Selling put options for income or to eventually own stocks is a strategy of small gains. The goal is to either earn income or keep reducing eventual stock ownership through selling a put option for a small gain. Many options trade for just 25 cents while others can be above $1.00, but in general a 1% return each month is a reasonable goal to aim for. Recently an investor asked about his trade ideas for CBI Stock which is Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
The interest in trading against CBI Stock is obvious when you look at the option premiums. CBI Stock has high option premiums making them attractive for selling options. However like all volatile stocks, those high options are also a warning that the stock can change direction often which can make selling options tricky. Let’s review the questions and look at some answers.
Teddi and others what do you think about CBI puts?
I successfully traded weekly calls and puts in CBI for the last 6 months, then got my calls exercised when the stock shot up to $59. Since then it has slowly slid back down as the buy in was way overdone. Looking at the July 17 puts, the premiums are handsome, and the downside protection is huge. Buffet also owns something like 8% of CBI with an average price around $65.
Anyone else see the July 17 $45 or $42.50 put as a good option? Wrightflyer
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