TNA Calls

Sold TNA Jan 28 2022 70.0 Diagonal Calls at $0.57 and $0.60
TNA at 59.63

SPX trades

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Jan 26th 4155/4175-4500/4520 condors for 1.95, SPX at 4352, deltas -.07 +.06, IV 36.5%

#SPX5dte Bought to Open $SPX Jan 26th 4340/4360-4370/4390 condors for 18.00, with SPX at 4353.
This is under the “5dte” moniker but it’s only a one-day trade. Pretty good bet each day will swing us at least 20 points away, but I’m only comfortable doing it away from an even 100 multiple…. SPX closes (like yesterday) seem to gravitate toward 00’s.

VXX Calls

Sold VXX Jan 28 2021 26.5 Diagonal Calls at $1.02
VXX at 23.82


For #Earnings
Sold 1 TSLA Jan 28 2022 730.0 Put at $2.29
TSLA at 948

TQQQ Covered Call Ladder

Sold TQQQ Jan 28 2022 64.0 Call at $0.48
Sold TQQQ Jan 28 2022 64.5 Call at $0.42
Sold TQQQ Jan 28 2022 65.0 Call at $0.38
TQQQ at 56

SPY head & shoulder

$SPY On 1/13 I posted about a completed head & shoulder on the daily. If we just went with pure technicals/measured move then the projected moved down would have been around 23 points from the top of the head to the neckline. Going 23 points down from there to calculate measured move would bring us to around SPY 433. Currently trading near there at 432.50.

Of course this is a minimum measured move but still notable IMO. For what it’s worth.


#LongStock – More tiny buys here. Just a few shares at a time.

Bought SOXL @ 39.60

Bought TQQQ @ 52.10


#ShortPuts – Hard to believe this thing is still above 50. Adding to the bottom of the ladder.

Sold SVXY MAR 18 2022 40.0 Put @ 2.45

NFLX put spread

Sold $NFLX Feb 18 350/340 bull put spread @ 2.55. IV rank 87.

More Tiny Stock buys

Added GLW at $34.00
Added CHTR at $565.00
Added BF/B at $65.00
Added BIIB at $215.77
#SP500 #FallingKnife


Added a few to the long March 19 puts position @1.5, will short front week’s eventually.


TSLA ER is on 26th. Just opened two single contract trades.

Jan-28-22 830/800/750 put BWB @1.82 credit
Jan-28-22 720/700/670 put BWB @0.1 credit

UVXY call spreads

Sold to open Mar 18 30/40 bear call spread @ 1.10

Worden charts

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This is getting ugly.

SPX stopped

#SPX1dte Stopped was hit: bought to close $SPX Jan 24th 4230/4210 put spreads for 3.00. Condors sold for 1.35 on Friday.


#ShortPuts – With VIX 35 I’ve gotta sell something. LOL Adding one here…

Sold XBI FEB 18 2022 85.0 Put @ 3.50


#LongStock – Tiny buys here.

Bought SOXL @ 41.05 and 40.60

Bought TQQQ @ 54.36 and 53.20

Tiny Stock Buys

Adding to my #SP500 portfolio of stocks with the tiniest of stock buys this morning
Added ADSK at $234.08
Added AES at $22.00
Added ALGN at $425.00
Added CDAY at $73.00
Added DIS at $134.00
Added ECL at $190.00
Added IPGP at $144.00
Added PYPL at $156.03
Added QRVO at $131.62
Added ROST at $93.50
New MTCH position at $112.61
New NFLX position at $378.54
New ROL position at $31.00

Not an #SP500 stock but added to my COIN position at $158.00

Very much #FallingKnife trades in an IRA with plenty of cash.


Bouncing around 14


#ShortPuts – Sold SPY MAR 18 2022 375.0 Put @ 5.30


KOLD1 9.0 Diagonal Put
KOLD1 8.0 Diagonal Put
KOLD1 7.0 Diagonal Puts
LABU 50/25 Bear Call Spreads
LABU 25.0 Covered Calls
TNA 90/70 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 95/73 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 83.5/73 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 83.5/70 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 83/70 Bear Call Spreads
TSLA 710/880 Bull Put Spread
TSLA 710/900 Bull Put Spread
VXX 10/16.5 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 15/17 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 50/23.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 49/23.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 48/23.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 47/23.5 Bear Call Spread

TQQQ 74.75 Short Puts (not able to roll them for even a tiny credit)
Adj cost after put premium = 69.90

VXX Calls

Hopefully the last roll
Bought to close VXX Jan 21 2022 23.0 Calls at $0.24. Sold last Friday at $0.34
Replaced them with VXX Jan 28 2022 25.0 Calls at $1.38

Bought to close VXX Jan 21 2022 23.0 Calls at $0.24. Sold this week at $0.16 and $0.25
Replaced them with VXX Jan 28 2022 26.0 Calls at $1.19

SPX trades

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Jan 24th 4210/4230-4545/4565 condors for 1.35, SPX at 4414, IV 23.4%, deltas -.07 +.05

Expiring worthless: Jan 21st 4325/4345-4570/4590 condors, sold yesterday for 1.30.

LABU Put Rolldown

Rolled LABU Jan 21 2022 21.0 Put to LABU Jan 28 2022 20.0 at $0.02 Credit


Bought to close 1 TSLA Jan 21 2022 1,150.0 Diagonal Call at $0.01. Sold Last Friday on a rollup at $5.05.
Sold 1 TSLA Jan 28 2022 1,200.0 Call at 2.63. I own the Feb monthly 1200 call so at least no upside risk for this position through #Earnings next week.


#ShortPuts – One more.

Sold SVXY MAR 4 2022 45.0 Put @ 2.20


Well, my call spread is working fine but I got cute once too often with the offsetting put and had to roll it.
Bought to close TSLA Jan 21 2022 965.0 Put / Sold to Open 1 TSLA Jan 28 2022 880.0 Put at $0.15 Credit


Sold TQQQ Jan 28 2022 45.0 Puts at $0.40.
Pretty darn generous considering the stock is bouncing around the 58-62 range today (and the massive drop in NFLX is already in the price)

XLV Puts rolled down

I was wrong when I thought these would expire when the stock was over 133 just yesterday.
Bought to close XLV Jan 21 2022 132.0 Puts / Sold to Open XLV Jan 28 2022 131.5 Puts at $0.40 Credit.
Plus lowered the strike another fifty cents


#ShortPuts – Adding one.

Sold SVXY FEB 25 2022 50.0 Put @ 2.60

VXX Call Rollup

Bought to close VXX Jan 21 2022 21 Calls / Sold to Open VXX Jan 28 2022 23.5 Calls at $0.08 Credit.
Added 2.5 points to the short strike

26 counting this market!

VXX Call Rolled up

Just in case it’s crazy at the close
Bought to close VXX Jan 21 2022 22.5 Calls at $0.43
Sold to open VXX Jan 28 2022 24.0 Calls at $1.08.
$0.65 Credit AND bumped the strike up 1.50 points

VIX futures

Not that it’s much of a surprise but the futures have flipped to backwardation.


#ShortPuts – Adding one.

Sold SPY MAR 18 2022 400.0 Put @ 5.65


Rolled all my RIVN puts out a week for tiny credits


Tiny buys in several #SP500 stocks at new lows plus back into COIN at its low
New ADSK position at $245.00
Added ALGN at $475.00
New BBY position at $84 54
New CDAY position at $78.13
Added to DIS at $140.00
New ECL position at $201.14
New KMX position at $104.86
Added to PYPL at $170.00
Added to PENN at $41.00
New SWKS position at $142.00
Added to COIN at 196.00, below its post IPO low. I exited a bunch of COIN above $300 in November


#ShortPuts – Taking small loss here. Only want to mess with one streaming stock at a time.

Bought to Close ROKU FEB 4 2022 145.0 Put @ 4.00 (sold for 2.75)


#ShortCalls – In a PM account so selling weekly calls against the 425 short put. Could be in this awhile. 🙂 🙂

Sold NFLX JAN 28 2022 430.0 Call @ 4.60


Netflix Craters On Subscribers Miss, Catastrophic Guidance
Two years of stock market gains… gone

Downside Warning in effect

#VIXindicator At the close we are exceeding 50% above the Jan 4th VIX low of 16.34.


Started a tiny new position in SBUX at its 52-week low of $95.92.
#SP500 #FallingKnife

ROST Stock

Added to my tiny holding of ROST at $98.60, below the old 52-week low of $98.79
#SP500 #FallingKnife

#Earnings on Mar 01
Next target price = 93.50

VXX Call Ladder adjustment

Rolling up a small part of this week’s VXX option ladder to next week.
Bought to close 1 VXX Jan 21 2022 21.5 Call at $0.29. Sold on Tuesday at $0.46
Bought to close 1 VXX Jan 21 2022 22.0 Call at $0.21. Sold on Tuesday at $0.38

Replaced them with:
1 VXX Jan 28 2022 22.5 Call at $0.85
1 VXX Jan 28 2022 23.0 Call at $0.77

IPGP QRVO Semi Stocks

Added to my tiny holding of QRVO at $140.00, below the old 52-week low of $141.66.
Also added to my IPGP stock at $150.0, below its old 52-week low of $151.27.
Both stocks in the Semiconductor space.
#SP500 #FallingKnife


RIVN Long put closed

Sold to close 1 RIVN Jan 21 2022 65.0 Put at $0.78. Bought this last year and wrote against it multiple times, recovering the entire cost and more, but it expires tomorrow.
RIVN at 67.30


28 JAN 2022 21 PUT @1.65
trying to average down


One final rollup before earnings
Bought to close 1 TSLA Jan 21 2022 965.0 Call at $60.52. Sold last Friday on a rollup at $72.67.

Sold to Open 1 TSLA Jan 28 2022 1,000.0 Call at $60.67, added 35 points to the strike price and still got a small credit.
Hedged with a couple of Feb monthly long calls.
TSLA trading at 1025


Peloton Plunges Below IPO Price On Reports Of Production Halt

LABU Extra long Puts closed

Sold to close LABU Jan 21 2022 25.0 Puts at $4.10 as they expire tomorrow.
Bought these on 12/20/2021 at $0.82.
This gain makes up part of the loss on my holding LABU stock from some put assignments.

NFLX earnings

#ShortPuts – Going out to the monthlies and selling nearly twice the expected move and about 20 percent lower than where it’s currently trading. And…40 percent off all time highs.

Sold NFLX FEB 18 2022 425.0 Put @ 3.25


Sold 1 TSLA Jan 21 2022 965.0 Diagonal Put at $1.60.
Expires tomorrow and I have a short call for this week at the same strike that I am trying to roll up.
TSLA at 1035

SPX 1-dte

#SPX1dte Bought to close $SPX Jan 20th (monthlys) 4415/4435-4665/4685 condors for .25. Sold yesterday for 1.30. Closed to avoid Friday morning gap risk.

Will sell one for Friday PM in a bit.


BTC January 21, 45 puts at .01, these were 90 puts sold at 1.24 in my IRA

LABU early assignment

Assigned on one of my LABU 34.0 Puts last night. Adjusted cost after put premium is 23.90.
Sold LABU 01/21/2022 25.0 Covered Calls at $0.07 as a scalp against this lot and some other LABU in the account.
I will revisit this position next week to determine where to sell my next set of Covered Calls

TQQQ, BTC January 21, 50…

TQQQ, BTC January 21, 50 put at .01, sold at 1.05 when these were the 100 puts.

XLV Puts

Rolling down these puts again for a credit
Bought to close XLV Jan 21 2022 135.0 Puts / Sold to Open XLV Jan 28 2022 134.5 Puts at $0.12 Credit.
Sold these against March long puts. Plenty of rolls left.

My short XLV 132 and 130 puts are looking like they will expire tomorrow unless the market collapses again.


#LongStock – Sold my uncovered shares @ 39.47 (basis 39.00)


#CoveredCalls – I’ll be assigned a tiny bit of stock (unless we rally like crazy today and tomorrow). Selling the covered calls early with plenty of downside protection.

Sold TQQQ JAN 28 2022 65.0 Calls @ 4.55


Sold TNA Jan 21 2022 70.0 Diagonal Calls at $0.42
Sold TQQQ Jan 21 2022 70.0 Diagonal Calls at $0.37
I’ve got a lot of short puts in both. Daring Mr. Market to come get these 🙂


These are harder to trade since the reverse split(very illiquid) but I was able to roll the strike price down 10% for next month.
Bought to close KOLD1 Jan 21 2022 11.0 Puts / Sold to Open KOLD1 Feb 18 2022 10.0 Put at $0.02 Credit
Long May and August Puts that are fully paid for as the hedge.

PS: My KOLD1 Jan 9.0, 8.0 and 7.0 short puts will expire tomorrow.


BTC February 11, 60 puts at 3.00, I sold these at 2.40 so a loss but I want to be safe and out of the market.

XLV Puts

Writing against some excess long XLV March Puts
Sold XLV Jan 21 2022 130.0 Puts at $0.29

SPX 1-dte

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Jan 20th (Monthlys) 4415/4435-4665/4685 condors for 1.30, SPX at 4565, IV 23.6%, deltas -.06 +.06. I have not sold monthlys on this strategy in a long time, but since I’m currently taking a break from the 5-dte strategy I’m including them this month. These stop trading at close tomorrow but don’t settle until Friday morning’s open, which mean if I don’t close them tomorrow they will be exposed to possibility of a gap open on Friday.

Expected to expire worthless: Jan 19th 4455/4475-4670/4690 condors, sold yesterday for 1.50.


#ShortPuts – Nice breakout today. Taking these and looking to add more Feb on a dip.

Bought to Close EWZ JAN 21 2022 30.0 Puts @ .40 (sold for 2.37)
Bought to Close EWZ JAN 21 2022 31.0 Puts @ 1.18 (sold for 3.54)


#ShortPuts #CoveredCalls – A little bit of everything.

ARKK: Covered.
Bought to Close ARKK JAN 21 2022 85.22 Calls @ .05 (sold for 1.44)
Sold ARKK JAN 28 2022 78.0 Calls @ 2.20

KWEB: Out of this now.
Sold covered stock @ 32.39 (small gain including dividend)

NVDA: Turning short put into Jade Lizard. Earnings still a couple weeks after this.
Sold NVDA FEB 4 2022 245.0/250.0 Bear Call Spread @ 3.00
Now 245/245/250 Jade Lizard @ 6.40

SOXL: Will probably be assigned a small stock position. Getting the covered calls sold early.
Sold SOXL JAN 28 2022 55.0 Calls @ 2.53

TNA: 85 put will be assigned. Been selling ITM calls against. Rolling for more downside help.
Rolled TNA JAN 21 2022 70.0 Call to JAN 28 2022 55.0 Call @ 11.25 credit (25.20 total now)


Sold 1 TSLA Jan 21 2022 880.0 Put at $1.30
TSLA still over $1000 and #Earnings not until next week.


Sold 1 TNA Jan 21 2022 66.0 Diagonal Put at $2.07

VXX Long Put

Prepping a new long position since my in the money VXX Jan 21st Puts are about to be sold off between now and Friday.
Bought VXX Jun 17 2022 12.0 Puts at $0.95 & 0.90
In 6 months I expect this to be in the money too.


These are harder to trade since the reverse split but I was able to roll the strike price down 10% for next month
Bought to close KOLD1 Jan 21 2022 10.0 Put / Sold to Open KOLD1 Feb 18 2022 9.0 Put at $0.05 Credit


open $SPX Feb-16-22 1/3/2 BF 4530/4450/4175 @59.6 credit

holding the nose a little bit…


#ShortPuts – Late fill.

Sold SPY MAR 18 2022 415.0 Put @ 5.05


STO March 18, 40 put at 1.15


#shortPuts – Last one today.

Sold TQQQ FEB 25 2022 57.5 Put @ 3.42