10/9….BTC WYNN 12 OCT 18 130 Calls @.04….STO 10/4 @1.42….Selling against Jan 2021 125 Calls needing $0.25 per week to cover so off to a good start..
10/9…STO 19 OCT 18 125 Calls @.94
Thankyou @fuzzballl for the idea… #fuzzy #leaps

Today, IYT broke 200.

Trouble indeed.
What does that mean for the bulls?
Should IYT fail to close above 200.20 by Friday, it will be the first failure of the 17-week exponential moving average.
Then, the 50-WMA comes in lower at 192.80.
With Semiconductors (SMH) and Regional Banks (KRE) already below their 50-WMAs, bulls can hope that IYT recovers before it sees its 50-WMA.
Otherwise, the long line of quiet bulls waiting for rebooking, will begin to get very restless.
Especially if there are only 2 buyers trying to hold the market up.
S&P 500 (SPY) Closed just under 287.70 the very pivotal 50 DMA, which puts this in an unconfirmed warning phase
Russell 2000 (IWM) 159.42 is the 50-WMA-if breaks, expect to see weakness and fear. What will save this? It starts with a move back over 164.
Dow (DIA) 259.50 is the underlying 50-DMA support.
Nasdaq (QQQ) Looking more like a double top unless it can clear and close over the 50 DMA or around 182.30
KRE (Regional Banks) Inside day. Lots of bank earnings this week-watch 61 for resistance and it must hold 58.28
SMH (Semiconductors) Inside day above 100. If that breaks, I think much lower. If can get over 102.23, a bit better
IYT (Transportation) See commentary
IBB (Biotechnology) 115 pivotal support, then 112. 118 now resistance
XRT (Retail) 47.75 the 200 DMA

BA Bull Call / ARNC Bull Put / SOXL Put

$BA BTO 11/23 385/395 BUCS at 4.62

$ARNC STO 11/16 19/24 BUPS at 1.75
$SOXL STO 12/21 90 put at 3.51 Thank you @fuzzballl

+Vega short put spread

STO SPX 11/23/18 2700 Puts

BTO SPX 11/23/18 2680 Puts

BTO SPX 11/23/18 1400 Puts

1.35 credit


BTO October 26, 360/370 bull call spread @ 8.05

BABA, STO November 16, 180 calls @ .52


#SyntheticStock – This is the last of my old positions that’s been stuck in limbo. It’s synthetic stock out to 2020 but weekly short calls have been buried DITM for weeks with no relief in site. The position needed a yuuuge move one way or the other and it hasn’t happened. It still could but I’m wasting time waiting. Doing an extreme repair trade here but also improving my cash position and allowing the weeklies to be sold again.

Closed the 400/400/390 synthetic taking an 11.15 loss

Closed the ITM short calls and rolled them….

Rolled them to a Jan 2021 ITM bull put spread for 4.85 debit.

So what now?

I can resume safely selling weekly calls against the position. The BuPS uses zero cash and just a small amount of margin but I’m also giving up any chance of huge profits (or losses!). Strictly a repair trade so as I sell weeklies and book them I plan on using that cash to gradually roll the wings of the BuPS in. At some point I hope to have it pretty narrow and be able to get out at a scratch.

Of course I still would like to see the stock go up but a drop isn’t the end of the world since it’s all defined risk.

I’ll calculate the final numbers tonight to see exactly where I stand but that’s the basic plan.


Sold REGN OCT 19 2018 415.0 Calls @ 1.65

With 5 wide strikes on the bottom end of the BuPS I should be able to move those up one strike with each successful weekly sale.


STO December 90 puts @ 3.60, I did not catch this one yesterday when the premiums were higher.