Long Calls XLU CRM

$XLU BTO 3/16/2018 52/54 BUCS @ .74
$CRM BTO 2/16 105/115 BUCS @ 3.50

#shortputs AXDX Sold Jan. 19,…

#shortputs AXDX
Sold Jan. 19, 30 put for 1.90, stock is at 29, plan to own it.

#spycraft Closing out the put…


Closing out the put side of the Jan 19 IC at 260/256. Currently going for 0.03. Removes a lot of the downside risk and if we get above 275 will have decent profit on the call side now. Max risk to downside with the puts closed is now $1110 on 5 contracts plus the 6 longs from this morning. If we start pulling back will close the long while it is still worth something then handle the short call spread like a regular credit spread.

Going out to play in our 11 inches of snow now!

Jan 4 #Fuzzy All Fuzzies…

Jan 4 #Fuzzy
All Fuzzies are managed for the week and new ones added, including a new category I call “Lazy River Fuzzies.” I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I was scanning stocks with a weekly ATR of less than 2 in an effort to avoid a lot of the debit roll/chasing drama. My single test, CMCSA, has worked great, so added a second one today, MNST. The Lazy Rivers are cheaper to put on, have less hedge premium (lower volatility), but hopefully are more “set and forget.” I did a successful round of SPY naked put #Bitty this week….but you know…..I think fuzzies are better than bitties, so instead of setting new SPY Bitties, I have set SPY Fuzzies in all my accounts.
1. CSX Closed Down for net $1300…lots of debit rolls on this and earnings next week. It was a great #fallingknife suggestion
2. LMT-1 Debit Roll BTC Jan 5 322.5 for 2.15 STO Jan 18 325 c for 2.51
3. LMT-2 ditto
4. JPM Closed Down for net $3230.00. This was my very first Fuzzy! Earnings next week. Will reset after earnings release.
5. IWM BTC Jan 5 154 c for .96, STO Jan 12 155 c for .89
6. CMCSA (Lazy River) BTC Jan 5 41 c for .07, STO Jan 12 40.5c for .45
7. MCD BTC Jan 5 172.5 c for 1.50, STO Jan 19 175 c for 1.22
New Fuzzies:
1. EXAS (earlier this week) Apr 50/50/45 for 6.15 Jan 12 55 c -1.35 (ITM now)
2. SPY 1, 2, 3, 4 Jun 272/272/268 7.00 Jan 12 273 -.61 (going tighter on these puts)
3. MNST (Lazy River) Jun 60/60/55 5.13 Jan 12 64c -.50

I’ll do a stats recap tomorrow. A huge amount of fuzzies this week were debit rolls, so basis reduction is moving down ever so slowly, but unrealized profits with the purchase of upside allowance had added up nicely.


#IRA #ShortPuts – Freeing up some margin in the IRA. With earnings season cranking up hopefully get a chance for some more #FallingKnife trades…

Bought to Close DGX May 18 2018 80.0 Put .52 (sold for 2.20)
Bought to Close GIS Apr 20 2018 47.5 Puts @ .25 (sold for 1.62)
Bought to Close NVDA MAR 16 2018 150.0 Put @ .41 (sold for 3.69)


#ShortPuts #IRA – Going back into this one…

Sold WDC APR 20 2018 75.0 Put @ 2.80
Sold WDC APR 20 2018 72.5 Put @ 2.10
Sold WDC APR 20 2018 70.0 Put @ 1.55



Stock looking weak today, likely because of the big storm on the east coast, probably stay weak into next week.
STO $RCL Jan 19 $124 call @ $1.35, early replacement of $124 call expiring tomorrow.