$SVXY #ShortCalls – Sold 1…

$SVXY #ShortCalls – Sold 1 SVXY JAN 19 2018 265.0 Call @ 3.70. Highest available strike price.

#OptionsExpiration #Monthlys #Mar17 – it…

#OptionsExpiration #Monthlys #Mar17 – it was almost all volatility plays again this week.
$GDX and $NUGT bounced this week on a strong move in GOLD after the Fed announcement, but not enough to take me out of my recently acquired stock positions.
Some nice big gains on some $DUST Puts helped too.
The relentless move up in $SVXY is killing me since I’m net short a lot of long term calls and I’m not making enough on the Puts to offset the climb.

— Expirations —
ANF Mar 17 2017 11 Puts

DUST Mar 17 2017 20 Puts
DUST Mar 17 2017 22 Puts
DUST Mar 17 2017 24 Puts
DUST Mar 17 2017 27 Puts
DUST Mar 17 2017 27.5 Puts
DUST Mar 17 2017 28 Puts
DUST Mar 17 2017 28.5 Puts
DUST Mar 17 2017 29 Puts
DUST Mar 17 2017 29.5 Puts

ESV Mar 17 2017 15 Calls (Covered)

NUGT Mar 17 2017 6 Puts
NUGT Mar 17 2017 7 Puts
NUGT Mar 17 2017 8 Puts
NUGT Mar 17 2017 16 Calls (Covered)
NUGT Mar 17 2017 52 Calls

SVXY Mar 17 2017 37 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 40 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 55 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 75 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 80 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 85 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 88 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 89 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 90 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 97 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 100 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 102 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 109 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 110 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 113 Puts

SWN Mar 17 2017 7 Puts

TRIP Mar 17 2017 40 Puts
TRIP Mar 17 2017 45 Calls
TRIP Mar 17 2017 46 Calls

UVXY Mar 17 2017 27 Calls (Covered)
UVXY Mar 17 2017 27.5 Calls (Covered)
UVXY Mar 17 2017 28 Calls (Covered)
UVXY Mar 17 2017 30 Calls
UVXY Mar 17 2017 34 Calls
UVXY Mar 17 2017 40 Calls
UVXY Mar 17 2017 45 Calls
UVXY Mar 17 2017 60 Calls
UVXY 20/Mar 17 2017 30 Calls
UVXY 20/Mar 17 2017 60 Calls

WHR Mar 17 2017 110 Puts

— Assignments —
FOSL Mar 17 2017 21 Puts
SVXY Mar 17 2017 125 Calls – I thought I had rolled all these. I’ll probably have to cover the resulting short stock position Monday.

$NUGT #ShortPuts – Bought to…

$NUGT #ShortPuts – Bought to close NUGT Mar 17 2017 9.0 Puts @ 0.15, 0.12 and 0.10 with about 5 minutes to go before the close to avoid assignment.
Gains in all three accounts on these but I was hoping they would expire.

#optionsexpiration AZO 670/680/780/790 earnings IC…

#optionsexpiration
AZO 670/680/780/790 earnings IC
AMZN 740/750 BuPS
DDD 19 covered call
FEYE 10 put
FEYE 13 covered calls
FL 62.50/77.50 earnings strangle, call closed earlier
GDXJ 39.50/41 call portion of a butterfly, puts closed earlier
Dog GPRO 10 covered call
KITE earnings IC 35/40/60/65 loser Kite is flying high
LNG 47.50 covered call
REGN 355/60 put spread
TRIP 46 call
UVXY 40 call
VXX 22 call

#OptionsExpiration for 3/17 Expiring: $DIA…

#OptionsExpiration for 3/17
Expiring:
$DIA 03/17/2017 200.00 puts
$DUST 03/17/2017 41.00 calls
$DUST2 03/17/2017 12.00 calls (pre-split strike)
$NFLX 03/17/2017 135.00 puts
$NUGT 03/17/2017 15.00 calls
$NUGT 03/17/2017 16.00 calls
$NUGT 03/17/2017 52.00 calls
$NVDA 03/17/2017 100.00 puts
$NVDA 03/17/2017 110.00 calls
$SVXY 03/17/2017 35.00 puts
$SVXY 03/17/2017 50.00 puts
$SVXY 03/17/2017 100.00 puts
$UVXY 03/17/2017 60.00 calls
$CLF 03/17/2017 13.00 calls (covered)
$TWLO 03/17/2017 32.00 calls (covered)

Assignments (stock being called away)
$TWLO 03/17/2017 30.50 calls

Have a great weekend everyone.

Options Expiration 3/17/17

#OptionsExpiration #SPXcampaign #Earnings #IronCondor #ShortStrangles #VXXGame
— Expired —
AZO 670/680/780/790 iron condors
REGN 350 put
SPXPM 2340/2315 put spreads
SPXPM 2350/2325 put spreads
SVXY 100, 110, and 120 puts
UVXY 32 calls

–Assignment–
SVXY 100 call – assigned short stock. This was assigned a couple days ago. Will probably roll into ITM options if no correction starts soon.

–Exercised–
SPXPM 2385/2360 put spreads — got whipsawed this week, and tried to ride this one out today, but got crushed at day’s end. Looks like a 6.87 loss. Will add it to my list of rolls.

OptionsExpiration

SVXY $55 puts
SVXY $85 puts
SVXY $105 puts
UVXY $22.50 calls
UVXY $25 calls
UVXY 26 calls
UVXY $27.50 calls
UVXY $30 calls
UVXY $40 calls
UVXY $46 calls
UVXY $60 calls

Not huge list for a Quarterly expiration as I’ve been staying short term and pretty safe with lots of cash in the account. Still, nicely profitable.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Expired Closed Early Lost it Alls and Assignments

#optionsexpiration

$AMZN 740/750 BUPS
$SPX 2090/2190 BUPS
$SPX 2200/2235 BUPS
$SPX 2225/2250 BUPS
$SPX 2160/2260 BUPS
$RUT 1315/1335 BUPS
$CRM 81.50/82.50 BUPS
$AMZN 835/840 BUPS
$DKS 60/55 BECS

$DVN 50 Call (Covered Call – May Sell Again)
$CF 35 Call (Covered Call – May Sell Again)
$CELG 120 Call (Covered – Called Away)
$UVXY 25 Call

$AMZN 750 put
$GRMN 47.50 Put
$X 35.50 Put
$SVXY 85 Put

#assignment (Figure Out Over the Weekend What to Do With These)
$VSI 20 Put
$ETSY 12.50 Put
$IRM 37.50 Put
$BAC 25 Put

Closed Early
#LongCalls
$AMZN STC 3/17 840 calls @ 13.15 BTO for 19
$XLF STC 3/17 24 Calls @.50. BTO for .28

Lost All
#Long Calls
$KMX 70 Call
$CMCSA 37.50 call

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all our Leprechauns to keep them favoring us all year long.
Thanks to all.

#SPX STO 3/22 2420/2395 BECS @ 1.50

#BePS Closed BTO ALXN 129/124…

#BePS Closed
BTO ALXN 129/124 BePS for $3.00 Sold for $2.40 last week. A small win but it sure beats losing.

Rolling in the money TWTR short puts

Rolled today’s 16 puts out to April 16 puts for .23 credit
#Rolling

FB call closed

#CoveredCalls Bought to close $FB March 17th 140 Covered Call for .10, to avoid possible assignment. Sold for 1.00 on Jan 10th.

Futures Trades

#futures

8:30am Entered a gap fade Short on The YM at 20920
8:40am Exit the trade at the 20890, on the pivot bounce…

gain of 30 points

9:40am Entered short YM at 20880, just under the 34ma
9:45 am Exited my trade as YM crossed the 865 level, just above the Mid PP..

Gain of 15 points

45 for today
355 for the week..

not too bad for a newbie….

SPX trades, chart updated

#SPXcampaign
Two rolls sold yesterday near the close:
Sold to Open $SPX March 22 2395/2420 call spreads for 2.20
Sold to Open $SPX March 29th 2355/2380 call spreads for 18.50 #ITMRoll

Today:
Sold to Open $SPX April 13th 2300/2275 put spreads for 1.40, with SPX at 2379.

#bullputspreads REGN sold an April…

#bullputspreads
REGN sold an April 21 345/350 spread for .95, making an IC with a 420/425 call spread. I have an April 21 355/360/405/410 as well.

#shortputs Closed early $NVDA BTC…

#shortputs
Closed early
$NVDA BTC 3/17 100/105 BUPS @ 1.20 STO 2/14 for 1.40 It seems my holiday scheme did not work out as well as planned. However, the small (15%) profit sure beat the 150% loss I was looking at last week.
#shortputs Rolled $REGN
$REGN BTC 5/9 300 put and STO $REGN 3/14 360 put for additional .20 credit and hopefully closing six weeks earlier.
$AMZN STO 4/7 820/840 BUPS @ 1.30 Thank you @prvtrader for idea

AMGN

STO January 140 puts @5.35

#BuPS STO Apr 7 AMZN…

#BuPS
STO Apr 7 AMZN 820/800 for $1.28
BTC Mar 24 TMUS 60/57 BuPS for $0.10 Sold for $2.45 last week.

TIF earnings

#Earnings Bought to close $TIF March 17th 91 calls for .88. Looks like we may have hit the intraday low so closing the upside risk. Still short 91 puts and I will close cheaply or frantically if we drop further. Sold the 88/91/94 #IronButterfly yesterday for 2.15.

REGN break

#ShortStrangles – after following @fuzzballl‘s lead and squeezing in my strangle to be 350/380, my short call flew above 15.00 this week… but now getting a welcome pullback on expiration day so I can exit cheaply and throw on the next one for April. Which strangle do you have for April 21, Fuzz?

#ShortPutsDiagonal STO Mar 24 BIDU…

#ShortPutsDiagonal
STO Mar 24 BIDU 180 Puts and BTO Mar 31 BIDU 175 Put for a Credit of $1.65 right at the open. BEP 177.29. The position makes max gain above 180.