I see the yield is creeping up to 2.77% which is a quick move from 2.60% and that is making me nervous about this market.
In my IRA, I just covered my SVXY 37.5 puts for January 2019, for 3.50, sold at 7.00, to free up some cash and sell a higher strike for more premium. Not sure when I will sell.
Sold $UPS Jul 20 100 puts @ 1.10. May add more if we get some additional move down.
CMLviz (earning report on 2/8) BTO NVDA 9 FEB 2018 Long 40 Delta call at 9.69 BTO today will close 1 day before earning (2/7)
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#SyntheticStock – Textbook pop out of a nice squeeze. Actually gave it some room with the first weekly sale. 9 days so booking and looking to reset on any weakness.
Sold to Close GS Jan 2019 260/260/250 synthetic stock
Bought to Close GS Feb 2018 275 calls
6.17 per contract net gain…
Selling another put on an old @fuzzballl favorite.
Sold $REGN May 18 280 put @ 4.00 with the stock at 351.33. Delta 10.
Earnings are next week.
Adding a wider, safer strangle that will cover my max loss on the iron butterfly.
Sold $AMZN Feb 2nd 1300/1675 strangle for 4.25.