On Dec 5,subscribers sold PUTs on US Steel (X) for $1.24 per option. Our stock chart indicator identified an Ascending Continuation Triangle in the stock. This is an indication the stock had positive momentum and was ready to break out. Our strategy is to sell PUTs on the breakout and buy to close the PUTs to lock in profits. This allows subscribers to close out of trades early (locking in profits) to compound your dollars into more trades. The more compound trades increase the total monthly income.
So how did the trade work out for investors?
On Dec 7 (yes only two days later), subscribers bought to close the PUTs on X for $0.30 per option. X was trading at $29.84 at the trade entry but jumped to $33.00 per share in the following days! We closed the position to lock in fast cash following the stock breakout trade.
This resulted in a gain of $94 per option sold in only 2 days. If you had sold 10 PUTs, you would have made $940 in 2 days on one trade. This is a 3.3% cash return in 2 days or 600% annualized trade.
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Here is the details of the US Steel (X) Trade shared with subscribers on Dec 5:
Stock: United States Steel Corporation (X) produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products primarily in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products.
Chart: We have detected an “Ascending Continuation Triangle” chart pattern formed on United States Steel Corp (X on NYSE). This bullish signal indicates that the price may rise from the close of 29.84 to the range of 33.20 – 34.00. The pattern formed over 29 days which is roughly the period of time in which the target price range may be achieved.
United States Steel Corp has a current support price of 27.10 and a resistance level of 30.21.
Strategy: We have an opportunity to sell options for income with X as the stock should trade higher in the coming weeks. I recommend to place your trade and exit when you have locked in profits due to the stock price moving higher. Our goal here is to make income short term so we can exit and compound capital into another trade.
For medium risk option trade, look to sell a December 2017 30 PUT for about $1.00. This creates a return of 3.4% to expiration in 10 days or greater than 124% annualized.
For a conservative trade, you can setup a covered call trade. You can purchase 100 shares of X and sell a December 30 CALL option for about $0.90 for an assigned return of 3.4% in 10 days for a 124% annualized return.
We continue to identify winning option trades to generate income and to exit early as the stock bullish patterns moves prices higher.
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