The Naked Puts page allows you to view these options for the nearest expiration date. Barchart Premier subscribers can view other expiration dates (select the expiration month/year using the drop-down menu at the top of the page). Weekly expiration dates are labeled with a (w) in the expiration date list.
Options information is delayed a minimum of 15 minutes, and is updated at least once every 15-minutes through-out the day. The strategy is updated every 20 minutes thereafter throughout the day with new option candidates. The screener displays probability calculations based on the delayed stock price at the time the strategy is updated.
About Naked Puts
Selling a naked put is an investment strategy very similar to a covered call. It can be used to generate additional premium income, but unlike a covered call, you do not own the underlying stock. Over 75% of options are held until expiration and expire worthless. So what is a naked put?
Using a naked put strategy, you sell put options on a stock you do not own, and earn the premium income if the option expires worthless. A naked put strategy is somewhat riskier than a covered call strategy, as you will be obligated to short the obligated shares of the underlying stock if the call is exercised before it expires.
- You sell (short) a put option against a stock (1 option controls 100 shares).
Thus, 1 Naked Put = short 1 put option.
The aggregate operation is typically known as naked put writing. It is called “naked” because should the option be exercised you will have to purchase the stock required to fulfill the delivery obligation for the 100 shares, as opposed to selling a covered call, where you own the underlying stock. In a worst-case scenario for an exercised naked put, the underlying stock falls to 0.00 and you are obligated to buy a worthless stock at the strike price.
Naked Puts Strategy: The page is initially sorted by descending "Potential Return".
Data fields displayed include:
- Strike - the price at which the underlying security can be bought if the option is exercised.
- Price - the delayed stock price at the time the strategy is updated for the underlying equity.
- Moneyness - the percent from the last price: (strike price - last / last). Moneyness refers to the relative position of the underlying asset's last price to the strike price. When a put option's Moneyness is negative, the underlying last price is greater than the strike price; when positive, the underlying last price is less than the strike price.
- Bid - the premium to purchase this option.
- Break Even - strike value - bid
- Break Even% - The percent change in the stock price until the stock reaches the break even price before expiration. Break Even% is calculated as ((stock price - strike value + bid) / (strike value - bid)) * 100.0
- Volume - the total number of options traded in the current day for a contract.
- Open Interest - the total number of open option contracts in the market for a particular contract. The more popular the contract is with options traders, the greater the Open Interest. An opening transaction will increase the Open Interest, and a closing transaction will decrease it.
- Delta - Delta measures the amount an option price will change as a result of a $1.00 price change of the underlying security. Since put options rise and fall directly with the price of the stock, they are assigned deltas between 0 to 1.
- Implied Volatility - Implied Volatility (IV) is the estimated volatility of the underlying stock over the period of the option. IV can help traders determine if options are fairly valued, undervalued, or overvalued. It can therefore help traders make decisions about option pricing, and whether it is a good time to buy or sell options. Implied volatility is determined mathematically by using current option prices in a formula that also includes Standard Volatility (which is based on historical data). The resulting number helps traders determine whether the premium of an option is "fair" or not. It is also a measure of investors' predictions about future volatility of the underlying stock.
- Potential Return - the potential return percent for this strategy, calculated as bid / (strike - bid) * 100
- Annualized Potential Return - the annualized percent of potential return. It is calculated as (Potential Return / Days Held) * 365 where Days Held is the number of days remaining until expiration.
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