Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rolling out CAT (Again)

Here’s another catch-up post.  I have been diligently managing my CAT position since opening it in August 2012 – it is definitely a “Dog of the DOW” this year…it’s not meeting my goal of a 12% annual return, but it’s not too far off.  I’ll continue holding it through the current November contract, at least.

Here’s the analysis of the position.


The CAT position consists of 100 shares with a basis of $87.17 per share.  Since opening the position in August 2012, I’ve sold covered calls at strikes ranging from $85 to $95; the current contract is November $87.50.

Total option premiums:  $724.40
Total dividend payments (including the forecast October ex-dividend):  $276.00
Total stock gain at $87.50:  $15.83
Total, absolute gain on the position:  $1,016.23
Total, absolute return percentage ($1,016.23/$8,716.99):  11.66%

Annualized total return percentage (held approx 450 days):  9.46%

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