Expirations for 10/15

$DOCU Oct 15 260/250 bull put spread
$SAM Oct 15 460 puts
$TQQQ Oct 15 115 puts
$TQQQ Oct 15 105 puts
$TQQQ Oct 15 100 puts
$UVXY Oct 15 30/35 bear call spread
$UVXY Oct 15 32/37 bear call spread
$UVXY Oct 15 38/48 bear call spread
$SPXW Oct 15 4365/4335 bull put spread
$SPXW Oct 15 4370/4345 bull put spread
$SPXW Oct 15 4390/4355 bull put spread

OptionsExpiration

The relentless rebound from Monday’s low really ruined a potentially big week.
Had to roll too many calls.
It may be better next week.
==Expired==
AMC 10/15/2021 20/34 Bull Put Spreads
KOLD 10/15/2021 6.0 Diagonal Put
LABU 10/15/2021 80/58 Bear Call Spread
LABU 10/15/2021 90/58 Bear Call Spread
LABU 10/15/2021 49.0 Diagonal Put
TLRY 10/15/2021 9.0 Diagonal Puts
TNA 10/15/2021 50/82 Bull Put Spreads
TQQQ 10/15/2021 70/119 Bull Put Spread
TNA 10/15/2021 80/120 Bull Put Spread
VXX 10/15/2021 71/40 Bear Call Spread
VXX 10/15/2021 70/39 Bear Call Spread
VXX 10/15/2021 69/38 Bear Call Spread
VXX 10/15/2021 61/37 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 10/15/2021 60/36 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 10/15/2021 59/35 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 10/15/2021 55/34 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 10/15/2021 45/32.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 10/15/2021 29.0 Covered Calls
VXX 10/15/2021 28.5 Covered Calls
VXX 10/15/2021 28.0 Covered Calls

SPX weekend trade

Sold to open Oct 18 4495/4520 bear call spread @ 2.80

KWEB

#ShortPuts – First time in this. Tastytrade talking about it. Apparently an ETF of Chinese internet stocks. Had never heard of it so going out a little and staying small.

Sold KWEB NOV 19 2021 46.0 Puts @ 1.08

VXX Puts

Last trade today
Bought to Close VXX Oct 15 2021 22.5 Puts at $0.01

SPX trades

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Oct 18th 4380/4400-4515/4535 condors for 1.05, SPX at 4468, IV 8.6%, deltas -.07 +.07

Expiring: Oct 15th 4345/4365-4485/4505 condors, sold yesterday for .95

#SPX5dte Expiring at max credit of 20.00: Oct 15th 4385/4405 call spreads, bought Monday for 17.20. Puts sold yesterday for .80, so total profit of 3.60.

Officially changing the name of my long trade to #SPX5dte from the gangly and inaccurate #SPX7dteLong.

HOOD pre earnings

#ShortPuts – Staying small so far.

Sold HOOD OCT 22 2021 39.5 Puts @ .75

TQQQ

#TakeOneForTheTeam – I think it’s time. This might stir things up again.

Sold TQQQ OCT 22 2021 140.0/135.0 Bull Put Spreads @ 2.95

LABU

#ShortPuts – Adding.

Sold LABU OCT 22 2021 52.0 Puts @ 1.25

EWZ

#ShortPuts – Thought I posted this earlier. Taking well over half with 5 weeks to go.

Bought to Close EWZ NOV 19 2021 30.0 Puts @ .35 (sold for .95)
Bought to Close EWZ NOV 19 2021 31.0 Puts @ .55 (sold for 1.27)
Bought to Close EWZ NOV 19 2021 32.0 Puts @ .83 (sold for 1.66)

AMC Call Rolls

Bought to close 1 AMC Oct 15 2021 37 .0 Call / Sold to Open 1 AMC Oct 22 2021 37.0 Call at $0.41 Credit
Bought to close 1 AMC Oct 15 2021 38 .0 Call / Sold to Open 1 AMC Oct 22 2021 39.0 Call at $0.01 Credit plus a point better on the strike.
Bought to close AMC Oct 15 2021 39 .0 Calls / Sold to Open AMC Oct 22 2021 40.0 Calls at $0.38 Credit plus a point better on the strike.
Bought to close AMC Oct 15 2021 40 .0 Calls / Sold to Open AMC Oct 22 2021 43.0 Calls at $0.09 Credit plus 3 points better on the strike.

TSLA Roll into Earnings

Bought to close 1 TSLA Oct 15 2021 810.0 Diagonal Call / Sold to Open 1 TSLA Oct 22 2021 830.0 at $0.10 Credit.
Still holding my December 1000 long call position

TQQQ Rollups and Rollout

Bought to close 1 TQQQ Oct 15 2021 134.0 Call at $0.85. Sold on 10/11 at $1.12.
To replace it, Sold to Open 1 TQQQ Oct 22 2021 139.0 Call at $1.07 (5 points higher for next week)

And later —
Bought to close 1 TQQQ Oct 15 2021 125.0 Call / Sold to Open 1 TQQQ Oct 22 2021 125.0 Call at $0.77 Credit.
Bought to close 1 TQQQ Oct 15 2021 127.0 Call / Sold to Open 1 TQQQ Oct 22 2021 128.0 Call at $0.05 Credit plus an extra point on the strike price.
Bought to close 1 TQQQ Oct 15 2021 133.0 Call / Sold to Open 1 TQQQ Oct 22 2021 136.0 Call at $0.24 Credit plus an extra 3 points on the strike price.

TNA Call Rollups

Bought to close 1 TNA Oct 15 2021 90.0 Call / Sold to Open 1 TNA Oct 22 2021 92.5 Call at $0.16 Credit plus a 2.5 point bump up in the short strike.
Bought to close 1 TNA Oct 15 2021 90.5 Call / Sold to Open 1 TNA Oct 22 2021 94.0 Call at $0.11 Credit plus a 3.5 point bump up in the short strike.

SPX

STC 4350 call calendar for 1.1 at the open, a loss of 2.7 from that series. really should have taken that 40% overnight profit…

For the 4200 put calendar, the short leg will expire worthless, and will hold the long Oct 30 leg for now, may sell short dated or dump it next week.

BTO Nov-19-21 4250/4300/4350 Put BF, 1.75 , as a lotto trade, small position.

O TQQQ Put Close / LVS Call Roll / SQ BUPS Close / SNOW BUCS Close

#shortputs
$O BTC 10/15 70 put at .10. STO at .83
$TQQQ BTC 10/22 110 put at .19. STO at 2.00

#syntheticcoveredcalls
$LVS BTC 10/15 40 call and STO 10/22 41 call at added credit of .39. Stock at 40.39

#bups
$SQ BTC 10/15 230/240 BUPS at .10. STO at 3.20

#bucs
$SNOW STC 10/15 325/335 BUCS at $7.00. BTO at 3.90

Rolling SKLZ

Rolled $SKLZ short Oct 15 12.50 puts out to Nov 19 12.50 puts @ .30 credit.

-Original trade was short Sep 12.50 puts on 9/3 for 1.15
-Rolled from Sep to Oct on 9/15 for .51 credit
-Today’s roll Oct to Nov for .30 credit
Total credit received 1.96
Breakeven now 10.54 with the stock at 9.04

Markets

$703bn of single stock options will expire today (15-Oct), the 3rd highest notional for a non-January expiration.

2021-10-15_5-54-27

VXX Put Rolls

Bought to close VXX Oct 15 2021 23.5 Puts / Sold to Open VXX Oct 22 2021 23.5 Puts @ $0.31 Credit
Bought to close VXX Oct 15 2021 23.0 Puts / Sold to Open VXX Oct 22 2021 22.5 Puts @ $0.19 Credit plus an extra 0.50 improvement in the short strike.

KOLD Puts

Bought to close KOLD Oct 15 2021 7.0 Puts at $0.05. They won’t trade any lower.
Sold on 09/27 at $0.90 and again on 09/28 at $1.46.
I now have some free May 2022 Puts to write against for next month.

SPX closing call spreads

Getting eaten up on these this week. Taking them off for now and will look for roll opportunities into next week. Bought to close:
$SPXW Oct 15 4450/4480 bear call spread @ 18.00
$SPXW Oct 15 4455/4485 bear call spread @ 15.75
$SPXW Oct 15 4460/4495 bear call spread @ 13.50

GS LABU ROKU SPCE TSLA ZM

#ShortPuts #CoveredCalls #Earnings – A little bit of everything.

GS: Closing earnings play.
Bought to Close GS OCT 15 2021 397.5/392.5 Bull Put Spread @ 1.00 (sold for 3.00)

LABU: Small adds for next week leaving room to add more.
Sold LABU OCT 22 2021 53.0 Put @ 1.05
Sold LABU OCT 22 2021 53.5 Put @ 1.20
Sold LABU OCT 22 2021 54.0 Put @ 1.35

ROKU: Pre-earnings at the expected move and near recent lows.
Sold ROKU OCT 29 2021 300.0 Put @ 3.05

SPCE: Pre-earnings and playing for an oversold bounce. Sized to accept stock if needed.
Sold SPCE NOV 5 2021 25.0/20.0 Bull Put Spreads @ 3.32

TSLA:Expiring.
675.0 Put (sold for 2.45)

ZM: Covered.
Bought to Close ZM OCT 15 2021 275.0 Call @ .05 (sold for 5.20)
Sold ZM OCT 29 2021 267.5 Call @ 6.10

#soxl sto 29 OCT 21…

#soxl

sto 29 OCT 2021 44.5 CALL @.80

LABU Call Rollups

Bought to close 1 LABU Oct 15 2021 55.0 Call/ Sold to Open 1 LABU Oct 22 2021 58.0 Call at $0.05 Credit plus a 3 point bump in the short strike.

Bought to close 1 LABU Oct 15 2021 57.0 Call at 0.45. Sold on 10/11 at $0.92.
To replace it I sold 1 LABU Oct 22 2021 61.0 Call at $0.70.

VXX Calls

Bought to close VXX Oct 15 2021 28.0 Calls at $0.01. Sold these on 10/11 at $0.24 and $0.25

VXX1 Puts

With the drop in VXX this morning I’m liquidating some more long, profitable VXX pre-split Puts left over from ancient #VXXContango spreads.
Sold to close VXX1 Jan 21 2022 5.0 Puts at $0.52 (equal to strike 20 Puts at $2.08)
Bought these in the fall of 2020.
I have more that I will try to sell even higher.