SPX 1-dte

Sold Feb15 2690/2685 BuPS @ .30 x2. Based on 2730 support and Theo gravity level.
Sold Feb15 2700/2695 BuPS @ .35 x4, .30×2. Based on Tide and MACD.
Sold Feb15 2775/2780 BeCS @ .25 x2, .35 x2, .45 x2. Call shorts are tight but market showing some weakness
Sold Feb15 2785/2790 BeCS @ .25 x2
Done for today. Total credit $510.
Closing trades: Closed BuPS .05 x8. Closed 2785/2890 BeCS @ .05. Closed 2775/2780 ccs @.90×2 and .60×4.
Profit $290 before commissions. Twas a serious nail biter.

SPX 1-dte

Sold Feb14 IC (monthly) 2790/2795/2720/2715 @.50 x2
2/14 update: Closed call spreads for .05 and put spreads for .10. Total profit $70.

Word to the wise

Never ignore an UpW. Thanks, @jeffcp66. I’m so happy that someone introduced me to Options Bistro a couple years ago.

SPX 1-dte IC

Building an SPX Feb13 IC position today. Will keep tabs on it here.
Sold Feb13 2760/2765 BeCS @ .50 x1
Sold Feb13 2760/2765 BeCS @ .45 x2
Sold Feb13 2695/2690 BuPS @ .25 x2
Sold Feb13 2705/2700 BuPS @ .25 x2
Sold Feb13 2765/2775 BeCS @ .30 x1. Converted one of the 2760/2765 to 10w for .30 credit.
Sold Feb13 2715/2710 BuPS @ .30 x2
Total credit $380.
Will let you know how it closes tomorrow. May have to buy back a short call or two.

When all was said and done, I lost $419 on this batch of spreads. I bought back the 2760 calls on a breach early in the morning. It dropped soon after and never went ITM again. These trades continue to make the case for price staying within EM most of the time. Gotta stick to my rules of adjusting on a breach. Only lost about one day’s profits. Back to work tomorrow.


SPY 21dte IC petri dish

After selling an eight-rung ladder of SPY ICs, 21 dte, 16delta both sides, starting with Feb8 expiration, one IC has closed with $38 in profits. I’m confident that with proper management, the spycraft strategy has edge and a positive expectancy over time. However, it doesn’t jive with my trading style. There are lots of positions to manage and then at best a small profit. I could sell 10x or 20x instead of 2x but I’d rather trade SPX than do that.

After my SPY Mar1 spreads expire, I’m going to move on. I may come back but for now, there are other strategies that keep me more engaged; hence better profits. I will report back here on total profits when the last spreads close.


SPX 1-dte IC

Closed Feb11 put spreads (8) and call spreads (4) spreads for .05 each. Total credit $450. Total profit $390.

SPX 1-dte IC

Sold Feb 11 2650/2645 BuPS, 4@.50, 2@.45, and 2 @.30. Total credit $350
Sold Feb 11 2735/2740 BeCS @ .25 x4. Total credit $100