Investors have been bracing for anything that could reverse at the last minute the market’s year-long rally, which saw the Dow and S&P 500 hit record highs again this week. The S&P 500 is up 26 percent this year and registered a sixth week of gains on Friday. However, income investors seeking to trade covered call investments have been performing well too.
Below are two successful trades from the past month listed in the Monthly Income Plan at getrichinvestments.com . Each month, income investors are creating income streams from selling covered call options against high quality stocks. Here are some winning trades from the current newsletter:
Covered Call on USG Corp (USG)
STRATEGY: Look at the Nov 27 covered call. For each 100 shares of USG stock you buy, sell one Nov 27 covered call option for a $25.50 ($26.65 – $1.15) debit or better.
Actions: USG is currently trading at $27.66 at the close on 11/15 so the 27 call we sold is ITM. These shares and call options will be called away.
This is a 5.88% return for one month and an estimated 70% annualized return.
Covered Call on Flour Corp (FLR)
STRATEGY: Look at the November 2013 77.5 covered call. For each 100 shares of FLR stock you buy, sell one Nov 2013 77.5 covered call option for a $74.89 (77.19 – 2.30) debit or better. That’s potentially a 3.49% assigned return.
Actions: FLR is currently trading at $79.36 so the 77.5 call we sold is ITM. These shares and call options will be called away on Friday (11/15).
This is a 3.49% return for one month and an estimated 42% annualized return.