TNA

#ShortPuts – These have been all over the place so taking them a couple days early for safety. Still holding lower strikes in the monthlies.

Bought to Close TNA JUL 30 2021 80.0 Puts @ .30 (sold for 1.60 and 1.65)

SOXL

#ShortPuts – Taking more one day profits. Back to the original ladder again.

Bought to Close SOXL AUG 20 2021 39.0 Put @ 2.00 (sold for 4.00)
Bought to Close SOXL AUG 20 2021 40.0 Put @ 2.40 (sold for 4.20)

FXI

#ShortPuts – Never know what sort of news could come out of China at any minute. Taking nearly 70 percent of max in a day. Look to re-load on another dip.

Bought to Close FXI AUG 6 2021 39.0 Put @ .30 (sold for 1.20)
Bought to Close FXI AUG 13 2021 38.0 Put @ .31 (sold for .99)
Bought to Close FXI AUG 20 2021 37.0 Put @ .30 (sold for .82)
Bought to Close FXI AUG 27 2021 36.0 Put @ .28 (sold for .73)
Bought to Close FXI SEP 3 2021 35.0 Put @ .28 (sold for .65)

VXX Put Rolldown

My last short put above the 30 strike price
Bought to Close 1 Contract VXX Jul 30 2021 30.5 Put / Sold to Open 1 Contract VXX Aug 06 2021 29.5 Put at $0.14 Credit.
I expect all the rest of my short Calls and Puts to expire worthless on Friday if VXX stays in this week’s range.
#VXXContango

ENPH and TDOC earning calendar

took 1/2 off for partial profit, 50% return on ENPH and 40% on TDOC

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX June 28th 4375/4395 call spreads for 14.75. Condors bought for 15.15 last Thursday. Took a small loss now as we could end the day lower. WIll get some from the put side if there’s any downward pressure over next hour or so.

#spx1dte

OSTK earnings

#ShortStrangles #ShortPuts #Earnings – Strangles this week and a few short puts further out to possibly average down. Earnings before the open tomorrow.

Sold OSTK JUL 30 2021 70.0/90.0 Strangles @ 2.65

Sold OSTK AUG 20 2021 65.0 Puts @ 2.00
Sold OSTK AUG 20 2021 60.0 Puts @ 1.07

TLRY

Up 26% today
I came into today with long stock, long calls left over from diagonal spreads and short ITM puts.
I sold lots of calls, some way too early
Sold 07/30/2021 15.0 Covered Calls @ 0.36
Sold 07/30/2021 15.5 Covered Calls @ 0.30 Average price
Sold 07/30/2021 16.0 Diagonal Calls @ 0.18 Average price
Sold 07/30/2021 16.5 Diagonal Calls @ 0.50
Sold 07/30/2021 17.0 Diagonal Call @ 0.60

FXI

#ShortPuts – Easing back into this one for the first time in months.

Sold FXI AUG 6 2021 39.0 Put @ 1.20
Sold FXI AUG 13 2021 38.0 Put @ .99
Sold FXI AUG 20 2021 37.0 Put @ .82
Sold FXI AUG 27 2021 36.0 Put @ .73
Sold FXI SEP 3 2021 35.0 Put @ .65

ENPH and TDOC earning calendar

BTO $ENPH 8/6 7/30 160 put calendar @1.47
BTO $TDOC 8/6 7/30 150 put calendar @1

Not a typical earning calendar trade, and I am leaning a little on the bearish side given the market, but I like the wide range and the long leg likely can retain some value even if the stocks go to the moon.

targeting 2-3x returns.

AAPL Straddle

#earnings #shortstraddle

$AAPL STO 7/30 146 straddle at $6.00. Expected move is $6.

TQQQ,

STO August 20, 99 put at 1.03

COIN Strangle

Sold 1 COIN 07/30/2021 230.0/250.0 Strangle for $3.90 Credit

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Aug 2nd 4355/4375-4385/4405 condors for 16.75, with SPX at 4378.

#spx1dte

TQQQ,

STO September 3, 85 put at 1.20
STO September 17, 80 put at 1.57

NVDA pre earnings

#ShortPuts – Jumping back in the week before earnings.

Sold NVDA AUG 13 2021 175.0 Put @ 2.20

TQQQ

#ShortPuts – Gradually building a new ladder.

Sold TQQQ AUG 27 2021 100.0 Put @ 2.10
Sold TQQQ SEP 3 2021 95.0 Put @ 2.10

SOXL

#ShortPuts – Another add.

Sold SOXL AUG 20 2021 39.0 Put @ 4.00

SOXL TSLA TQQQ

#ShortPuts #JadeLizards #Earnings – A few fills so far.

SOXL: Adding again after taking profits last week.
Sold SOXL AUG 20 2021 40.0 Put @ 4.20

TSLA: Taking it too early.
Bought To Close TSLA JUL 30 2021 575.0/670.0/675.0 Jade Lizard @ 3.00 (sold for 5.00)

TQQQ: All new positions. Was completely out of this one.
Sold TQQQ AUG 20 2021 110.0 Put @ 2.40
Sold TQQQ AUG 27 2021 105.0 Put @ 2.60
Sold SEP 3 2021 100.0 Put @ 2.40

LABU Put

Sold 1 LABU Jul 30 2021 52.0 Diagonal Put at $1.43.
LABU puts have so far proved easy to roll down if they are in the money at expiration.

TNA Put

Sold 1 TNA Jul 30 2021 79.0 Diagonal Put at $1.71.
Along with the TNA Jul 30 2021 92.0 Diagonal Call sold yesterday at $1.25 that gives me a 79/92 Strangle @ $2.96 for this week.

TQQQ Put

Sold TQQQ Jul 30 2021 119.0 Diagonal Puts at $0.45 and $0.71.
Paired with a TQQQ Jul 30 2021 120.0 Diagonal Calls sold at $12.26 on a rollup Friday for a 119/120 Strangle.
Also short a 135.0 and a 140.0 Call for this week.
Not too worried about the downside risk.

VXX Calls

Sold VXX Aug 06 2021 35.0 Diagonal Calls at $1.34
Sold 1 VXX Aug 06 2021 34.0 Diagonal Call at $1.79
Sold 1 VXX Jul 30 2021 31.0 Covered Call at $1.94

QQQ puts

STO $QQQ 7/30 350 puts @0.5 against Aug 350 puts, which was bought last week with average cost of 3.1.

#tqqq jade lizard STO- CUSTOM…

#tqqq jade lizard

STO- CUSTOM TQQQ 30 JUL / 140/ 141 call /129 PUT @1.60

SPX trades

#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX July 30th 4390/4410-4420/4440 condors for 15.30, with SPX at 4415.

Expiring at full loss: July 26th 4260/4240 put spreads, bought last Tuesday for 5.65.

#SPX1dte Expecting to expire at full gain: July 26th 4330/4350-4450/4470 condors, sold Friday for 1.00.

LABU Put

Sold to close 1 LABU Aug 20 2021 40.0 Put at $0.65. Bought at $0.61.
This was one of the long hedges against the short LABU 07/23/2021 58.0 Diagonal Put that expired Friday.
#WinWin

TSLA earnings

#JadeLizards #Earnings – Not the usual premium in TSLA this time around. Going with a Jade Lizard hoping for a down move. Selling the put side about 1.5x expected.

Sold TSLA JUL 30 2021 575.0/670.0/675.0 @ 5.00

AMC Call

Sold 1 AMC Jul 30 2021 48.0 Diagonal Call at $1.12 replacing a similar call that expired Friday

TQQQ Call

Sold 1 TQQQ Jul 30 2021 140.0 Diagonal Call at $1.70.
Sold this against an already long Sep 03 2021 140.0 Call creating a long calendar spread with no upside risk.

TNA Call

Sold 1 TNA Jul 30 2021 90.0 Call at $1.11.
Paired with the 86.0 Put I sold last week for 4.46, that gives me an 86/90 strangle with a total premium of $5.57 for this week.

VXX Calls

I had a couple of (fully paid for ) long Sept Calls left after Friday’s expiration. Looking at what they originally cost me, I put in orders to get back 100% of my long cost a 2nd time.
Sold 1 VXX Aug 06 2021 34.0 Call at $1.20
Sold 1 VXX Sep 03 2021 35.0 Call at $3.05

OptionsExpiration

==Expired==
AMC 07/23/2021 40.0 Diagonal Call
AMC 07/23/2021 41.0 Diagonal Call
AMC 07/23/2021 42.0 Diagonal Call
AMC 07/23/2021 43.0 Diagonal Call
AMC 07/23/2021 47.0 Diagonal Calls
AMC 07/23/2021 23.0 Diagonal Puts
LABU 07/23/2021 58.0 Diagonal Put
SLV 07/23/2021 23.0 Diagonal Puts
TLRY 07/23/2021 15.5 Covered Calls
TLRY 07/23/2021 16.0 Diagonal Calls
TLRY 07/23/2021 13.0/8.0 Bull Put Spreads
TNA 07/23/2021 88.5 Diagonal Calls
TNA 07/23/2021 82.5 Diagonal Put
TQQQ 07/23/2021 110.0 Diagonal Put
VXX 07/23/2021 32.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 07/23/2021 33.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 07/23/2021 27.0 Diagonal Puts #VXXContango
==Assignments==
None

SOXL

#ShortPuts – Chopping off the bottom of the ladder a month early. Almost 70 percent of max.

Bought to Close SOXL AUG 20 2021 33.0 Put @ .67 (sold for 2.05)
Bought to Close SOXL AUG 20 2021 34.0 Put @ .80 (sold for 2.10)
Bought to Close SOXL AUG 20 2021 35.0 Put @ .98 (sold for 2.47)

LABU Put Rolldown

Bought to Close 1 LABU Jul 23 2021 60.0 Put at $0.55. Sold last week on a rolldown at $3.23.

To replace it I Sold to open 1 LABU Jul 30 2021 55.0 Put at $1.22, so a $0.67 Credit and a 5 point lower strike.

Waiting out my 58.0 put which should expire

SPX week

#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Juy 26th 4330/4350-4450/4470 iron condors for 1.00. SPX at 4407, IV 7.2%, deltas -.07 +.07

Crappy week because of the (thus far) head-fake Downside Warning. After taking a small loss on #SPX1dte trade Monday, skipped the trade for Wed & Fri. Took nice profit Monday on #SPX7dteLong but assumed more downside and took losses on Wed, Fri, and next Mon trades. Hopefully back to normal next week.

TQQQ TNA

#ShortPuts – Booking and adding.

TQQQ: Taking to 60-70% of max a month early.
Bought to Close TQQQ AUG 20 2021 95.0 Put @ .60 (sold for 2.25)
Bought to Close TQQQ AUG 20 2021 100.0 Put @ .79 (sold for 2.05)
Bought to Close TQQQ AUG 20 2021 105.0 Put @ 1.03 (sold for 2.60)

TNA: Holding 80 strikes for next week. Going out a month and adding lower.
Sold TNA AUG 20 2021 70.0 Put @ 1.90
Sold TNA AUG 20 2021 65.0 Puts @ 1.20

VXX Call rolls

Bought to close VXX Jul 23 2021 33.0 Calls at $0.01. Sold at $0.64 and again at $1.83 last week.
Bought to close VXX Jul 23 2021 33.5 Call at $0.01. Sold at $0.57 last week.
Bought to close VXX Jul 23 2021 34.0 Calls at $0.01. Sold at $0.51 and again at $1.66 last week.
Bought to close VXX Jul 23 2021 34.5 Call at $0.01. Sold at $0.47 last week.
Bought to close VXX Jul 23 2021 35.0 Call at $0.01. Sold at $1.76 last week.

Replaced all those above with:
VXX 07/30/2021 36.5 Covered Calls at $ 0.42
VXX 07/30/2021 37.0 Covered Calls at $ 0.37, $0.39 and $0.40
VXX 07/30/2021 37.5 Covered Calls at $ 0.37 and $0.38
They can have my stock at these strikes, which is 20% higher than it is today.

TWTR post earnings

#ShortPuts – Good day in this name. Might as well take the quick one hour gain.

Bought to Close TWTR AUG 20 2021 62.5 Puts @ .64 (sold for 1.05)

VXX Put

Sold half of my long position in a small side account.
Sold VXX Jun 17 2022 10.0 Put at $0.69.
Purchased this lot on 05/19 at $0.33, so better than a double on the trade.
#VXXContango

TDOC

#ShortPuts #CoveredCalls #Earnings – Same as SPOT. Taking stock assignment at 152.45 in the pre earnings trade. Selling earnings week covered call now in case the stock remains weak. In an IRA so have to spread it. Selling for max downside protection just below basis.

Sold TDOC JUL 30 2021 135.0/245.0 Bear Call Spread @ 14.65

NIO Put Roll / TQQQ CCIV Put Close / MRVL Put

#shortputs

$NIO BTC 7/23 50 put and STO 7/30 %0 put at added .17 credit. Thinking that China won’t crush EV along with education companies ($TAL $EDU et al), $BIDU and $BABA. Remember Luckin Coffee? Aka Titanic. 😉
$TQQQ BTC 8/13 90 put at .37. STO at 1.34. Thank you @jsd501
$CCIV BTC 7/23 24.50 put at .70. STO at 2.28.
$MRVL STO 7/30 57 at .57. (symmetry!)

NFLX

#ShortPuts – This thing is looking weak and falling below the 200 and 50 day. Taking it off and looking for a possibly better entry or using the capital for a different earnings trade.

Bought to Close NFLX AUG 20 2021 475.0 Put @ 3.55 (sold for 4.25)

TLRY Put rolls

Rolled TLRY 07/23/2021 15.5 Diagonal Puts to next week for a credit of $0.21
Rolled TLRY 07/23/2021 15.0 Diagonal Puts to next week for a credit of $0.27

ROKU

I take back everything I called myself yesterday after letting myself get stopped out of the naked call side of my 380/440 strangle.

🙂 🙂 🙂

SPOT

#ShortPuts #CoveredCalls #Earnings – Taking stock assignment at 249.40 in the pre earnings trade. Selling earnings week covered call now in case the stock remains weak. In an IRA so have to spread it. Selling for max downside protection near breakeven.

Sold SPOT JUL 30 2021 237.5/385.0 Bear Call Spread @ 11.50

TWTR post earnings

#ShortPuts – Selling the expected move at the 50 day. Partial position so far.

Sold TWTR AUG 20 2021 62.5 Puts @ 1.05

SNAP TWTR earnings

#ShortPuts – I’ll take ’em.

Bought to Close SNAP JUL 23 2021 57.5 Puts @ .01 (sold for 1.00)

Bought to Close TWTR JUL 23 2021 63.0 Puts @ .05 (sold for 1.10)

#tqqq #spx btc TQQQ 27…

#tqqq
#spx

btc TQQQ 27 AUG , 90 PUT @1.13 bought @1.55
btc VERTICAL SPX 28 JUL , 4245/4240 PUT @.25 bought for .60

Last tqqq on books taking risk off for now.

NVDA post split pre earnings

#ShortPuts – Taking the two day gain three weeks early.

Bought to Close NVDA AUG 13 2021 170.0 Put @ 1.10 (sold for 3.25)

TQQQ,

STO September 17, 75 put at 1.15

SOXL,

STO January 2022, 20 put at 1.31 in my IRA
STO January 2022, 20 put at 1.34 in my trading account
STO TQQQ, August 27, 90 put at 1.04 in the trading account.

VXX Put Roll

Bought to close VXX Jul 23 2021 30.5 Diagonal Puts / Sold to Open VXX Jul 30 2021 29.0 Diagonal Puts at $0.06 Credit.
Pushed the short strike (temporarily) out of the money for next week.
#VXXContango

SNAP earnings

#ShortPuts – Small one just for fun.

Sold SNAP JUL 23 2021 57.5 Puts @ 1.00

TNA Put Rolldown

Bought to close TNA 07/23/2021 88.5 Diagonal Put at $4.41. Sold on a rolldown last Friday at $8.99.

Sold a TNA 07/30/2021 86.0 Diagonal Put at $4.46, or a 0.05 Credit on a 2.5 point rolldown for one more week.

I am hoping my 07/23/2021 82.5 Put sold at $2.88 expires tomorrow.

TWTR earnings

Sold $TWTR Jun 23 61/78 strangle @ 1.49. Strikes are 2 standard deviations away. Expected move is around +/- 6 points with the stock at 69.60.
#tastytradefollow

VXX Call roll

Bought to close VXX Jul 23 2021 37.0 Covered Call at $0.09. Sold on 7/19 at $2.29.
Replaced it with a VXX Jul 30 2021 37.0 Covered Call at $0.70.

LABU Put Rolldown

Bought to close LABU 07/23/2021 64.0 Diagonal Puts at $0.72. Sold on a rolldown last week at $3.95.

Sold LABU 07/30/2021 56.0 Diagonal Puts at $0.77, or a 0.05 Credit on a 8 point rolldown for one more week.

I am hoping my 07/23/2021 60.0 Put sold at $3.23 and my 07/23/2021 58.0 Put sold at $2.00 both expire tomorrow.

TQQQ Call Rollup

Rolled TQQQ 07/23/2021 119.0 Diagonal Calls to next week’s 07/30/2021 120.0 Diagonal Calls @ .05 Credit

AMC Trades

Rolled short AMC 07/23/2021 30.0 Diagonal Calls to AMC 07/30/2021 31.0 Diagonal Calls @ 0.05 Credit.

Also sold 1 AMC 07/23/2021 43.0 Diagonal Call @ 1.12.
1 DTE

TWTR earnings

#ShortPuts – Sold TWTR JUL 23 2021 63.0 Puts @ 1.10

ROKU

#ShortStrangles – Selling a call got me again. Stop was hit at breakeven.

Bought to Close ROKU JUL 30 2021 440.0 Call @ 8.15

Strangle sold for 8.15. Leaving 380 put side alone and waiting for earnings now.

VXX Call Rolls

Bought to close VXX Jul 23 2021 46.0 Covered Calls at $0.02. Sold over the last few weeks at $0.56 avg price.
Replaced them with VXX Jul 30 2021 36.0 Covered Calls at $0.63.

Bought to close VXX Jul 23 2021 40.0 Covered Calls at $0.06. Sold over the last few weeks at $0.87 avg price.
Replaced them with VXX Jul 30 2021 36.5 Covered Calls at $0.67.

Bought to close VXX Jul 23 2021 36.0 Covered Calls at $0.12. Sold on 7/19 at $1.72 and again at $2.62.
Replaced them with VXX Jul 30 2021 36.0 Covered Calls at $0.73.

SPX and QQQ

BTO $SPX Jul-23-21 4325/Jul-26-21 4325 Put Calendar @ 4.5

BTO $QQQ Aug 350 puts 3.8

AMC Calls

Sold AMC 07/23/2021 47.0 Diagonal Calls at $1.12 and again at $1.75
2 DTE

SOXL

#ShortPuts – Taking a couple more scalps on the bounce. Now completely back to my original ladder.

Bought to Close SOXL AUG 20 2021 39.0 Put @ 2.35 (sold for 4.00)
Bought to Close SOXL AUG 20 2021 40.0 Put @ 2.75 (sold for 4.10)

SPY

#ShortPuts – Hadn’t really planned on holding the full 60 days just playing for a good bounce. Taking over 35 percent of max in a couple days.

Bought to Close SPY SEP 17 2021 380.0 Put @ 2.37 (sold for 3.80)
Bought to Close SPY SEP 17 2021 390.0 Put @ 3.12 (sold for 4.70)

OSTK Put Close

#shortputs
$OSTK BTC 7/23 82 put at .70. STO at 2.65. Thank you @fuzzballl

VXX

Missed this trade from yesterday as it is in a side account
Bought to open 1 VXX Jan 21 2022 15 Put Limit at $0.60.
#VXXContango

SOXL

#ShortPuts – Nice bounce from the dip. Taking the quick scalps and leaving original ladder in place.

Bought to Close SOXL AUG 20 2021 36.0 Put @ 1.60 (sold for 4.00)
Bought to Close SOXL AUG 20 2021 37.0 Put @ 1.90 (sold for 4.30)
Bought to Close SOXL AUG 20 2021 38.0 Put @ 2.20 (sold for 4.00)

#spx btc VERTICAL SPX 23…

#spx
btc VERTICAL SPX 23 JUL 4175/4170 PUT @.10
sold for .60

TQQQ call

Sold to close 1 TQQQ 07/30/2021 135.0 Call @ 1.01. Dumping it as I think it is destined to expire with the strike price above the all-time high of 134.08.
Bought it on 06/21 at $0.81 as the long side of a diagonal spread.
The short has already expired so a #WinWin trade
I think this might be a good one to short for next week as well.

ZM pre earnings

ShortPuts – Selling a couple weeks before earnings and outside the expected move.

Sold ZM AUG 20 2021 310.0 Put @ 3.20

NFLX post earnings

#ShortPuts – Selling at recent lows and at the expected move.

Sold NFLX AUG 20 2021 475.0 Put @ 4.25

SPX 7-dte

#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX July 21st 4340/4320 put spreads for 3.90. Leaving call spreads for a bit later as the rally seems to have strength. Missed this one big time; should have sold put side Monday and I’d be collecting a double on this trade.

Also, doubled down on next Monday’s put spread. Bought more of the June 26th 4260/4240 put spreads for 1.60. Adding to the ones I bought yesterday for 5.65