$SQ 65/70 BUPS
$AAP 140/150 BUPS
$SPX 2690/2710/2810/2790 1 DTE IC I love using codes.
$T 29 Short Call
$FB 165 call (Covered)
$EXAS 85 put
$HIIQ 31 put Thank you @fuzzballl
$HIIQ 33 put
$HIIQ 38 put Thank you @honkhonk81
$TNDM 43 put
$KEM 17 put
$NVDA 140 put Earnings trade
$CRM 145/140 BECS
#Earnings #CoveredCalls #ShortPuts – A few more in this one…
Bought to Close NVDA FEB 15 2019 150.0 Put @ .01 (sold for 4.50)
Sold NVDA MAR 15 2019 145.0 Put @ 2.46
Rolled a covered call out a few weeks…
Rolled NVDA FEB 15 2019 148.0 Call to MAR 08 2019 150.0 Call @ 1.50 credit (picking up 3.50 of upside)
#Earnings Sold to close $UAA Feb 15th 21 calls for .16. This was a sad one; bought the #LongStraddle for 2.50… the swings this week afforded opportunities to cut the loss to less than half, but my orders barely missed getting filled again and again. So although I did sell a few for 1.60, the stock ended the week right at my strike… not good for a long straddle!
#CoveredCalls #Assignment $PVTL stock called away via 18 and 19 calls. This was a September earnings trade, was assigned at 22.50 and through multiple rounds of covered calls I’m exiting at about break-even.
#DoubleCalendar Taking assignment of $NTAP stock, cost basis 64.79.
#IronCondor Closed $DECK short 145 calls for 1.30. Was able to exit some at .50 and .20, so overall this trade will be a small winner or a small loser across my accounts. Condor sold for .86 on Jan 31st.
#Earnings #DoubleCalendar Here’s the performance this quarter of double calendars. It is performing better than last quarter, with over $1,700 in profit, using 5-lots.
NOTE: NTAP here is accounted as full loss, even though I will probably hold stock in to next week.
NOTE ALSO: INTC here is accounted as taking stock assignment and then closing all a week later. What I actually did was close only half, and converted the other half of stock into a #PieTrade.
#Earnings Sold to close $AMAT Feb15/Feb22 #DoubleCalendar for .28. Bought yesterday for .52. Couldn’t get off its ass enough to make it a winner.
A little bit closer to the money than I normally would sell but my thesis is the stock’s post-earnings selloff momentum has slowed. Short strike is around the 50 day moving average, around 3 points lower than the stock price.
Sold $DE Mar 15 155/150 BuPS @ 1.32. Delta of the short strike 37.
#SPX1dte Expiring: $SPX Feb 15th condor, sold yesterday for .85
Sold to Open $SPX Feb 19th 2705/2725-2800/2820 condors for 1.05 (IV: 7.7%, SPX 2768)
#SPX1dte Bought to close $SPX Feb 20th 2725/2700 put spread for 1.30. Sold for 8.40 on Feb 5th. Sold this as Upside Warning was firing, and sat through an uncomfortable dip before it came through. I don’t know how much more steam this rally has, so I’m taking it off to avoid weekend risk.
Closing position to guard against an afternoon pullback. Bought to close $AMZN Feb 15 1590/1580 BuPS @ .19. Sold for 2.05 on 2/4.
FOMC minutes at 2pm ET on Wednesday
Link to calendar: https://us.econoday.com/byweek.asp?day=18&month=2&year=2019&cust=us&lid=0
$Earnings Closed $TAP Feb15/Feb22 65 #DoubleCalendar. I needed to close the puts, tried to play the swings but then stock started rallying so took an additional .30 loss on the exit. Calendar bought for .34 on Monday.
#Earnings — $WMT reports Tuesday morning (after Monday holiday). Below are details on earnings one-day moves over the last 12 quarters.
Nov. 15, 2018 BO -1.96%
Aug. 16, 2018 BO +9.33%
May 17, 2018 BO -1.90%
Feb. 20, 2018 BO -10.17% Biggest DOWN
Nov. 16, 2017 BO +10.89% Biggest UP
Aug. 17, 2017 BO -1.58%
May 18, 2017 BO +3.22%
Feb. 21, 2017 BO +2.99%
Nov. 17, 2016 BO -3.08%
Aug. 18, 2016 BO +1.87%
May 19, 2016 BO +9.58%
Feb. 18, 2016 BO -3.01%
Avg (+ or -) 4.97%
Bias 1.35%, positive bias on earnings.
With stock at 99.30 the data suggests these ranges:
Based on current IV (expected move into Friday per TOS): 95.03 to 103.57
Based on AVERAGE move over last 12 quarters: 94.37 to 104.23
Based on MAXIMUM move over last 12 Q’s (10.9%): 88.49 to 110.11
Open to requests for other symbols.
$LABU BTC 2/15 51.5 call and STO 2/22 54 call at .16 credit
#Earnings Sold to Close $CSCO Feb15/Feb22 47.5 #DoubleCalendar for .30. Bought for .18 on Wednesday. Stock came down enough for a small profit, but was too far from strike to make it a good one.
Rolled the 41 calls that expire today out to the June 42 calls for a credit of .15 cents. It is very hard to get any premium on the rolls.
Just a thought for anyone thinking about shorting the market now, I heard somewhere yesterday that there is a record amount of cash on the sidelines. As they pile on market highs that will squeeze out any shorts lefts.
Just an FYI.
Bought March 15, 120/185 strangle for 1.10, sold yesterday for 1.61
Closed #Fuzzy $2.35 BTO yesterday .90
1 DTE #fuzzy
#Earnings #DoubleCalendar Was assigned stock on over half of my position in $NTAP; Feb 15th 68 short puts. I just sold the Feb 22nd LONG puts for 3.60. I will now watch for some intraday strength in the stock to sell the stock, as well as cover the remaining short puts that were not assigned. If I can net a .39 difference (the price of the original double calendar), the trade will be breakeven. Higher and it will turn a profit.
NTAP dub cal
Possible danger of the dub cal’s! Last night I was assigned the 68 Puts.
Jeff, how do you change the font size?