On October 29, 2020, we sold a bull put credit spread on Energy Transfer (NYSE:ET) stock with an expiry set in the next 29 days. For this trade, we get a premium of $21 (before commissions)
Energy Transfer Partners (now legally Energy Transfer Operating L.P.) is a company engaged in natural gas and propane pipeline transport. It is organized in Delaware and headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It was founded in 1995 by Ray Davis and Kelcy Warren, who remains Chairman and CEO. It owns a 36.4% interest in Dakota Access, LLC, the company responsible for developing the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Here is our trade setup:
BOT 1 ET NOV 27 '20 - 5 + 4.5 Put Bull Spread -0.21 USD
For this trade, we got a premium of 16.2 USD (after commissions) or 3.24% potential income return in 29 days.
These trades come as the #42 and #43 in the month of October, according to our trading plan for this month, the premium generated from this trade makes us about 2.7% from our $600 monthly goal, while in total we have already reached 81.83% so far.
What happens next?
On expiry date November 27, 2020, ET is trading above $5 per share - options expire worthlessly and we keep premium - if ET trades under $5 on the expiry date, we get assigned.
But as we already have collected a premium of 0.16 per share, our break-even price for this trade then is $5-$0.16 = $4.84
As we are selling credit spread here, in case ET suddenly drops below our second bought put at the strike price of $4.5 it will help to offset some risk, in other words - selling credit spreads has a lot of advantages.
Running Total 27 Trades since April 6, 2020
Options Income: $367