I bought more LEAPS CALL (expiring Sept 2023 and Jan 2024) to average down on my previous positions as I believe that inflation will be under control in the latter half of 2022 and the stock market will rebound when that happens.
The worse-than-expected CPI data released on 13 July 22 did not crash the market as feared initially. I believe it was for a few reasons, one reason was that this was already priced in, and the second reason could be that investors already knew the June CPI data was a lagging indicator and that inflation could have peaked in June. The 3rd reason could be that stock prices are already so low that investors are not willing to sell unless something catastrophic happens to the company.
While times ahead are going to be volatile, I have used small capital to slowly buy into some LEAPS positions that have dropped significantly over the last 6 months. This allows me to take a more cautious approach just in case the stock market continues to correct in the coming months,
The details of my trades over 14 & 15 July are as follow:
Most contracts are worth tens of dollars as compared to the hundred of dollars that they were worthed last year (2021). With the recent purchases, I managed to average down some of the premiums that I paid for the contracts last year. By buying LEAPS CALL contracts that are expiring in Sept 2023 and Jan 2024, I am giving myself and the options contracts more time to wait for the stock market to recover.
More info about this strategy in my previous post:
My LEAPS Portfolio Is Not Dead Yet, It Still Has 1 to 1.5 Years To Live
With the new recently purchased LEAPS CALL contracts, my total invested capital in the LEAPS portfolio has increased from 449k to 465k. The risk is that if the market continues to stay this way or fall further all the way till 2024, then the extra 16k that I have invested into this portfolio over the last one month will be gone. This is the risk that I am willing to take in order to save this portfolio and get back my previous capital.
I hope you find this sharing useful and I wish you all the best in your investing/ trading journey.
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