Expiration / Close AMZN Put / GDX Assigned

#optionsexpiration
$BLNK 14 put
$SHOP 44.5 put
$SHOP 46.5 put
$LABU 8 put
$XBI 93 call

#shortputs #earningstrade
$AMZN BTC 2/3 106 put at .22. STO yesterday at 2.20. Stock closed at 103.39. Whew!

#assignment
$GDX 30.50 put

OptionsExpiration

Expired:
LABU 12/9.5 Bear Call Spreads
LABU 11.5/9.5 Bear Call Spreads
LABU 9.0 Diagonal Calls
LABU 8.0 Diagonal Puts

SOXL 11.0 Diagonal Puts

TNA 50/45 Bear Call Spread
TNA 48.0 Diagonal Calls

UVXY 5.0/5.5/6.0/6.5 Covered Calls

VXX 11.5/12.0/12.5/13.0/13.5 Covered Calls

SPX 1 DTE Close

#spx1dte

$SPX Closed todays put side at .10. Call should expire. Condor sold for $1.10 yesterday. Not able to watch and learning how to be prudent.

Have a great weekend all.

XBI

#SyntheticStock #SyntheticCoveredCalls – That’s the last of it. Traded it from 100 down to 90 over 13 months and turned out to be biggest winner while going down. LOL Gotta love options!

Sold XBI JAN 17 2025 90.0/90.0/40.0 Synthetic Stock @ 8.20 (bought for 4.20)

Bought to Close XBI FEB 3 2023 88.0 Calls @ 3.50 (sold for 2.20)
Bought to Close XBI FEB 3 2023 89.0 Call @ 2.50 (sold for 1.20)
Bought to Close XBI FEB 3 2023 90.0 Calls @ 1.65 (sold for 1.00)

Net gain 1.80 on the last batch.

TLT

#CoveredCalls – Close but not quite. Try again next week.

Rolled TLT FEB 3 2023 106.5 Calls to FEB 10 2023 106.5 Calls @ .80 credit (2.80 total now)

SPY

#CoveredCalls #ShortPuts – Using the early weakness for most of these.

Covered:

Rolled SPY FEB 3 2023 397.0 Call to FEB 17 2023 399.0 Call @ .35 credit (7.15 total now)
Rolled SPY FEB 3 2023 390.0 Calls to MAR 3 2023 393.0 Calls @ .35 credit (5.45 total now)
Rolled SPY FEB 3 2023 388.0 Call to MAR 17 2023 393.0 Call @ .35 credit (3.25 total now)
Rolled SPY FEB 10 2023 386.0 Calls to MAR 3 2023 388.0 Calls @ .20 credit (5.90 total now)

New:

Sold SPY FEB 10 2023 410.0 Put @ 2.70
Sold SPY FEB 17 2023 405.0 Put @ 2.75
Sold SPY FEB 24 2023 400.0 Put @ 2.50
Sold SPY MAR 3 2023 402.5 Put @ 3.15
Sold SPY MAR 10 2023 400.0 Put @ 4.00
Sold SPY MAR 17 2023 395.0 Put @ 4.25
Sold SPY MAR 24 2023 392.5 Put @ 4.20
Sold SPY MAR 31 2023 390.0 Put @ 4.35

Food For Thought

And no, I am not buying you lunch for thinking.

History tells us that the end of rate hikes has typically rewarded patient investors. The chart below shows returns for the S&P 500 following the end of rate-hike cycles since 1980.

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