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The chart above, and the stock's historical volatility, can be a helpful guide in combination with fundamental analysis to judge whether selling the January 2016 put at the $15 strike for the 5.6% annualized rate of return represents good reward for the risks. We calculate the trailing twelve month volatility for American Capital Agency Corp (considering the last 252 trading day closing values as well as today's price of $20.93) to be 31%. For other put options contract ideas at the various different available expirations, visit the AGNC Stock Options page of StockOptionsChannel.com.

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