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Friday, February 7, 2014

$LNKD LinkedIn Earnings Play

2/6/2014 (Thu)

sell to open 10 Feb 7 2014 $175 puts at $0.28

Reasons for the trade:
  • earnings announcement right after closing bell on 2/6
  • implied volatility is sky high (i.e., high premiums!)
  • probability of success:  96.36%
  • expected market maker move:  plus or minus $22

2/7/2014 (Fri)

LNKD closed at $209.40   SUCCESS!!

Net profit:  $272.25 (in 1 day)

The great thing about SELLING PUT OPTIONS is that I made $$$ even though the stock DROPPED on 2/7!


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