$SVXY STO Apr13 $120 put for $0.80, expires tomorrow with stock at $123.50
Yesterday I sold an April 21 $28 call for $1, today I bought to close for $0.35
$NUGT #ShortCalls – Sold NUGT Sep 15 2017 18.0 Calls @ 1.29. Highest strike.
The VIX is finally high enough it may be worth looking at some /es strangles. Small size, only one contract for every $6000 so you can cover or hedge it if there is an extended move. Looking at the May 17, 44 days to expiration. 2125 put/2445 call brings in about $420 per one lot. Could probably close in 2-3 weeks at a 50% profit or even sooner if the VIX crushes back down.
First need to free up some cash by closing out some WDC Jade lizards at the 75/90/92.5 strikes but hoping to get a few more days of theta decay before closing. They are only about 25% profitable and if I wait another week I should be able to close at 50%. Today is helping, there was finally a reversal. Some days it is better to be lucky than good, I was starting to have to worry about adjusting the short 90 calls.
Different market affects today with respect to volatility. Spot $VIX and $VVIX took an additional step higher today, but $VXX, $UVXY, $SVXY really not responding. Saw a similar thing after Brexit, implies to me that there are traders selling volatility today.