Short Puts / Closed Earlies / Expirations / Assignments

$ANET STO 3/16 220/230 BUPS @ 2.35

Closed Early
$GS STO 2/16 255/270 BUCS @ 13.50 BTO at 6.00
$AAPL BTC 3/16 140/150 BUPS @ .15 STO at 1.40
$SQ STC 2/16 40/45 BUCS @ 4.25 BTO at 1.70

#optionsexpiration Full Profit
$AMZN 1345/1350 BUPS
$GS 240/250 BUPS
$AMAT 45/50 BUPS
$BIDU 210/220 BUPS
$FB 165/175 BUPS
$SPX 2640/2665 BUPS Thank you @jeffcp66
$FISV 125 put Earnings trade
$CVX 135 Short Call
$DVN 45 Short Call
$EXAS 45 put
$NKTR 75 put

#optionsexpiration Full Loss
$CMG 315/325 BUPS Yuck
$CMG 325/335 BUCS Yuckier
$CMG 340/350 BUCS Yuckiest What was I thinking (perhaps not)
$CVX 125 Long Call
$ICHR 30 Long Call
$MHK 270 Long Call
$EXAS 60 Long Call
$LRCX 202.5/212.5 BUCS
$OLED 190/195 BUCS
$WYNN 180/190 BUCS
$PETS 45/55 BUCS

#Stock Called Away
$AVGO 247.50 Call Earnings strangle residue at profit

Stock Assigned
$CRZO 22.5 put
$MZOR 65 put
$TRTN 35 put
$DVN 44 put
$NTNX 37.5 put
$GDI 35 put

Have a great three day weekend everyone. Rest up and back to battle for a short week.
Happy New Year to all our Lunar members.
@jeffcp66 Thanks for our very own Hall of the Presidents. Makes Disney look shabby.

Is Iceman ok? He hasn’t posted in a week, maybe he’s on vacation?

Options Expiration… VIX Indicator

#OptionsExpiration #VXXGame
Only one #Assignment, my final $SVXY 90 put

#VIXIndicator — The VIX is reacting strongly to the upside at any sign of volatility. Although we spent the morning in cancelation territory, the Mueller spike sent up back above 19.00. So although we’ve been steadily rising, volatility is still hanging around.

Love the presidents

Meant to mention earlier, but I love the rotating presidents on The Bistro. Great idea. Thanks @jeffcp66.

Options Expiration for Feb 16

$AAPL Feb 16 135 puts
$AGN Feb 16 150 puts
$AMZN Feb 16 1575 call (covered)
$AMZN Feb 16 1250 put
$BA Feb 16 375 calls
$CAT Feb 16 175 calls
$FCX Feb 16 18 puts
$IYR Feb 16 70 calls
$KOLD Feb 16 50 calls
$KOLD Feb 16 55 calls
$QQQ Feb 16 156 puts
$SVXY Feb 16 130 calls
$TXN Feb 16 114 calls
$UVXY Feb 16 18 calls
$UVXY Feb 16 26 calls
$UVXY Feb 16 35 calls

Inverted strangles that expired (will be assigned both sides):
$SQ Feb 16 40 calls/45 puts–total premium taken in 5.82 less 5.00 strangle width=.82 profit
$XBI Feb 16 91 calls/94 puts–total premium taken in 3.98 less 3.00 strangle width=.98 profit


Stock being called away:
$X Feb 16 37 calls (covered)

Stock being assigned:
$SVXY Feb 16 73 put
$SVXY Feb 16 75 put
$SVXY Feb 16 80 put
Just about done with the outstanding short SVXY puts. I am now long…let me think…I believe the official term is “a f***ton”. I haven’t written any calls against the position yet but hopefully can start next week, targeting the ones with the lowest basis.

Have a great long weekend everyone.


Afternoon all. I’ve been tied…

Afternoon all. I’ve been tied up on this part time gig I took on so my activity has been minimal. Great info on the SVXY trade management going forward. I am leaning at selling calls once SVXY crawls out of the pits.
$SQ Bought to close my Feb 16th 44 Put @ .03 off a day order. Debated on turning this into a PIE trade but earnings are in a week and didn’t want to get caught holding stock.
$SPX Expiring Feb 16th 2910/2930 BeCS. Originally sold for .65 as part of an IC.
Today was in the mid 70’s here in the heart of NC. Tomorrow looks to be rainy and in the mid 40’s. Just like this market. Have a great three day weekend all. See you Tuesday.

Taking some short UVXY exposure off

Reducing size where I can.
Bought to close $UVXY Feb 23 26 calls @ .26. Sold for .53-1.20 on 2/2-2/5.
Bought to close $UVXY Mar 16 70 calls .32. Sold for 1.00 on 12/1/17.

Have a nice weekend

I am signing off early so see all of you on Tuesday.

Taking some March/April positions off

Bought to close $DUST Mar 16 44 calls @ .10. Sold for 1.00-1.20 on 12/5/17-12/6/17.
Bought to close $NUGT Mar 16 60 call @ .04. Sold for 5.70 on 9/5/17.
Bought to close $KR Apr 20 18 puts @ .05. Sold for 1.15 on 9/25/17.

#shortstraddle XOP Following a TT…

#shortstraddle XOP

Following a TT trader sold April 33 straddle for 3.48