#BullPutSpreads – Whiz trade…
Sold AMZN SEP 28 2018 1960.0/1950.0 Bull Put Spread @ 3.32
#Earnings Bought $AMBA Aug 31st 40 straddle. Filled at 4.09; described in my earlier post.
BTO Sept 21 55/53 BePS .70 in-out TheoTrade my take on it. #Bitty
STC 1.10 GTC
#FallingKnife – One to keep an eye on…
ANF down 18%
DLTR down 15% – DLTR Jan18’19 65 PUT 1.15
What just happened?
#Earnings This one has had a volatile recent history. Last 12 quarters: Biggest UP move: 14.3%, Biggest DOWN move: -22.4%, Average move: 10.3%. So I’m taking the $YELP approach and betting on a big move.
Buying the 40 straddle. A 9.8% move will be breakeven at expiration… but in the morning premium will be higher.
My bid is in a 3.95, not filled. I’ll get it in the last hour if I need to adjust.
A TRADE: Not your usual BuPS . The higher strike is above the stock price. I did it this way because the margin usage is 280.0 vs. 1800.0 +. So I make almost 100% on the trade for a 22 day wait. Yah, I WANTED to sell the 45.0 put. I think TNDM will be @ 45.0 by expiration, but that’s just my gut feeling, no edge. So, a little risky. Ride ’em cowboy. ;>)
TNDM STO 9/21/18 45.0 PUT @3.60
TNDM STO 9/21/18 40.0 PUT @1.50 Net Premium 2.10
#Hedge – From a free webinar last night….Don was going out to Nov and selling 13 strike puts. Using that cash to finance the purchase of 17/21 Bull Call Spreads. He was getting it at even. I’m showing a nickel debit right now. No fill yet.
TSLA STC 9/7 335/330 BePS @4.70. BTO 8/28 @3.75. Is this a reverse supercharger ?
NFLX STC 9/7 345/350 BuCS @4.70. BTO 8/28 @3.89 #supercharger
Only 1 trade today. Rolled XBI # fuzzy 87/95 and 95/95 out 2 weeks 22 DTE for 0.37 credit. Cb now 6.43 and 2.95.
TQQQ lot 1 65.5 cc will let call out at cb of 62.78
TQQQ lot 2 66 cc at 65.02 cb
TQQQ lot 3 65.5 cc at 62.98 cb
TQQQ lot 4 65 cc at 63.90 cb
Will reload on Tuesday.
Hopefully we get more than a 10 point /ES pull back, everything is way extended and do not want to chase trades up. Waiting for a good pull back in LABU. Next pull back I will load a synthetic long, missing a lot of upside by just selling puts.
Have a good long weekend!
$ROKU STO 9/7/18 62.5 CALLS @.94 Nekkid
Bot Sep21 720/730 call debit spread @ 7.50. GTC @ 9.40
Earnings confirmed on 9/18. It’s not quite time to put on an earnings play so this is my way of taking advantage of a pullback with the likelihood that price will move up over the next few weeks.
STO September 14, 1160/1180 bull put spread @ .62
STO XLV Sep28 +9 1/-2/-1/2 92/91.5/90.5/89.5 PUT/PUT/PUT/PUT x 9 @ .33 credit
Max risk $1862. BE 113.83. Credit $238
Management: Let it expire. If ETF price aligns with peak on risk graph, sell a 35/20d CCS and try to get out even
#ShortPuts – Got most of it. Freeing up cash in a small account.
Bought to Close TQQQ SEP 21 2018 48.33 Put @ 10 (sold for 1.15)
Bought to Close TQQQ SEP 21 2018 55.0 Put @ .15 (sold for 2.35)
Bought to Close TQQQ SEP 21 2018 60.0 Put @ .35 (sold for 3.90)
STO XLY Sep28 1/-2/-1/2 116/115/114/112.5 PUT/PUT/PUT/PUT x7 @ .34 credit
Max risk $1862. BE 113.83. Credit $238
Management plan: Let it expire for full credit. If ETF price aligns with peak on risk graph, I will sell a 35/20 delta call credit spread in same expiration and try to get out for a scratch.
#Earnings Sold $ULTA Aug 31st 220/275 strangles for 1.80.
Biggest UP move: 17.3%, Biggest DOWN move: -9.1%, Average move: 6.4%. Bias +2.7%. My strikes are +13.2% and -9.5% OTM.
#LongCalls #LEAPS -Here’s another one of my old non-ratio’d positions that I’ve been fighting for awhile. Finally got it back to a ratio a few weeks ago just in time for a nice run. It’s only out to 2019 so booking it and will reset on next drop.
Bought to Close XBI SEP 7 2018 97.0 Calls
Sold to Close XBI JAN 18 2019 93.0 Calls
All said and done it’s a 1.16 winner on a 10 lot.
Strangles sold for 1.53. Closed for .35
Condors sold for .58. Closed for .20
Considering ULTA, LULU, AMBA for tonight.
#Shortputs Sold ERX Sept 07th 35 Puts @ .40 with ERX @ 36.17 Sold ROKU Sept 07th 57 Puts @ .58 with ROKU @ 60.25
#Earnings #Rolling Bought to close $THA Sep 7th 300/327.5 strangles for 10.35. Sold on Tuesday for 9.65. Exiting since my put side was breached. Fortunately theta worked in my favor for 2 days so the loss is small. My broker upped margin requirements on TSLA so this was a big chunk of buying power. I’ll leave TSLA alone for a few days and reconsider.
#Earnings Bought to close the $CRM Aug 31st 162.5 calls for .05 in both my strangles and condors. Now looking to close the short 147 puts. All sold yesterday.