Steel Dynamics (STLD) – Opened Covered Calls
Tesla (TSLA) – Opened Naked Puts
This is the fifth time that I have sold naked puts on Tesla since late July. All have closed OTM (so far).
Covered Call Trade Performance
So far in 2021, I have closed 81 covered call trades which have generated an average annualized return of 21.7%. How does my trade performance compare to holding SPY you ask? Well for the trades posted here, the average improvement over buying and holding SPY is 7.9% annualized and the median improvement is 19.2% annualized.
Naked Put Trade Performance
So far in 2021, I have closed 124 naked put trades which have generated an average annualized return of 15.6%. Please note that I calculate returns on a cash basis even though the trades are in a margin account. If, like some of the “expert option traders” on YouTube, I calculated my annualized returns on the basis of a 15% margin requirement then my average annualized return would be 104% (15.6% x (100/15)).
My open naked put and covered call trades can always be viewed here.