[26 April 22 Trades] Closing Tesla & Nvidia Covered CALL Options For USD2,560 Profits In 8 Days

It was a very red day in the stock market on 26th April 22 as almost all the companies in S&P 500 closed lower. U.S. stocks fell sharply on Tuesday with shares selling off into the close, as investors dumped equities on fears of an economic slowdown.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.95% and hit a fresh 52-week low to close at 12,490.74. The index retreated further into the bear market territory, sitting now about 23% off its high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 809.28 points, or 2.4%, to 33,240.18. The S&P 500 lost 2.8% at 4,175.20.

On extremely red days where share price plunges, it is advantageous for my covered call positions as the premium will also drop significantly and I can lock in the profits in the shortest time. The below table is a summary of the trades for 26 April 22.

On 18 April 22, I sold a Covered CALL contract on Tesla with 5 months to expiration at received a premium of $5,840. That is an average of less than 1% returns per month for the next 5 months if the share price remains stagnant at my bought price of USD988. The reason for selling a long-dated CALL Contract is to achieve a higher delta at my preferred strike price. If the share price falls, the higher delta will mean that the premium drops faster than an option contract with a lower delta.

I explain this new strategy further in this article:
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So, on 26 April 22, the share price of Tesla dropped by almost USD100 and the premium dropped from USD5,840 to USD4,080. I closed the contract for USD1,760 profit, which is a 1.47% return in 8 days (vs. 0.974% monthly return).

The same goes for Nvidia. I sold two Covered CALL contracts on 18th April 22 and received a premium of USD1,960 for 2 contracts, which is around 3.66% return for a period of 5 months. That works out to a 0,732% average monthly yield.

However, on 26 April 22, the share price of Nvidia dropped from USD215.4 to USD 190.90, the premium also dropped from USD1,960 to USD1,160. I closed the contract and achieved a return of 1.50% in 8 days.

I did not open new contracts as I was betting on the stock market rebounding the following day, which happens sometimes when the market is extremely red on a particular day. Regardless of the outcome, I will open new contracts for Tesla on 27th April 22. Ideally, I prefer it to be a green day because I earn more premium off my preferred strike price. However, we cannot predict the market and this strategy favors a bearish outcome.

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