#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.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX July 21st 4340/4320 put spreads for 3.90. Leaving call spreads for a bit later as the rally seems to have strength. Missed this one big time; should have sold put side Monday and I’d be collecting a double on this trade.
Also, doubled down on next Monday’s put spread. Bought more of the June 26th 4260/4240 put spreads for 1.60. Adding to the ones I bought yesterday for 5.65
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX July 23rd 4245/4265 call spreads for 14.10. Condors bought yesterday for 18.00. Counting on another drop by Friday to sell put side.
Also, bought to open July 26th 4260/4240 put spreads for 5.65. Going put side only for this one.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX July 23rd 4215/4235-4245/4265 condors for 18.00, with SPX at 4242.
Expiring with max credit of 20.00: July 19th 4370/4350 put spreads. Condors bought last Tuesday for 15.25.
#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 $SPX July 6th 4270/4290-4300/4320 condors for 13.85, with SPX at 4295.
#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.
#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.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 23rd 4155/4175-4185/4205 condors for 17.15, with SPX at 4180.
This is only 5 days out but high probability of success with current volatility.
Today’s looks good to expire with 20.00 credit. Wednesday’s expired badly as I had sold the put side on Monday for 6.00, so about a 9.00 loss on that one.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX June 21st 4225/4245-4255/4275 iron condors for 15.70, with SPX at 4249.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX June 16th 4235/4215 put spreads for 6.00. Condors bought last Thursday for 14.45. Will sell call spreads in an upswing.
#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 Sold to Close $SPX June 14th 4225/4205 put spread for 5.80. Condors bought for 14.75 on Tuesday. Looking for a bounce back up to close call spreads.
#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 Bought to Open $SPX June 9th 4200/4220 call spreads for 7.00.
Yes, I’m still stocking by my bullish stance. I will probably sell tomorrow’s call spread at a loss today, but holding out for a rebound.
#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 26th 4170/4190 call spreads for 16.10. Leaving put spreads for later this morning. Cindors bought for 16.65 last Thursday.
Locking in just shy of breakeven, with put spreads still open. We still have not cleared the Downside Warning so market does not seem ready to take off again. I’m being more proactive with closure after a few weeks of poor results from waiting.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 28th 4185/4205-4215/4235 condors for 15.10, with SPX at 4208.
Expiring for max credit of 20.00: May 24th 4155/4175 call spreads, bought last Tuesday for 16.85
Last week, the 7-dte strategy saw three straight losses, further validating the need to leg out of these trades when opportunity is there.
#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
#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.
#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 Sold to close $SPX May 12th 4175/4195 call spreads for 3.70. Condors bought for 16.45 last Thursday. Saving put side for later today or tomorrow, as I believe we are entering a correction.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX May 14th 4205/4225-4235/4255 iron condors for 15.30, with SPX at 4231.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX May 3rd 4185/4165 put spreads for 1.65. Looking for bullish close to profit on call side. Condors bought for 15.65 last Tuesday.
#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
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Apr 23rd 4170/4190 call spreads for 8.65. Coupled with 11.00 for put spreads yesterday, 19.65 total. Condors bought for 15.65 on Monday.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 28th 4110/4130-4140/4160 iron condors for 16.95, with SPX at 4138
#SPX7dteLong Well, day could not end worse with SPX almost precisely in middle of the Dead Zone. Had the chance to sell for over 17 near the open but wanted to wait it out for max profit of 20.00. A Screamingly bullish day denied me. So I sold put side for .90 and call side for 1.35 in the last half hour of the day. 4145/4165-4175/4195 condors bought for 15.40 last Thursday, so 13.15 loss.
#SPX1dte Expiring worthless: 4050/4070-4180/4200 condors, sold yesterday for 1.00.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 23rd 4140/4160-4170/4180 iron condors for 15.60, with SPX at 4160.
Fingers crossed for a bullish close.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Apr 19th 4120/4100 put spreads for 1.25. Looking for a bounce to get full 20.00 on call side. Condors bought for 15.25 last Tuesday.
Summary of week: Monday +4.60, Wednesday +.65, Friday +4.55.
+9.80 profit for week
This week’s expirations
5 wins, 1 loss
Total P/L combined: profit of +11.00
I was traveling Friday and didn’t place a 1dte trade for Monday. I am spending two weeks in the Denver area.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 16th 4095/4115-4125/4145 iron condors for 15.45, with SPX at 4121.
Expected to expire at max credit of 20.00: Apr 12th 4080/4100 call spreads. Condors bought for 15.40 last Tuesday.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Apr 12th 4035/4055-4155/4175 iron condors for .95, with SPX at 4110, IV 7.9%, deltas -.08 +.06
Expiring: Apr 9th 4030/4050-4135/4155 condors, sold yesterday for 1.05
Expiring with max credit of 20.00: Apr 9th 4080/4100 call spreads, bought Monday for 15.20. Also add .60 from selling put spread this morning.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Apr 9th 4070/4050 put spreads for .60. Relying on the 4080/4900 call side for the main profit. Condors bought for 15.20 on Monday.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 14th 4075/4095-4105/4125 iron condors for 14.95, with SPX at 4095.
1-dte trade to follow in comments.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 12 4050/4070-4080/4100 iron condors for 15.40, with SPX at 4073.
1-dte trade to follow in comments.
#SPX7dteLong Bought to open $SPX Apr 9th 4050/4070-4080/4100 iron condors for 15.20, with SPX at 4076.
#SPX1dte Stop was hit at the open, and I tried to get cute and exit this morning for less than 2.00. Could have done it for about 2.20. Missed it, and now in the hole over 11.00. Only hope is for a pull back to 4065.
#SPX1dte Sold to Open $SPX Apr 5th 3925/3945-4065/4085 iron condors for 1.05, SPX at 4012, IV 8.2%, deltas -.06 +.06.
Expiring worthless: Apr 1 3905/3925-4035/4055 condors, sold yesterday for 1.15
#SPX7dteLong Expected to expire with max credit of 20.00: Apr 1st 3980/4000 call spreads. Condors bought Monday for 15.60
#SPX1dte Expected to expire worthless: $SPX Mar 31st 3880/3900-4020/4040 iron condors, sold yesterday for 1.05
Sold to Open $SPX Apr 1st 3905/3925-4035/4055 iron condors for 1.15, SPX at 3988, IV 13.05%, deltas -.07 +.07
#SPX7dteLong Bought to Open $SPX Apr 1st 3950/3970-3980/4000 iron condors for 15.60, with SPX at 3972. This one only 3 days out, as Friday is Good Friday holiday and market is closed.
#SPX7dteLong Sold to close $SPX Mar 29th 3945/3965 call spreads for 10.00. Going to look for a low to sell put side.
Condors bought for 15.80 last Tuesday.