With shares trading well above my purchase price of $113.62, yesterday seemed like a good time to make a new high-yield trade with United Parcel Service (UPS).
For this new trade, I sold one October 18, 2019 $120 call option for $3.50 per share.
I sold this call on the 100 shares I originally purchased at $113.62 per share during a high-yield trade I made back in April 2019.[hana-code-insert name=’adsense-article’ /]That original call option generated $322 in cash and expired on June 21, 2019.
Since that option went on to expire, I’m still holding the original 100 shares of UPS and have been collecting the stock’s dividends (in addition to the call option).
Monday, for my new high-yield trade, I simply sold another call option on those same 100 shares I originally purchased in April.
Every time you’re able to sell an option like this, you generate additional income.
It’s a trade-off… and one I’m willing to make because this strategy, by its very nature — selling a call option instead of buying one — is designed to be conservative and to generate income.
There are likely two ways this new trade will work out — and they both spell double-digit annualized yields.
Scenario #1: UPS stays under $120 by September 20
If UPS stays under $120 by September 20, I’ll get to keep my 100 shares.
In the process, I’ll also have received $3.50 in call income ($3.50 x 100 shares).[hana-code-insert name=’adsense-article’ /]The call income — known as a “premium” in the options world — was collected Monday.
It was deposited in the account where I made the trade, which is my 401k retirement account.
On a percentage basis, I received an instant 3.1% yield for selling the call ($3.50 / $113.62).
In the end, I’m looking at a 3.1% yield in 81 days… which works out to a 13.9% annualized yield.
Scenario #2: UPS climbs over $120 by September 20
If UPS climbs over $120 by September 20, my 100 shares will get sold (“called away”) at $120 per share.
In “Scenario 2″ — like “Scenario 1″ — I get to keep the $350 in call income ($3.50 x 100 shares). I’ll also generate a $638 gain ($638 x 100) because I bought at $113.62 and will be selling at $120.00.
In this scenario, I’ll be looking at a $988.00 profit.
From a percentage standpoint, this high-yield trade will deliver an instant 3.1% yield for selling the call ($3.50/ $113.62) and a 5.6% capital gain ($6.38 / $113.62).
At the end of the day, I’m looking at a 8.7% total return in 81 days.
That works out to a 39.2% annualized yield from UPS.
P.S. The reason I’ve gone public with many of my real-life, real-money “High-Yield Trades” is so you can see for yourself how easy it is to boost your annualized yield on high-quality dividend growth stocks. Just keep in mind that these trades aren’t intended to be specific recommendations for you as an individual. Everyone has different financial situations, risk tolerance, goals, time frames, etc.