[1, 2 Aug Trades] What I Am Buying In The Recent Rally?

The market has continued its rally going into August 2022. I am hoping that the rally lasts as long as possible so I can minimize my losses on my LEAPS CALL portfolio. At the same time, I added some positions in order to reach that target earlier.

When I looked at my top 6 biggest losses, 3 of them come from my Jan 24 LEAPS CALL options on Tesla and Alphabet. It was due to the fact that I bought these LEAPS CALL at high premium prices last year, when the stock market was at its all-time-high and there was much time value in the contract. I am not too concerned about the stock holdings as I am confident they will still exist in the next 5 years.

As there is no way to restore the time value for the long-dated CALL options contracts since time has already lapsed, the only way to repair the contracts is for the stock price to rise so that the premium price can rise above or near the average premium price that I paid to own these contracts. So, what I am doing now is to average down on the premium prices that I paid for these contracts and hopefully the rally can help me reach breakeven price faster.

So, these are the contracts that I have bought over the last few trading days:

I bought more options contracts into 3 positions that are currently having the biggest (unrealized) losses and I bought Meta (Facebook) as well. These 3 companies made up more than 62% of the capital of my total LEAPS CALL portfolio, thus, it is critical that I channeled my limited resources (funding) to try to rescue the options contracts in these 3 companies.

Concluding Thoughts

In a bullish run, the LEAPS CALL strategy can help to magnify gains but there are risks in this strategy too. A safer way would be to sell OTM PUT but that would also require some form of capital as collateral. If my goal is not to save my failing LEAPS portfolio and have capital on hand, I would probably go for this strategy and keep rolling the PUT contract as the share prices rise.

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