Only one today.


LABU 75 calls against my 115 calls that expire in 2021. I will sell more on Monday.

Options Expiration 11/16/18

#OptionsExpiration A couple of losers this week:

$NVDA 185/180 put spreads, sold for 1.10 yesterday. Decided not to take stock due to heavy margin cost. I’ll get it back by making bullish plays, but wait for a better sign of QQQ and NVDA recovering.

$SPX long 284 calls. Bought for 1.71 average, back in the early days of this correction, where I was believing it would be a quicker “V” shaped October.

#shortputspread #rolling WYNN woes Beside…

#shortputspread #rolling WYNN woes
Besides being assigned shares at an outrageous basis, I have a Dec. 21 110/120 put spread that was meant to help me out, has been rolled up and out. Ex-div day is next week, don’t want any more underwater shares, so just in case I rolled to January and paid a debit of .50 for the privilege. Expanding the spread by 5 points would bring in about 2.50.
A short 110 call expires in a few minutes. I recommend they reprogram the slots and lower the payback rate.

KOLD put

#ContangoETFs Sold $KOLD Dec 13 put for 2.30. A safer bet since KOLD is closer to zero than the BOIL calls are to infinity.

SPX 1-dte

#SPXcampaign STO $SPX Nov 19th 2665/2685-2780/2800 condors for 1.15. Volatility the lowest of the week, so this is a much narrower condor than the previous one. I’m expecting it to be a low volume week, but those can sometimes result in fairly quick rallies.

#shortputs KOLD Sold Dec. 21,…

#shortputs KOLD

Sold Dec. 21, 11 put for 1.55.

#ironcondor BA TastyTrade idea, sold…

#ironcondor BA

TastyTrade idea, sold Dec. 21 300/305/370/375 for 1.36


#ShortPuts #IRA – Replacing the 100 put closed earlier…

Sold SOXL JAN 18 2019 85.0 Put @ 6.80

BOIL call

#ContangoETFs Sold to Open $BOIL March 105 call for 6.80. Building back recent losses slowly.


#CoveredCalls #ShortPuts – Out of the 100 put and now need a pullback for the 100 calls.

Bought to Close SOXL NOV 16 2018 100.0 Put @ .25 (sold for 3.50)

Short day BuPS and BeCS

STO SPX 19 Nov 2018 2635/2610 BuPS at 0.30
STO SPX 19 Nov 2018 2780/2795 BeCS at 0.50

#shortstrangles #fuzzy SLB Sold a…

#shortstrangles #fuzzy SLB
Sold a Nov. 30, 45/50 strangle for .72. I have a Jan. 21 #fuzzy, initiated last February, 21 call sales, the premium from put spread and long call are long gone, but I’ll make a little from selling short calls. I’ll take the stock if it drops to 45, ex-div in early Dec (thanks Iceman).

Econ Calendar for week of 11/19/18

Be sure to periodically click “Home/REFRESH” to keep Bistro features updated.

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Link to calendar: https://us.econoday.com/byweek.asp?day=19&month=11&year=2018&cust=us&lid=0

TNA….threading the needle

#CoveredCalls #ShortPuts – Replacing some covered calls and still watching 60 strike short puts…

Bought to Close TNA NOV 16 2018 65.0 Calls @ .05 (sold for 2.00)
Sold TNA NOV 30 2018 65.0 Calls @ 1.55 (staying just prior to the G20 summit)


#LongCalls #LEAPS – Nice to see some of these over sales coming in…

Bought to Close EWW NOV 23 2018 45.0 Calls @ .04 (sold for .31)

Can not reply to posts

Jeff, I still can not reply to any post unless someone reply to it because I can not see the reply underneath it. Anyone has this problem?

#earnings #shortstrangles AMAT Yesterday sold…

#earnings #shortstrangles AMAT

Yesterday sold Dec. 21 , 29/39 strangle for 1.01, bought today for .61

#shortstock CAKE sold 100 shares…

#shortstock CAKE

sold 100 shares short of CAKE for 47.95

SPX 1-dte put closed

#SPXcampaign BTC $SPX Nov 16th 2630/2650 put spreads for .10. Condor sold for 1.15 yesterday. I’ll let the 2790/2810 call side expire. Selling one for Monday later today.


BTC January 2019, 40 puts @2.40, sold at 2.60. I want to free up some margin.


STO November 30, 51 covered calls @.48 cents. Still chipping away at this position.

EXPE #fuzzy 125/125 7 DTE…

EXPE #fuzzy 125/125 7 DTE put rolled out to 28 DTE for 1.00 credit. Cost basis now 12.88.

Since this is a put spread if it keeps dropping I will roll it down to 120 or 115 soon and take out some credit.

As I said earlier in the weeks, spreads are easiest to manage at the moment, even easier than stock because you can adjust up and down.

Bonus day off and the weather is better, going to clear a trail then mt bike it.

Have a great weekend, I am done for the week.


#ShortPuts #IRA – I’ve been waiting a long time to get a shot at this for some longer term covered calls. Going aggressive to hopefully get some stock. Staying small…just one contract here to go with the Dec 140 put sold quite awhile ago. Always great premium in this ticker for the call sales.

Sold NVDA DEC 21 2018 165.0 Put @ 12.25

Posted from row 27…LOL

NVDA puts

Sold $NVDA Dec 21 120 puts @ 1.25


#LongCalls #LEAPS – Late fill yesterday….

Bought to Close EWW NOV 16 2018 45.0 Calls @ .01 (sold for .41)