Hitting a Double: The BCI Trade Management Calculator in Action + Final Chance to Register for Tuesday’s Webinar


“Hitting a double” involves buying back the short call using our 20%/10% guidelines and then re-selling that same option when share price recovers. On 3/13/2019, Mario was kind enough to share with us his trades with SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI) where he astutely applied this exit strategy.


Hitting a double trade overview 

  • 2/26/2019: 300 shares XBI purchased at $90.25
  • 2/26/2019: Sell-to-open 3 contracts of the April 21, 2019 $92.00 calls at $1.50
  • 3/6/2019: Buy-to-close the $92.00 calls at $0.15 (10% guideline)
  • 3/13/2019: Sell-to-open the $92.00 calls at $0.55
  • 3/21/2019: XBI price is $91.69 at expiration
  • 3/21/2019: $92.00 calls expire worthless


XBI: Classic V-Shaped Chart Pattern


XBI: Chart Pattern When “Hitting a Double”


BCI Trade Management Calculator: XBI trade entry

XBI: Enter Initial Trade Stats


BCI Trade Management Calculator: XBI initial calculations


XBI: Initial Trade Structuring

The spreadsheet shows an initial time-value return of 1.70%, 11.28% annualized based on a 55-day trade with an additional upside potential profit of 1.90% if share price moves up to the $92.00 out-of-the-money call strike.


BCI Trade Management Calculator: XBI adjustment entries


XBI: Hitting a Double Trade Adjustments


Hitting a Double generated a new credit of $40.00 per-contract ($55.00 – $15.00); $120.00 for the 3 contracts (less tiny trade commissions).


BCI Trade Management Calculator: XBI final results


XBI: Final Results at Expiration


 The final trade result after trade adjustments is 3.70%%



The Hitting a double exit strategy improved an initial time-value return of 1.70% to a final return of 3.70%. This includes an unrealized share appreciation of 1.60%.


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Selling Cash-Secured Puts 

Exit Strategy Choices After Exercise of Cash-Secured Puts 

Selling cash-secured puts is a low-risk option-selling strategy which generates weekly or monthly cash flow by agreeing to buy shares at a price we determine, by a date we determine. In return for undertaking this obligation, we are paid a cash premium. We only sell puts on shares we would otherwise want to own and, if exercised, and shares are put to us, they are purchased at a discount from the price when the put trade was initiated.

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