Investor's Opinion

Portfolio Update: Successful Option Trade.

Published: 2013-06-17 11:15:00 EDT by Unknown

My last option trade was a success. On Friday, June 14th, I STC the $35 August 17 2013 Calls I purchased 8 days before. My plan was to sell at a specific price after the underlying stock, BGS, reached above $32. Even though it had breached $32 the day prior, it didn't hit my price until the 14th. The result of the trade was nearly a 200% profit after commission. As of this post BGS is still going up and the option value is going up as well. But as the expression goes, "No one ever got hurt taking a profit."

I believe that BGS may continue to go up for another dollar, but I believe I got out at a good price. I am expecting that BGS will come back down to about $28.75-$29.25. I want to then BTO stock or attempt to trade options on it once again. I haven't yet decided. That's my opinion. What's yours? Disclaimer: See bottom of page.

BGS - B&G Foods Inc.
BTO - buy-to-open / bought-to-open
STC - sell-to-close / sold-to-close

Labels: call options, trade terminology in use

Updated: 2013-06-17 11:15:13 EDT