Closed Early $SPX JPM SAVE EA / Short Puts HIIQ SFLY

Closed Early
$SPX BTC 2/11/2745/2730 BECS at .05. STO today at .85 Thank you @jeffcp66
$JPM BTC 2/15 90/100/110/100 IC at 2.30 STO 1/14 for 5.14 Thank you @thomberg1201 for the earnings trade
$SAVE STC 2/15 BUCS at 4.20 BTO on 1/29 for 1.90
$EA BTC 3/15 75 puts at .10. STO on 2/7 for 1.68 after their earnings announcement (poorly received initially).
Thanks to @ramie77

$HIIQ STO 2/15 38 put at 1.40. Thank you @honkhonk81
$SFLY STO 3/15 45 put at 2.05. Hope this is picture perfect.


#LongCalls #LEAPS – Just got in and see one fill today…

Bought to Close WTW FEB 22 2019 37.0 Calls @ .05 (sold for .65)

SPY 21dte IC petri dish

After selling an eight-rung ladder of SPY ICs, 21 dte, 16delta both sides, starting with Feb8 expiration, one IC has closed with $38 in profits. I’m confident that with proper management, the spycraft strategy has edge and a positive expectancy over time. However, it doesn’t jive with my trading style. There are lots of positions to manage and then at best a small profit. I could sell 10x or 20x instead of 2x but I’d rather trade SPX than do that.

After my SPY Mar1 spreads expire, I’m going to move on. I may come back but for now, there are other strategies that keep me more engaged; hence better profits. I will report back here on total profits when the last spreads close.


Earnings trades today


Bought $UAA Feb 15th 21 #LongStraddle for 2.50. Need a 11.9% move. Average has been 16.1%.

Bought $TAP Feb15/Feb22 65 #DoubleCalendar for .34. Super cheap!

Looking at a calendar for $SHOP, also cheap.

#pietrades STO the ALXN 2/15…


STO the ALXN 2/15 118 put for 0.85 credit. Could probably get more now. 117.15 cost basis if assigned but more likely will roll.

#shortcallspreads TSLA Sold March 15,…

#shortcallspreads TSLA

Sold March 15, 365/375 for .93. Stock currently up 8.55 to 314.

UAA earnings analysis

#Earnings — $UAA reports tomorrow morning. Below are details on earnings FIVE-day moves over the last 12 quarters. NOTE: symbol UAA only lists history starting 1/31/17. The data before that date is for symbol $UA (below the line).

Tue 10/30/2018 BO +30.29% Biggest UP
Thu 07/26/2018 BO -4.60%
Tue 05/01/2018 BO -2.25%
Tue 02/13/2018 BO +22.00%
Tue 10/31/2017 BO -29.25% Biggest DOWN
Tue 08/01/2017 BO -8.14%
Thu 04/27/2017 BO +7.40%
Tue 01/31/2017 BO -28.47%
Tue 10/25/2016 BO -21.24%
Tue 07/26/2016 BO -9.47%
Thu 04/21/2016 BO +6.00%
Thu 01/28/2016 BO +24.13%

Avg (+ or -) 16.10%
Bias -1.13%, slight negative bias on earnings.

With stock at 21.00 the data suggests these ranges:
Based on current IV (expected move into Friday per TOS): 18.26 to 23.74
Based on AVERAGE move over last 12 quarters: 17.62 to 24.38
Based on MAXIMUM move over last 12 Q’s (30.3%): 14.64 to 27.36