Late Trades Busy Shoveling

$CYNO STO 2/17 55 call @.80 (Covered) (OMM)
$YELP STO 2/10 43 call @ 1.50 (Covered)
$GPOR STO 2/17 20 call @ .82 (Covered)
$GOOGL STO 3/17 790/800 BUPS @ 1.80 (OMM)

SPX put spread hedge

#SPXcampaign Sold to Open $SPX Feb 16th (monthlys) 2300/2275 put spreads for 4.50.

YELP and EXPE

#Earnings Had to pay up for YELP by waiting until now… was 4.00 early, but I was filled for 4.45
Bought to open $YELP 41.5 straddle for 4.45.

EXPE, premium dropped to much on the 123/120, so I went naked:
Sold to Open $EXPE Feb 10th 117 puts for 1.25. 4.9% OTM.

#spxcampaign Closed my Feb 28th…

#spxcampaign Closed my Feb 28th 2130/2150 BuPS @ 0.15 off a GTC order. $SPX was at 2310.47. Originally open 1/30 @ 0.90 So far beginners luck.

SVXY

STO January 230 call @5.60 and 235 call @5.10

EXPE earnings

#Earnings Been waiting for a fill on the $EXPE Feb 10th 123/120 put spread for 1.40. Hasn’t happened yet, but that and YELP long straddle are the two I’m looking to fill by day’s end.

EXPE is a bullish ATM trade. Chart is bullish and they usually react positively:
Oct. 27, 2016 AC 4.12%
July 28, 2016 AC -2.19%
April 28, 2016 AC 8.20%
Feb. 10, 2016 AC 9.56%
Oct. 29, 2015 AC 7.27%
July 30, 2015 AC 12.85%
April 30, 2015 AC 7.91%
Feb. 5, 2015 AC -11.51%
Oct. 30, 2014 AC 5.25%
July 31, 2014 AC 6.34%
May 1, 2014 AC -3.68%
Feb. 6, 2014 AC 14.29%

Adding to Jan SVXY call position

Sold $SVXY Jan 19 2018 240 call @ 4.50. This is now the highest strike in Jan.

REGN again…

Pretty good week in this ticker…

#ShortPuts #IRA – Bought to Close REGN FEB 17 2017 325.0 Put @ .30 (sold for 7.50)

BOT VERTICAL SPX 28 FEB…

BOT VERTICAL SPX 28 FEB 17 2170/2070 PUT @.75 sold it on 1/31/2017 at $3.85 gaining 80%
BOT VERTICAL SPX 1 MAR 17 2175/2075 PUT @.95 sold it on 1/31/2017 for $4.25 gaining 78%
BOT VERTICAL SPX 3 MAR 17 2165/2065 PUT @1.10 sold it on 1/31/2017 for $4.50 gaining 76%
BOT VERTICAL SPX 24 FEB 17 2170/2070 PUT @0.65 sold on 1/20/2017 $4.75 gaining 86%

$NVDA Earnings

#earnings
Following @jeffcp66 suggestion.
$NVDA STO Feb 10th 107 puts for .93

REGN earnings

#Earnings – After a wild news/earnings driven roller coaster ride I’ll gladly book this one…

Bought to Close REGN FEB 10 2017 335.0/370.0 Strangle @ .80 (sold for 4.70)

GOOGL roll

#LongCallDiagonals – Still easing it up a little at a time…

Rolled this week’s 817.5 call to Feb 17 820.0 @ .10 credit.

This thing has to level off at some point where the rolls can catch up. In the meantime 2019 long call/Bups working nicely.

#shortcallspread AMZN March 17 STO…

#shortcallspread
AMZN March 17 STO 860/870 for 1.12 goes with 740/750 put spread.

ATVI earnings

#Earnings Sold to Open $ATVI Feb 10th 36 puts for .36. Will add more or perhaps some 36.5 puts if premium rises. Biggest UP move: 14.4%, Biggest DOWN move: -7.9%, Average move: 6.1%. This trade is 8.7% OTM.

SPX Close

#spxcampaign

Jan 24 buy 2 feb 24 2120 puts -$2.43 -$486.00
Jan 24 sell 2 feb 24 2220 puts $7.59 $1,518.00
Feb 9 buy 2 feb 24 2220 puts -$1.80 -$360.00
Feb 9 Sell 2 feb 24 2120 puts $0.55 $110.00
Gain @ 76%

YELP earnings

#Earnings I am considering BUYING a YELP straddle at the end of the day. Right now, it would cost me 4.00, which would require a 9.1% to breakeven. Over last 12 earnings, Yelp’s Biggest UP move: 23.7%, Biggest DOWN move: -25.2%, Average move: 15.1%.

With such a high average move, it is worth a shot. I will see which strike it ends the day at and what the premium is.

FFIV

#CoveredCalls – Received stock from an earnings strangle last week. Massive reversal blowing through my first covered call so rolling out and up to capture another dollar.

Rolled this week’s 135 calls to Feb 24th 136 @ even.

NVDA earnings

#Earnings #ShortPuts Sold to Open $NVDA Feb 10th 108 puts for 1.20. Over last 12 earnings, Biggest UP move: 29.8%, Biggest DOWN move: -7.4%, Average move: 9.7%. This trade is 8.1% OTM.

SPX puts closed

#SPXcampaign Bought to close $SPX Feb 13th 2270/2245 put spreads for .20. Sold for 2.30 on Monday.

IRBT

STO June 46 puts @1.35

SPX calls sold

#SPXcampaign A standard campaign trade, and a more aggressive roll trade…

Sold to Open $SPX March 10th 2365/2390 call spreads for 1.30, with SPX at 2305
Sold to open $SPX Feb 24th 2320/2345 call spreads for 4.75, with SPX at 2306 #Rolling

$/YM Papertrade

Got a chance this morning so decided to enter a paper trade. Market is strong, should have made this one for real.

Entered @ 8:30 central, 20032

$DUST #ShortCalls #Strangles – I’ve…

$DUST #ShortCalls #Strangles – I’ve decided to add to positions from yesterday to partially hedge any unexpected put assignments that might happen over the next month or so.
Sold DUST APR 21 2017 53.0 Calls @ 0.90
Sold 1 DUST JUN 16 2017 65.0 Call @ 1.70
Sold 1 DUST JAN 19 2018 90.0 Call @ 4.40
These trades cost nothing in the way of margin but they do bring in a cushion of cash. All are the highest available strike prices. The stock is hovering near 26, up a bit today

Futures Trade

#futures

9:35 Long YM as the 9:30 stall completes, and $tick moves back above zero..trade entered at 20070, stop at 20050..

9:45 YM moves up to 20110, stop moved to 20090

10:05 exit my trade at 20110, as the marjket starts to stall and rest at the 10am hour..

Gain of 40 points, 25/point

#spxcampaign Bought to close my…

#spxcampaign Bought to close my Feb 24th 2340/2360 BeCS @ 0.80. I originally sold this 2/3 for 0.95 off an accidental flip to a GTC order. I decided to take the small profit as the S$P has continued to bang on the 2300 ceiling. I will track this on and see if holding closer to expiration was the proper method as I continue to learn and adjust.

NFLX strangle

#ShortStrangles My only remaining $NFLX position was the short June 175 call. So to hedge it…
Sold to Open NFLX June 120 put for 3.15.

SPX trades

#SPXcampaign Yesterday before the closing bell, I rolled a one-week out call spread:
Bought to close $SPX Feb 15th 2295/2320 call spreads for 6.75. Sold for 9.00 on Feb 3rd.
#Rolling: Sold to Open $SPX Feb 22nd 2300/2325 call spreads for 7.50.

This will be managed as an ITM spread… I will decide whether to roll based on the SPX price one week before expiration.

SPX, new all-time high

SPX, new all-time high

/ES Hedge

Filled overnight:

Bought to Close /ES FEB 17 (Wk3) 2230 PUT @ 1.80 (Sold for 29.00)

Sold /ES APR 17 (Wk3) 2200 PUT @ 22.00

Continuing to sell against a short /ES hedge to gradually raise basis…