#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Sept 21st 3205/3225-3390/3410 condors for 1.05
Expiring: #SPX1dte Condor expired worthless, sold Thursday for .95 #SPX7dteLong Put side expired at full credit of 20.00, calls side sold this morning for .85, so 20.85 credit against 17.60 purchase; 3.15 profit #Earnings $CHWY 57.5/56.5 put spreads, expire ITM for .30 loss. This was a roll but it can’t get off its ass. Walking away. Total loss on two trades: .70
TQQQ, I closed out all of my short positions for December..35,40,45,and 50 puts at a nice profit. My thought is that the market expects a Biden win and his tax proposals are not good for the market. I am now on the sidelines until we get more clarity after the election.
An unwelcome surprise this morning.
Assigned on 09/18/2020, 09/21/2020 and even 09/25/2020 short diagonal calls on SPY because of an Ex-Div on the ETF.
Now I have to cover the short stock.
Always a messy business.
Plus I have to figure out how to make back the dividend I now owe the guys that exercised me.
AND today is triple witching day in the options market.
I love the issuance of new LEAPs. The process of price discovery is in its infancy, and nobody quite understands fair value (I certainly don’t!). An EWZ ATM 7 DTE straddle (my selling vehicle du jour) can generally be sold for roughly $1.25.
If I look at my current asset to sell straddles against – the Jan 2022 $27 call / $37 put strangle which cost $16.70, I just closed that out for $16.10 and then BTO the Jan 2023 same strike strangle @ $18.75.
So I get 52 weeks additional selling opportunities at around $1.00 (being conservative) for an extra $2.65. That seems to imply that 3 winning weeks of straddle sales pays for the strangle extension.
NIO is looking like a good stock for CC strategy. Lots of volatility on the stock, good premiums on the options. 8.9% return in 29 days…..so far. Had 1,000 shares called away at $17.50 and replaced them and doubled down with 2,000 shares and covered with Sep 18 $18.
Defensive roll down to protect what has been a profitable trade over the past 123 days. $3200 was down to $2 offering minimal downside protection. Over the past two weeks I have rolled down from $3400 to $3300, $3200 and now $3000. Roll downs have helped ….much more fun rolling up!
In an effort to coax my WBA puts to stay out of the money I sold a new Bear Call Diagonal
Bought to open WBA Oct 30 2020 41 Calls / Sold WBA Sep 18 2020 36.50 Calls @ 0.05 Credit.
If the puts expire, I’ll be happy to roll the short Calls.
$SQ BTC 9/18 144 calls and STO 9/25 149 calls at 1.51 debit. Stock at 153.16
$NVAX BTC 9/18 110 calls and STO 9/25 115 calls at 1. credit. Stock at 110.17
$PENN BTC 9/18 62 calls and STO 10/2 70 calls at 2.50 debit. Stock at 70.80
#ShortPuts#ShortStrangles – A lot of these nice bounces seem to be running out of steam (unless JP comes through again! 🙂 🙂 ) . In any case taking a lot of risk off today with some good profits.
ADBE: Earnings and post earnings.
Bought to Close ADBE SEP 18 2020 460.0 Put @ 1.65 (sold for 3.50)
Sold ADBE SEP 25 2020 440.0 Put @ 2.44
ADSK: Nice bounce and happy to be out with decent profit.
Bought to Close ADSK SEP 18 2020 225.0 Put @ .67 (sold for 2.62)
FSLY: Completely out of this one now.
Bought to Close FSLY SEP 18 2020 75.0 Put @ .40 (sold for 2.20)
NFLX: Nice profits but horrible management on a greedy 505.0 strike bonus call I sold in a strangle. Rolled it into a new strangle for next week.
Bought to Close NFLX SEP 18 2020 450.0 Put @ .50 (sold for 2.85)
Bought to Close NFLX SEP 18 2020 475.0/550.0 Strangle @ 2.55 (sold for 10.25)
Rolled NFLX SEP 18 2020 505.0 Call to SEP 25 2020 455.0/545.0 (2×1) Strangle @ even
NVDA: Very happy!
Bought to Close NVDA SEP 18 2020 490.0 Put @ 1.65 (sold for 11.75)
OSTK: Nice bounce and happy to be out with decent profit.
Bought to Close OSTK SEP 18 2020 75.0 Put @ 2.31 (sold for 4.10)
TDOC: Completely out of this one now.
Bought to Close TDOC SEP 18 2020 180.0 Put @ .55 (sold for 2.60)
#SPX7dteLong A little stuck on today’s expiration, so going to try a leg out…
Sold to close $SPX Sep 16th 3425/3445 call spreads for 5.20.
Will look to sell puts on a swing down. I usually suck at legging out, so no high hopes.
Condors bought for 17.75 last Thursday.
Apple stumbled following the new iWatch and iPad launches y’day. Maybe it’s time they actually invented something new rather than just fleecing Apple Addicts with product upgrades every couple of years…
Sold the stock I was put on Friday at 35.50 (net cost after put premium of 34.97) just now @ 35.56.
Putting the cash back into my account.
I’m still short diagonal puts for this week so I won’t be upset if the stock keeps running.
Bought to Close FSLY SEP 18 2020 70.0 Put @ .15 (sold for 1.20)
Bought to Close LABU SEP 18 2020 40.0 Put @ .05 (sold for 1.50)
Bought to Close LABU SEP 18 2020 45.0 Put @ .15 (sold for 2.30)
Bought to Close LABU SEP 25 2020 40.0 Put @ .23 (sold for 1.65)
Bought to Close LABU SEP 25 2020 40.0 Puts @ .21 (sold for 1.45)
Bought to Close LABU OCT 2 2020 35.0 Put @ .20 (sold for 1.15)
Sold $SPX Sep 21: 3260 / 3280 – 3500 / 3520 Iron Condor @ $5.15
Call it Fat Finger Freud – I meant to sell the October 02 strikes! I was thinking of the SPX calendars I was in the process of selling using the Sep 21 strikes. But hey, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.”
Bought to close all my VXX Sep 18 2020 80.00 Calls at $0.01.
During the last VXX run I liquidated a long in this contract and turned around and shorted it as a low risk sale against October/November longs.
I’m now free of this short and ready for another VIX spike.
Bought to close 10/16 30 puts @ .40. Sold for 2.00 on 9/4. I’m completely out of this underlying now but they’ve all been profitable since I started dabbling (thanks @fuzzballl !) Will wait for a pullback to put any new positions on.