This Weeks Possible Stimuli

Fed Chairman Powell Speaks (Tuesday)
Consumer Credit for December (Tuesday)
Fed’s Williams Speaks (Wednesday)
MBA Mortgage Applications (Wednesday)
Fed’s Waller Speaks (Friday)
University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey for February (Friday)

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

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.

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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SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 2/3 4040/4060 – 4280/4300 at $1.10 $SPX at 4177

Today’s trade expired. STO at .90

TSLA Put Close / AMZN Put / SQ AMZN PFE Call Roll

#shortputs
$TSLA BTC 2/3 160 put at .05. STO at 2.24
$AMZN STO 2/3 106 put at $2.20 Earnings tonight

#coveredcalls
$SQ BTC 2/3 85 call and STO 2/10 87 call at even. Would gain $2 if called away.
$AMZN BTC 2/3 120 call and STO 2/10 123 call at cost of .21. Would gain $3 if called away. See what earnings brings.
$PFE BTC 2/3 45 call and STO 2/10 46 call at added credit of .04. Would gain $1 if called away.

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 2/2 4020/4040 – 4190/4210 at .90

Todays 4020/4040 – 4180/4200 Expired. STO at .90

Today’s Economic Announcements

S&P Global Manufacturing (Final) PMI for January (9:45 a.m.)
Construction Spending for December (10 a.m.)
ISM Manufacturing PMI for January (10 a.m.)
JOLTS Job Openings for December (10 a.m.)
Energy Information Administration Crude Oil Inventory Data (10:30 a.m.)
FOMC Policy Announcement (2 p.m.)
Fed’s Powell Speaks (2:30 p.m.)
Wards Total Vehicle Sales for January

SPX 1 DTE / PFE Call

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 2/1 3930/3950 – 4180/4200 at .90 $SPX at 4075

#coveredcalls
$PFE STO 2/3 45 call at .15
$PFE STO 2/10 call at .12

SPX Expire

#spx1dte
Expired $SPX 1/30 4000/3980 – 4135/4155 STO @ .90

No trade for tomorrow, I was out all day.

Expiration

#optionsexpiration
$LABU 8 put
$SBLK 20.5 put
$XBI 84 put
$MMM 113 put
$PFE 45 call
$PFE 45.5 call

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 1/30 4000/3980 – 4135/4155 @ .90

Todays $SPX trade expired. Sold for 1.25

SQ Call Roll / AMZN XBI Call

#coveredcalls #syntheticcoveredcalls
$SQ BTC 1/27 82 call and STO 2/3 85 call at added credit of $1 and $3 more if called away
$AMZN STO 2/3 120 call at .28
$XBI STO 2/3 93 call at .45

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Jan 27th 3960/3980-4120/4140 condors for 1.25

Expired: Jan 26th 3900/3920-4089/4100 condors, sold yesterday for 1.05

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 1/26 3920/3900 – 4080/4100 at $1.05

$SPX 1/25 trade should expire. STO at $1.25

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 1/25 3910/3930 – 4070/4090 at $1.25

The 1/24 trade for $1 should expire

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 1/23 3920/3940 – 4080/4100 at $1.00

SQ Call / XBI Put

#coveredcalls
$SQ STO 1/27 82 call at .92

#shortputs
$XBI STO 1/27 84 put at .34

This Weeks Economic Data

Monday:

Federal Reserve in Blackout Period Ahead of Next Policy Meeting (Saturday)
China – Markets Closed for Lunar New Year Holiday
Building Permits for December (8 a.m.)
ECB’s Panetta Speaks (9:30 a.m.)
Eurozone – Consumer Confidence Indicator for January (10 a.m.)
The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Indicators for December (10 a.m.)
ECB’s Lagarde Speaks (12:45 p.m.)

Tuesday:

China – Markets Closed for Lunar New Year Holiday
Japan – Markit/JMMA Preliminary Manufacturing PMI for January
Germany – GfK Consumer Confidence for February (2 a.m.)
France – Manufacturing Business Climate Index for January (2:45 a.m.)
France – S&P Global Preliminary Manufacturing, Services, and Composite PMI for January (3:15 a.m.)
Germany – S&P Global Preliminary Manufacturing, Services, and Composite PMI for January (3:30 a.m.)
Eurozone – S&P Global Preliminary Manufacturing, Services, and Composite PMI for January (4 a.m.)
U.K. – S&P Global Preliminary Manufacturing, Services, and Composite PMI for January (4:30 a.m.)
ECB’s Lagarde Speaks (4:45 a.m.)
S&P Global U.S. Preliminary Manufacturing, Services, and Composite PMI for January (9:45 a.m.)
ECB’s af Jochnick Speaks (9:45 a.m.)
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index (10 a.m.)
American Petroleum Institute Crude Oil Inventory Data (4:30 p.m.)

Wednesday:

Australia – CPI for December
China – Markets Closed for Lunar New Year Holiday
U.K. – PPI for December
Germany – Ifo Business Climate and Expectations for January (4:30 a.m.)
France – Registered Job Seekers for December/Q4 (6 a.m.)
MBA Mortgage Applications (7 a.m.)
Energy Information Administration Crude Oil Inventory Data (10:30 a.m.)

Thursday:

China – Markets Closed for Lunar New Year Holiday
South Korea – GDP (Advanced) for Q4
U.K. – CBI Distributive Trades Survey for January (6 a.m.)
Building Permits for December (8 a.m.)
Chicago Fed Manufacturing Index for December (8:30 a.m.)
Initial Jobless Claims (8:30 a.m.)
Continuing Claims (8:30 a.m.)
Durable Orders, Shipments for December (8:30 a.m.)
GDP (Advanced) for Q4 (8:30 a.m.)
Wholesale Inventories for December (8:30 a.m.)
New Home Sales for December (10 a.m.)
Energy Information Administration Weekly Petroleum Inventories (10:30 a.m.)
Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index for January (11 a.m.)

Friday:

Australia – PPI for Q4
China – Markets Closed for Lunar New Year Holiday
Japan – Tokyo CPI for January
Japan – Exports, Imports for December
China – 1-Year Loan Prime Rate
BEA Domestic Auto Sales for December
France – Consumer Confidence Survey for January (2:45 a.m.)
Eurozone – M3 for December (4 a.m.)
Personal Consumption Expenditure for December (8:30 a.m.)
Personal Income for December (8:30 a.m.)
Michigan Consumer Expectations, Current Conditions, and Sentiment (Final) for January (10 a.m.)
Pending Home Sales for December (10 a.m.)
Baker Hughes Rig Count Data (1 p.m.)
CFTC Commitment of Traders Report (3:30 p.m.)

SPX 1 DTE / Expire

Today’s trade expired
No fill on Monday’s trade

#optionsexpiration
$BX 90 call
$PFE 45.5 call
$IBM 149 call
$PLL 55 put
$UPST 35.5 put
$AMZN 94 put
$GDXJ 37.5 put
$OXY 62.5 put

LABU put Roll / PFE Call

#shortputs
$LABU BTC 1/20 8 put and STO 1/27 8 put at added credit of .30

#coveredcalls
$PFE STO 1/20 45.5 call at .15. Expressing my inner @optioniceman

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 1/20 (PM) 3810/3830 – 4000/3980 at .90 Placed at 3909. Came down since then

Today’s SPX 1 DTE expired

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
Closed the put side of today’s 3910/3930 trade at .30. STO at 1.00. Expect the call side to expire

$SPX STO 1/19 3840/3860 – 4010/3990 at $1.00

ALB Put Close

#shortputs
$ALB BTC 1/20 240 put at 1.10. STO at 8.13

SPX 1 DTE / AMZN UPST GDXY OXY Put / BX PLL Call / BAC Call Close

Catching up. Out all day.

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 1/18 3930/3910 – 4065/4085 at 1.25

#shortputs
$AMZN STO 1/20 94 put at .60
$UPST STO 1/20 35.5 put at .19
$GDXY STO 1/20 37.5 put at .13
$OXY STO 1/20 62.5 put at .21

#syntheticcoveredcalls #coveredcalls
$BX STO 1/20 90 call at .20
$PLL STO 2/17 65 call at 2.96
$BAC BTC 1/20 34 call at .60. STO at 1.18

#syntheticstock

LABU Put / Roll MO put / Roll XBI Call / AMZN Call Close / TSLA BECS Close / Expiration / Called Away

#shortputs
$LABU STO 1/20 8 put at .46
$MO BTC 1/13 46.5 put and STO 1/20 46.5 put at .04 added credit. Was part of strangle. Call side expired

#coveredcalls #syntheticcoveredcalls
$XBI BTC 1/13 86 call and STO 1/20 88 call at added credit of .10 and $2 more if called away
$AMZN BTC 1/13 88 call at 10.10. Sold it for .61. Not a good week for this.

#becs
$TSLA BTC 1/13 125/120 BECS at .65. STO at .86

#optionsexpiration
$TSLA 95/100 BUPS
$SPX 3890/3910 – 4070/4050 1 DTE Sold at 1.10
$AA 43 put
$IBM 138 put
$PFE 46.5 put
$MO 47 call
$BX 88 call
$SQ 77 call

#assignment
$GNRC 101 call
$AMZN 90 call

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 1/13 3910/3890 – 4050/4070 at 1.10

TSLA Close BUPS / SQ XBI Call

#bups
$TSLA BTC 1/20 70/95 BUPS at .25. STO at 2.00 on 12/29

#coveredcalls
$SQ STO 1/13 77 call at .43
$XBI STO 1/13 86 call at .58

PFE Call Close / PFE Call / SPX Expire

#coveredcalls
$PFE BTC 1/20 51.5 call at .05. Sold for .68 on 1/6
$PFE STO 1/13 47.50 call at .40

#spx1dt #optionsexpiratione
$SPX Expire 1/10 3810/3790 – 3965/3985. Sold at $1.05. No fill for tomorrow

PFE Put

#shortputs
$PFE STO 1/13 47.50 put at .40

BX Call / PFE Call Close / SPX 1 DTE

#coveredcalls #syntheticcoveredcalls
$BX STO 1/13 87 call at .25
$BX STO 1/13 88 call at .16
$PFE BTC 1/13 53 call at .04. STO at .36 on 1/6. Hope I can double dip.

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 3810/3790 – 3965/3985 at $1.05

Expiration

#optionsexpiration
$XBI 81 put Thank you @fuzzballl
$MMM 117 put
$schw 80 put
$PFE 52.5 call
$BX 80 call
$SQ 72 call

$AMZN BTC 1/6 86 call at .05. STO at .90

MO Strangle

#shortstrangles
$MO STO 1/13 47/46.5 strangle at .70

PFE AMZN Call / SPX Close

#coveredcalls #syntheticcoveredcalls
$PFE STO 1/13 53 call at .36
$AMZN BTC 1/6 86 call and STO 1/13 88 call at added credit of .58
$AMZN TO 1/13 90 call at .50

#spx1dte
$SPX BTC 1/6 3920/3940 call side at .15. STO at .63. Expect the put side to expire. Sold at .62

UNG Put Roll / GNRC Call Roll / SQ Call

#shortputs
$UNG BTC 1/6 17 put and STO 1/13 17 call at even. When will gas start to float UP

#coveredcalls
$GNRC BTC 1/6 98 call and STO 1/13 101 call at added credit of .17 and $3 more if called away
$SQ STO 1/6 72 call at .38

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 1/4 3735/3715 – 395/3925 at $1.00

Todays trade $SPX 3735/3755 – 3910/3890 expired. STO at $1.40

BAC Call / HES AA TECK Put

#syntheticcoveredcalls
$BAC BTC 1/6 33.50 call and STO 1/13 34 call at added credit of .25

#shortputs
$HES STO 1/13 130 put at .45
$AA STO 1/13 43 put at .29
$TECK STO 1/13 35.5 put at .12

MMM Put Roll / Expire

#shortputs
$MMM BTC 12/30 120 put and STO 1/6 117 put at added credit of .37 and $3 less if assigned

#optionsexpiration
$XBI 76 put
$UAL 40 call
$BX 78 call

Thank everyone for being in our joint – THE BISTRO!

Happy Healthy and Prosperous 2023 to all

Paris fireworks

SPX 1 DTE Close

#spx1dte
$SPX BTC 12/30 @ .30. STO this morning @ $2.00.

PFE BX AMZN Call / GNRC Call Roll / Expiration

#coveredcalls #syntheticcoveredcalls
$PFE STO 1/6 52.50 call at .25
$BX STO 1/6 80 call at .28
$BX STO 1/6 80 call at .28 (another account)
$AMZN STO 1/13 90 call at .85
$AMZN STO 1/6 86 call at .90
$GNRC BTC 12/30 95 call and STO 1/6 98 call at added credit of .01 and $3.00 more if called away

#optionsexpiration
$SPX 3685/3705 – 3855/3875. Sold at $1.05.

GNRC AMZN BAC Call

#coveredcalls #syntheticcoveredcalls
$GNRC STO 12/30 95 call at 1.40
$AMZN STO 1/6 86 call at .72
$BAC STO 1/6 33.5 call at .20

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 12/29 3705/3685 – 3855/3875 at 1.05

BX Call / XBI Put

#syntheticcoveredcalls
$BX STO 12/30 78 call at .28

#shortputs
$XBI STO 12/30 76 put at .17

Merry Christmas

#optionsexpiration
$ENPH 325 call
$APA 47 call
$BAC 34 call
$WB 18.5 call
$AMZN 89 call
$PFE 52.5 call
$BX 78 Call

$AMBA 74 put

#spx1dte

Expired $SPX Dec 23rd 3720/3740-3900/3920 Sold for for 1.2
$SPX STO 12/27 3735/3755 – 3910/3930 at .95

Merry Christmas Everyone
Thankful for all of you.
@jeffcp66 Thank you ever so much for THE BISTRO

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Expiration / PFE BX APA Call

#spx1dte
$SPX 12/21/2022 3730/3750 – 3895/3915 Sold at $1.05

#coveredcalls #syntheticcoveredcalls
$PFE STO 12/23 52.50 at .13
$BX STO 12/23 78 at .20 and .14
$APA STO 12/23 47 at .32

WB AMZN Call / XBI put Roll

#coveredcalls #syntheticcoveredcalls
$WB STO 12/23 18.50 call at .15
$AMZN STO 12/23 89 call at .30 Hopefully a double dip

#shortputs
$XBI BTC 12/23 82.50 and STO 12/20 82 put at added credit of.15 and .50 less if assigned

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
STO $SPX 12/21/2022 3730/3750 – 3895/3915 at $1.05

ENPH Call

#coveredcalls
$ENPH STO 12/23 325 call at 1.30

AMZN Call Close

#syntheticcoveredcalls
$AMZN BTC 12/23 93 call at .10. STO at .60 on 12/15. May double dip if premium presents itself.

Expiration / Put Rolling

#optionsexpiration
$ARLP 22.5 call
$BX 86 call
$BX 87 call
$INMD 37.5 call
$O 65 call
$AMZN 95 call
$RTX 100 call
$AMR 150 call
$GTLS 140 Call
$CEIX 74 call
$SSO 50.5 call
$GNRC 99 call
$GOOGL 98 call
$UNG 23 call
$SQ 73 call
$ENPH 350 call
$DKS 108 put
$UNG 1 put
$BTU 38.5 put

#rolling
$SLB BTC 12/16 54 put and STO 12/23 54 put at .20 added credit
$XBI BTC 12/16 83.5 put and STO 12/23 82.5 put at .10 added credit
$MMM BTC 12/16 122 put and STO 12/23 121 put at .60 added credit
$UNG BTC 12/16 18 put and STO 12/23 17.5 put at .17 added credit
$AMZN BTC 12/16 98 put and STO 12/23 98 put at .10 added credit
$PLL BTC 12/16 55 put and STO 1/20 55 put at 4.40 added credit
$ALB BTC 12/16 250 put and STO 1/20 240 put at 4.00 added credit

ENPH Call / SLB Put Roll

#coveredcalls
$ENPH STO 12/16 350 call at 1.90

#shortputs
$SLB BTC 12/16 54 put and STO 12/23 54 put at added credit of .20

SSO SPY GNRC AMZN BX RTX BAC LOW Covered Call / SPX 1 DTE Expire

#coveredcalls

$SSO STO 12/16 50.50 call at .35
$SPY STO 12/14 400 call at 3.25
$GNRC STO 12/16 99 call at 1.65
$AMZN STO 12/16 95 call at .50
$BX STO 12/16 87 call at .35
$RTX STO 12/16 102 call at .30
$GOOGL STO 12/16 98 call at .36
$BAC STO 12/16 33.5 call at .28

#spx1dte
12/12 $SPX 3870/3850 – 4020/4040 expired. Sold for $1.15 No trade for tomorrow.

Expirations

#optionsexpiration

$PFE 52 call
$UNG 22.5 call
$BX 91 call
$RTX 100 call
$BAC 33.5 call
$ENPH 330 call
$GNRC 95 call
$AMZN 93 call First call against @fuzzy 2023 trade

$AA 46.5 put

#assignment
$LOW 205 put

MOS BTU UNG Puts Roll

#shortputs
$MOS BTC 12/9 46.5 put and STO 12/16 45 put at added credit of .52 and $1.50 less if assigned
$BTU BTC 12/9 28.5 put and STO 12/16 28 put at added credit of .58 and $.50 less if assigned
$UNG BTC 12/9 18.5 put and STO 12/16 18 put at added credit of .18 and $.50 less if assigned

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 12/12 3870/3850 – 4020/4040 at 1.15. At 1.40 now as $SPX sinking.

No trade for today today’s expiration. Internet out yesterday

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte

$SPX STO 12/8 3830/3850 – 4000/4020 at $1.10

Todays trade expired. STO at .85

RTX BX BAC ENPH Covered Call

#coveredcalls #syntheticcoveredcalls
$RTX STO 12/9 100 call at .50
$BX STO 12/16 86 call at .60
$BAC STO 12/9 33.5 call at .13
$ENPH STO 12/9 330 call at 1.70

XBI Put Roll

#shortputs
$XBI BTC 12/9 84.50 put and STO 12/16 83.50 put at added credit of .10 and $1 less if assigned

PFE CEIX Covered Calls

#coveredcalls
$PFE STO 12/16 52 call at .40
$CEIX STO 12/16 74 call at 1.70

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte

$SPX STO 12/7 3860/3840 – 4010/4030 at .85

Today’s expired. Sold for .75

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
I got filled

STO 12/6 3905/3925 – 4060/4080 at .75

I miss @jeffcp66

#spx1dte $SPX Todays 3985/3965 -…

#spx1dte

$SPX Todays 3985/3965 – 4130/4150 expired. Sold for .80

Awaiting fill on tomorrows. Sort of hoping I don’t get it. Today a little hectic. Glad
I was playing golf.

Expiration

#optionsexpiration

$ENPH 345 call
$GNRC 105 call
$BX 95 call
$DKNG 17.50 call

$BTU and $SHOP called away as buy write worked as written.

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte
$SPX STO 12/5 3985/3965-4130/4150 at .80

Today’s $SPX STO 3970/3990-4180/4200 at 1.10 expires

SPX 1 DTE

#spx1dte

$SPX STO 3970/3990-4180/4200 at 1.10 SPX at 4082

U Covered Call

#coveredcalls

$U STO 11/25 34 call at .55

Expiration / Called Away

#optionsexpiration

$CEIX 70 calls
$BX 104 calls
$PFE 51 calls
$LTHM 30 calls
$AMZN 101 Calls

#calledaway

$SHOP 34.5 calls
$GOOGL 96 Calls

Have a great weekend and start preparing for Thanksgiving Day with family.

TBT Call Roll / CZR Put

#coveredcalls
$TBT BTC 11/18 33 call and STO 11/25 33.50 call at added credit of .29 and extra .50 if called away

#shortputs
$CZR STO 11/25 45 put at .33

BTU Roll Call

#coveredcalls

$BTU BTC 11/18 28.50 calls and STO 11/25 28.50 at added credit of .50

PFE Call Roll

#coveredcalls

$PFE BTC 11/18 48.50 call and STO 11/25 49 call at added credit of .06

PLL ALB XBI Puts

#shortputs

$PLL STO 12/16 55 put at 3.50
$ALB STO 12/16 55 put at 2.46 Thank you @jsd501
$XBI STO 12/16 55 put at 4.00 Thank you @fuzzballl

GOOGL BUPS Close

#bups
$GOOGL BTC 11/18 85/94 BUPS at .40. STO at 1.54 after earnings

BOOT Put Close

#shortputs
$BOOT BTC 11/18 55 put at .20. STO 10/26 at 2.40

MTDR SLB Puts Closed / NFLX BUPS Close / Expiration

#shortputs
$MTDR BTC 11/18 60 put at .20. STO at 2.14
$SLB BTC 12/16 35 put at .02. STO at.95 Thank you @jsd501

#bups
$NFLX BTC 11/18 230/240 BUPS at .30. STO at 1.85. Thank you @ramie77

#optionsexpiration

$PFE 48 call
$U 11 put
$SBUX 87 put
$AA 38 put

Roll XBI BX Call / Expired

#coveredcalls
$XBI BTC 11/4 84 call and STO 11/11 84 call at added credit of .53

#syntheticcoveredcalls
$BX BTC 11/4 99 call and STO 11/11 98 call at added credit of .25

#optionsexpiration
$BX 96 call
$PFE 48.50 call
$U 28.5 call
$GOOGL 102 call
$SHOP 35 call
$GNRC 120 call