I will be rolling several more of our short calls at the beginning of next week. Stay tuned as I will be sending out several trade alerts on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Buffett Patient Investor Portfolio
We currently own the AAPL January 19, 2024, 130 call LEAPS contract at $54.20. You must own LEAPS in order to use this strategy.
If you wish to enter the position and are uncertain about which LEAPS to purchase, please refer to the reports section of your subscriber page or our latest subscriber-exclusive webinar in which I go through the process, step by step, of entering a new position of an already established position. Based on our approach, the LEAPS contract that works best is the one with a current delta of 0.80: the January 19, 2024, 120 calls. We typically initiate a LEAPS position, with a delta of roughly 0.80, that has roughly 18 to 24 months left until expiration.
Here is the trade:
Buy to close AAPL September 16, 2022, 180 call for roughly $0.06 (adjust accordingly, prices may vary from time of alert)
Once that occurs (or if you are new to the position and already own LEAPS):
Sell to open AAPL October 21, 2022, 165 call for roughly $3.25 (adjust accordingly, prices may vary from time of alert)
Premium received: 6.0%
Once the initial LEAPS purchase occurs, we maintain the position and focus on selling near-term call premium against our LEAPS, lowering the original cost basis of $54.20 (or the price at which you purchased your LEAPS) with each and every transaction.
We can continue to sell calls against our LEAPS contract every month or so to lower the total capital outlay. But remember, options have a limited life, so when we get closer to the LEAPS contract’s expiration, we will simply sell the contract and use the proceeds to continue our poor man’s covered call strategy in AAPL.