August Option Investing – July Positions Covered

Caution Sign

Caution! High Volatility Ahead (Source: http://electricka.com)

I get away from my computer for a week and the markets crash – I feel like Barry Ritholtz!

Throughout July, the US markets showed signs of weakness. With price/volume action described as “choppy” at best, I’ve been expecting some sort of correction for a few months. The problem is always timing.

Before I headed out, I placed buy limit orders on all my options for 0.10 or less. My logic was that if a market fall occurred while I was away and the orders executed, I would book over 90% of the option premiums and could then sell my underlying shares if needed.

When markets are this volatile, you can make a lot of money or lose your shirt. In the past, I have bought and sold options using short term technical analysis during times of high volatility. I think it was more luck than skill.

As of August 5th, DRN and FAS options were purchased, with EDC coming in on the 8th.

Bought August 50.00 calls @ 0.10 for DRN
Bought August 35.58 calls @ 0.10 for EDC
Bought August 25.00 calls @ 0.10 for FAS

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About T. Knight
Blogging about my journey to financial independence via investing for cashflow.

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