Time to reflect Options trading results for the month of October. For the reasons explained here, the focus of these articles will now be the positions whose expiration date took place during the month (as opposed to positions that were closed throughout the month).
Hopefully these monthly updates will
provide readers with confidence and serve as an authentic guide of what can be
achieved with a realistic and sustainable approach to the business of Selling Options.
It’s important to realize that we don’t need to double our accounts
every year, which entails unsustainable risks. Relatively small portfolios can consistently
generate $400, $500, $600 a month, which is meaningful help in the budget of
the average family. Whether you want to trade for a living or only as a
side activity for supplemental income, you are only truly limited by
your own will. How much are you willing to dedicate to studying and
training hard? That’s all there is to it. And while there is absolutely no guarantee that anyone will achieve any
arbitrary numerical return in the future, the fact is: the power of
compounding is truly remarkable and can do wonders even with small
amounts of money.
Results of October Positions
(Each position links to the article where both entry and exit are discussed)
SPX – Oct 2250/2260 Credit Put Spread (originally part of Unbalanced Iron Condor)
Peacefully reached expiration. A $1,100 profit.
Total gain of $2,052 for the month. $1,976 after commissions.
Note*: Commissions not included in the above table.
The S&P was +15.02% up for the year by October expiration, whereas our portfolio stands at +15.12%.