MU STC the 35/35 for 7.38 credit. Total loss of 6.92 but I am now out of my biggest losers. It could have been much worse, it was down 25+ points at one point.
Everything left is solidly in the green EXPE, GILD, XBI.
Also today is the anniversary of the SVXY implosion and my biggest trading losses ever. While I still have a long way to go to break even on cost basis and even further to hit all time highs, the tactics we have been developing since then have been account savers for fixing bad trades. Thanks everyone for the input and by all of us trying new techniques I think we are all able to handle volatility better and even profit more from it. Keep up the good work!
At least 2 accounts are about to hit all time highs, 4 to go.
I have a bunch of cash now and will be adding some trades tomorrow.
GILD 70/70 expires this week rolled out 2 weeks for 0.48 credit. Cb now 8.95.
STO EOG Feb 8 98.5 put for 1.10. Cb 97.4 if assigned.
Another batch of 3 in another account for 1.05 or 97.45 if assigned.
WDC so far ITM now that can’t roll. Closed the 40/40 for 6.45 credit resulting in 11.26 loss per contract. However, this is much better than if I had held the stock, would have been a 74 point loss as I originially had sold the 100 and 98 puts before Oct.
I will take the cash and use it for a better trade 🙂
#optionsexpiration, adjustments, rolls, new trades
XBI 78/82/8.25 should expire tomorrow for 1.26 profit per contract
AMAT BTC the 39 puts for 0.29 that expire tomorrow. Sold for 0.71 last week. Tradestation so can’t trade until tomorrow. I think I will replace it with a #pietrades 108 CC on IBB currently for around 106.89. Obviously that will be different tomorrow.
FAS STO 56 cc for 54.77 expires in 8 DTE
TQQQ batch 1 50 cc rolled out 22 DTE to 51 CC for 0.26 credit. Cb now 57.04 and will have to stay ahead of the rolls.
TQQQ batch 2 50 cc rolled out 36 dTE 51 cc for 0.55 credit. Cb 57.10 and same as above.
LNG 50/60 8 DTE rolled out to 22 DTE for 0.3 credit. Cb now 13.26
All the others were updated and expire next 1-2 weeks.
Back to even from the start of the October volatility. Now keep working on getting back to even from SVXY losses. Expect at least another 12-24 months unless everything goes perfectly, hahahaha, yeah that would happen 🙂
Something I noticed about #fuzzy over the last 3-4 months. As long as you keep rolling and generating cash they seem to withstand market volatility better than many other trades. In a few small accounts, I generated almost 50% of the value of the account in cash over that time even though the paper value was steadily declining. Have to agree with @fuzzballl, they are flexible. However, going forward I think I will take profit and then reset as we discussed earlier. I think it would make management easier and also lock in profits and also allow you to move the strikes more effectively as the market moves.
#fuzzy Feb 6 -160/159Put +160 Call $1.60
#rolling, adjustments, and new trades
MU rolled the 35/35 out 16 DTE for 0.5 credit. Cb now 14.30
WDC 40/40 rolled out 9 DTE for 0.33 credit. Cb now 17.71
I was going to close these at a loss but figure if I can get at least 0.25 per roll will keep rolling to generate cash and lower cost basis. 10 contracts each so decent income.
SQ STO the 9 DTE Feb 8-9 68 put for 1.53. Decided not to jade lizard until after FOMC and see what the market does. If we gap up I will sell the CCS once it has a top or range.
FOMC must have just released up 10 more on /ES. I may #jadelizard SQ into the close if it slows down to the upside.
After 4-5 months of crap trading, finally making some income/cash and money again but I still have a long way to go to recover the SVXY fiasco.
WDC 40/40 rolled out 7 DTE for 0.45 credit. cb now 18.04.
AMAT 7 DTE 39 puts sold for 0.71 credit. Cb 38.29 if assigned. Smaller account so only 3 contracts.
Hoping the bottom on the chip sector holds but will roll or take assignment if not, true PIE style.
Holding on further #spycraft at the moment until we figure out the best defense, market is moving more than the options are priced for.