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BOOT 20 put
GPS 16 put
SPY 345 short call part of diagonal
NTAP jade lizard
AMD jade lizard
DKNG 30 put
M 8 call covered
WBA 39 call covered
CNQ 21 call covered
MRO 6 call covered
CCL 18 call covered

OptionsExpiration

EXPIRED:
AAL 09/18/2020 14.50 Covered Call
AAL 09/18/2020 14.50 Diagonal Calls
AAL 09/18/2020 17.00 Covered Call
ADS 09/18/2020 51.00 Covered Calls
ADS 09/18/2020 55.00 Covered Call
KSS 09/18/2020 23.50 Covered Calls
KSS 09/18/2020 24.00 Diagonal Calls
KSS 09/18/2020 24.50 Diagonal Calls
SLB 09/18/2020 19.50 Covered Calls
VIAC 09/18/2020 31.00 Diagonal Calls
VXX 09/18/2020 28.50 Diagonal Calls
VXX 09/18/2020 29.00 Diagonal Calls
VXX 09/18/2020 30.00 Diagonal Calls
VXX 09/18/2020 30.50 Diagonal Calls
VXX 09/18/2020 31.00 Diagonal Calls
WBA 09/18/2020 38.0 Covered Call
WDC 09/18/2020 40.00 Covered Calls
WDC 09/18/2020 40.00 Diagonal Calls
WFC 09/18/2020 28.00 Covered Call

SPY 08/18/2020 341.00 Diagonal Call
SPY 08/18/2020 345.00 Diagonal Call

CINF 09/18/2020 60.00 Put
CINF 09/18/2020 65.00 Put
VXX 09/18/2020 Diagonal 24.00 Puts
WBA 09/18/2020 Diagonal 35.00 Puts
WBA 09/18/2020 Diagonal 35.50 Puts

ASSIGNMENTS:
XRX 09/18/2020 16.00 Covered Call
WBA 09/18/2020 Diagonal 36.50 Call (Fidelity dropped the ball on this one)

Options Expiration

#OptionsExpiration – A few…

SLB 19 Calls (sold for .85)
TDOC 180 Put (sold for 2.60)
UVXY 21 Calls (sold for 3.05)

VXX

Forty minutes on hold to get to a trader at Fidelity. 😦
Bought to close 2 VXX 09/18/2020 24.50 Puts @ 0.15 two minutes after the close.
Originally sold @ 0.91

OSTK SPCE STX UVXY VXX

#ShortPuts #CoveredCalls – A few more.

OSTK: Covered Calls and adding a short put.
Rolled OSTK SEP 18 2020 70.0 Call to SEP 25 2020 70.0 Call @ 3.30 credit (12.95 total now)
Sold OSTK SEP 25 2020 67.5 Put @ 2.70

SPCE: Covered Calls.
Rolled SPCE SEP 18 2020 15.0 Calls to OCT 16 2020 15.0 Calls @ .51 credit

STX: Covered rolling hoping I don’t get taken out of the divvy.
Rolled STX SEP 18 2020 46.0 Calls to OCT 9 2020 46.0 Calls @ .20 credit

UVXY: Replacing this week’s expiation. Hedging my hedge selling slightly ITM.
Sold UVXY SEP 25 2020 17.0 Calls @ 2.25

VXX: Rolling another week.
Rolled VXX SEP 18 2020 26.0 Puts to VXX SEP 25 2020 25.0 Puts @ .01 credit

OSTK

ShortPuts – Booking the ones sold this morning. Taking the nice one day gain…

Bought to Close OSTK SEP 25 2020 65.0 Puts @ 1.60 (sold for 2.50)

TQQQ, I closed out all…

TQQQ, I closed out all of my short positions for December..35,40,45,and 50 puts at a nice profit. My thought is that the market expects a Biden win and his tax proposals are not good for the market. I am now on the sidelines until we get more clarity after the election.

Econ Calendar for week of 9/21/20

#FOMC Jerome Powell scheduled to speak both Wednesday and Thursday at 10am ET

Screen Shot 2020-09-18 at 10.52.18 AM
Screen Shot 2020-09-18 at 10.52.18 AM

Link to calendar: https://research.investors.com/economic-calendar/

VXX – More calls

A quick rally in VXX up to 24.98, so I added a couple more calls for next week.
Sold 1 VXX 09/25/2020 28.50 Diagonal Call @ 0.58
Sold 1 VXX 09/25/2020 30.50 Diagonal Call @ 0.38

I’ve used up all my extra long calls, so I will have to cover something for this week if I want to sell any more.

VXX Puts

Another roll
Bought to close 09/18/2020 25.5 Puts / Sold 09/25/2020 24.5 Puts @ 0.03 Credit plus a one point lower strike for next week.
VXX at 24.34

Now left with just the 24.0 and 24.50 puts for today

VIAC Calls

Bought to close VIAC 09/18/2020 30.0 Diagonal Calls / Sold VIAC 09/25/2020 31.0 Diagonal Calls @ 0.18 Credit plus a big point higher on the short strike.

I have short VIAC 31.0 Diagonal Calls expiring today as well

VXX Calls

Sold VXX Sep 25 2020 29.0 Calls @ 0.37 for next week.
VXX @ 24.30

Letting similar calls for today expire.
Paired with Oct/Nov/ Dec long calls

#coveredcalls CC Bought 100 shares,…

#coveredcalls CC #longcallspread BA #shortstrangles JD

CC Bought 100 shares, sold Oct. 2, 21.50 call for 20.55.
BA bought Oct. 23, 165/170 call spread for 2.23
JD sold Nov. 20, 62.50/90 for 3.32
#tastytradefollow

VXX puts Rolls

First of my Put rolls today
Bought to close 09/18/2020 26.50 Puts / Sold 09/25/2020 26.00 Puts @ 0.08 Credit plus a half point lower strike for next week.
VXX at 24.12

Edit:
Another roll
Bought to close 09/18/2020 25.0 Puts / Sold 09/25/2020 24.0 Puts @ 0.04 Credit plus a one point lower strike for next week.
VXX at 24.18

WBA Roll

Bought to close 1 WBA 09/18/2020 36.0 Covered Call / Sold 1 WBA 09/25/2020 36.50 Covered Call @ 0.07 Credit plus a half point better short strike

SLB AAL USO Rolls

STO AAL Sep-25-2020 $14 #CoveredCalls @0.29
Holding AAL Sep-18-2020 $14 call sold last week, should expire today.

STO SLB Oct-16-2020 $20 #CoveredCall @0.67
Holding SLB Sep-18-2020 $20 Call Sold @1.48, should expire today.

STO USO OCT-16-2020 $30 #CoveredCalls @0.70
Holding USO Sep-18-2020 $30.5 Call Sold @0.38 on 9/3, Should expire.

All small positions (and I was kinda hoping they’d all be ITM, so I could move on… )

SPX 7-dte

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Sept 18th 3400/3420 call spreads for .85. Relying on the 3390/3370 put side for the big profit today. Condors bought Monday for 17.60.

TQQQ, BTC THe September 18,…

TQQQ, BTC THe September 18, 70 puts at .01, sold at 2.51
It is odd that I am not getting filled on my 65 puts or 80 puts yet.

Finally got filled on my 65 puts at .01

OSTK

#ShortPuts – Just for something to do. Nice premium in this one…

Sold OSTK SEP 25 2020 65.0 Puts @ 2.50

SPY and triple witching

An unwelcome surprise this morning.
Assigned on 09/18/2020, 09/21/2020 and even 09/25/2020 short diagonal calls on SPY because of an Ex-Div on the ETF.
Now I have to cover the short stock.
Always a messy business.
Plus I have to figure out how to make back the dividend I now owe the guys that exercised me.

AND today is triple witching day in the options market.
SIGH 😦