Gartman goes short

SPX too volatile

#SPX1dte I didn’t get what I wanted today and it’s just too risky to hold in this news-driven market with trade talks continuing into tomorrow. I think the most likely scenario is some partial deal that everyone gets excited about and the algos drive us higher, followed by a dump next week. But it’s just too uncertain (and ridiculous) to have on the risk.

BTC $SPX Oct 14th 2950/2975 call spreads for 9.55. Sold yesterday for 7.00.

/ES Lottery Ticket

#Futures – Just in case we get a trade deal might make a buck or two. Low risk…

Bought to Open /ES NOV 19 (Wk3) 3100.00 Call @2.40

#earnings #closing DAL Bought strangle…

#earnings #closing DAL

Bought strangle for 1.23, sold yesterday for 1.64.
Thanks for the earnings data Jeff

Watching our old friend KOLD

The chart is starting to look intriguing for a fade (i.e., long nat gas) but strikes and expirations not actionable right now. Not much premium above 40 in November. If nat gas continues to be weak for the next couple of weeks, there may be a play in December (options will open up after October expiration next week). For now, Feb highest strike is 46 with the bid/ask really wide (1.00 x 5.70). Holding off but keeping an eye on it.

Putting the “Fix” back in StitchFix

I trade a relatively small account and have never really traded cash-secured Puts before, so I decided to dip my toe into that as well as prepare to be assigned, since I’ve never gone down that road before.  Here’s summary of trades since $SFIX earnings went down:

10/1 BTO Oct 11 $23.00 Call $1.40 Debit (Expiring worthless today)

10/2 STO Oct 4 $17.00 Put: $0.26 Credit

10/3 BTC Oct 4 $17.00 Put: $0.10 Debit

10/3 STO Oct 11 $17.50 Put: $0.55 Credit

10/4 BTC Oct 11 $17.50 Put: $0.25 Debit

10/4 STO Oct 11 $20.00 Put: $0.70 Credit

10/7 BTC Oct 11 $20.00 Put: $0.50 Debit

10/8 STO Oct 11 $19.50 Put: $0.42 Credit

10/9 BTC Oct 11 $19.50 Put: $0.15 Debit

10/10 Nov 15 Synthetic Long (ish): STO $20 Put/BTO $21 Call: $0.25 Net Debit (Stock right around $21.00 at time of trade)

Bullish on SFIX, price target for the next week or two will be $23.00.  I’ll hold for at least a a week or until that hits and scoop a couple hundred out of it.  Volume profile has a gap with some slight resistance at $23.00, but it’s pretty open until about $27.00.

Have a good weekend!

SPX 1-dte

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Oct 11th 2835/2855-2990/3010 condors for 1.35, IV 21.30%, SPX 2934.

High IV, lots of news expected.

#closing SPX October 8, sold…

#closing SPX

October 8, sold Nov. 15, 2600/2700/2700/2750 for 2.60, bought today for 1.05


HIIQ STO 10/18/19 26.0 CALLS @.90
SFIX BTO STOCK @21.18 Broke a double top, on the Point & Figure Chart @21.0 today. Taking a shot. Probably sell calls against the stock, covering them.

#shortputspread UNG #tastytradefollow Sold Nov….

#shortputspread UNG

#tastytradefollow Sold Nov. 15, 14/19 put spread for .95


The chart is breaking lower with the 10,20,and 50 day all below the 150 and 200 day MA. Earnings are not until November 25, so I bought the February 21, 145 put at 8.80 and sold the November 15, 125 put at .45cents. I am trying to sell the November 8, 160 calls as well.


HIIQ STO 11/15/19 29.0 CALLS @1.20
HIIQ STO 10/18/19 25.0 CALLS @1.25 Expires tomorrow. Covered. I love this stock, yeh, I know, DON’T fall in love with a stock, but what’s not to love, the MM gives you the stock, option at the quote. Margin use is small, so you can trade like a millionaire. ;>)

Algos run our lives