5 months ago when I was sharing about my 618k unrealised loss, I mentioned that what is worse than accumulating this amount of loss is that there were up to 453k worth of CALL options contracts that would eventually expire worthless if the market does not recover by Jan 2023.
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In the same article, I mentioned that if I were to realize that 453k loss, the profits that I have made from options trading in the past 2 years and investing over the last 10 years would not be enough to cover this huge loss. I would still be down by another 72k if I were to realize those losses.
Since then, I have realised some losses (around 91k) in August and September 2022, bringing down the total LEAPS CALL portfolio to about 342k. I have also made money from my Wheel Portfolio and the new Vertical Spread Portfolio.
As of today (4 Nov 2022), I have managed to break even on my losses even if the entire LEAPS portfolio expires worthless. It is currently 96% down.
Scenario 1: If I cut my losses and retrieve the remaining value, I would end up with $13,78k left
Scenario 2: If all the contracts expire worthless, I would end up with a breakeven gain of around $109.46.
This is absolute good news as it means that I preserve the capital that I have accumulated over the years and the gains cancel out the losses. It means that I would be in the same state as I would be if I had kept my money in the bank, which is contradictory as the main intent of investing is to get more returns instead of letting the money in the bank lose its value through inflation. However, after a turbulent year of bear market, this is the best outcome that I can wish for.
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2 thoughts on “Breaking Even On My Invested Capital (Assuming All 342k Worth Of LEAPS Contracts Expire Worthless)”
nice bro. i think its good you planning to cut loss and pivot to your new strategies. cut the losers and focus on the winners ya.
Thanks K for your encouraging words, yeah it was really hard with such massive loss but I think if we all don’t give up, we will one day see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hope all is well for your investment & trades 🙂