Short Puts / Closed Earlies / Expirations / Assignments

#shortputs
$ANET STO 3/16 220/230 BUPS @ 2.35

Closed Early
$GS STO 2/16 255/270 BUCS @ 13.50 BTO at 6.00
$AAPL BTC 3/16 140/150 BUPS @ .15 STO at 1.40
$SQ STC 2/16 40/45 BUCS @ 4.25 BTO at 1.70

#optionsexpiration Full Profit
$AMZN 1345/1350 BUPS
$GS 240/250 BUPS
$AMAT 45/50 BUPS
$BIDU 210/220 BUPS
$FB 165/175 BUPS
$SPX 2640/2665 BUPS Thank you @jeffcp66
$FISV 125 put Earnings trade
$CVX 135 Short Call
$DVN 45 Short Call
$EXAS 45 put
$NKTR 75 put

#optionsexpiration Full Loss
$CMG 315/325 BUPS Yuck
$CMG 325/335 BUCS Yuckier
$CMG 340/350 BUCS Yuckiest What was I thinking (perhaps not)
$CVX 125 Long Call
$ICHR 30 Long Call
$MHK 270 Long Call
$EXAS 60 Long Call
$LRCX 202.5/212.5 BUCS
$OLED 190/195 BUCS
$WYNN 180/190 BUCS
$PETS 45/55 BUCS

#Stock Called Away
$AVGO 247.50 Call Earnings strangle residue at profit

Stock Assigned
$CRZO 22.5 put
$MZOR 65 put
$TRTN 35 put
$DVN 44 put
$NTNX 37.5 put
$GDI 35 put

Have a great three day weekend everyone. Rest up and back to battle for a short week.
Happy New Year to all our Lunar members.
@jeffcp66 Thanks for our very own Hall of the Presidents. Makes Disney look shabby.

Options Expiration… VIX Indicator

#OptionsExpiration #VXXGame
Only one #Assignment, my final $SVXY 90 put

#VIXIndicator — The VIX is reacting strongly to the upside at any sign of volatility. Although we spent the morning in cancelation territory, the Mueller spike sent up back above 19.00. So although we’ve been steadily rising, volatility is still hanging around.

Options Expiration for Feb 16

$AAPL Feb 16 135 puts
$AGN Feb 16 150 puts
$AMZN Feb 16 1575 call (covered)
$AMZN Feb 16 1250 put
$BA Feb 16 375 calls
$CAT Feb 16 175 calls
$FCX Feb 16 18 puts
$IYR Feb 16 70 calls
$KOLD Feb 16 50 calls
$KOLD Feb 16 55 calls
$QQQ Feb 16 156 puts
$SVXY Feb 16 130 calls
$TXN Feb 16 114 calls
$UVXY Feb 16 18 calls
$UVXY Feb 16 26 calls
$UVXY Feb 16 35 calls

Inverted strangles that expired (will be assigned both sides):
$SQ Feb 16 40 calls/45 puts–total premium taken in 5.82 less 5.00 strangle width=.82 profit
$XBI Feb 16 91 calls/94 puts–total premium taken in 3.98 less 3.00 strangle width=.98 profit

Assignments

Stock being called away:
$X Feb 16 37 calls (covered)

Stock being assigned:
$SVXY Feb 16 73 put
$SVXY Feb 16 75 put
$SVXY Feb 16 80 put
Just about done with the outstanding short SVXY puts. I am now long…let me think…I believe the official term is “a f***ton”. I haven’t written any calls against the position yet but hopefully can start next week, targeting the ones with the lowest basis.

Have a great long weekend everyone.

#OptionsExpiration

Expiration – Almost Literally ;-) And Some Close Earlies

#optionsexpiration
Full profit
$SPX 2635/2660 BUPS
$AMZN 1240/1280 BUPS
$AMZN 2/2 1300/1675 Earnings Strangle Thank you @jeffcp66
$EXAS 52 call

Full Loss
$CMG 330/335 BUPS
$SPX 2805/2830 BUPS
$SPX 2775/2800 BUPS
$SPX 2865/2885 BUCS

Closed Early
$BA BTC 2/16 280/290 BUPS @.05
$SPX BTC 2/9 2825/2850 BECS @ 6.00 STO at 12.20 Close winners out. Let losers run. Boy am I confused.
$WYNN BTC 2/2 170/175 BUPS @ 3.70 STO @ 1.40

Hope the rest of everyone’s weekend is terrific. Enjoy whatever you enjoy. Back to work on Monday.

#optionsexpiration Assignment $SVXY Feb 02…

#optionsexpiration
Assignment $SVXY Feb 02 120 Put. I’ve been working the set gig and couldn’t trade today so missed the opportunity to roll. Selling a call next week against the assigned stock.
Have a great weekend all.

#OptionsExpiration #Weeklys #Feb2 – an…

#OptionsExpiration #Weeklys #Feb2 – an exciting expiration day with the largest DowJones drop in years and a BIG spike in the VIX.

Took assignment of one of my earning plays $PYPL and took in some $SVXY long stock.
In this case I am re-hedging a porition of some very long term SVXY Short Calls, locking in an eventual gain. Also sold some $DUST long stock purchased last week at a gain.

— Expirations —
AMZN (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 1255 Puts
AMZN (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 1257.5 Puts
AMZN (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 1710 Calls
AMZN (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 1715 Calls
BABA (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 182.5 Puts
BABA (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 185 Puts
FB (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 167.5 Puts
FB (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 175 Puts
DUST (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 19 Puts
GWW (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 200 Puts
NFLX (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 260 Puts (Covered)

SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 90 Puts
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 95 Puts
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 100 Puts
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 102 Puts
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 103 Puts
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 104 Puts
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 105 Puts
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 131 Calls
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 132 Calls

UAA (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 16 Calls (Covered)
UVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 14 Calls

— Assignments —
DUST (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 21 Calls (Covered)
PYPL (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 77 Puts – going long
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 108 Puts – going long against existing short Calls
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 110 Puts – going long against existing short Calls
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 111 Puts – going long against existing short Calls
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 112 Puts – going long against existing short Calls
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 113 Puts – going long against existing short Calls
SVXY (Weekly) Feb 2 2018 114 Puts – going long against existing short Calls

Options Expiration 2/2/18

#OptionsExpiration #Earnings #IronButterly #ShortStrangles #SPXcampaign #CallButterfly

— Expired w/max profit —
$AAPL 177.5 call
$AMZN 1325/1660 strangle
$AMZN 1300/1675 strangle
$EA 110 puts
$FB 175 put

— Expired w/full loss —
$SPX long 2865/2885 call spreads (sad; this closed over 9.00 last Friday… but zero today)
$MCD 177.5/180/182.5 call butterflys
$AMD 12.5/13/13.5 iron butterfly (I lost $10)

#Assignment
$AAPL 175 puts, taking stock
$BABA 200 puts, taking stock
$VRTX 167.5 put, taking stock (I closed one put for .60, but forgot to close the other before the bell)