Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – CVS Health Corporation (CVS) – $66.50 strike – DEC 08 Expiration

This is actually the second time recently that I’ve sold a CVS put. The first position was opened on October 16th. I twittered about it, but completely failed to fulfill my promise for an investment thesis: SOLD!$CVS NOV10’17 67.5 PUT for $0.6520/share. In force 26 days, 13.6% annualized. 7.6% downside. Investment Thesis to follow this… Read More Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – CVS Health Corporation (CVS) – $66.50 strike – DEC 08 Expiration

Update: Distressed P2P Investing Experiment

Programming note: I’m contemplating making this into a monthly feature. Please, express your approval or hatred of that idea in the comments. Sometime back, I embarked on an experiment that involved investing in Lending Club notes on the secondary market. My idea was to buy “distressed” P2P loans at a discount that was higher than… Read More Update: Distressed P2P Investing Experiment

Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – The Kroger Company (KR) – $21.00 strike – Sep 15 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Wednesday 08/16/17. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. Please visit the core philosophies article on my investment thesis process for a deeper explanation of the components of this article. Additionally you might find my rules for trading options helpful in understanding the parameters of the trade. In… Read More Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – The Kroger Company (KR) – $21.00 strike – Sep 15 Expiration

P2P Lending – A Rules Based Investment Strategy

Last week I published something of a teaser post about a new LendingClub experiment I’m playing around with. That experiment involves buying discounted loans on the secondary market. I’m still in the process of building up my “distressed” LendingClub portfolio, and will be publishing a post about that soon, so stay tuned. This post is not… Read More P2P Lending – A Rules Based Investment Strategy

Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – The Walt Disney Company (DIS) – $102.00 strike – AUG 18 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Monday 08/07/17. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. Please visit the core philosophies article on my investment thesis process for a deeper explanation of the components of this article. Additionally you might find my rules for trading options helpful in understanding the parameters of the trade. In… Read More Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – The Walt Disney Company (DIS) – $102.00 strike – AUG 18 Expiration