DGI Adventure 11-17-16 Rollout Covered Call Option – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) – Part Deux

Just last week I decided to roll out my VLO covered call position (which was pretty deep in the money) because I wanted to hold on to my shares through the ex-dividend date (which is tomorrow: 11/18). I managed to execute that roll out for a net profit, albeit a fairly weak one when considered… Read More DGI Adventure 11-17-16 Rollout Covered Call Option – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) – Part Deux

DGI Adventure 11-12-16 Rollout Covered Call Option – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

Here’s the post which was published on 10/22/16 and outlined the sale of the Nov11 $58 strike contract that was going to expire yesterday. And here’s a chart of the stock price since then: VLO Chart – Share Price Since 10/22/16 – Courtesy Google Finance So that covered call was pretty deep in the money… Read More DGI Adventure 11-12-16 Rollout Covered Call Option – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

DGI Adventure 10-30-16 End of the Year Stock Watchlist – IRA Account Candidates

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a stock watch list. Over the summer I spent most of my research energy looking at bond funds, so my watch lists from May (twice), July and August were focused on that. The last time I did a watch list of actual stocks was waaay back in March! So… Read More DGI Adventure 10-30-16 End of the Year Stock Watchlist – IRA Account Candidates

DGI Adventure 10-22-16 Sold Covered Call – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) – $58.50 strike – Nov 11 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Tuesday 10/18/16. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. I sold a VLO Nov 11 ‘16 $58.50 call option for a premium of $53.22 after fees, which works out to a 0.91% absolute return (using the $58.50 strike as the denominator “at risk”). Since the… Read More DGI Adventure 10-22-16 Sold Covered Call – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) – $58.50 strike – Nov 11 Expiration