I sold five different put positions for January 30 expiration.
My CL, MCD and SBUX puts were OTM (out-the-money) on expiration day. Therefore, I let them expire worthless and collected the premiums generated through placing the trades.
My PG and XOM positions were ITM (in-the-money) on their date of expiration. To prevent assignment, I rolled both positions to the following week.
After PG announced earnings, the stock dropped. I bought to close my five short puts for $1,183.71. I sold 5 PG $88 Feb 6 puts for $1,191.24. After placing the sell order, I noticed the credit would only be $7.51. My order was filled before I could change it.
As the price of oil declined, the XOM stock price fell below $89. I closed my position for $911.24 and sold the Feb 6 puts for $1,508.72; receiving a credit of $597.48. I dislike holding ITM short puts into earnings week.
The following is a list of my expired option positions. Premiums are the amounts of cash I received after commissions. My option premiums are included as income in my monthly blog posts on the date the income is received.
Date Position Premiums
01/23 5P CL $66 $183.75
01/23 5P MCD $89 $258.75
01/23 5P PG $88 $148.75
01/27 5P SBUX $87 $113.75
01/27 5P XOM $89 $133.75
CL - Colgate-Palmolive
MCD - McDonald's Corp
PG -Proctor & Gamble
SBUX - Starbucks
XOM - Exxon-Mobil