Kraft Foods Stock (KRFT) Trades For 2013

Kraft Foods Stock has been in my portfolio since 2008 when it was simply Kraft Stock and traded under the symbol KRFT. On October  2012 Kraft splits into two divisions following their recent acquisition of Cadbury. There are two divisions. Kraft Foods Group which operates almost exclusively in North America and Mondelez International which operates in 165 countries around the world. Both have their head offices in the United States.

I am trading both stocks. Mondelez Stock which trades under the symbol MDLZ is a members only trade. 2013 trades in MDLZ Stock can be  reviewed here.  All members only strategy articles on MDLZ Stock can be reviewed through this link.

Kraft Foods Group changed its symbol to KRFT from KFT and it now trades on the NASDAQ.

Since I have been trading in Kraft stock since 2008, I am moving the revenue generated since 2008 into the Kraft Foods Stock trades. Mondelez Stock earnings are separate and started in January 2013 from a zero balance.

Kraft Foods Stock Investment Strategy

The investment strategy for Kraft Foods Stock (KRFT) is unchanged from past years. I am primarily Put Selling at what I believe is fair value and if assigned shares, I will collect the dividend and sell covered calls to be exercised out of the stock.  The second strategy in use is the Bollinger Bands Strategy Trade which if you are a FullyInformed member you can review through this article. Between these two strategies I am expecting good returns in Kraft Foods Stock. I will at times be trading both and at other times just one or the other.

Kraft Foods Stock (KRFT) Trades For 2013 – Year 5

Kraft Foods Stock (KRFT) TRADE STATS:
Capital Currently In Use:
$25010.00
Income Earned in 2013: $7625.00
Total Income Earned Since Trade Started In 2008: $28282.00
Total Of My Own Capital Required If All Naked Puts Were Assigned: $.00
Number Of Shares If All Naked Puts Were Assigned: 500
Share Price Valuation(Total Capital Required/Number of shares): $0.00

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Date Stock At
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Action Taken (All Figures Are US Dollars)
ACTIVE TRADES ARE HIGHLIGHTED
Comm. Shares
Held
Capital
In Use
Gain/Loss Total
Income
All KRAFT Stock Trades Below Are in 2013
Revenue earned Balance Forwarded from prior years 20657.00
Feb 4
46.25 Bought 500 shares of Kraft Foods Stock for $46.25
Comment: I am using the Bollinger Bands Strategy Trade at this point against KRFT Stock.
5.00 500 (23130.00)
Mar 27 51.30 Sold 500 shares of Kraft Foods Stock for $51.30
Comment: The stock has reached the Upper Bollinger Band for the second time in this month and is once again trending sideways. These are the sell signals I am looking for.
5.00 0 25645.00 2515.00 23172.00
Apr 19 50.00 Sell To Open (STO) Put Selling 5 KRFT Stock Naked Puts 18MAY13 $50.00 Put Strike for $1.45 (status: expired) 10.00 25010.00 715.00 23887.00
May 2 50.10 Bought 500 shares of KRFT Stock for $50.10
Comment: Overselling today has pushed the stock back to the Lower Bollinger Band. I would think a bounce is in order. If not I will sell covered calls into July and try to pick up the June dividend payout.
5.00 500 (25055.00)
May 2 50.10 Sell To Open (STO) Put Selling 5 KRFT Stock Naked Puts 20JUL13 $47.50 Put Strike for $.77 (status: expired)
Comments: I now hold 500 shares at $50.10 plus 5 naked puts at $47.50. Should the stock fall lower and I be assigned at $47.50 my average cost basis will be $48.75 which is excellent for call selling until the stock recovers. Personally I think the stock is poised to push higher but stocks can surprise to the downside. Support is back at $45.00 with light support at $50.00
10.00 23760.00 375.00 24262.00
May 17 56.11 May Options Expiry: $50 naked puts expired
May 24 57.00 Sold 500 shares of KRFT Stock for $57.00
Comments: The stock has been pushing away from the Upper Bollinger Band for several days and is looking like it wants to move lower. These are the signals to sell.
5.00 0 28495.00 3440.00 27702.00
Jul 19 57.66 July Options Expiry: $47.50 naked puts expired
Aug 19 52.00 Sell To Open (STO) Put Selling 5 KRFT Stock Naked Puts 19OCT13 $47.50 Put Strike for $.65 (status: expired)
10.00   23760.00 315.00 28017.00
Oct 15 51.90 Sell To Open (STO) Put Selling 5 KRFT Stock Naked Puts 16NOV13 $50.00 Put Strike for $.55
10.00 25010.00 265.00 28282.00
Oct 18 53.69 Oct Options Expiry: $47.50 naked puts expired

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