May 2020 - February 2023 options trading metrics over the course of ~450 trades. Highlighting average income per trade, average return on investment per trade and overall premium capture, specific for the options component of the portfolio. All trades are risk-defined while following the 10 rules of option trading in high IV rank environments.
May 2020 - February 2023 metrics over the course of ~450 trades highlighting options win rate, option trade types and the number of different tickers used across stocks and ETFs.
May 2020 - February 2023 Return on Investment (ROI) per option trade. All option trades are risk-defined via put spreads, call spreads and iron condors in order to leverage a minimal amount of capital to maximize returns. The ROI target per trade is 5-15% at a delta of ~0.15 or ~85% probability of winning the trade at expiration. Option trades are spread across a wide array of tickers (stocks and ETFs) to maximize sector diversity across uncorrelated stocks with high IV Rank while maximizing the number of trades.
Portfolio performance comparison between an options-based portfolio approach and the Nasdaq Composite. The annual performance data from 2021 and 2022 is overlaid. These data demonstrate portfolio robustness, largely matching and outpacing the broader market returns throughout a bull market run (2021) and mitigating losses during a market downturn (2022). These results were achieved with substantially reduced portfolio risk and a much lower portfolio beta (measure of portfolio risk).
As of January 24th, 2023 the top 10 holdings (accounting for 53% of the weight) in the Nasdaq-100 are Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Nvidia, Alphabet, Tesla, Meta Platforms, Broadcom, Pepsi and Costco. The options-based portfolio possesses extensive overlap with the Nasdaq-100 in terms of depth and breath of options and long-term stock positions. Notable long equity positions include seven of the top 10 holdings (Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Nvidia, Alphabet, Meta Platforms and Costco) along with Adobe, Netflix, Qualcomm, Intel, AMD, Starbucks, PayPal, Lululemon and Invesco QQQ ETF. Thus, the comparator of choice is the Nasdaq-100 to benchmark the growth/technology centric strategy of an options-based approach.
Sample trade type distribution over the first half of 2021 (January - June), consisting primarily of iron condors and put spreads and to a lesser extent, call spreads. Statistically insignificant (~5%) are diagonal put spreads and diagonal call spreads. This option trade type distribution is dynamic and the weighting changes as a function of time.
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