I am recommending we roll our Charles Schwab (SCHW) put to generate more income and reduce our net debit on the position. We are going out two weeks due to next week’s Federal Reserve meeting.
While the Fed is widely expected to raise rates 0.75%, the market could move sharply in either direction based on the actual size of the rate hike or the Fed’s choice of language. Keep in mind that higher interest rates benefit Charles Schwab, as the brokerage firm can charge more for lending.
You can enter the second leg of today’s trade even if you were not in the previous one. Just be aware that we will be managing and tracking it based on the ongoing position.
Current Stock Price: $72.99
Net Debit: $1.72
- Buy to close the SCHW Sep Monthly (9/16) 70 Put for around $0.14
- Sell to open the SCHW Sep Week Five (9/30) 70 Put for around $0.98
- Set your initial credit limit at $0.84, but adjust as needed to roll today
New Net Debit: $0.88
Expiration: After the close on Friday, Sept. 30
Potential Rate of Return: I am targeting breakeven for this position