Historical largest VIX spikes…

vix spikes

AMAT DG DUST OLED PYPL SMH TLT UVXY

#LongCalls #LongPuts #LEAPS #VXXGame – In and out all day but manged to squeeze in a few trades….

AMAT: Added last of the long LEAPS reducing basis.

Bought to Close AMAT OCT 26 2018 41.0 Calls @ .02 (sold for .43)
Bought AMAT JAN 17 2020 50.0 Calls @ 1.15

DG:

Bought to Close DG OCT 19 2018 112.0 Calls @ .05 (sold for .65)
Sold DG NOV 2 2018 108.0 Calls @ .85

DUST: Nice drop today. Luckily ratio’d at 2×7. Rolling the short puts down and out. Long puts working nicely.

Rolled DUST OCT 12 2018 37.0 Put to DUST NOV 16 2018 35.0 Put @ even

OLED:

Sold OLED OCT 26 2018 120.0 Call @ 1.20

PYPL:

Sold PYPL OCT 26 2018 82.0 Calls @ .94

SMH:

Bought to Close SMH OCT 26 2018 108.0 Calls @ .06 (sold for .95)

TLT: Getting out of the way a little with my triple size position. One winner one loser with a net winner.

#PerpetualRollingStrangles

Bought to Close TLT NOV 2 2018 118.0 Calls @ .15 (sold for .44) .29 gain
Bought to Close TLT NOV 9 2018 116.5 Calls @ .64(sold for .47) .17 loss

UVXY: Haven’t sold these naked very often since Aug 2015 🙂 Sometimes it’s too good to pass up.

Sold UVXY DEC 21 2018 95.0 Call @ 8.25

Long a strangle

I ended up legging into a long SPY strangle, playing for opening gap or big move in either direction tomorrow.

Previously, BTO $SPY Oct 12th 270 puts for 1.55
Just now, BTO 276 calls for 1.04

#earnings #ironbutterly JPM sold Oct….

#earnings #ironbutterly JPM
sold Oct. 19 100/108/108/115 for 4.16

Lightening up on DUST

Had a lot of short call exposure so with a 20%+ down day I thought it would be a good idea to take advantage and lighten things up a bit.
Bought to close:
$DUST Nov 16 49 calls @ .35. Sold for 1.60 and 2.00 on 8/15.
$DUST Dec 21 60 calls @ .39. Sold for 2.30 on 8/16.

#longcalldiagonals First step Bought SPXL…

#longcalldiagonals First step Bought SPXL Jan 2021 46 Call @ 12.00. 1 comtract (Only contract today). I will cover as thing recover. Also Trying for TQQQ but no bites.

Taking off FXB finally

Bought to close $FXB Oct 19 129 puts @ 1.15. Sold for 4.02 as a rollout on 9/5.
This was rolled twice. Recovered losses from July and September–total profit .45. Tough trade but glad to be out for a profit. It was also quite the margin hog so it frees up a nice amount of buying power. So I got that going for me. Which is nice.