SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 21st 4225/4245-4255/4275 iron condors for 15.70, with SPX at 4249.

#spx1dte

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX June 16th 4235/4215 put spreads for 6.00. Condors bought last Thursday for 14.45. Will sell call spreads in an upswing.

SPX trades

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX June 14th 41890/4200-4270/4290 iron condors for 1.05, SPX at 4239, IV 6.7%, deltas -.10 +.07. Getting aggressive on deltas as we’ve been trading in a tight range and premium is pretty low. It is working and will continue to work, until it doesn’t!

#spx7dtelong

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX 4215/4235-4245/4265 iron condor for 14.45, with SPX at 4237.

#spx1dte

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Sold to Close $SPX June 14th 4225/4205 put spread for 5.80. Condors bought for 14.75 on Tuesday. Looking for a bounce back up to close call spreads.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 14th 4205/4225-4235/4255 iron condors for 14.75, with SPX at 4230.

#spx1dte

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 11th 4230/4250 call spreads for 8.30.

Waiting for the close to collect on today’s 4215/4235 long call spread.

#spx1dte

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Earlier: Sold to close $SPX June 4th 4215/4235 call spreads for 8.25. Bought last Friday for 8.80. Small loss, but better than yesterday when it got below 2.00. It’s in profit range now had I waited. Finally getting the move from the Upside Warning. Two other call spreads expiring next week are looking good.

#spx1dte

May Jobs Report

#Jobs — Again lower than expectations, but a strong improvement on April’s disappointment. Restaurants added almost 1 in every 3 of the new jobs. Still 7.6 million jobs lower than before pandemic.

Gain of +559,000 non-farm payroll jobs, vs. expected gain of 671K.
Unemployment at 5.8%, down by 0.3
U6 unemployment at 10.2%, down by 0.2
Labor force participation 61.6%, down by 0.1
Average Hourly Earnings up 0.5%

March revised up by +15K to +785K
April jobs revised up by +12K to +266K

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 9th 4200/4220 call spreads for 7.00.

Yes, I’m still stocking by my bullish stance. I will probably sell tomorrow’s call spread at a loss today, but holding out for a rebound.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX June 2nd 4200/4180 put spreads for 3.25. Leaving 4210/4230 call side for later today or tomorrow.

Looking for max credit for today’s 4195/4215 call spreads.

#spx1dte

Upside Warning in effect

#VIXIndicator An Upside Warning took effect on Friday after three consecutive closes of $VIX below the 78.6 Fib line drawn from pre-correction low and correction high. Expect higher prices in coming days or weeks.

Last three Upside Warnings:
Mar 15 2021: close on that day: 3969. Subsequent high was 4238 on May 7. 40 trading days, +6.8%
Feb 5, 2021: close on that day: 3886. Subsequent high was 3950 on Feb 16. 6 trading days, +1.6%
Nov 11, 2020: close that day: 3585. Subsequent high was 3726 on Dec 18. 25 trading days, +3.9%

SPX trades

#SPX1dte SOld to Open $SPX June 1st 4175/4155 put spreads for 1.10. With Upside Warning firing at the close, I am bullish and sellijg only put side again. SPX at 4212, IV 6.6%, delta -.14

Expiring worthless: May 28th 4165/4145 put spreads, sold yesterday for .90

#SPX7dteLong Hoping for some close above 4215. I sold put side yesterday for 5.55. Not looking too promising.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX May 28th 4205/4185 put spreads for 5.55. Leaving call spreads for tomorrow. Condors bought for 15.10 on Monday.

Bought to Open $SPX June 2nd 4180/4200-4210/4230 condors for 14.25, with SPX at 4206. I think that’s the lowest I have ever paid. It is only 5 trading days given the Monday holiday.

#spx1dte

Sky’s the limit?

#VIXIndicator The Downside Warning was canceled on Wednesday with the $VIX close. Two more closes below 18.28 and we’ll have an Upside Warning.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX May 26th 4170/4190 call spreads for 16.10. Leaving put spreads for later this morning. Cindors bought for 16.65 last Thursday.

Locking in just shy of breakeven, with put spreads still open. We still have not cleared the Downside Warning so market does not seem ready to take off again. I’m being more proactive with closure after a few weeks of poor results from waiting.

SPX update

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 28th 4185/4205-4215/4235 condors for 15.10, with SPX at 4208.

Expiring for max credit of 20.00: May 24th 4155/4175 call spreads, bought last Tuesday for 16.85

Last week, the 7-dte strategy saw three straight losses, further validating the need to leg out of these trades when opportunity is there.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX May 21st 4150/4130 put spreads for 7.05. Leaving call side for tomorrow. Condors bought for 16.85 on Monday.

Bought to Open May 26th 4140/4160-4170/4190 condors for 16.65

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX May 21st 4070/4090-4210/4230 condors for 1.10, 2 minutes after closing bell. Deltas -.06 +.06

VXX adding longs

#VXXGame Bought to Open $VXX June 2022 10 puts for .30, adding to existing prositon. Looking to try this with some $UVXY after reverse split.

SPX Stopped

#SPX1dte Bought to close $SPX May 19th 4065/4045 put spreads for 3.00. Condors sold yesterday for 1.10.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 24th 4125/4145-4155/4175 iron condors for 16.85, with SPX at 4149.

1-dte trade coming in comments

#spx1dte

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 21st 4130/4150-4160/4180 iron condor for 16.85, with SPX at 4152.

Looking to close put side of today’s condor and bank on some recovery into the close.

#spx1dte

SPX trades

#SPX1dte Bought to close $SPX May 14th 4190 call for .30. Condors sold yesterday for 1.10. Just kept going up and up but didn’t actually hit my stop until this hour.

Sold to Open $SPX May 17th 4050/4070-4230/4250 condors for .95, SPX at 4175, IV 11.9%, deltas -.06, +.05

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 19th 4105/4125-4135/4155 iron condors for 17.40, with SPX at 4126.

#spx1dte

VXX longs

#VXXGame Long strategy that I haven’t done in awhile, but is perfect to enact after a reverse split. Iceman put on a few similar trades the other day. There should be another reverse split before these expire.

Bought to Open $VXX June 2022 10 puts for .35
Bought to Open $VXX Jan 2023 10 puts for 1.05

I will add more when premium gets lower.

SPX trades

#SPX1dte Earlier: Bought to close $SPX May 12th 4055/4035 put spreads for 1.10, when stop was breached at 4095. Condors sold yesterday for 1.10, so breakeven, loss of commissions.

#spx7dtelong

Downside Warning is in effect

#VIXIndicator It went in effect at the close today.

Here are the last three Downside Warnings for reference:
Fired 2/25/21, at the SPX close of 3,829. The SPX low of 3,723 was 5 trading days later.
Fired 1/27/21, at the SPX close of 3,750. The SPX low of 3,694 was only 2 days later .
Fired 9/3/20, at the SPX close of 3,455. The SPX low of 3,209 was 3 weeks later on Sep 24th.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX May 12th 4175/4195 call spreads for 3.70. Condors bought for 16.45 last Thursday. Saving put side for later today or tomorrow, as I believe we are entering a correction.

Upside Warning es finito

#VIXIndicator In premarket, $VIX has gone higher and ended the Upside Warning, which lasted 57 days and took us from SPX 3898 to peak of 4238. Falling prices and higher volatility are likely for coming days or weeks.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 14th 4205/4225-4235/4255 iron condors for 15.30, with SPX at 4231.

#spx1dte

SPX trades

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX May 10th 4155/4175-4275/4295 iron condors for 1.05, SPX at 4234, IV 8%, deltas -.07 +.08

Today’s closing to follow in comments.

April Jobs Report

#Jobs — Way way below expectations; much lower than March’s blowout

Gain of +266,000 non-farm payroll jobs, vs. expected gain of 1M
Unemployment at 6.1%, up by 0.1
U6 unemployment at 10.4%, down by 0.3
Labor force participation 61.7%, up by 0.2

March revised down by -146K to +770K
Feb jobs revised up by +68K to +536K

SPX trades

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX May 7th 4110/4130-4225/4245 iron condors for 1.20, SPX at 4188, IV 11.7%, deltas -.07, +.08

#SPX7dteLong Earlier: Bought to Open $SPX May 12th 4145/4165-4175/4195 iron condors for 16.45, with SPX at 4170.

SPX 7-dte

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX May 3rd 4185/4165 put spreads for 1.65. Looking for bullish close to profit on call side. Condors bought for 15.65 last Tuesday.

SPX trade

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Apr 30th 4185/4165 put spreads for 3.65. Leaving call spreads for tomorrow. Condors bought for 15.45 on Monday.

Bought to Open $SPX May 5th 4170/4190-4200/4220 condors for 15.65, with SPX at 4194.

#SPX1dte I was unable to place a trade for Friday as I was traveling.

#spxweeklysummary

SPXpire

#SPX1dte Expired worthless: $SPX Apr 28th 4115/4135-4230/4250 iron condor, sold yesterday for 1.15.

#SPX7dteLong Expiring with max credit of 20.00: Apr 28th 4140/4160 call spreads, sold last Thursday for 16.95.

AMZN earnings analysis for TOMORROW

#Earnings $AMZN reports TOMORROW (Thursday) after the bell. Below are details on earnings one-day moves over the last 12 quarters.

Feb. 2, 2021 AC -1.99%
Oct. 29, 2020 AC -5.44%
July 30, 2020 AC +3.69%
April 30, 2020 AC -7.59%
Jan. 30, 2020 AC +7.37% Biggest UP
Oct. 24, 2019 AC -1.09%
July 25, 2019 AC -1.55%
April 25, 2019 AC +2.54%
Jan. 31, 2019 AC -5.38%
Oct. 25, 2018 AC -7.81% Biggest DOWN
July 26, 2018 AC +0.51%
April 26, 2018 AC +3.60%

Avg (+ or -) 4.05%
Bias -1.10%, negative bias on earnings.

With stock at 3475.00 the data suggests these ranges:
Based on current IV (expected move into Friday per TOS): 3326.44 to 3623.56
Based on AVERAGE one-day move over last 12 quarters: 3334.38 to 3615.62
Based on MAXIMUM one-day move over last 12 Q’s (7.8%): 3203.60 to 3746.40
Based on UP max only (+7.4%): 3731.11

Open to requests for other symbols.

FB earnings analysis

#Earnings $FB reports tonight. Below are details on earnings one-day moves over the last 12 quarters.

Jan. 27, 2021 AC -2.62%
Oct. 29, 2020 AC -6.30%
July 30, 2020 AC +8.17%
April 29, 2020 AC +5.41%
Jan. 29, 2020 AC -6.13%
Oct. 30, 2019 AC +1.80%
July 24, 2019 AC -1.93%
April 24, 2019 AC +5.84%
Jan. 30, 2019 AC +10.81% Biggest UP
Oct. 30, 2018 AC +3.80%
July 25, 2018 AC -18.96% Biggest DOWN
April 25, 2018 AC +9.06%

Avg (+ or -) 6.74%
Bias 0.75%, slight positive bias on earnings.

With stock at 306.00 the data suggests these ranges:
Based on current IV (expected move into Friday per TOS): 291.03 to 322.97
Based on AVERAGE one-day move over last 12 quarters: 285.39 to 326.61
Based on MAXIMUM one-day move over last 12 Q’s (19.0%): 247.98 to 364.02
Based on UP max only (+10.8%): 339.08

Open to requests for other symbols.

AAPL earnings analysis

#Earnings $AAPL reports tonight. Below are details on earnings one-day moves over the last 12 quarters.

Jan. 27, 2021 AC -3.49%
Oct. 29, 2020 AC -5.60%
July 30, 2020 AC +10.46% Biggest UP
April 30, 2020 AC -1.60%
Jan. 28, 2020 AC +2.09%
Oct. 30, 2019 AC +2.26%
July 30, 2019 AC +2.04%
April 30, 2019 AC +4.90%
Jan. 29, 2019 AC +6.83%
Nov. 1, 2018 AC -6.63% Biggest DOWN
July 31, 2018 AC +5.89%
May 1, 2018 AC +4.41%

Avg (+ or -) 4.68%
Bias 1.80%, positive bias on earnings.

With stock at 133.50 the data suggests these ranges:
Based on current IV (expected move into Friday per TOS): 128.55 to 138.45
Based on AVERAGE one-day move over last 12 quarters: 127.25 to 139.75
Based on MAXIMUM one-day move over last 12 Q’s (10.5%): 119.54 to 147.46
Based on DOWN max only (-6.6%): 124.65

Open to requests for other symbols.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 3rd 4165/4185-4195/4215 iron condors for 15.65, with SPX at 4190.

1-dte trade to follow in comments

#spx1dte

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 30th 4165/4185-4195/4215 iron condors for 15.45, with SPX at 4188.

Expected to expire the max credit of 20.00: Apr 26th 4130/4150 call spreads. Condors bought for 16.75 last Tuesday.

#SPX1dte Expected to expire worthless: Apr 26th 4120/4140-4235/4255 condors, sold Friday for 1.05.

SPX final trades

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Apr 26th 4120/4140-4235/4255 iron condors for 1.05, with SPX at 4186, IV 7.15%, deltas -.07 +.06

#spx7dtelong, #spxweeklysummary

SPX 7dte

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Apr 23rd 4170/4190 call spreads for 8.65. Coupled with 11.00 for put spreads yesterday, 19.65 total. Condors bought for 15.65 on Monday.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 28th 4110/4130-4140/4160 iron condors for 16.95, with SPX at 4138

#spx1dte

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Well, day could not end worse with SPX almost precisely in middle of the Dead Zone. Had the chance to sell for over 17 near the open but wanted to wait it out for max profit of 20.00. A Screamingly bullish day denied me. So I sold put side for .90 and call side for 1.35 in the last half hour of the day. 4145/4165-4175/4195 condors bought for 15.40 last Thursday, so 13.15 loss.

#SPX1dte Expiring worthless: 4050/4070-4180/4200 condors, sold yesterday for 1.00.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 26th 4100/4120-4130/4150 iron condors for 16.75, with SPX at 4124.

#SPX1dte trade will follow in comments.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 23rd 4140/4160-4170/4180 iron condors for 15.60, with SPX at 4160.

Fingers crossed for a bullish close.

SPX 7dte

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Apr 19th 4120/4100 put spreads for 1.25. Looking for a bounce to get full 20.00 on call side. Condors bought for 15.25 last Tuesday.

Earnings Calendar…

…in right column has been updated

SPX summary of week

#SPXWeeklySummary
#SPX1dte
Summary of week: Mon -.50 loss, Wed +.85, Fri +.85
+1.20 profit for week

#SPX7dteLong
Summary of week: Monday +4.60, Wednesday +.65, Friday +4.55.
+9.80 profit for week

This week’s expirations
5 wins, 1 loss
Total P/L combined: profit of +11.00

I was traveling Friday and didn’t place a 1dte trade for Monday. I am spending two weeks in the Denver area.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 21st 4145/4165-4175/4195 iron condors for 15.40.

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Apr 16th 4085/4105-4210/4230 iron condors for .85

SPXpire

#SPX1dte Expiring worthless: $SPX Apr 14th 4070/4090-4190/4210 condors, sold yesterday for .85.

Bummer of an exit on the 7dte trade… could have gotten 5.05 if I’d waited, but instead got .65

SPX trades

#SPX7dte Sold to close $SPX Apr 14th 4105/4125 call spreads for 15.60. Still holding put spreads. Condors bought last Thursday for 14.95.

Don’t know what just hit the market but it has potential to kill my trade so I got out with small profit. Still holding put side and will hopefully get bit more for it, but as these things usually pan out, I probably sold at the bottom. I’ve been away from my desk almost the whole morning, but happened to be here at the exact right time to make a panic trade!

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX 4120/4140-4150/4170 iron condors for 15.30, with SPX at 4146.

#SPX1dte in comments.

SPX 7-dte

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 16th 4095/4115-4125/4145 iron condors for 15.45, with SPX at 4121.

Expected to expire at max credit of 20.00: Apr 12th 4080/4100 call spreads. Condors bought for 15.40 last Tuesday.

SPX stopped

#SPX1dte Bought to close $SPX Apr 12th 4155/4175 call spreads for 1.45. Condors sold for .95 an hour ago. The pop above 4129 in the last minute breached my stop, so I closed the call spread after the bell.

SPX trades

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Apr 12th 4035/4055-4155/4175 iron condors for .95, with SPX at 4110, IV 7.9%, deltas -.08 +.06

Expiring: Apr 9th 4030/4050-4135/4155 condors, sold yesterday for 1.05

Expiring with max credit of 20.00: Apr 9th 4080/4100 call spreads, bought Monday for 15.20. Also add .60 from selling put spread this morning.

#spx7dtelong, #spxweeklysummary

SPX 7-dte

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Apr 9th 4070/4050 put spreads for .60. Relying on the 4080/4900 call side for the main profit. Condors bought for 15.20 on Monday.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 14th 4075/4095-4105/4125 iron condors for 14.95, with SPX at 4095.

1-dte trade to follow in comments.

#spx1dte

SPXpire

#SPX1dte Expiring worthless: $SPX Apr 7th 3995/4015-4110/4130 condors, sold yesterday for 1.10.

#SPX7dteLong Expiring for max credit of 20.00: Apr 7th 3995/4015 call spreads. Condors bought for 15.75 last Wednesday.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 12 4050/4070-4080/4100 iron condors for 15.40, with SPX at 4073.

1-dte trade to follow in comments.

SPXpiration ugly

#SPX1dte Expiring for 12.50 debit: $SPX Apr 5th 4065 short calls. Condors sold for 1.05 on Friday.

#SPX7dte Expired with max credit of 20.00: $SPX Apr 5th 3870/3890 long call spreads. Condors bought for 16.10 last Tuesday.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to open $SPX Apr 9th 4050/4070-4080/4100 iron condors for 15.20, with SPX at 4076.

#SPX1dte Stop was hit at the open, and I tried to get cute and exit this morning for less than 2.00. Could have done it for about 2.20. Missed it, and now in the hole over 11.00. Only hope is for a pull back to 4065.

March Jobs Report

#Jobs — Obliterating expectations, plus more added to Jan & Feb.

Gain of +916,000 non-farm payroll jobs, vs. expected gain of 645K
Unemployment at 6.0%, down by 0.2
U6 unemployment at 10.7%, down by 0.4
Labor force participation 61.5%, up by 0.1

Feb jobs revised up by +89K to +468K
Jan jobs revised up by +67K to +233K

Jobs Report tomorrow

Even though stock market is closed, the March jobs report will be released at 8:30am ET.

SPX trades

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Apr 5th 3925/3945-4065/4085 iron condors for 1.05, SPX at 4012, IV 8.2%, deltas -.06 +.06.

Expiring worthless: Apr 1 3905/3925-4035/4055 condors, sold yesterday for 1.15

#SPX7dteLong Expected to expire with max credit of 20.00: Apr 1st 3980/4000 call spreads. Condors bought Monday for 15.60

#spxweeklysummary

SPX 1 dte

#SPX1dte Expected to expire worthless: $SPX Mar 31st 3880/3900-4020/4040 iron condors, sold yesterday for 1.05

Sold to Open $SPX Apr 1st 3905/3925-4035/4055 iron condors for 1.15, SPX at 3988, IV 13.05%, deltas -.07 +.07

#spx7dte, #spx7dtelong

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 5th 3930/3950-3960/3980 iron condors for 16.10, with SPX at 3956.

#SPX1dte trade will be posted in the comments.

SPX 7-dte

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 1st 3950/3970-3980/4000 iron condors for 15.60, with SPX at 3972. This one only 3 days out, as Friday is Good Friday holiday and market is closed.

SPXit

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Mar 29th 3945/3965 call spreads for 10.00. Going to look for a low to sell put side.
Condors bought for 15.80 last Tuesday.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX 3940/3960 call spreads for 7.10. Combine with puts this morning, 12.10 in sales for 3.70 loss.

More coming in comments

#speculation, #spx1dte, #spxweeklysummary

SPX exit trades

#SPX7dteLong Looks like a tough day for this one as SPX price currently in the dead zone. Sold to close $SPX March 26th 3930/3910 put spreads for 5.00. Condors bought for 15.80 on Monday. Hopefully will be a bullish day and can get something strong for the call side.

#SPX1dte STOPPED – Bought to close Mar 26th 3950/3970 call spreads for 1.35. Condors sold for 1.10 yesterday. It hit my stop (expected move) but was still closeable at only a small loss. Part of the problem with this one today was I sold it yesterday with 2 hours remaining, and market spiked upward into close. First time I’ve had to stop out of this trade since March 3.

SPX trades

#SPX7dte Bought to Open $SPX Mar 31st 3865/3885-3895/3915 iron condors for 16.45, with SPX at 3890.

Will post #SPX1dte trade in the comments below.

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Mar 29th 3915/3935-3945/3965 iron condors for 15.80, with SPX at 3940.

More to come in comments.

#spx1dte

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Mar 22nd 3960/3940 put spreads for 17.75, at five minutes before the close. Got a lucky pullback on this one. Condors bought for 16.10 last Tuesday.

#SPX1dte Expiring: Mar 22nd 3820/3840-3995/4015 condors, sold Friday for 1.00