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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

SPY Put Options

Thu. 9/8/2016 (10:18:02 am, PT)

sell (to open) -10 Sep 16, 2016  $215 puts at $0.54

credit received:  $0.54 ($540)


Fri. 9/16/2016 (8:45:49 am, PT) (expiration)

buy (to close) +10 Sep 16, 2016  $215 puts at $1.83 (debit)
sell (to open) -10 Sep 30, 2016  $214 puts at $2.83 (credit)

new credit received:  $1.00 ($1000)

Comments: 

I "rolled" my Sep 16 short puts to the Sep 30 expiration cycle because:
  • my Sep 16 puts were in-the-money on Sep 16 (expiration)
  • simply buying back my ITM puts would have resulted in a LOSS of $1290 (I don't like to lose money)
  • I wanted to give my options more time
  • I wanted to collect another "credit"

Fri. 9/30/2016 (8:04:21 am, PT) (expiration)

buy back Sep 30 puts at $0.05 (debit)

PROFIT:  $1490


SUCCESS!

Comments:

By "rolling" my ITM puts, I was able to come out with a PROFIT in the end.