#SPX1dte Woke up at 4:30 to close put side: Bought to close $SPX Sep 20th 4330/4310 put spreads for 3.20. Condors sold for 1.05 on Friday. Looks like it would have been better to wait for the open, but market was falling all night.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Sep 17th 4445/4425 put spread for 3.50. I’m kind of back on the bullish train, since the VIX has been tepid, but even so I sold this too early and we are dropping more.
Sold to close Sep 15th 4505/4525 call spreads for 2.50. Sold put side for 12.40 yesterday, so total. Bought for 16.10 last Thursday so 14.90 total, loss of 1.20.
#SPX7dtelong In pre-market, sold to close $SPX Sep 13th 4515/4535 call spreads for 8.00. Sold puts yesterday for 8.25, so 16.25 total. Condors bought for 14.70 on Wednesday, so 1.55 in profit.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Sep 10th 4525/4505 put spreads for 5.00. Leaving call spreads for more upside.
Made the mistake of getting spooked by yesterday’s drop, and did not sell this put side then. I should have heeded the Upside Warning and closed it. But hopefully we can revisit the highs around 4545 tomorrow.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Sep 13th 4485/4505-4515/4535 condors for 14.70, with SPX at 4511.
Today’s 4535/4555 call spread will expire worthless, leaving me only with the 8.00 credit I got for the put side yesterday. Bought for 14.55 last Thursday so 6.55 loss.
#SPX1dte Expected to expire worthless: $SPX Sep 8th 4460/4480-4550/4570 condors, sold yesterday for 1.30.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Sep 8th 4525/4505 put spreads for 8.00. Saving call spreads for the hopeful bounce.
I was travelling last week so was unable to post. For the condor expiring today:
Purchased last Tuesday for 14.30
Sold put side on Thursday for 5.25
Sold call side Friday for 12.00
Total profit: 2.95
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Aug 27th 4485/4505 call spreads for 17.60. Put side sold for 2.75 yesterday so 20.35 total credit. Condors bought for 14.20 on Monday, so 6.15 profit.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Aug 25th 4400/4420 call spreads for 19.70. Condors bought for 17.30 last Thursday.
#SPX1dte Bought to close $SPX Aug 23rd 4480 calls for 1.00. Condors sold for .95 on Friday. Hit the stop early but kept missing the fills. Took a trip up to 10.00… now back below a dollar.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Aug 23rd 4360/4380-4480/4500 condors for .95, SPX at 4442, IV 8.2%, deltas -.08 +.06. Actually a little more afraid of upside than downside, even though we are in a Downside Warning.
Expiring: Aug 20th 4290/4310-4460/4480 condors, sold yesterday for 1.15.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Aug 20th 4470/4490 call spreads for .75. Puts sold for 8.40 on Tuesday, so 9.15 total credit off a purchase of 13.10, so 3.95 loss.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Aug 23rd 4460/4480 call spreads for 8.50. Bought yesterday for 7.90.
My *guess* is that yesterday’s VIX spike was a head-fake and we are still going higher. But gotta follow my rules and dump out of this while some profit is available. Another dip would likely mean full loss, since I have no put side on this one.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Aug 18th 4345/4365-4480/4500 condors for 1.05, SPX at 4438, IV 11.85%, deltas -.07 +.06
It actually is somewhat common for the first day after the Upside Warning fires that we get a pullback. It makes sense; it requires three straight days of low volatility to fire it, so a fourth day of some pullback seems in order. The UpW almost always works, but getting the timing right can be tough.
Sold to close $SPX Aug 16th 4435/4415 put spreads for 2.50. Looking for a bounce to close call side.
Sold to close $SPX Aug 18th 4450/4430 put spreads for 7.80. Still have time for the call side.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Aug 13th 4460/4440 call spreads for 19.00. Put side sold for 2.45, yesterday, for 21.45 total, on purchase price of 14.10, means 7.35 profit.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Aug 13th 4430/4410 put spreads for 2.45. Leaving call spreads for now. Condors bought for 14.10 on Monday.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Aug 11th 4425/4445 call spreads for 15.10. Could not risk any further down move. Put side sold for 2.25 yesterday so 17.35 total. Bought for 15.05 last week, so 2.30 profit.
#SPX1dte Expected to expire worthless: Aug 11th 4365/4385-4465/4485 condors, sold yesterday for 1.00.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Aug 11th 4415/4395 put spreads for 2.25. Condors bought for 15.05 last Thursday. Saving call spreads to sell later today or tomorrow.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Aug 13th 4410/4430-4440/4460 condors for 14.10, with SPX at 4434.
#SPX1dte Sold to open $SPX 4360/4380-4465/4486 condor for 1.05, SPX at 4434, IV 6.5%, deltas -.07 +.08
Expiring: 4350/4370-4465/4485 condors, sold yesterday for 1.05
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Aug 11th 4395/4415-4425/4445 condors for 15.05, with SPX ar 4419.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to open Aug 9th $SPX 4390/4410-4420/4440 condors for 15.20, with SPX at 4415.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Aug 6th 4380/4400-4410/4430 condors for 15.50, with SPX at 4398.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX July 30th 4410/4390 put spreads for 5.40. Tried to close at the open but was not filled, and then chased all morning as it only went up. Not a great way to start the day when I could have gotten over 12.00!!!
Hoping for a strong rally to get the call side ITM.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX 4400/4420-4430/4450 condors for 15.05, with SPX at 4422. I compared this one to the 4395/4415-4425/4445, and it was going for about 25 cents cheaper. That seems to often be the case, that savings can be found if you look at the condor 5 point higher or lower.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX June 28th 4375/4395 call spreads for 14.75. Condors bought for 15.15 last Thursday. Took a small loss now as we could end the day lower. WIll get some from the put side if there’s any downward pressure over next hour or so.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Aug 2nd 4355/4375-4385/4405 condors for 16.75, with SPX at 4378.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Juy 26th 4330/4350-4450/4470 iron condors for 1.00. SPX at 4407, IV 7.2%, deltas -.07 +.07
Crappy week because of the (thus far) head-fake Downside Warning. After taking a small loss on #SPX1dte trade Monday, skipped the trade for Wed & Fri. Took nice profit Monday on #SPX7dteLong but assumed more downside and took losses on Wed, Fri, and next Mon trades. Hopefully back to normal next week.
I’m not selling an #SPX1dte trade today as the market is too unpredictable and the moves too large. Obviously I was way too early on my bearish trades this morning. Will likely double down if we open tomorrow higher or flat.
#SPX1dte Bought to close $SPX July 19th 4340/4320 put spreads for 1.85. Stop hit at the open. Condors sold for 1.30 on Friday, so .55 loss.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX July 19th 4220/4240-4375/4395 condors for 1.30, SPX at 4329, IV 10.2%, deltas -.06 +.08
No spread sold for today’s expiration.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX July 16th 4380/4360 put spreads for 12.00. Condors bought for 14.20 on Monday. Since bank earnings are good I’m banking on more upside into tomorrow’s close, so I can sell the call side. But if we go lower loss is only 2.20.
#SPX1dte Expired yesterday: July 14th condor, sold Tuesday for 1.35.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX July 19th 4350/4370-4380/4400 condors for 15.25, with SPX at 4374.
#SPX1dte STOPPED Bought to close $SPX July 9th 4365/4385 call spreads for 1.85. Condors sold yesterday for .95
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX July 14th 4305/4325-4335/4355 condors for 15.90, with SPX at 4326.
I forgot to buy one for next Monday… the holiday threw me off.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX July 7th 4320/4340 call spreads for 15.00. Condors bought for 13.10 last Thursday.
Leaving put spreads for possible further down move. I don’t trust that we will finish day OTM on the call spread so took profit now.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX July 7th 4290/4310-4320/4340 condors for 13.10, with SPX at 43167. Another new record for lowest price paid for this strategy.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open July 2nd 4260/4280-4290/4310 condors for 13.35, when SPX was at 4283.
Expiring with max credit of 20.00: June 28th 4255/4275 call spreads; condors bought last Tuesday for 14.10.
#SPX1dte Expiring worthless: June 28th 4215/4240-4315/4340 condors, sold Friday for 1.00. Didn’t realize until now it was 25-pt-wide, rather than my usual 20.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX June 28th 4220/4240-4315/4335 condors for 1.00, SPX at 4280, IV 6.95%, deltas -.10 +.06.
The #VIXIndicator never broke its Upside Warning in last week’s swoon, so it is clearly back on, baby. Therefore, staying aggressive with the put-side deltas for now.
Expiring:June 25th 4205/4225-4300/4320 condors, sold yesterday for .90.
#SPX7dteLong Expiring with max credit of 20.00: June 25th 4230/4250 call spreads. Condors bought Monday for 15.25.
#SPX1dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 30th 4245/4265-4275/4295 condors for 13.60, with SPX at 4268. This is first time I have paid less than 14 for this trade.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 28th 4225/4245-4255/4275 for 14.10. Partially filled when SPX was at 4247. The rest filled before the bell.
Sold to Close June 23rd 4185/4205 call spreads for 19.40. Condors bought for 17.15 last Thursday. Taking profit early to avoid any surprises tomorrow.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 25th 4200/4220-4230/4250 condors for 15.25, with SPX at 4224.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX June 21st 4055/4075-4240/4260 iron condors for 1.10, SPX at 4182, IV 12.6%, deltas -.06 +.06.
Expiring with max credit of 20.00: June 18th 4230/4210 put spreads. Condors bought for 15.20 on Monday.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 21st 4225/4245-4255/4275 iron condors for 15.70, with SPX at 4249.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX June 14th 41890/4200-4270/4290 iron condors for 1.05, SPX at 4239, IV 6.7%, deltas -.10 +.07. Getting aggressive on deltas as we’ve been trading in a tight range and premium is pretty low. It is working and will continue to work, until it doesn’t!
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX 4215/4235-4245/4265 iron condor for 14.45, with SPX at 4237.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 14th 4205/4225-4235/4255 iron condors for 14.75, with SPX at 4230.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 11th 4230/4250 call spreads for 8.30.
Waiting for the close to collect on today’s 4215/4235 long call spread.
#SPX7dteLong Earlier: Sold to close $SPX June 4th 4215/4235 call spreads for 8.25. Bought last Friday for 8.80. Small loss, but better than yesterday when it got below 2.00. It’s in profit range now had I waited. Finally getting the move from the Upside Warning. Two other call spreads expiring next week are looking good.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX June 2nd 4200/4180 put spreads for 3.25. Leaving 4210/4230 call side for later today or tomorrow.
Looking for max credit for today’s 4195/4215 call spreads.
#SPX1dte SOld to Open $SPX June 1st 4175/4155 put spreads for 1.10. With Upside Warning firing at the close, I am bullish and sellijg only put side again. SPX at 4212, IV 6.6%, delta -.14
Expiring worthless: May 28th 4165/4145 put spreads, sold yesterday for .90
#SPX7dteLong Hoping for some close above 4215. I sold put side yesterday for 5.55. Not looking too promising.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX May 28th 4205/4185 put spreads for 5.55. Leaving call spreads for tomorrow. Condors bought for 15.10 on Monday.
Bought to Open $SPX June 2nd 4180/4200-4210/4230 condors for 14.25, with SPX at 4206. I think that’s the lowest I have ever paid. It is only 5 trading days given the Monday holiday.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX May 21st 4150/4130 put spreads for 7.05. Leaving call side for tomorrow. Condors bought for 16.85 on Monday.
Bought to Open May 26th 4140/4160-4170/4190 condors for 16.65
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX May 21st 4070/4090-4210/4230 condors for 1.10, 2 minutes after closing bell. Deltas -.06 +.06
#SPX1dte Bought to close $SPX May 19th 4065/4045 put spreads for 3.00. Condors sold yesterday for 1.10.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 24th 4125/4145-4155/4175 iron condors for 16.85, with SPX at 4149.
1-dte trade coming in comments
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 21st 4130/4150-4160/4180 iron condor for 16.85, with SPX at 4152.
Looking to close put side of today’s condor and bank on some recovery into the close.
#SPX1dte Bought to close $SPX May 14th 4190 call for .30. Condors sold yesterday for 1.10. Just kept going up and up but didn’t actually hit my stop until this hour.
Sold to Open $SPX May 17th 4050/4070-4230/4250 condors for .95, SPX at 4175, IV 11.9%, deltas -.06, +.05
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 19th 4105/4125-4135/4155 iron condors for 17.40, with SPX at 4126.
#SPX1dte Earlier: Bought to close $SPX May 12th 4055/4035 put spreads for 1.10, when stop was breached at 4095. Condors sold yesterday for 1.10, so breakeven, loss of commissions.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 14th 4205/4225-4235/4255 iron condors for 15.30, with SPX at 4231.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX May 10th 4155/4175-4275/4295 iron condors for 1.05, SPX at 4234, IV 8%, deltas -.07 +.08
Today’s closing to follow in comments.
$SPX STO 4/30 4135/4155 – 4250/4270 at .90. SPX at 4212
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 3rd 4165/4185-4195/4215 iron condors for 15.65, with SPX at 4190.
1-dte trade to follow in comments
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 30th 4165/4185-4195/4215 iron condors for 15.45, with SPX at 4188.
Expected to expire the max credit of 20.00: Apr 26th 4130/4150 call spreads. Condors bought for 16.75 last Tuesday.
#SPX1dte Expected to expire worthless: Apr 26th 4120/4140-4235/4255 condors, sold Friday for 1.05.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Apr 26th 4120/4140-4235/4255 iron condors for 1.05, with SPX at 4186, IV 7.15%, deltas -.07 +.06