As last discussed here, CCI was short the June $50 call. With C trading just under the $50 level on Wednesday AM prior to this weeks Fed meeting, CCI rolled the call up and out to give more time/price room for potential volatility emanating from the fed actions. Specifically the June $50 call was rolled to the July 12 $52 call at $0.0. The A $.25/contract profits was achieved on the June $50 call. Since the time of this trade the market and C and dropped steadily, so this call will likely need to be rolled again fairly soon.
As of the time of this transaction the returns related to various related positions are
- Holding the XLF ETF would have returned 15.3%
- The leverage obtained via holding the Jan 15 $10 XLF call would have returned 36.7%.
- The long/short strategy discussed in this thread is up 32.7%.
At present, this approach is achieving its objective of providing leveraged returns with some hedging of downside risks, but still a long way to go.