Trade Performance Statistics as of June 30, 2021

by | Jun 30, 2021 | Covered Calls, Performance

Let me preface my trading stats for covered call and naked put trades by pointing out that I have been the beneficiary of a strong US equity market since I began posting my trades earlier this year. I am pleased with median annualized returns of 37.4% and 19.5% for my covered call trades and naked put trades respectively.

Could I have achieved better trade results? Given that the equity market has performed so well since I started posting my trades, I could have generated higher covered call returns by selecting strike prices that were a little further out of the money and that is exactly what I have been doing lately. As for the naked put trades, I am comfortable with the strike prices I selected and haven’t made any changes to my strategy.

I have recently added a layer of machine learning analysis to my strategies that I expect to slightly improve my trade performance. We shall see.

Closed Covered Calls
Number of Trades 42
Average Return 2.9%
Average Annualized Return 26.3%
Median Return 2.8%
Median Annualized Return 37.4%
Closed Naked Puts
Number of Trades 92
Average Return 0.3%
Average Annualized Return 18.6%
Median Return 0.7%
Median Annualized Return 19.5%


Publishing personal trade stats for all to see is easy when the wind is at your back (i.e. the equity market rises). I know full well that the day will come when it will be difficult to click the “Publish” button and present my trade stats after a difficult trading period.


All the best.