Sold 1 Covered Call on INTC - Potential income return 20.82% in 14 days

On March 5, 2021, we sold 1 almost covered call on INTC stock expiring on March 19, 2021. For this trade, we got a $13 premium (before commissions).

This trade comes as #52 in the month of March, according to our trading plan for this month, the premium generated from this trade makes us about 0.53% from our $2,000 monthly goal. While in total we have reached already 68.81% so far. Awesome.

We sold a covered call, despite we are holding just 54 shares with this stock. In case our strike price will get touched, we will have to buy the missing 46 stocks in the open market (~ $3,105). There are two reasons why we sold a covered, before reaching 100 shares:

  • it helped to increase our buying power
  • we feel confident enough to take this little risk

Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in Silicon Valley.

As we have been buying INTC using dollar-cost averaging our average buy price is: $55.95

here is our trade setup:

  • SLD 1 INTC MAR 19 '21 67.5 Call Option 0.13 USD

what can happen next:

INTC is trading below our strike price of $67.5 at the expiry date (March 19, 2021), in such case, we keep the premium and sell more covered calls to lower our cost basis. 

In case INTC is trading above our strike price of $67.5, our 100 shares get called away at the strike price of $67.5 and we realize our max gain $1,165.6 or 20.82% potential total income return in 14 days

Break-even: $55.85

Selling covered calls with INTC stock
Selling covered calls with INTC stock
  • Running Total : 1 Trade since March 5, 2021
  • Options income $11