#earnings #shortstrangles AA sold Nov….

#earnings #shortstrangles AA
sold Nov. 16, 32/41 strangle for 1.05


#ShortStrangles – Dropping slightly with news of some buyout. Taking a shot at a little strangle in the week prior to earnings.

Sold TWLO NOV 2 2018 60.0/80.0 Strangles @ 2.06

Updates rolls and adjustments, just…

Updates rolls and adjustments, just trying to pull some cash out of the market until it stabilizes. Paper losses are high but everything hedged so as we approach expiration the paper losses will improve.

/CL added 34 DTE 60/84.5 strangles for 0.22 credit. On oil I have finally figured out the best way to trade it is take profits early, re-enter later if you want back in. Adjust early if it is going against you. The theta decay is wicked fast. 5 contract strangles is roughly $100 a day in decay so as long as it stays in your range you can take some profits early. Closed previous strangles last night for $900 profits in 9 days even with oil moving. Just reset the strangle this morning.

WDC 60/58 LEAP cost basis 15.41. Sitting on this until closer to expiration.
MU 55/50 LEAP cost basis 8.67 so not expensive but MU has SUCKED. I will adjust it once the short options are under 0.2, soon I suspect.
EOG 115/120 put leap at 14.88. May adjust back 115 depending on where it is at expiration.
EXPE 125/125/126 LEAP cost basis 14.88. Just waiting for theta decay to kick in.
LNG 50/66.5 LEAP cost basis 17.24
XBI 95/97 LEAP adjusted to 95/95 for 0.25 credit. CB 3.37 and 99 days left to manage but this is red on paper.
87/95 LEAP cost basis 4.33 and same as above
95/95 LEAP cost basis 0.85

TQQQ lot 1 65 cc rolled down to 63 CC and out to 22 DTE for 1.4 credit. CB 60.65
TQQQ lot 2 65 CC rolled down to 63 same as above. CB 61
LNG lot 1 66 CC rolled out 8 DTE for 0.53 credit. CB 63.07
LNG lot 2 66 CC rolled out 8 DTE for 0.63 credit. CB 63.63.

Biggest paper losses are the 401k as it is half bonds and half stocks but I can’t trade my way around the dip in those. My 6 trading accounts are not doing too badly 🙂

Just a few observations, my accounts that are much more concentrated are doing better. Not saying put all your eggs in 1 basket, but 1 basket is certainly easier to watch and adjust.

Aggressively collecting income and rolling options helps keep cost basis down and brings in cash even when the market dumps. Also helps offset bad timing.

Picking the right horse makes a difference. I am going to pay a lot more attention to sector rotation. My oil and gas trades are saving my bacon at the moment.

Hope everyone is doing ok with this and has some cash for when a floor is put in 🙂

#shortstrangles #earnings #closing ROKU Way…

#shortstrangles #earnings #closing ROKU

Way back on August 29 I sold an October 19, 50/70 earnings strangle for 2.19. ROKU climbed to 77 last week, has come back to earth, bought today for 1.72, a little luck always helps.

#shortstrangles #closing SMH Sept. 20,…

#shortstrangles #closing SMH
Sept. 20, sold Nov. 16, 98/113 strangle for 2.53, bought today for 1.98.

#earnings #closing #shortstrangles MU Yesterday…

#earnings #closing #shortstrangles MU
Yesterday sold Oct. 18, 41/55 strangle for 1.38, bought today for .88.

#shortstrangles SMH TastyTrade idea, sold…

#shortstrangles SMH
TastyTrade idea, sold Nov. 16, 98/113 for 2.53, SMH is just under 108.