I made the following transactions.
SLD Dell 18Jan14 $10 Call 100@$1.93 = $85.87 BUY Dell 18Jan14 $10 Put 100@$0.46 = $152.87 SLD HPQ 18Jan14 $18 Call firstname.lastname@example.org = $213.58 EXP MT 19Jan13 $14 put = $198.38 PROFIT = $650.76
I received the following dividends.
HPQ = $22.44 DELL = $40 Tax = -$9.37 Dividend = $53.07
Following were the expense in my account
IB Fee = $16.28 Interest Paid = $35.42 CFD Fee = $4.71 TOTAL = $56.41
Total profit = $650.76+$53.07-$56.41=$647.42
I made very small changes in my portfolio. In particular, I decreased my exposure to both HPQ and Dell because I bought these options to sell when the stocks recover a bit. This was a short term position to profit from Mr. Markets mood swings. It rewarded me handsomely. Another reason was to decrease some of my risks in holding these positions. I wanted to be in a position to add more if the stocks start dropping again.