LABU STO LABU Oct16’20 35…

STO LABU Oct16’20 35 PUT @1.10

I got this message from…

I got this message from IB

Tue Aug 25 09:09:11 2020 EST
As per Nasadaq’s System Status page- Nasdaq PHLX, NOM, BX, ISE, GEMX, and MRX have made all AAPL and TSLA options non-tradeable.

XLE at the close STO…

XLE at the close

STO XLE Oct16’20 30 PUT @ 0.43
STO XLE Dec18’20 30 PUT @ 1.10

WDC STO WDC Oct16’20 30…

STO WDC Oct16’20 30 PUT @ 0.72
STO WDC Jan15’21 30 PUT @ 2.01

SPY #shortputs STO SPY Sep30’20…

STO SPY Sep30’20 270 PUT @2.35

TQQQ STO TQQQ Sep18’20 60…

STO TQQQ Sep18’20 60 PUT @1.20

#PreferredShares A lot of preferred…

A lot of preferred shares are down with the market and pushing yield higher.
Some of the perpetual shares from big names are up to 8% yield.
Do you have any opinion on getting preferred shares at a discount?

Saudis Plan Big Oil Output…

Saudis Plan Big Oil Output Hike, Beginning All-Out Price War.

How would this affect DRIP?

Saudi Arabia plans to increase oil output next month, going well above 10 million barrels a day, as the kingdom responds aggressively to the collapse of its OPEC+ alliance with Russia.


VIX is down 8, but…

VIX is down 8, but /VX is unchanged.
Is that because of the backwardation?

Daily AT40 (T2108) is below…

Daily AT40 (T2108) is below 20%

#DRIP Probably a bad idea,…


Probably a bad idea, but…
STO DRIP Sep18’20 160 CALL@$27.80

Question about owning dividend stocks…

Question about owning dividend stocks vs. selling options on the same stocks.

A question came up about returns and benefits of owning dividend paying stocks.

Some argue that holding dividend stocks is a passive strategy that nets 3-5% dividend + possible stock price increase.

On the other hand, selling premium in the same stocks can possibly net 10% per year, while providing a lot of flexibility, like staying out of earnings, using different strategies, etc..

Considering similar risk and possibly lower returns, is it worth it to own dividend stocks?

What is your oppinion?

Jeff, what is the typical…

Jeff, what is the typical expected profit % on a DC?


Question about stop orders for…

Question about stop orders for long stock positions.

Do you use any stop orders for long stock positions?
Some recommend 5-10% below purchase price.
I tend to hold for too long…


LK STO LK Feb21’20 23…

STO LK Feb21’20 23 PUT @1.05

Interactive Brokers Is anyone using…

Interactive Brokers

Is anyone using IB Securities Lending Program?
What is your opinion about it?

VIX Puts Is there any…

VIX Puts

Is there any unusual risk in buying VIX puts?
Other than the potential loss of the premium paid.

TSLA calls Did you see…

TSLA calls

Did you see Feb21 TSLA calls at $1,000 strike are $2.40.
Can TSLA go that high? 🙂 🙂 🙂

MOMO is down 7% JUL17,…

MOMO is down 7%
JUL17, 2020 25 PUT is @1.40

STO BA Jan15’21 250 PUT…

STO BA Jan15’21 250 PUT @ 11.10

STO FDX Leap Jan15’21 -…

STO FDX Leap Jan15’21 – 125 PUT @8.60

#fallingknife DLTR down 16%

DLTR down 16%

Is this a good time…

Is this a good time to start buying VXX calls? 🙂


@smasty Sue, what is your…


Sue, what is your plan for TGT #suecollar trade?
With the earning coming up, puts are very expensive.

#fallingknife GRUB is down 42%

GRUB is down 42%
BYND down 19%

@hcgdavis Chris, what are the…

Chris, what are the current hedges you have on?
Can you please share some examples?

#fallingknife HAS is down 16%


HAS is down 16%

#fallingknife AMTD


STO ANET Jan17’20 185 PUT…

STO ANET Jan17’20 185 PUT 5.50

Anyone selling puts on COF?

Anyone selling puts on COF?

FYI ALGN is down 27%

ALGN is down 27%
TREE is down 17%

Anyone selling puts on BA?

Anyone selling puts on BA?

FYI IRBT is down 18%

IRBT is down 18%

Would it make sense to…

Would it make sense to sell DUST puts at this time?


#fallingknife PLAY is down 22%

PLAY is down 22%

TSLA STO TSLA Apr18’19 225…


STO TSLA Apr18’19 225 PUT 1.24
STO TSLA Apr26’19 220 PUT 2.38

#fallingknife STO RH Jan17’20 70…

STO RH Jan17’20 70 PUT $6.40

Jeff, do you have earnings…

Jeff, do you have earnings data for CRM?

GPS #earnings This one is…

GPS #earnings
This one is going to hurt anyone with short calls…

#fallingknife Does HPQ qualifies for…


Does HPQ qualifies for a #fallingknife ?
Down 18%

#earnings FL STO FL Mar01…

STO FL Mar01 50/68 Short Strangle -0.84

STMP #fallingknife STO Jan 17,…


STO Jan 17, 2020 75 PUT @ 11.70

WTW keeps going down. Is…

WTW keeps going down. Is it going to recover? 😉

TNA STO TNA Apr18’19 40…


STO TNA Apr18’19 40 PUT $2.80

SOXL STO SOXL May17’19 55…


STO SOXL May17’19 55 PUT $6.30

UVXY STO UVXY Dec21’18 122…

STO UVXY Dec21’18 122 CALL 5.00

TNA and UVXY Sold on…


Sold on GTC in the morning.

STO TNA Apr18’19 40 PUT 2.50
STO TNA Apr18’19 45 PUT 3.50
STO TNA Jan18’19 45 PUT 2.00
STO TNA Jan18’19 50 PUT 2.80
STO TNA Nov02’18 55 PUT 1.10

STO UVXY Jan18’19 112 CALL 7.00

UVXY STO UVXY Jan18’19 112…

STO UVXY Jan18’19 112 CALL $7.20

ERX STO ERX Oct26’18 29…

STO ERX Oct26’18 29 PUT $0.55
STO ERX Jan18’19 25 PUT $1.25
STO ERX Nov16’18 27 PUT $0.80
STO ERX Dec21’18 26 PUT $1.15
You can do better now.

SOXL STO SOXL Nov16’18 65…

STO SOXL Nov16’18 65 PUT $0.85
STO SOXL May17’19 70 PUT $7.80
STO SOXL Feb15’19 70 PUT $4.80
STO SOXL Dec21’18 70 PUT $2.80

LABU STO LABU Oct19’18 55…

STO LABU Oct19’18 55 PUT $0.90

TQQQ STO TQQQ Oct19’18 50…

STO TQQQ Oct19’18 50 PUT $0.60

FYI BZQ ETF Dec21 $30…


BZQ ETF Dec21 $30 PUT
premium is about 1.60
All time low for this ETF was $32

Any thoughts?

#shortputs STO LABU Jan18’19 55…


STO LABU Jan18’19 55 PUT $3.20

FYI BZQ ETF is down…


BZQ ETF is down 11%

#shortputs STO LABU Nov02’18 70…


STO LABU Nov02’18 70 PUT @ 1.85

#pietrade STO FAS Oct12’18 65…


STO FAS Oct12’18 65 PUT 0.47

@ramie77 Have you rolled your…

Have you rolled your DUST $40 calls?

#shortputs STO EWZ Jan18’19 28…

STO EWZ Jan18’19 28 PUT 2.10

#fallingknife FYI ANF down 18%…


ANF down 18%
DLTR down 15% – DLTR Jan18’19 65 PUT 1.15

FYI SJM is down 7%

SJM is down 7%
AMTD is down 7% on news

DDS is down 14% on…

DDS is down 14% on earnings

STZ is down 8% on…

STZ is down 8% on investment news

#fallingknife MCHP is down 11%…


MCHP is down 11%
Good premium in Jan

SYNA down 10%
EWZ down 4%
TXN down 4%

#fallingknife Z is down 14%


Z is down 14%

#fallingknife EXAS is down 16%…


EXAS is down 16%

Jan 37 PUT 1.95

#fallingknife TRIP is down 14%…

TRIP is down 14%
Good premium in Jan for $39 and $40

X is down 10%

#fallingknife CAKE is down 13%…


CAKE is down 13%
Good premium for Jan $40 puts

RACE is down 10%
BIDU is down 7%

Question about Butterfly trade. I…

Question about Butterfly trade.

I made a mistake with the strikes when buying a butterfly on TSLA.
I got a DITM Call BTF instead of an OTM Call BTF
August 3rd EXP
CALLS 265/270/275
Total paid $0.23

Is there a risk for holding this trade, other than losing $23?
Is there any benefit for holding this trade?

TOS analyze tab is showing strange numbers.
I tried to close the trade, but no takers so far.

#fallingknife FDP is down 14%


FDP is down 14%

#fallingknife MHK has decent premium…

MHK has decent premium in Jan 140 @ 2.40
Any takers?

FYI LVS is down 5%

LVS is down 5%
EFX is down 4.5%


Stocks down after hours BIIB…

Stocks down after hours
BIIB – $43
TQQQ – $4
TWTR – $3
PYPL – $5

NOC is down 6% 250…

NOC is down 6%
250 strike has decent premium in Nov and Jan

#shortputs #fallingknife FYI NTGR down…

#shortputs #fallingknife
NTGR down 10%
PZZA down 8%
SXT down 8%
LII down 4%