This past week was...interesting.
For several companies, selling covered calls would have resulted in nice premiums while letting you hold your shares if you did things right. Here's where the market closed this past Friday (7/18/20 at close):
Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,671.95 -62.75 (-.23%)
S&P 500: 3,224.73 +9.16 (+.28%)
Nasdaq: 10,503.19 +29.39 (+.28%)
Russell 2000: 1,473.32 +5.76 (+.39%)
Notable earnings in the upcoming week (7/13/20-7/17/20): 7/20/2020:
Ahh, Microsoft. Let's run fundamentals for MSFT:
Last 4 earnings report: Beat all estimates
2017: Improved from 2016
2018: Improved from 2017
2019: Improved from 2018
3-month: ~ +15.03%
1-year: ~ +49.89%
5-year: ~ +351.76%
Look at that 5 year-gain. Sometimes the most steady gains are the nicest; but that depends on your risk appetite. If you're curious about how covered calls could work in a situation like this, check out our level 1 courses.
Until next time!
- Call to Leap Team