Leaks coming out from the factory…might come up a little light on the 5000/wk goal.
#CoveredCallCampaign Sold $BABA July 27th 205 covered call for 1.57.
#Earnings Sold to Open $STZ June 29th 220/245 strangles for 1.43.
Biggest UP move: 6.4%, Biggest DOWN move: -7.1%, Average move: 3.9%. Fairly minor mover, with upside bias.
In smaller accounts also trying for a 2.5 pt. condor at the same short strikes.
Cleaning out some duds and resetting on the bounce.
DIA, FAS, IWM, SSO, TQQQ, XLY income trades
Reset ETF unbalanced diagonals to Aug or Sept 63 delta long calls, Jul6 45 delta short calls, 3×2 ratio, will roll short call @ .20 or when at risk of assignment, reset when core has less than 30dte
MRVL, PANW, PYPL, RHT, TWTR income trades
Reset stock unbalanced diagonals to July 27 or Aug 63 delta long calls, Jul6 45 delta short calls, 2×1 ratio, will roll short call @ .20 or when at risk of assignment, reset when core has less than 30dte
AMZN, GOOGL, ISRG, MSFT, and NFLX earnings trades
Bought BuCS or long calls one expiration past earnings. Typical long call is 40 delta or BuCS with 40 delta long call and short call 10 to 20 points away. I use the BuCS trade when calls are expensive and risky (AMZN for example)
ADBE, BA, BIDU, FB, LABU, MSFT, NVDA, and TNA Fundies (fast unbalanced diagonals)
Closed all my fundies after exhausting all reasonable possibilities of recovering losses with short calls. I didn’t open new trades on these tickers. I want a much smaller book of trades to manage going forward. Although fundies do well on a backtest, the drawdown during a choppy period adds too much risk for my taste. This trade will be left in its Petri dish by the side of the road.:-)
If anyone is interested in the trade specifics, please let me know and I’ll share.
STC January 2020, 36 calls Against my July 20, 39 calls At 9.05, my cost was 8.02 and I had a much better profit but did not take it.
Bought to Close AMAT JUL 6 2018 48.5 Calls @ .08 (sold for .41) A synthetic double dip this week 🙂
Sold AMAT JUL 13 2018 46.0 Calls @ .98
FAS: (2 accounts)
Bought to Close FAS JUN 29 2018 65.0 Calls @ .17 (sold for 1.40)
Bought to Close FAS JUN 29 2018 65.0 Calls @ .15 (sold for 1.42)
Sold FAS JUL 6 2018 63.5 Calls @ 1.22
Sold FAS JUL 6 2018 63.5 Calls @ 1.17
Bought to Close GLD JUL 6 2018 121.5 Calls @ .08 (sold for .49)
Sold GLD JUL 13 2018 119.0 Calls @ .78
Bought to Close LABU JUN 29 2018 103.0 Calls @ .09 (sold for 3.50 total after a double dip rolldown)
Sold LABU JUL 6 2018 88.0 Call @ 3.20
Bought to Close NVDA JUN 29 2018 250.0 Calls @ .11 (sold for 3.62 total after a double dip rolldown)
Sold NVDA JUL 6 2018 242.5 Call @ 2.81
Bought to Close RTN JUN 29 2018 207.5 Calls @ .03 (sold for .73)
Sold RTN JUL 6 2018 195.0 Calls @ 1.24
Adjusted early and ratio’d after adding to LEAPS
Bought to Open TQQQ JAN 17 2020 60.0 Call @ 13.50 (adding)
Bought to Close TQQQ JUL 20 2018 60.0 Calls @ 1.40 (sold for 1.65)
Sold TQQQ JUL 20 2018 57.0 Calls @ 2.65