SPX trades

#SPXcampaign I am selling this rally, even though its strength is unusual for the day after a warning. It is certainly true that the Downside Warning can represent an SPX bottom, so I’m being cautious and ready to manage call spreads if the rally continues.

#RiskReversal: Wish I’d waited to enter this one, but oh well. This was entered at the open and meant to take advantage of possible strong moves down today or tomorrow.
Bought SPX May 24th 2300/2275 put spreads for 2.20
Sold SPX May 24th 2385/2410 call spreads for 2.60

Stopped: SPX Jun 9th 2290/2265 put spreads for 2.80 (this hit my 3.00 stop)
#ReverseRoll Sold SPX May 19th 2370/2395 call spreads for 3.20. Expires Friday afternoon, unless I have to roll it.

Sold to Open $SPX June 15th 2430/2455 call spreads for 1.85, with SPX at 2366.

Taking partial profit

#SPXcampaign #RiskReversal

Sold half of my long $SPX call spreads for 5/22. Leaving the other half plus the full position for 5/26 for potentially higher SPX this week.

Sold (half) SPX May 22nd 2410/2435 call spreads for 3.30. Bought for 4.75 on 5/5, but net cost was zero given I sold the put spread for 4.80.

Options Expiration 5/12/17

#OptionsExpiration #Earnings #RiskReversal #IronCondors #CallButterfly #SPXcampaign

— Expiring w/Max Profit —
NVDA 95 put
SPX 2375/2350 put spreads

— Expiring w/loss —
JAZZ 155/157.5/160/162.5 iron condors, sold for 1.80, .70 loss
PCLN 1925/1950/1975, and 1975/2000/2025 call butterflys

— Expiring worthless —
SPX risk/reversal:  LONG 2410/2430 call spreads, SHORT 2355/2330 put spreads


A Roll, A closed Early and Risk Reversal Follower

Rolled to Keep Hope Train Running
$NVDA BTC 5/12 115 call STO 6/9 120 call @ 2.90 debit

Closed Early
$REGN BTC 5/12 430 put @ .50 Sold for 8.00 Thank you @fuzzballl and I babysat it thanks to you

Following once more.
$SPX 5/26 BTO 2410/2430 BUCS and $SPX STO 5/26 2340/2365 @ .20 credit

Renew my Risk/Reversal subscription

#SPXcampaign I don’t give up easy. This is my fourth #RiskReversal in a row. Learned my lesson this week… since I have been selling a new one each Friday two weeks out, it means I have two R/R’s going at all times. On Monday’s and Tuesday’s record highs, could have sold this week’s and gotten a decent profit. Instead, I waited for a longer and higher rally that never came.

So today, the May 12th r/r expires, I’m sitting on a May 22nd r/r, and now I’ve added this one:

Bought to open $SPX May 26th 2410/2430 call spreads for 3.50
Sold to Open SPX May 26th 2365/2340 put spreads for 3.35.

Rough profit/loss on the strategy so far: ZERO. But the idea is to profit on a strong rally, which has not happened yet (or may not happen at all) during this Upside Warning.

SPX, try again…

#SPXcampaign #RiskReversal
Bought to open $SPX May 22nd 2410/2435 call spreads for 4.75
Sold to Open $SPX May 22nd 2375/2350 put spreads for 4.80

A third week in a row where I’m putting a trade out there for a push to new SPX all-time highs. Fortunately, the risk/reversal method means zero losses so far, despite being wrong about the hoped-for rally.

#SPXcampaign Jeff when you trade…

#SPXcampaign Jeff when you trade a #RiskReversal do you still use the same number of contracts as when placing normal spreads? Is the reason for using a 20×25 spread to achieve the correct cover? Hope I have not confused you.

I tried to comment straight on to your post but it came back as needing approval?