At the open BTC with GTC order CRWD Jan 15 21 120 PUT @.70….Was STO 11/19/20 @3.90….Thanks to @jsd501 for the idea….#shortputs
$TQQQ 35 put Thank you @jsd501
$NVTA 45 put
$TDOC 170 put Thank you @fuzzballl
$RDFN 55 calls
$NEO 50 calls
$VSTO 25 calls
$TLRY 9 calls
PFE 39 calls
$NVDA 535 calls
$DKNG 45 put
$DKNG 40 put Thank you @thomberg1201
$NEO 40 put
$VSTO 20 put
$T 26.5 put
$OLLI 82.5 put
$LI 22.5 put
$LI 25 put
$FTCH 44 put
$PLUG 23 put
$MRNA BTC 7/17 90 call and STO 7/24 95 call at extra 2.50 credit. Stock at 94.85 at days end. Will try to roll again.
$NVAX BTC 7/24 120 call and STO 7/31 130 call at debit of .25. Stock jumped to 140.49 during the day. Rolling again on Monday perhaps.
$NEO 25 puts
$T 28 puts
$CODX 15 puts
$SDGR 60 puts
$TQQQ 60 puts Thank you king of the TQQQ @jsd501
$CCL 16 put
$SPY 280 Thank you @fuzzball
$SQ 88 puts
$SDGR 65 puts
$MRVL 35 call
$AMZN 2280/2300 BUPS
$ROKU 120 calls
$ROKU 112 calls
$PLAN 40 calls
$DDOG 45 calls
$SDGR 55 calls
$MRVL 32.5 calls
$OLLI BTC 6/19 80 puts at .60. STO 5/22 for 3.70
$TQQQ BTC 6/19 35 puts at .05. STO 4/15 for 2.35 Thank you @jsd501
$WORK BTC 6/19 80 puts at .50. STO 5/11 for 2.78
$AXSM BTC 6/19 92.50 puts at 19.11. STO 5/11 for 8.00. Ouch!
$TQQQ STO 9/18 35 put at 1.50 Thank you @jsd501
$RAD STO 6/5 14 calls at .28
Bought to close:
$TQQQ 6/12 55 put @ .78 (sold for 2.20 on 5/13)
$TQQQ 6/19 55 put @ 1.12 (sold for 2.85 on 5/13)
Thanks @jsd501 for the trade idea
$ROKU STO 2/21 135 call at 1.15
$LK BTC 1/31 44 puts and STO 2/21 40 puts at $2 debit but would cost me $4 less if assigned. Hoping the medical complex bests coronavirus soon. Or, someone discovers coffee inhibits the virus.
$TNDM STO 2/21 73.50 put at 2.25, Thank you @jsd501
$NUGT STO 2/21 31/36 at 2.78 The 36 call is covered
$MCD Closed three legs of trade guaranteeing .69 per contract profit. Remaining leg is the 2/7 long 212.50 put.
Thank you for the idea @jeffcp66 and for your cogent webinar on subject.
$ROKU BTC 1/17 120/130 BUPS at .60. STO on 12/13 at 3.20
$ANET STC 1/17 210/220 BUCS at 4.50. BTO on 12/16 for 1.59
$EXAS BTO 3/20/2020 90/100 BUCS at 4.23
$LABU BTC 1/17 55 call and STO 1/24 57 call at .60 debit. Stock now at 59.26
$AMZN BTC 1/17 1980 call and STO 1/24 1950 call at 2.78 credit
$ROKU STO 1/17 137 call at 2.50
$ZM BTC 1/17 70 call and STO 1/31 75 call at 2.20 debit. Stock at 73.30
$ROKU BTC 1/17 152.50 call and STO 1/24 150 call at .98 added credit. Stock at 132.13
$EXAS BTC 1/17 102 call and STO 1/31 105 call at .30 added credit. The stock dropped over 14 points today. Talk about pyrrhic victories.
$SAVE BTC 1/17 40 put and STO 2/21 40 put at added 1.40 credit.
BTC LK 21 FEB 20 24 PUT @.45….STO 1/6 @1.15
$NUGT BTC 1/10/2020 32.5 pus at .88. STO at 2.68. This is a culmination of rolls since 10/18.
Ended up making less than 1 per contract. Or I earned .40 an hour for rolling. 😉
Offsetting my worthless were those costing more at expiration
$TSLA 340/380 BECS
$COST 295/305 BUCS (Wish I had mistakenly switched these two trades);-)
$ROKU 135/145 BUPS
$STNE assigned at 40. Basis 38.40. Stock at 38.01
$LSCC Called away at 40 as it closed at 40.01. (It happens)
Have a great weekend.
$ROKU BTC 12/20 120/130 BUPS at.35. STO 11/14 at 2.50.
$KSS BTC the put side of the 12/20 50/65 strangle at .15. The call will expire. STO the strangle on 11/18 for 1.65.
Thanks to @jeffcp66 the “Data Provider” , @thomberg1201 the “Trade Provider” and patience. Did I mention luck?
$FB STC 12/20 200/210 BUCS at 3.66. BTO 11/18 at 3.21. Also sold 12/20 190 put to pay part of trade. It should expire.
Thank you @jsd501 for this well thought out transaction. Of course if I had shown more patience I would have picked up another $1 a mere 30 minutes after I closed the spread. Ah, timing!!
$PLAN BTC 12/20 55 call and STO 1/17/2020 57.50 covered call at added .83 credit. Stock at 53.07.
Somehow I feel a little guilty for typing put kicker – don’t know why.
BTC December 20, 125 put at .45, sold on November 15 at 4.90 and wish I had sold more.
Bought to close $UNH 12/20 230 put @ 2.69. Sold for 6.80 on 10/16. Thanks again @jsd501.
Borrowing an idea from @jsd501
Sold $SHOP 10/18 325/315 bull put spread @ 2.41
Anybody still members over there? Prices go up tonight. Took a 30 day free trial just to see what’s been going on. Doubt if I re-join but wanted to lock in the lower price just in case…
And taking a loss. Should have paid better attention to the downward trending moving averages (you were right @jsd501 !)
Sold 8/16 65/70 bull call spread @ 1.25. Bought for 2.18 on 6/28.
BTC 4/12 2935/2019 BECS at 2.00 STO at 3.41 Thank you @jeffcp66
BTC 5/17 75 put at .80. STO 1/22 at 7.70. Thank you @jsd501 for following the chart and sharing.
$LULU BTC 4/18 170/175 BECS at .80. STO 3/28 at 2.18
$GOOS STO 4/12 49 call at .60 (covered)
#ShortPuts – Staying prior to next earnings. Look to roll into the high IV or sell covered call then if needed.
Sold BA APR 18 2019 325.0 Put @ 3.50
Sold calls against stock that I was put from a short 55 put assignment in December.
Mar 15 54 calls @ 1.35.
STO February 150 calls at 3.50, thanks to Jeff for the idea. Since I am short the 80 puts in May, his should work out.
Now at 13.34. Not yet single digits @jsd501 but an impressive pullback (near 8% at the lows) nonetheless.
For those unfamiliar with TC2000, this indicator is the % of stocks above their 40 day moving average.
Bot MSFT lophir as #2 holding in XLK, one of the top 3 sector ETFs based on last 3 months.
BOT Oct26 +1/-2/-1/+2 112/111/108/105 PUT/PUT/PUT/PUT @-1.15 x2. GTC order to close @ -.34
Another way to look at this trade is to buy 112 put x1, sell 111 put x2, sell 108 put x1, buy 105 put x2. In ToS, I create a custom trade one leg at a time and open all four legs as a single trade.
$GOOGL BTC 9/28 1140/1160 BUPS at .50 STO at 5.75 on 9/14 This was a roll of the 9/14 1160/1180 Net loss on transaction of 1.80 per contract. Might have kept rolling but half a bird in hand worth something. If I closed out original 9/14 trade per contract loss would have been 7.12. Thank you @jsd501 for your tutelage.
$GOOGL BTC 9/14 1160/1180 and STO 9/28 1140/1160 at .67 credit Thank you @jsd501 Will be an interesting two weeks. I have my Dramamine ready.
$TNDM STO 10/12 43 puts at 2.39 Like the stock, own some and I think the downdraft will be short lived
$MU BTO 10/19 45 calls at 2.40 Credit Suisse Positive Comments
$NKE BTO 9/28 77.50/87.50 BUCS at 5.45 Stock going up. Earnings 9/25 AM Hope to remember to close before earnings.
Everyone have a safe and restful weekend. Prayers to those in harms way.
I’ve been eyeing the LABU chart as many of you trade it. Decided to dip my toe in with a fuzzy because I can more easily limit my risk.
BTO LABU Jul20 110c/110p/107p (1,-1,1) @ 6.20. Sold Jun29 115c @ 2.15.
$SPX 2515/2540 BUPS Thank you @jeffcp66
$NFLX 300/310 BUPS Closed half the trade on 5/14 Let this tranche expire. Goodness I was prudent!
$TSLA 240/250 BUPS
$URI 150/160 BUPS
$AMZN 1310/1360 Thank you @jsd501
$BA 300/310 BUPS
$SPX 2605/2630 Jeff
$RF 21 calls (Covered)
$NWL 28 call (Covered)
$CBOE 106 call (Covered) Called away. Kept it too long Basis 108.80
$A 75 call Earnings Trade Thank you @jeffcp66
$WYNN 172.5 put Call side of strangle closed earlier Thank you @fuzzballl
$MTCH 36 put
$MU 49 put
$SQ 5/18 BTC 51 put and STO 6/15 50 put for extra .80. Rolls have taken in nearly 9.00 per contract
$A BTC 5/18 65 puts at .50 STO as earnings strangle for .39 Strangle was profitable in total. Thank you @jeffcp66
I was out all day. Everyone have a pleasant weekend.
The premiums are huge, easier to roll than some of my #pietrade names
Because it is an ETF like @jsd501 mentioned one company going bankrupt or merging is not going to destroy the ETF it will still be there.
Most are fairly liquid.
Can take a directional bet if you are into that kind of trading 🙂
Can use them to move into and out of sectors
Leverage cuts both ways
Looking at how most are structured do not think we will have an XIV/SVXY occurrence but several have had reverse splits. Need to pay attention to potential reverse splits.
A rapid move may take some time to recover.
Some move a lot more than others, TQQQ for example moves more than TNA.
Margin requirements are stricter. TOS requires full cash value when calculating margin. Don’t know if it is different for portfolio margin.
So far the moves have been more manageable with these than some of my #pietrades. I would not load the boat on them, but see this as a viable option to single tickers to get better premiums and easy rolling.
Thoughts, others seeing something with risk that I may have missed? Anyone found any others I have missed?
Currently using ERX, FAS, TNA, TQQQ, UPRO, UDOW, LABU (many reverse splits), BIB (no weeklies 😦 ), UYG same, UCO, UBIO no weekly, SOXL no weekly.
Anybody found others wiht decent option volume?
$TSLA STO 4/27 300/290 BECS at 2.10
#LongCalls #LEAPS #BullCallSpreads – Thanks @jsd501 for the nice reminder on this ticker. Great premium for setting up a longer term position. As an experiment, I’m buying the Jan 2020 call spreads 100 points wide. TOS is showing an expected move of +/- of 100 points out to 2020. This reduced my entry cost (but caps long term profits).
Bought to Open TQQQ JAN 17 2020 150.0/250.0 Bull Call Spreads @ 28.30
92 weeks for the trade to run so only need 31 cents per week to cover the cost. Goal is to get it covered much sooner and keep selling against the position.
Sold TQQQ APR 20 2018 155.0 Calls @ 3.30
#LongCalls – I agree with Whiz and @jsd501 . Facebook isn’t going out of business any time soon and premiums are fantastic. Going with the basic long calls and selling against them. Only 1.50 more out of pocket up front but a 2.70 less max loss vs the synthetic.
Bought to Open FB JAN 18 2019 160.0 Calls @ 18.50
Only going out to Jan 2019 so 41 weeks to cover max loss requires 45 cents per week. This particular trade doesn’t even seem that directional. With the premiums available (Zuck testifying and earnings approaching) a big chunk of this will be recovered in the first 3 weeks. Even at just a dollar a week the trade makes 22.50.
Sold FB APR 13 2018 162.5 Calls @ 1.64
$SPX BTC 4/13 2745/2720 BECS at .40 STO at 3.50 Thank you @jeffcp66
$AMZN BTC 1610/1600 BECS at .20 STO at 1.14 as part of IC Thank you @thomberg1201
$FB BTC 4/20 170/162.5 BECS at .88 STO at 2.00
$FB BTC 4/20 190/180 BECS at .20 STO at 1.15