In a previous blog article, “Hurricanes – Insurance – Options Investing“, we outlined a covered calls stock options strategy for the property & casualty segment of the insurance industry. Using PowerOptions SmartSearchXL stock options search tool, we discovered two attractive covered calls positions.
The stock price of both positions dropped after entering the covered calls stock options position, but the positions were still profitable at stock options expiration generating a return of +0.5%, illustrating the beauty of covered calls stock options investing.Once again, we will consider covered calls stock options for the property & casualty segment of the insurance industry. Using PowerOptions search tools, the following covered calls stock options positions were found with stock options expiring in January of 2006:
|SmartSearchXL covered call search for November 28|
|BER||35.18 (+0.73)||BERAG||07 JAN 35.0 (53)||1.10||3.1||2.7||2.7|
|HIG||85.49 (unch.)||HIGAQ||07 JAN 85.0 (53)||2.65||3.1||2.6||2.6|
|AIG||70.26 (+0.01)||AIGAN||07 JAN 70.0 (53)||1.75||2.5||2.2||2.2|
All of the above covered calls stock options investing positions are in-the-money [ITM] with potential returns ranging from 2.2% to 2.7% (53 days) with downside protection ranging from 2.5% to 3.1%. ITM covered calls stock options generally provide more downside protection than out-of-the-money [OTM] covered calls stock options positions. OTM covered calls stock options positions generally provide more potential return, but require the underlying stock price to appreciate in order to realize the maximum potential return.
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