Top Trades for Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:35 – M Again

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    M came right back off that downgrade – $15 looking very solid as a floor!

    Talk about a no-brainer investment.  Would have been my stock of the year except for the stunningly negative sentiment possibly causing eventual credit issues.  

    We have them in the Dividend Portfolio (pays $1.51/share!  Next payment is 12/12 – my Dad's Bday…):

    M Macys Inc. 2000 10/30/2019 40 $30,000 $15.00 $0.47 $15.00     $15.47 $0.32 $930 3.1% $30,930
    M Short Call 2022 21-JAN 15.00 CALL [M @ $15.47 $0.32] -20 10/30/2019 (774) $-6,500 $3.25 $0.03     $3.28 $-50 -0.8% $-6,550
    M Short Put 2022 21-JAN 13.00 PUT [M @ $15.47 $0.32] -20 11/1/2019 (774) $-7,600 $3.80 $-0.58     $3.22 $-0.23 $1,160 15.3% $-6,440

    We also have them in the Hemp Boca Portfolio (still playable if you like getting up to $10,500 back on a net $1,037 entry that's currently $3,750 in the money):

    M Long Call 2022 21-JAN 13.00 CALL [M @ $15.47 $0.32] 15 11/20/2019 (774) $6,225 $4.15 $-0.05 $3.72     $4.10 $0.09 $-75 -1.2% $6,150
    M Short Call 2022 21-JAN 20.00 CALL [M @ $15.47 $0.32] -15 11/21/2019 (774) $-3,075 $2.05 $-0.13     $1.93 $0.13 $188 6.1% $-2,888
    M Short Put 2022 21-JAN 15.00 PUT [M @ $15.47 $0.32] -5 11/20/2019 (774) $-2,425 $4.85 $-0.40     $4.45 $200 8.2% $-2,225

    I would add it to Money Talk if I could but we can add it to the STP (now up 61.6%) so let's:

    • Sell 20 M 2022 $15 puts for $4.50 ($9,000)

    Why?  Because who doesn't like $9,000 for doing nothing but promising to buy M for $10.50?  Ordinary margin is $5,253, which is high but still – not bad for $9,000.