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The Final Countdown: Wheel Of Fortune's Top-10 Trades Of 2020 - No. 3 (Gerard Piqué)

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  • With only 3 days left until 2020 is over, we've started the final countdown, presenting Wheel of Fortune's top-10 trades over the past year.
  • We had to set a few basic rules in order to make sure that the list isn't solely comprised of option trades.
  • Nonetheless, even after these rules have eliminated many successful trades, we still have plenty to choose from.
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The Final Countdown

During the last 10 days of 2020, we are revealing Wheel of FORTUNE's top-10 trades for 2020.

In order to qualify for the elite-squad we've set a few simple rules:

  1. Opening date of the trade must be inside 2020. Trades that were opened in prior years, no matter how successful they've been this year, are out!
  2. A symbol can appear only once in the series, even if more than one trade involving this symbol is eligible.
  3. Only trades involving common stocks, preferred shares, corporate bonds, or naked/non-secured/non-hedging options are eligible.
  4. Excluded trades: Sale of covered CALLs or cash-secured PUTs. Had we include these types of trades - they would fill up the entire top-10 list (showing 4-digit annualized total returns).
  5. Eligibility is based on market closing prices on December 21, 2020.

Simple, clear, and fair.

We're taking advantage of this series to not only present the winning trade, but also all other trades related to the same family/symbol.

The final countdown continues with...

Number 3 (Gerard Piqué)

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Nikola (NKLA) shares are down 85.4% since reaching an all-time high in June!

Data by YCharts

However, that's no reason to avoid making money on the stock.

On September 8th, NKLA saw its stock price surging, following the announcement regarding General Motors (GM) becoming a strategic manufacturing partner for Nikola.

Data by YCharts

On that date, we took the following actions:

1) sold naked CALLs (using strikes of , 80, and 100). It took us 6 days to buy back the 60 & 70 strikes, and 14 days to close the 80 & 100 strikes.

2) bought PUTs (using strikes of 30 & 40). It took us 3 days to sell the 30 & 40 strikes. 

You can see below the full details of these trades and how they ended up:

Security Purchase Date Purchase Price Sale Date Sale Price Total Return
NKLA 01/15/2021 100.00 CALL 09/22/2020 0.40 09/08/2020 4.30 975.00%
NKLA 01/15/2021 80.00 CALL 09/22/2020 0.88 09/08/2020 6.60 650.00%
NKLA 01/15/2021 30.00 PUT 09/08/2020 1.50 09/11/2020 7.50 400.00%
NKLA 01/15/2021 40.00 PUT 09/08/2020 4.30 09/11/2020 14.20 230.23%
NKLA 01/15/2021 70.00 CALL 09/14/2020 2.80 09/08/2020 8.40 200.00%
NKLA 01/15/2021 60.00 CALL 09/14/2020 3.70 09/08/2020 10.90 194.59%

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