I got this option trade idea from a very smart member. His observation was that POT was channeling and that it would be a good set up for an income strategy.
The only problem was that earnings are after expiration which is in 10 days.
Earnings could move the stock but it also keeps the volatility of the options high and that means high premium. There is also a dividend to be paid on the 15th, which is one day before expiration. A dividend will lower the price of the stock by the amount of the dividend which in this case is 10 cents.
His idea was doing a butterfly option strategy. I decided to do a calendar because it is easier to adjust and share it here.
Free Option Trade
Buy 1 Nov 90 Call and Sell 1 Oct 90 Call. This trade cost me $315. My breakevens are at 86.14 and 94.40.
I feel this trade will work. But it will have to be held close to expiration.
If POT gets outside the breakevens, exit the trade. or if you are experienced enough, add another calendar on the side of the brreakout. If POT stays around 90, stay in as long as you can.
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