Closed IWM September Naked Put

The order I placed last week to close my IWM September naked put hit this morning. I placed the order to eke out a few dollars profit, but ended up doing better as IWM gapped higher at the open. While IWM was trading at $140.39, I bought to close one IWM September $142 naked put for $1.90 and paid $191.09 including $1.09 in commission. My limit order was to buy it back for $2.35, but I pulled in an extra $45 to give me a realized gain of $50.23. I left $0.29 in time value in the contract and could’ve done better if I waited, but am happy to be out of it with a profit.

Since I sold a replacement for this put last week, I opted not to add more exposure yet. I have three other September puts that need to expire before I add much more risk. My XLF puts are safe, but ADI can reverse in the blink of an eye and my MDY naked put is still in the money, albeit with a paper profit. I’m waiting for the November contracts to become available for ADI and MDY before I re-write these contracts. XLF has November contracts already, but I’m not certain I want to get back in or if I should try something new.

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