WHR closed

#Earnings Sold to close $WHR Oct25/Nov01 160 #DoubleCalendar for 1.90. Bought yesterday for .77

Closing UNH

Bought to close $UNH 12/20 230 put @ 2.69. Sold for 6.80 on 10/16. Thanks again @jsd501.

#earnings FFIV Sold Nov. 15…

#earnings FFIV

Sold Nov. 15 125/150 strangle for 2.07

#SPX Morning. Been a while….

#SPX Morning. Been a while. Actually a long while. I’ve been getting the income portfolio set and deciding on whether and where to go next. Individual stocks, options, index spreads or even nothing at all. Spreads look to be the winner. Just can’t seem to master that swing trade / short term trade mind set. And rattling my cage, working in the garden, pulling weeds and walking the dog just doesn’t satisfy this old researcher’s mind. So I’ll see how this goes. Closed my two SPX call spreads, Oct 25th 3040/3050 and Oct 28th 3045/3055 this morning for 60% profits. Hopefully I can get WordPress to behave a little better using Firefox.

E dub dub cal

#Earnings Bought $EW Oct25/Nov01 222.5p/225c #DoubleCalendar for 1.60.

XLNX earnings analysis

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

July 24, 2019 AC -3.44%
April 24, 2019 AC -17.07% Biggest DOWN
Jan. 23, 2019 AC +18.43% Biggest UP
Oct. 24, 2018 AC +15.00%
July 25, 2018 AC +9.59%
April 25, 2018 AC +1.69%
Jan. 24, 2018 AC -5.08%
Oct. 25, 2017 AC -0.12%
July 26, 2017 AC -2.26%
April 26, 2017 AC +7.35%
Jan. 25, 2017 AC -3.67%
Oct. 19, 2016 AC +0.96%

Avg (+ or -) 7.06%
Bias 1.78%, positive bias on earnings.

With stock at 95.00 the data suggests these ranges:
Based on current IV (expected move into Friday per TOS): 87.54 to 102.46
Based on AVERAGE one-day move over last 12 quarters: 88.30 to 101.70
Based on MAXIMUM one-day move over last 12 Q’s (18.4%): 77.49 to 112.51
Based on UP max only (-17.1%): 78.78

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ALGN earnings analysis

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

July 24, 2019 AC -26.98% Biggest DOWN
April 24, 2019 AC -0.11%
Jan. 29, 2019 AC +4.86%
Oct. 24, 2018 AC -20.20%
July 25, 2018 AC -4.91%
April 25, 2018 AC +5.80%
Jan. 30, 2018 AC -2.99%
Oct. 26, 2017 AC +16.23% Biggest UP
July 27, 2017 AC +10.04%
April 27, 2017 AC +12.09%
Jan. 31, 2017 AC +6.06%
Nov. 7, 2016 AC +1.05%

Avg (+ or -) 9.28%
Bias 0.08%, no significant bias on earnings.

With stock at 215.00 the data suggests these ranges:
Based on current IV (expected move into Friday per TOS): 190.68 to 239.32
Based on AVERAGE one-day move over last 12 quarters: 195.06 to 234.94
Based on MAXIMUM one-day move over last 12 Q’s (27.0%): 156.99 to 273.01
Based on UP max only (+16.2%): 249.89

Open to requests for other symbols.