Investor's Opinion

Portfolio Update

Published: 2011-03-20 23:23:00 EDT by Unknown

Another month has passed and I am still in my current positions. This I find to be a success, with a bit of unexpected annoyance. I truly believed DWA would have gone up in the passed month, resulting in me being called out of my position. However, it has continued to slide lower and brought down the value of my position. The good news is that I am free to sell another option against it. Sadly though, at a lower premium than I would have liked. I still believe it to be a strong company with a lot of upside potential, although it is being depressed by the economic situation hindering the usage of an individuals discretionary funds for recreation purposes.

On the other hand, CPLP has maintained a relatively high evaluation these passed weeks in response to the Egypt and Lybia news. Despite the news causing it to hold this relatively high evaluation, it did not breach and hold above the $10 strike price of the option I sold against my position. As a result, that option expired worthless this weekend, freeing me to sell against my position again.

I'm looking to find another stock I can sell a Put option against my available cash. I want this stock to have a dividend that I can collect in the event that the option gets exercised and I have to purchase it. Currently all that I have on my watchlist have either suspended their dividend or require more cash than I have available. I will update in the event that I find one.

That is my opinion, you can take it or leave it. Disclaimer: See bottom of page.

CPLP - Capital Product Partners, LP
DWA - Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc

Labels: call options, cash-secured puts, covered calls, option assignment, option picks, option strategies, put options, trade terminology in use

Updated: 2011-03-20 23:23:14 EDT