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Selling Tanker Puts

I am selling in the money puts in a tanker company called Euronav (EURN). Its options are fairly rich and I believe tanker stock prices will benefit from excellent earnings. Getting assigned would not be a poor outcome. Sold EURN Jun 10 Put for a credit of 1.80.
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Buying More Scorpio (STNG)

I am adding a second tranche of Scorpio Tankers (STNG) as it has pulled back significantly. Tanker stocks are volatile. Charter rates bounce around. Shares are sold for an infinite number of reasons. The important takeaway is that the fundamentals are strong. These companies are getting great rates for their ships…
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Capitalism in the Oil Patch

May crude prices went negative a few hours ago. The June WTI contract is $21 as I write this post. That difference is a tell of high storage costs as demand is way down while storage is reaching capacity. I am betting that tanker stocks will do well as more…
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Closing Out the Cameco Trade Experiment

I am pulling the plug on the Cameco trade idea mentioned by Rick Rule during a BNN interview. Cameco is still worth owning in my opinion, but it is a poor candidate for option selling. The options are insufficiently liquid meaning that large bid/ask spreads reduce the actual credits received. The volatility component…
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Causing Panic in Newfoundland

I keep an eye on the news in Newfoundland. It is my home province and I have many friends and family living there. A large Newfoundland shipping company, Oceanex, has created consternation by blaming the COVID-19 illness for its poor finances and is subsequently requesting federal subsidies if it is…
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Selling a Vertical Put Spread in Gold

I am selling a vertical put spread in gold. Volatility is decent and the long term prospects for gold are excellent. The maximum loss for each spread is $1,420. [$2,500 (1635-1660) – $1,080 (credit received) = $1,420] I would try rolling it for another credit into the next month if…
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Rolling Up the CCJ Puts

I am rolling the CCJ $8 puts up to the $9 strike as the share price of CCJ is on a bit of a tear. Rolling the puts up resulted in a collection of $.28. Additional large uranium mines are shutting production resulting in an increase in the price of…
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