I took profit on my CODX diagonal (may/aug) and reset the trade this morning into something you might find interesting. I bought a 1/2 size stock position and sold the June 18 straddle for $8.15. This creates a full size covered call profit structure with just 1/2 the stock size. As you probably know, selling a put equates to a covered call. So I have a full size covered call ceiling with only 1/2 the stock. Takes up less buying power. Got much more selling the put than the call, despite it being ATM at the time. Because of that, the smarter trade would have been just selling puts for a full size position (in hindsight).
I hear earnings are tomorrow….