Followed honkhonk81 into CC, 100 shares
XOM, sold Aug. 21, 41 put for .72, stock in the 43s
I’m easing in here, bought 25 shares, looking at some spreads.
#LongStock – Here’s my excitement for the day….
TNA: Sold 1 share @ 64.10
WYNN: Sold 1 share @ 122.54
Oddball shares sitting from old dividends before I changed my divvy payout preference to cash. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Bought 100 shares of VET for 14.53, yielding 14%, beaten up oil stock.
Today I lightened the load, selling slightly less than half of the stock for 49.00.
I’m converting the rest into a #PieTrade, so I sold to Open $INTC March 15th 50 covered calls for 1.01.
TWTR #Longstock Stopped out of TWTR at 44.17. Basis 40.99
ROKU #longstock Stopped out of my long stop position at 42.72. Sold June 29th 41 Put @ .55 for a possible re-entry.
TWTR #Longstock Bought a small bit of stock in my Roth for a long term hold @ 40.95. I will sell a weekly call against some of it about a 25 delta to reduce my basis.
#401k #LongStock – I tried following a long term plan (The Golden Butterfly) that would probably work but I’ve decided I can do just as well or better selling puts on imploding stocks so I’m dumping these sizable positions while they’re green. Unloaded SPY back on May 18th and now unloading the bond positions on this rally. Freeing up a ton of buying power…
Sold SHY stock @ 83.60 (bought for 83.51)…decent gain since it was a lot of shares…
Sold TLT stock @ 122.12 (bought for 120.74)
This closes the trade started on Nov 2nd when I sold 200/180 put spreads for 4.15, x2 for max profit of 827.90, max loss of 3,172.10. Stock tanked and I rolled the spreads, got assigned early, and I’m finally out with ending profit of $327.56
I was assigned on all $STMP Dec 1st 200/180 put spreads, so now I only carry long stock. I just sold the last long put for 4.00. With all the selling of naked options, put spreads, and finally the long puts left after short puts in the spreads were assigned, my cost basis is 179.62. About where we’re trading now. I’ll start peeling this off before it returns to 200.
$RH #ShortStrangles Dumped my final Dec 1st short 95 call for 8.50, and 80 puts for .10. Then the stock annoyingly dropped, after I’d closed the whole batch for high prices. I gotta ways to go to make up for it. I’m keeping new sales at the Dec 1st expiration, before earnings:
Sold 100 put for 3.50, adding to position
Sold 95 put for 2.65, adding to position
Sold 105 call for 2.95
$FB BTC Dec 1st 187.5 call for .12. Sold for 1.25 on 11/3. I’ll sell a new one on next rally.
$LITE Sold a fourth of my stock for 58.20. Cost basis 60.50. Looks to be recovering so will wait on the rest, with stops in place.
$STMP Assigned another 100 shares last night, disrupting my Dec 1st 200/180 put spread. Will sell the long put today. This leaves me with one remaining put spread and 200 shares.
$HCA This stock was sold for 75.29.by my broker on Friday afternoon due to margin concerns (futzing with SPX spreads). Not thrilled about this, but it has been an annoying one. An 80 covered call also expired Friday, so I’m now flat. Cost basis was 84.00 so that was a crappy loss.
I’ve been waiting for $HCA to recover but it’s taking a big hit today, along with all Healthcare ($XLV) since Trump is expected to cut ACA subsidies. I’m long some stock with #CoveredCalls
Original trade: Sold Sep 1st 57.5 puts on 8/28 for 1.06.
Assigned stock on Sep 1st
Waited for recovery and sold stock between 56.50 and 58.50.
Max profit on original trade: $738.50
Final profit in the end: $684.50
Covered Call premium not attractive enough to play with this one. I don’t trust the business either with Amazon devouring all retail in sight. Will sell out of remaining shares as it moves up or down from here.
$NOV #LongStock – Unwinding a put assignment from the August expiration.
Sold NOV @ 31.19. Was assigned at 31.0 less a 0.45 puts premium
#Earnings #LongStock Sold to close some of my $HCA stock for 78.50 and 78.26. I had these on Trail stop orders… I was assigned with cost basis of 82.30. I will ride on with the balance of shares… prefer this smaller position if I have to hold through a correction.
Bought to close $WMT 81.5 calls for .05. Sold the 78.5/81.5/84 #BrokenWingButterfly for 2.00 yesterday. Despite plunging market, WMT has been climbing today. Recovery any higher will turn me a profit.
$PLCE — will be assigned stock via 110 puts expiring tomorrow. I’m okay with that, as I feel it will recover. Stock held steady today, indicating 100 may be a support level.
$SVXY #LongStock – at 8:00 am, sold another bunch of SVXY @ 82.22 on a 82 limit order.
This was the lot of stock that got put to me at 80.50 Friday.
I’ve cut back on further covered call orders because I’ve covered up all my remaining long stock.
I may sell a few out of the money calls as speculation because I know the biggest risk (potential loss) for me is still a downside move in the stock below 81.
$SVXY #LongStock – You can’t let a big stock position run 10 points without taking some of it off.
In the after hours, sold a bunch of SVXY @ 81.00.
This was the lot of stock that got put to me at 80.75 Friday.
Let’s see what tomorrow brings.
#Earnings #LongCalls #LongStock
Remaining $ZNGA long stock closed yesterday on trail stop for 3.70. Breakeven on that half, small loss on the first half. Over all just under $100 loss on a long-call purchase.
#VXXGame BTC $SVXY Sep 50 puts yesterday for .53. Sold in the 100/180 strangle (after split: 50/90) for 18.95 on March 21st.
#SPXcampaign Overnight: Closed on GTC order: $SPX Aug 17th 2515/2540 call spreads for .20. Sold for 1.60 on July 19th.
This morning: Closed on GTC order: SPX Aug 25th 2525/2550 call spreads for .20. Sold for 1.75 on July 25th.
#LongStock – Missed posting this scalp earlier Friday:
Sold XIV stock @ 84.60 (bought for 82.57)
#Earnings #LongStock Took a small loss on these to close the position and free up margin. Had a chance to get out with profit on Monday, but got greedy and thought I’d wait for higher prices. No dice.
Sold to close $TAP stock for 92.80. Assigned via 95 puts last Friday, cost basis 93.00, so .20 loss on the trade.
$NUGT #LongStock – finally out of a position I acquired in early November via Put assignment at gain.
Sold NUGT @ 10.70.
I’ll switch back to writing Puts.
#ShortPuts #ShortCalls #LongStock #ShortStock #ShortStrangles
Closing a few trades earlier than planned due to upside pressure on my margin. Fortunately, all but the REGN stock is profitable, but that one’s a biggie (sucks to lose due to downside pressure on a stock while the indices are breaking new highs). I have lost fights with REGN before, I should know better. But I will look to start selling some options once things calm down.
STC REGN long stock for 351.25. Assigned at 415.00 earlier this week.
BTC AZO Dec 16th 720/830 strangles for 1.95. Sold for 3.90 on Monday.
BTC DUST short stock for 48.00. Assigned at 50.00 on Nov 18th.
STC NFLX long stock for 125.05. Assigned at 122.00 on Nov 11th.
$SVXY #LongStock – an old GTC order with a limit at the old YTD high of 74.16 filled during the Yellen madness.
Sold SVXY @ 74.16. This sale was 10% of my remaining position.
$UVXY #LongStock – Sold a large block of UVXY at 9.05 vs. a Put assignment last Friday at 9.00.
I may get put the stock again tomorrow below 9 so I’m lightening up a bit.
$UVXY #LongStock – sold a bit more of UVXY at 9.67 before it fell back to earth.
Also sold strike 10 thru strike 12.50 calls for this week to partially hedge the risk.
$UVXY #LongStock – In one account today, I sold @ 9.60 the block of stock I picked up on assignment Friday at 9.50
$UVXY #Longstock – Sold a batch of long stock at 17.06 today. A smallish gain on the trade.
Trying to buy back this week’s strike 18 calls at a penny since I don’t need them anymore.
#AfterHours #LongStock Sold to close $AAPL stock for 99.00, breakeven from my purchase after hours on earnings day. That was second half of my position. For the first half, I sold it at 93.50 and also sold a July 95 call, now naked. I will rock and roll with this position as the stock wavers.
Impressed with its recovery. I have only a small position but I know many people that are long this stock, so happy for them. However, I don’t trust it much above 100 in the near-term. If you are long, I would at least put a trailing stop on it and not be long if it gets below 96 again.