$MRNA STO 8/14 75 calls at 1.05
Why is it still rising?
Earnings Season Shocker: FAAMG Earnings Grew By 2% While EPS For The Other 495 S&P Companies Plunged 38%.
Meanwhile the carnage among small caps was unprecedented with Russell 2000 EPS plunging by 97%.
“Goldman, which over the weekend turned incrementally more bullish on the economy and hiked its GDP forecast as it now expects that a covid vaccine will be discovered and widely distributed in Q1 2021, resulting in what Goldman believes will be a sharp jump in consumption in the first half of next year (whether that actually happens in a country where more than half refuse to get vaccinated is a different story completely), has done a post-mortem on Q2 earnings season and also found some more “good news.”
First, after expecting a 60% plunge in EPS in Q2, Goldman’s David Kostin was delighted to report that S&P 500 EPS declined by “only” 34% year/year, well above both consensus expectations for a -45% decline, and Goldman’s own forecast of a nearly double drop.”
#IronCondor – Sold KLAC SEP 18 2020 230 / 220 – 175 /165 Iron Condor @ $3.78. KLAC currently trading @ $203.
STO September 4, 150/300 strangle at 3.50
#ShortPuts – Same as LVGO. Out another week and 10 points lower than original sale…
Sold TDOC SEP 04 2020 165.0 Put @ 4.30
#UnbalancedButterfly – Sold SEDG 1 x 3 x 2 SEP 18 2020 210 / 200 / 190 Unbalanced Put Butterfly @ 2.68 credit.
A starter position on the basis I will be wrong until proven otherwise, whereupon I will add to the position.
It’s useful to look at the Unbalanced Butterfly as the combination of a 1 x long put spread and a 2 x short put spread.
Adjustments down the road: all the risk is to the downside. If SEDG drops below $200 then I cash out the long put spread and use those funds to roll the 2 x short put spread down and out.
#ShortPuts – Adding a week further out and 10 points lower than first sale. Still highest IV rank on my main list. A lot of LABU getting ready to close so replacing with this. Doctors or drugs? Close enough for medical exposure. LOL
Sold LVGO SEP 4 2020 100.0 Put @ 2.05
Bought to open 06/18/2021 10.0 Puts / Sold VXX 08/14/2020 26.0 Puts @ 0.14 Credit with VXX at 26.05.
The long has 312 Days to Expiration so the short can be rolled a few times 🙂
#ShortStrangles – Sold NFLX SEP 4 2020 425.0/575.0 Strangle @ 4.75
MS BTO STOCK @50.58
MS STO 8/14/20 51.0 CALLS @.53
MGM STO 8/14/20 23.0 CALLS @.56
Sold ADS 08/14/2020 51.0 Covered Calls @ 0.25 replacing similar calls from last week
Sold ADS 08/14/2020 52.0 Diagonal Call @ 0.30 replacing a similar call from last week
On Friday SDC stock closed above our strike price of $8.50 resulting in stock being assigned. Purchased the stock on Jul 13. Adjusted our option position on a weekly basis. Diagonal down from $9 to $8.50 on Jul 17 and Calendar rolls on Jul 24, 31 and Aug 7.
On Friday PTON stock closed above our strike price of $66 and stock was assigned. We purchased the stock on July 20. Calendar roll on 7/24 and Diagonal Roll up from $63.50 to $66 on Jul 31. We had an order in for a diagonal roll up on Aug 7 but didn’t get filled resulting in the assignment. Intend to establish a new covered call position in PTON today.
On Friday ISRG closed above strike price of $675 resulting in assignment of the shares. Shares were originally purchased on June 1. Over the 67 days we held the stock we adjusted our position on a weekly basis as shown in the table below.