More reading…

for all of you learning short option trading, I’ve found a simply written book solely on selling single, spread and covered call options. It’s written in plain language, sans algos, with “click-by-click” directions on entering a trade, wow! The focus is on not owning shares, unless assigned, selling Delta 12, 6 weeks out, monthly/weekly, stock or ETF short puts, call/put credit spreads or covered calls for .30 to .50 cents. The is a Kindle book for 9.99…get the app free, buy the Kindle edition. Look for: Earn 5 to 10% Monthly Selling Options: Specific Step-By-Step Wealth Building System. Duvall, Boyce. Blocker Publishing. Kindle Edition.

For those more seasoned here are sone tidbits: their top stocks traded are: PCLN AAPL GOOGL CMG AMZN AFSI BOFI FB BAC ISRG Other stocks traded are:
VIPS SUNE REGN AZO ICE BLK NKE COST SBUX NFLX AGO HIG

Best ETFs traded: SPY—S&P 500 Index QQQ—Nasdaq 100 Trust Series RUT—Russell 2000 Index IWH—Russell 2000 Index Trust FAS—Direxion Financial Bull TNA—Direxion Small Cap Bull UWM—ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 DIA—Dow Jones Industrial Index—ERX—D Energy Bull SSO—ProShares Ultra S&P 500 Other ETFs we trade: XLE—Energy Select Index EEM—MSCI Emerging Market Index QLD—Pro Shares Ultra QQQ XLF—Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund USO—US Oil Fund EWZ—iShares Brazil Index EWA—iShares Australia OIH—Holders Oil Service FXI—China Index UNG—United States Natural Gas Fund GLD—SPDR Gold Shares SLV—iShares Silver Trust QLD—ProShares Ultra NASDAQ UPRO—ProShares S&P 500 TZA—Direxion Russell 2000 FAZ—Direxion Financials Bear BBH—Biotech

Trade safely…

$SVXY #LongStock – You can’t…

$SVXY #LongStock – You can’t let a big stock position run 10 points without taking some of it off.
In the after hours, sold a bunch of SVXY @ 81.00.
This was the lot of stock that got put to me at 80.75 Friday.
Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

$SVXY #CoveredCalls – Missed the…

$SVXY #CoveredCalls – Missed the last 45 minutes of the market, but I did have orders already in.
Adding to earlier positions at better premiums.
— This week —
Sold 1 SVXY Aug 18 2017 81.0 Call @ 1.85
Sold 1 SVXY Aug 18 2017 81.5 Call @ 1.65
Sold 1 SVXY Aug 18 2017 81.5 Call @ 1.97
Sold 1 SVXY Aug 18 2017 82.0 Call @ 1.35
Sold 1 SVXY Aug 18 2017 82.5 Call @ 1.16
Sold SVXY Aug 18 2017 83.0 Calls @ 0.96
Sold 1 SVXY Aug 18 2017 83.0 Call @ 1.16
Sold SVXY Aug 18 2017 83.5 Calls @ 0.92
Sold SVXY Aug 18 2017 84.0 Calls @ 0.76
Sold SVXY Aug 18 2017 84.5 Calls @ 0.64

— Next Week —
Sold 1 SVXY Aug 25 2017 85.0 Call @ 1.44
Sold 1 SVXY Aug 25 2017 85.5 Call @ 1.20
Sold 1 SVXY Aug 25 2017 86.0 Call @ 1.03

$UVXY–Took a few off

Got pretty heavy in this the end of last week and I promised myself I would thin a bit on a retreat in volatility. Peeling a few off just for position size management.
Bought to close:
$UVXY 8/25 82 call @ .15 Sold for 2.20 on 8/11
$UVXY 8/25 60 call @ .39 Sold for 1.80 on 8/10
$UVXY 9/1 82 call @ .37 Sold for 3.10 on 8/11
Will look for more opportunities if things remain calm.

SPX CAmpaign Short Calls and Closed Early

#spxcampaign
$SPX STO 8/25 2500/2475 @ 7.60
$SPX STO 9/15 2545/2520 @ 1.60
#shortcalls
$SVXY STO 8/18 82.50 call @ 1.26 (Covered) Thank you @optioniceman

Closed Early Half of Position
$COST BTC 8/18 150/155 @ 81% profit (Patience worked this time)

$SVXY #CoveredCalls – Adding to…

$SVXY #CoveredCalls – Adding to my positions in both these.
Sold SVXY Aug 18 2017 82.5 Calls @ 1.05 with the stock at 79.85.
Sold SVXY Aug 18 2017 83.0 Calls @ 0.83 with the stock at 79.75.

NUGT #shortcalls BTC Aug 18…

NUGT #shortcalls

BTC Aug 18 $35 call for 0.19, sold Thursday for 0.50. Time to lighten short gold as calm resumes, for now. I’m now ready (high cash) for the next move.