Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday's Outcomes

I placed no options trades today.

SYF, which I hold a bear call spread on, goes goes ex-dividend on Wednesday. If my options were to be assigned, I would owe the dividend on the shares on the short options that would be transferred to my account.

I decided to hold the options through the ex-dividend date. The upper short contracts are in the money, although only slightly, and the dividend yield is low, at 13 cents per share, or 1.87%. Paying to exit would cost about as much as exiting the position, so I shall stand pat and take my chances.

In share trades today,

I entered three small-lot positions:
symsharesentry dateexit dateentry price per shareexit price per shareresult $result %annual ratedays heldtactic

I exited five positions, including a late exit from PKY, whose trend had turned downward:
symsharesentry dateexit dateentry price per shareexit price per shareresult $result %annual ratedays heldtactic

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 9, 2016

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Tradecraft: Playing the odds to build winning stock market trades from options, a description of how I trade, can be read here.

Small Lots: A new strategy discusses the thinking behind the analysis that identified these trades and can be read here. The symbols noted in this post are intended fortrading on a commission-free platform such as Robinhood Financial.

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