TLRY Puts

Sold TLRY Oct 08 2021 10.0 Puts at $0.26
Paired with the short TLRY Oct 08 2021 13.0 and 13.5 Calls sold yesterday.
#Earnings tomorrow

FIS INCY MKTX stock

Bought a tiny bit of these at fresh 52-week lows
FIS @ $119.17
INCY @ $64.88
MKTX @ $404.00
#SP500 #FallingKnife

VXX Calls

Sold VXX Oct 08 2021 28.0 Covered Calls at $0.66 and again at $0.78.

Took some of the cash and bought one more Jan 21 2022 18.0 Put at $0.60.
#VXXContango

TNA Call

Sold 1 TNA Oct 08 2021 88.0 Call at $1.29

TQQQ Call

Sold 1 TQQQ Oct 08 2021 130.0 Call at $1.01

KOLD Diagonal Spread

Bought to Open 1 KOLD May 20 2022 3.0 Put at $0.90
Sold to Open 1 KOLD Oct 15 2021 6.0 Put at $0.95.
We will see if the Nat Gas rally is still on in 9 trading days.
Pretty low risk speculation.

TLRY

Sold TLRY Oct 08 2021 13.0 Covered Calls at $0.15
Sold TLRY Oct 08 2021 13.5 Covered Calls at $0.11

PCAR – Paccar Inc

Bought a tiny bit of PACR at a new low of $78.00 on the open and at a new low.

#SP500 #FallingKnife

IPGP – IPG Photonics Corp

Bought a tiny bit of IPGP at a new low of 156. It went a it lower after the open.
I’ll add at 150 if it gets there.
#SP500 #FallingKnife

LABU Put

Sold 1 LABU Oct 08 2021 50.0 Put at $1.55.
Replaces the short LABU 55.0 put from last week that I covered a a nickel.
#DoubleDip

AMC Puts

Sold AMC Oct 08 2021 33.0 Puts at $0.39.
Replacing the short AMC 36 puts that expired Friday.
I’ve got short calls at 29 and 30 that I’ve been rolling forward for weeks so not too worried about the downside.

VXX

Sold VXX Oct 08 2021 33.0 Calls at $0.35.
Took part of the cash and Bought 1 VXX Jan 21 2022 18.0 Put at $0.70
#VXXContango

OptionsExpiration

A pretty good week

==EXPIRED==
AMC 10/01/2021 21/36 Bull Put Spread

LABU 10/01/2021 90/66 Bear Call Spread
LABU 10/01/2021 80/65 Bear Call Spread
LABU 10/01/2021 75/64 Bear Call Spread

TLRY 10/01/2021 20/13 Bear Call Spreads
TLRY 10/01/2021 12.5 Diagonal Calls
TLRY 10/10/2021 12.5 Covered Calls

TNA 10/01/2021 105/94 Bear Call Spread
TNA 10/01/2021 93.0 Diagonal Call
TNA 10/01/2021 92.0 Diagonal Call
TNA 10/01/2021 90.0 Diagonal Call

TQQQ 10/01/2021 146.0 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 10/01/2021 120.0 Diagonal Puts
TQQQ 10/01/2021 80/119 Bull Put Spread

VXX 10/01/2021 35.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 10/01/2021 34.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 10/01/2021 33.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 10/01/2021 32.5 Diagonal Call
VXX 10/01/2021 32.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 10/01/2021 31.5 Diagonal Call
VXX 10/01/2021 31.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 10/01/2021 30.5 Diagonal Call
VXX 10/01/2021 30.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 10/01/2021 29.5 Diagonal Call
VXX 10/01/2021 29.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 10/01/2021 28.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 10/01/2021 27.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 10/01/2021 25.0 Diagonal Put #VXXContango
VXX 10/01/2021 23.5 Diagonal Puts #VXXContango

SQQQ Covered Call

Bought to close 1 SQQQ Oct 01 2021 8.5 Call at $0.02.
Replaced it with 1 SQQQ Oct 08 2021 8..5 Call at $0.29 for next Friday.

TQQQ Put Roll again

Bought to close 1 TQQQ Oct 01 2021 128.0 Diagonal Put at $0.96. Sold on 09/28 for $2.29
Replaced it with 1 TQQQ Oct 08 2021 123.0 Put at $2.75.
This gives me a short TQQQ 123 straddle for next Friday with a total premium of $11.44

All the rest of my short TQQQ Calls and Puts will expire.

LABU Put Closed

Bought to close 1 LABU Oct 01 2021 55.0 Put at $0.05. It won’t trade any lower.
Sold at $0.82.
All my calls for this week will still be expiring.

LABU Put Roll

Bought to close 1 LABU Oct 01 2021 56.0 Diagonal Put / Sold to Open 1 LABU Oct 08 2021 52.0 Put at $0.65 Credit plus a 4 point drop in the short strike

TQQQ Put Roll

Bought to close 1 TQQQ Oct 01 2021 129.0 Diagonal Put / Sold to Open 1 TQQQ Oct 08 2021 124.0 Put at $0.56 Credit plus a big 5 point drop in the short strike.

This gives me a short TQQQ 124.0 straddle with a total premium of $10.53 for next Friday.

TSLA Call

Bought to close 1 TSLA Oct 01 2021 Diagonal 800.0 Call at $0.05. Sold this on 9/27 at $10.50.

To replace it I sold 1 TSLA Oct 08 2021 810.0 Call at $7.05.
This is the 2nd write against my ( now free ) long December 1000.0 Call which I also bought on 9/27.
#DoubleDip

VXX Call rolls

Bought to Close 1 VXX Oct 01 2021 34.0 Covered Call at $0.02. Sold on 08/16 at $2.05.
Bought to Close 1 VXX Oct 01 2021 35.0 Covered Call at $0.02. Sold on 09/13 at $1.02.
Bought to Close 1 VXX Oct 01 2021 45.0 Covered Call at $0.01. Sold on 08/16 at $1.09.

To replace them I sold this #OptionLadder :
VXX Oct 08 2021 35.0 Call at $0.38.
VXX Oct 15 2021 34.0 Call at $0.99.
VXX Oct 22 2021 35.0 Call at $1.31 .
VXX is still below 28

VRTX stock

Added a tiny bit to my VRTX stock position at a new 52-week low at $180.00
#SP500 #FallingKnife

BF/B BROWN FORMAN CORP CLASS B

One more stock buy at the close – A tiny buy at $67
Goodbye September!
#SP500 #FallingKnife

Markets

Time to BTFD??
2021-09-30_9-14-51

AMC options have gone crazy

Sold AMC Oct 01 2021 75.0 Call at $0.47
Sold AMC Oct 01 2021 55.0 Call at $0.78
AMC is at 40 and peaked at 41.50 and these expire tomorrow 🙂

FDX Stock

Added to my tiny FDX stock position at $220.00 and at a new 52-week low.
Last week’s earnings report is still affecting the stock.
#SP500 #FallingKnife

MKC Stock

Bought a bit of MKC at a new low of 81.00.
Earnings just reported.
#SP500 #FallingKnife

SLV early assignment

Bought 100 SLV when 1 of my short 23 puts was assigned early.
Adjusted cost on the stock after put premium is about $21.18.

Of course a new 52-week low today at $19.83.
I’ll hold it and write covered calls on any rebound.

TQQQ early Call Rollup

Rolled half my position up.
Bought to close TQQQ Oct 01 2021 121.0 Call at $8.46. Sold last week for $17.05

Sold to Open 1 TQQQ Oct 08 2021 123.0 Call at $8.69.

VXX Put

Bought another VXX Mar 18 2022 15.0 Put at $0.69
171 Days to expiration

VXX Calls

More sales
Sold VXX Oct 01 2021 28.0 Calls at $0.87
Sold VXX Oct 01 2021 29.0 Call at $0.85

TQQQ Puts

Sold 1 TQQQ Oct 01 2021 119.0 Diagonal Put at $1.36
Sold 1 TQQQ Oct 01 2021 120.0 Diagonal Put at $1.58
#OnlySpreads

FDX MKTX

A couple of #SP500 stocks at fresh 52-week lows.
Added a small bit of FDX at $225 and MKTX at $409
#FallingKnife

LABU Put

Sold 1 LABU Oct 01 2021 55.0 Diagonal Put at $0.81
#OnlySpreads

VXX Puts

Bought 1 VXX Mar 18 2022 15.0 Put at $0.73
Bought 1 VXX Mar 18 2022 14.0 Put at $0.50.
I will start writing against these when the VIX settles down again.
#VXXContango

TQQQ Puts

Sold 1 TQQQ Oct 01 2021 128.0 Diagonal Put at $2.29
Sold 1 TQQQ Oct 01 2021 129.0 Diagonal Put at $2.22
Sold 2 TQQQ Oct 01 2021 120.0 Diagonal Puts at $0.62
Paired with short calls at 121 and 146 already in the account.

VXX Calls

Sold to Open some diagonal Calls replacing some that expired Friday:
VXX Oct 08 2021 34.0 Call at $0.38
VXX Oct 08 2021 33.0 Call at $0.40
VXX Oct 08 2021 32.0 Call at $0.51

KOLD

My first trade in KOLD since 2016 when I was trading strike 180 puts (what a fool!)
This has a lot less risk and is mostly a placeholder so I can watch it.
Bought to Open 1 KOLD May 20 2022 4.0 Put at $0.89
Sold to Open 1 KOLD Oct 15 2021 8.0 Put at $1.09.
Pretty decent ROI in a retirement account until the Oct expiration too.
#OnlySpreads

TSLA Diagonal Call

First time in this since April. Staying small.
Bought to open 1 TSLA Dec 17 2021 1,000 at $9.79
Sold to Open 1 TSLA Oct 01 2021 800 Call at $10.50
Short DTE = 4
Long DTE = 81
#OnlySpreads

SQQQ

Sold 1 SQQQ Oct 08 2021 8.5 Covered Call at $0.15

TLRY Calls

Sold TLRY Oct 01 2021 12.5 Covered Calls at $0.18 and $0.22 replacing calls that expired Friday

VXX Puts

New #VXXContango trade
Since I only have a few short puts left vs. dozens of long puts in 2022 and 2023, I’m venturing back in to this kind of trade
Bought VXX Nov 19 2o21 18.0 Puts/ Sold VXX Oct 01 2021 23.5 Puts @ $0.12 Credit
Short DTE = 4
Long DTE = 53

LABU Strangle

Sold 1 LABU Oct 01 2021 56.0 Diagonal Put at $0.82.
Sold 1 LABU Oct 01 2021 66 Diagonal Call at $1.52.
Total 56/66 Strangle premium of $2.34 for this week.
#OnlySpreads

TNA Call

Sold 1 TNA 10/01/2021 94.0 Diagonal Call at $1.38

VXX Covered Call Ladder

Sold VXX 10/08/2021 32.0 Covered Calls at $0.36
Sold VXX 10/15/2021 35.0 Covered Calls at $0.56

OptionsExpiration

Exciting week, especially for VXX

==EXPIRED ==
AMC 09/24/2021 70/42 Bear Call Spread
AMC 09/24/2021 10/38 Bull Put Spread
AMC 09/24/2021 10/37 Bull Put Spread
AMC 09/24/2021 10/36 Bull Put Spread

LABU 09/24/2021 70/67 Bear Call Spread
LABU 09/24/2021 40/59 Bull Put Spread
LABU 09/24/2021 40/58 Bull Put Spread

SQQQ 09/24/2021 8.0 Covered Call

TLRY 09/24/2021 12.5 Diagonal Calls
TLRY 09/24/2021 12.5 Covered Calls
TLRY 09/24/2021 10/11 Bull Put Spread
TLRY 09/24/2021 10.5 Diagonal Puts

TNA 09/24/2021 105/92 Bear Call Spread
TNA 09/24/2021 91.0 Diagonal Call

TQQQ 09/24/2021 165/150 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 09/24/2021 120.0 Diagonal Puts

VXX 09/24/2021 59/41 Bear Call Spread
VXX 09/24/2021 58/37 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 09/24/2021 58/36 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 09/24/2021 35.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 09/24/2021 34.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 09/24/2021 34.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 09/24/2021 33.5 Covered Call
VXX 09/24/2021 33.0 Covered Call
VXX 09/24/2021 32.5 Covered Call
VXX 09/24/2021 30.0 Covered Call

AMC TLRY VXX

Today’s Options Covered:
AMC Sep 24 2021 41.0 Call at $0.01
TLRY Sep 24 2021 12.0 Calls at $0.01
VXX Sep 24 2021 25.0 Puts at $0.01
VXX Sep 24 2021 24.5 Puts at $0.01

LABU TNA TQQQ Call Rolls

LABU 09/24/2021 61.0 Diagonal Call to LABU 10/01/2021 64.0 Call for $0.78 Credit
TNA 09/24/2021 88.0 Diagonal Call to TNA 10/01/2021 92.0 Call for $0.56 Credit
TNA 09/24/2021 87.0 Diagonal Call to TNA 10/01/2012 90.0 Call for $0.49 Credit
TQQQ 09/24/2021 142.0 Diagonal Call to TQQQ 10/01/2021 146.0 Call for $1.11 Credit
TQQQ 09/24/2021 141.0 Diagonal Call to TQQQ 10/01/2021 146.0 Call for $0.59 Credit

LW Stock

Bought a bit of LW at a fresh 52-week low of $60.00
#SP500 #FallingKnife

LW has confirmed that earnings will be announced 10/07/2021

TNA Call -1dte

Sold 1 TNA Sep 24 2021 92 Call at $0.53

AMC TLRY TNA – 1dte

Sold 1 AMC Sep 24 2021 42 Call at $0.89
Sold TLRY Sep 24 2021 12.5 Calls at $0.18
Sold 1 TNA Sep 24 2021 90 Call at $0.66

INCY Stock

Bought a tiny bit of INCY @ 170.00 adding to my first buy from 08/10 @ 175.00
#FallingKnife

FDX Stock

Bought a tiny bit of FDX @ 230.00
#FallingKnife

VXX Put scalp

Sold VXX 09/24/2021 25.0 Puts @ 0.06 against all the long term VXX Puts I was buying on Thursday, Friday & Monday.
2 DTE
#VXXContango

TQQQ Call Rollup

First time in a while that I’ve been able to roll this call up
Bought to close TQQQ 09/24/2021 120.0 Calls at $16.78. Sold last week on a roll at $24.94
Replaced it with TQQQ 10/01/2021 121.0 Calls at $17.05 for a $0.27 Credit + an extra point on the short strike

TNA TQQQ TLRY Calls

Sold 1 TNA Sep 24 2021 87.0 Diagonal Call at $1.04
Sold 1 TQQQ Sep 24 2021 142.0 Diagonal Call at $1.08
Sold TLRY Sep 24 2021 12.5 Covered Calls at $0.07

FDX HRL VRTX

#SP500 new lows this morning
#FallingKnife

COIN Put

Sold the last of my long Puts in COIN
Sold 1 COIN Oct 22 2021 175.0 Put at $1.65. Bought at $1.42 as a long hedge on a past diagonal spread.
No more risk positions in this name to deal with.
#WinWin

VXX Calls

Sold VXX Sep 24 2021 37.0 Diagonal Calls at $1.29 & $1.36.
Finally got close to the peak as they fell 50% by the close to $0.61

LABU

Sold 1 LABU Sep 24 2021 58.0 Diagonal Put at $2.20

VXX Calls

Sold VXX Sep 24 2021 36.0 Diagonal Calls at $1.15, $1.24 & $1.34

Markets

This could never happen again, right? (he says sarcastically)

bfm5995_0

NEM Stock

Bought a bit of NEM when it hit a new 52-week low at 54.0
#SP500 #FallingKnife

VXX Calls

Sold VXX Sep 24 2021 35.0 Diagonal Calls at $1.05, $1.09 & $1.16

VXX Puts

Bought some more long term Puts to write against once this move is over –
Bought 1 VXX Mar 18 2022 15.0 Put at $0.90
Bought 1 VXX Mar 18 2022 13.0 Put at $0.40.
Bought 1 VXX Jan 21 2022 18.0 Put at $0.80.
#VXXContango

TNA Put

Liquidated one of the long Puts held as a hedge against an old short put position that expired on 09/03.
Sold to close 1 TNA Oct 01 2021 70.0 Put at $1.85. Bought at $1.52.
#WinWin

TQQQ Put

Liquidated one of the long Puts held as a hedge against an old short put position that expired on 09/03.
Sold to close 1 TQQQ Oct 01 2021 100.0 Put at $0.86. Bought at $0.42.
#WinWin

LABU Put

Sold 1 LABU Sep 24 2021 59.0 Diagonal Put at $1.94.
Paired with a short LABU 67.0 Diagonal Call sold Friday for $2.60 giving me a 59/67 Strangle for a $4.54 total premium.

COIN Put

Liquidated one of the long Puts held as a hedge against an old short put position that expired on 09/10
Sold to close 1 COIN Oct 15 2021 170.0 Put at $0.80. Bought at $0.75.
#WinWin

UVXY

Selling off small pieces of my UVXY now that the Sep (pre-split) Calls expired Friday
Sold UVXY @ 26.60 on the open
Sold more UVXY @ 27.00

VXX

More trades
Sold 1 VXX Oct 08 2021 35.0 Diagonal Call at $1.60
Sold 1 VXX Oct 15 2021 40.0 Diagonal Call at $1.68

Bought 1 VXX Jan 21 2022 18.0 Put at $0.90 with part of the cash.
#VXXContango

VXX long calls

Exiting long Calls the were hedges for last week’s short calls that expired worthless

Sold to Close for gains:
VXX Oct 08 2021 54.0 Calls at $0.40 (bought at $0.34)
VXX Oct 08 2021 49.0 Call at $0.54 (bought at $0.48)
VXX Oct 08 2021 48.0 Calls at $0.70 (bought at $0.47)
#WinWin

VXX Covered Call Ladder

Sold to Open
VXX Sep 24 2021 34.5 Calls at $0.60
VXX Sep 24 2021 34.0 Calls at $0.63
VXX Sep 24 2021 33.5 Call at $0.59
VXX Sep 24 2021 33.0 Call at $0.65
VXX Sep 24 2021 32.5 Call at $0.90

They can have my stock at these prices

OptionsExpiration

A major expiration for me as well as the market in general.

A lot of old long hedges rolled off today along with many #DoubleDip and #TripleDip call and put writes against those positions.

Virtually all the longs were paid for within 5 days of their purchase because they were part of diagonal positions with the short side expiring within a week. That left them long for future re-writes.

#OnlySpreads

== Expired==
AMC 09/17/2021 47.0 Diagonal Call
AMC 09/17/2021 50.0 Diagonal Call
AMC 09/17/2021 10/41 Bull Put Spreads
AMC 09/17/2021 10/40 Bull Put Spreads

COIN 09/17/2021 150/220 Bull Put Spread
COIN 09/17/2021 175/225 Bull Put Spread

LABU 09/17/2021 70.0 Diagonal Call
LABU 09/17/2021 35/58 Bull Put Spread
LABU 09/17/2021 40/59 Bull Put Spread

SLV 09/17/2021 20.0 Put

TLRY 09/17/2021 40/16 Bear Call Spread
TLRY 09/17/2021 33/16 Bear Call Spread
TLRY 09/17/2021 32/16 Bear Call Spread
TLRY 09/17/2021 29/16 Bear Call Spread
TLRY 09/17/2021 10/11.5 Bull Put Spreads

TNA 09/17/2021 105/93 Bear Call Spread
TNA 09/17/2021 105/88 Bear Call Spread
TNA 09/17/2021 55/82 Bull Put Spread

TQQQ 09/17/2021 170/150 Bear Call Spread

UVXY1 09/17/2021 9.0 Covered Calls (pre-split contract)
UVXY1 09/17/2021 8.0 Covered Calls (pre-split contract)
UVXY1 09/17/2021 7.0 Covered Calls (pre-split contract)
UVXY1 09/17/2021 6.0 Covered Calls (pre-split contract)

VXX1 09/17/2021 6.0 Diagonal Puts (pre-split contract)
VXX1 09/17/2021 5.0 Diagonal Puts (pre-split contract)

VXX 09/17/2021 80/35 Bear Call Spread
VXX 09/17/2021 65/33.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 09/17/2021 64/33 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 09/17/2021 60/32.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 09/17/2021 55/31.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 09/17/2021 31.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 09/17/2021 30.5 Diagonal Call
VXX 09/17/2021 30.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 09/17/2021 29.0 Covered Calls
VXX 09/17/2021 28.5 Covered Calls
VXX 09/17/2021 28 Covered Calls
VXX 09/17/2021 27.5 Covered Calls
VXX 09/17/2021 20/24 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 09/17/2021 21/25 Bull Put Spreads

LABU Roll

Final trade today
Bought to close 1 LABU Sep 17 2021 65.0 Diagonal Call at $1.40. Sold on a roll last Friday at $2.70

Sold 1 LABU Sep 24 2021 67.0 Call at $2.60 for a $1.20 Credit plus a strike 2 points higher.

Markets

The VIX index is now up 10% + today at 21.05
Don’t know that it will stay that way but it’s worth watching