Naked Put Trades Closed on March 26 (GILD, PYPL, JD)

Today was a good day for traders with puts expiring as the market finished the week on a strong note. The positive price action resulted in two of my naked put trades closing with the stock price above the strike which means I didn't have to take any action today and...

Peloton (PTON) Naked Puts Sold

Yesterday I sold Apr-01 $100.00 puts on Peloton and today has been a reminder that not all trades go my way. As I write this post, shares of Peloton are down 9% with the market reacting very negatively to news that the company released yesterday about its acquisition...

Gilead (GILD) Naked Put Trade

  Gilead has been passing one of my covered call screens for the past week so I decided to sell short-dated naked puts on it. I sold Mar-26 $63.50 puts at a price of $0.44 each. If the price of Gilead closes above $63.50 on March 26 then I will have earned 33.7%...

Naked Puts on Square (SQ) Closed on March 12

On March 03, I sold naked Mar-12 $220.00 puts on Square at a price of $2.51. As the price of Square closed on Friday well above the strike price of $220.00, the puts have expired and I will not be assigned the shares. This option trade generated an annualized return...