#OptionsExpiration #Aug18 #Monthlys – this…

#OptionsExpiration #Aug18 #Monthlys – this was a big one, with both volatility trades and individual put options coming due, with a scattering of covered calls mixed in.

The market decline, especially in the retailers and oil related stocks pushed some positions in the money and I’m committing some of my 90% cash position to add some long stock not that far from multi-year lows in those names.

I’ll be trading out of some on the next bounce or selling covered calls.

— Expirations —
AKAM Aug 18 2017 42.5 Puts
ALXN Aug 18 2017 145 Calls
ALXN Aug 18 2017 90 Puts
ANDV Aug 18 2017 65 Puts
CVS Aug 18 2017 65 Puts
GILD Aug 18 2017 55 Puts
GILD Aug 18 2017 57.5 Puts
GWW Aug 18 2017 175 Calls (Covered)
HES Aug 18 2017 37.5 Puts
KSS Aug 18 2017 32.5 Puts
LB Aug 18 2017 45 Calls (Covered)
M Aug 18 2017 27 Calls (Covered)
MYL Aug 18 2017 29 Puts
NUGT Aug 18 2017 21 Puts
NUGT Aug 18 2017 22 Puts
NUGT Aug 18 2017 42 Calls (Covered)
OXY Aug 18 2017 55 Puts
PRGO Aug 18 2017 55 Puts
RRC Aug 18 2017 17 Puts

SVXY Aug 18 2017 35 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 37.5 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 39.5 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 42.5 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 45 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 50 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 50.5 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 51 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 51.5 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 52 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 52.5 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 53 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 53.5 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 54 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 54.5 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 55 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 63 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 64 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 65 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 66 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 67 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 68 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 69 Puts
SVXY Aug 18 2017 70 Puts

SVXY Aug 18 2017 81.5 Calls (Covered)
SVXY Aug 18 2017 82 Calls (Covered)
SVXY Aug 18 2017 82.5 Calls (Covered)
SVXY Aug 18 2017 83 Calls (Covered)
SVXY Aug 18 2017 83.5 Calls (Covered)
SVXY Aug 18 2017 84 Calls (Covered)
SVXY Aug 18 2017 84.5 Calls (Covered)

TDG Aug 18 2017 120 Puts
TSLA Aug 18 2017 235 Puts
UAA Aug 18 2017 24.5 Calls (Covered)

UVXY Aug 18 2017 46 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 46.5 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 47 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 47.5 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 48 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 48.5 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 49 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 49.5 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 50 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 50.5 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 51 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 51.5 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 60 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 65 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 68 Calls
UVXY Aug 18 2017 82 Calls
UVXY 25/Aug 18 2017 13 Calls (Covered)
UVXY 25/Aug 18 2017 23 Calls (Covered)

–Assignments —
ANF Aug 18 2017 11 Puts
HES Aug 18 2017 40 Puts
HES Aug 18 2017 41 Puts
HES Aug 18 2017 41.5 Puts
HP Aug 18 2017 45 Puts
LB Aug 18 2017 42.5 Puts
LB Aug 18 2017 45 Puts
M Aug 18 2017 21 Puts
NOV Aug 18 2017 31 Puts

$SVXY #ShortPuts #Rolldown – with…

$SVXY #ShortPuts #Rolldown – with only 5 minutes of trading left it’s time to move more positions.
Bought to close SVXY Aug 18 2017 71.5 Puts/Sold SVXY Aug 25 2017 62.0 Puts @ 0.19 Credit
Bought to close SVXY Aug 18 2017 71.0 Puts/Sold SVXY Aug 25 2017 61.0 Puts @ 0.55 Credit

$SVXY #ShortPuts #Rolldown – with…

$SVXY #ShortPuts #Rolldown – with only 30 minutes of trading left it’s time to move some positions.
Bought to close SVXY Aug 18 2017 72.0 Puts/Sold SVXY Aug 25 2017 65.0 Puts @ 0.06 Credit
Bought to close SVXY Aug 18 2017 73.0 Puts/Sold SVXY Aug 25 2017 68.0 Puts @ 0.19 Credit
Bought to close SVXY Aug 18 2017 74.0 Puts/Sold SVXY Aug 25 2017 71.0 Puts @ 0.15 Credit.
Only needed to move out 1 week because these were not in the money very much.
I didn’t take the stock because I have plenty already.

$UVXY #ShortCalls – Sold UVXY…

$UVXY #ShortCalls – Sold UVXY SEP 1 2017 91.0 Calls @ 0.91 with the stock at 40.20.

$SVXY #ShortPuts #Rolldown – it’s…

$SVXY #ShortPuts #Rolldown – it’s too bad SVXY imploded yesterday or this one would have expired.
Bought to close SVXY Aug 18 2017 79.0 Puts/Sold SVXY Sep 15 2017 75.0 Puts @ 0.05 Credit.
Lowering the strike price 4 points and giving this one plenty of time to work.

$UVXY #ShortCalls #Speculation – I’ve…

$UVXY #ShortCalls #Speculation – I’ve got this week’s 46.0 through 51.5 Calls expiring in two hours (I hope).
Replacing Them with Calls for Next week 20+ points higher.
Sold UVXY Aug 25 2017 75.0 Calls @ 0.51.
Sold UVXY Aug 25 2017 76.0 Calls @ 0.53.
Sold UVXY Aug 25 2017 77.0 Calls @ 0.55.

UVXY #ShortStrangle – Sold 1…

UVXY #ShortStrangle – Sold 1 UVXY Sep 8 2017 25/85 Strangle @ 2.04 with the stock at 40.97.
The put side of the strangle traded higher than yesterday even though the stock is several points higher.