#ShortCalls #CoveredCalls – A few fills today…

SOXL: Covered Calls Exercise
Stock being called away at 97.0 with basis of 71.85 (stock at 138.0…Grrrr!!!)

WYNN: Covered Call
Bought to Close WYNN MAR 22 2019 124.0 Call @ .10 (sold for 2.40)

UVXY: Short Calls
Bought to Close UVXY MAR 22 2019 55.0 Calls @ .05 (sold for 1.10)

Expiration / Lost My Shirt GOOGL LULU/ Rolled HIIQ Puts TNDM Calls

$AMRN 16 put
$HIIQ 31 and 33 puts Thank you @honkhonk81
$EVTC 30 puts
$PYX 25Puts
$TNDM 59.50 puts
$NTNX 35 put Thank you @honkhonk81
$AVGO 260/265/267.5 #BrokenWingButterfly (calls), exercising for 2.20 credit (bought for 1.65).
$ADBE 245/250/280/285 condors, sold for 1.20 yesterday. Thank you @jeffcp66 for both.
$NFLX 325/335 BUPS STO Valentine’s Day for 2.50.
Lost My Shirt Much too much patience. Threw away rabbit’s foot and four leaf clover. We will see what happens
$GOOGL 1180/1160 BECS STO 2/28 for 3.10
$LULU 145/155 BUCS BTO at 4.75 on 2/5

$TNDM BTC 3/15 70 call and STO 3/22 73 call at $1 cost. Stock at 73.14
$HIIQ BTC 3/15 40 put and STO 3/22 40 put at $1.30 credit. Stock at 34.17

Have a great and green weekend, and a greener remainder of the year. If you drink, do not trade! 😉

Expirations for 3/15

Once upon a time options expiration Friday used to be a great event with positions expiring for full profit and a bunch of risk falling off. I have just about everything on a short leash these days and with all the rollouts not much is being left to expire anymore.

Here’s what I have for today:
Expiring: $UVXY Mar 15 45/55 bear call spreads
Being called away: $TQQQ Mar 15 45 calls (covered)

Have a great weekend everyone.

Long LEAPs calls

#LongLEAPs #SyntheticCoveredCalls
this week I got out of one with profit and stopped on the other.

BTC $SQ March 15th 79 calls for .10 on Thursday. Sold for 1.00 last week.
BTC $TQQQ March 22nd 52 calls for 3.30 on Wednesday. Sold for 1.25 on Monday. Not filled on roll attempt today so will try again on Monday.

Final Trades and Expirations

#Earnings #DoubleCalendar Sold to close $SFIX Mar 22nd 25 calls for 6.80. Waited since Wednesday for this to bounce meaningfully above 32.00, but it didn’t. So I lost a few extra cents on closing, since I covered the short puts and stock for 6.90.

Sold final batch of $ORCL 53 dub cals for .80. Also legged out of a couple to get .85 total. Never has there been a more perfect Friday for a double calendar. Bought for .23 & .24 yesterday.

Bought to close $INTC Mar 15th 50 #CoveredCalls for 4.30 to avoid assignment. Will replace with new calls or sell stock next week.

$AVGO 260/265/267.5 #BrokenWingButterfly (calls), exercising for 2.50 credit (bought for 1.70 yesterday).
$ADBE 245/250/280/285 condors, sold for 1.12 yesterday.
$SPX 2755/2775-2835/2855 condors, sold yesterday for .75

SPX 1-dte

#SPX1dte Too cheap to go short, so trying a long shot again…
Bought to open $SPX 2770/2790-2850/2860 broken-wing iron condor for .55. (IV: 6.23%, SPX: 2820)

#unbalancedbrokenwingironbutterfly VXXB Not sure what…

#unbalancedbrokenwingironbutterfly VXXB

Not sure what to call it, TastyTrade idea to end the week

bought April 18, 23/27 short put spread and 27/30 long call spread for .26, volatility has to rise-right

Econ Calendar for week of 3/18/19

FOMC meeting and press conference on Wednesday at 2pm ET

Screen Shot 2019-03-15 at 10.28.48 AM

Screen Shot 2019-03-15 at 10.28.48 AM

Link to calendar:

Bearish on Beer

$SAM STO 4/18 320/340 BECS at 4.20 I am sober at time of trade

Closed Early JD

$JD STC 3/15 25/29 BUCS at 3.60. BTO 1/16 at .80

ORCL starting to close

#Earnings Sold to close first batch of $ORCL Mar15/Mar22 53 #DoubleCalendar for .50. Watching for better exit on the next batch. Bought yesterday for .23 and .24

#shortputspread NFLX Sold April 18,…

#shortputspread NFLX

Sold April 18, 310/320 for 1.70, earnings currently scheduled for April 16.

OSTK earnings trade and analysis

#Earnings — $OSTK reports Monday morning. Below are details on earnings FIVE-day moves over the last 12 quarters.

Thu 11/08/2018 AC -12.62%
Thu 08/09/2018 AC -14.77% Biggest DOWN
Tue 05/08/2018 AC -4.19%
Thu 03/15/2018 AC -3.63%
Wed 11/08/2017 AC +40.40% Biggest UP
Thu 08/03/2017 AC +6.99%
Thu 05/04/2017 AC -1.29%
Tue 01/31/2017 AC +1.20%
Thu 11/03/2016 AC +21.75%
Thu 08/04/2016 AC -0.74%
Tue 05/03/2016 AC +2.96%
Tue 02/09/2016 AC +30.59%

Avg (+ or -) 11.76%
Bias 5.55%, positive bias on earnings.

With stock at 20.25 the data suggests these ranges over FIVE days:
Based on current IV (expected move into Friday per TOS): 16.43 to 24.07
Based on AVERAGE move over last 12 quarters: 17.87 to 22.63
Based on MAXIMUM move over last 12 Q’s (40.4%): 12.07 to 28.43
Based on DOWN max only (-14.8%): 17.26

Open to requests for other symbols.