premium without being obliged to buy any shares.
When the share price rises after I sold a PUT, what I like to do if the share price spikes or the premium drops significantly, I will close the PUT contract and open another new contract, selling a new PUT contract either at a higher strike price or a longer expiration date.
This is because as options sellers, the maximum returns are capped, by the total premium received from every contract. In a PUT contract, it does not matter if the share price exceeds $1 or $100 upon expiration, the premium will always be the same. While the premium is capped, it is inversely proportional to share price, i.e. when share price goes up, the premium goes down.
Thus, the way to get the most out of PUT contracts is to close it whenever the premium drops significantly (due to share price gain) and open up a new contract (sell another PUT contract with a new strike price/ expiration date) to earn more premium. This method helps to lock in the profit and prevent the risk of the share price’s sudden dip, which can cause premiums to go up again.
In essence, it is about re-adjusting the strike price to one that is higher (to align with stock trend) and thus helps collect more premium for the options contract seller. An example of how I roll PUT option contracts to maximise gains can be found in this article:
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