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Hanging in there despite the markets at new lows A couple of early overnight assignments I’ll have to deal with

==Expired ==
LABU 14/8.5 Bear Call Spreads
LABU 8.0 Covered and Diagonal Calls
LABU 7.5 Covered Calls
SLV 15/16.5 Bull Put Spreads
SOXL 8.5 Diagonal Puts
TNA 46.5/35 Bear Call Spread
TNA 46/34.5 Bear Call Spread
TNA 34/34.5/35 Covered Calls
TQQQ 37/26.5 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 36.5/26.5 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 36/26 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 24/24.5/25 Covered Calls
TQQQ 17/19 Bull Put Spreads

UVXY 19/14.5 Bear Call Spread
UVXY 14.0 Diagonal Call
UVXY 13.5 Diagonal Call
UVXY 12.0 Diagonal Puts — #UVXYContango

VXX 27.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 26.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 25.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 25.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 24.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 23.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 22.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 22.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 18.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 18.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

==Assignments==
SOXL 12.5 Puts – Adjusted stock cost after put premium is $9.56
UVXY 10.5 Calls – net stock short of $12.13 after the call premium. I had an order in to cover the short today at 11.90, and it hit it, but no fill (I was too greedy). I’ll try again Monday

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It’s a Bear Market.
Lots of Covered and Diagonal Calls expired in LABU, TNA, TQQQ and even in VXX (unexpected).
Some Puts were rolled down in TNA and TQQQ, and some calls rolled up in UVXY.
Puts in UVXY and VXX were major gainers. And plenty of VXX puts are still on the books for next week.
==Expired==
LABU 14/10.5 Bear Call Spreads
LABU 9.0 Covered Calls

SLV 17.0 Diagonal Puts

TNA 40/40.5/41 Covered Calls
TNA 41.5 Diagonal Call
TNA 48.5/42 Bear Call Spreads
TNA 50/42.5 Bear Call Spreads

TQQQ 27/27.5/28 Covered Calls
TQQQ 36/28.5 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 37.5/28 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 20.0 Diagonal Puts
TQQQ 19.5 Diagonal Put

UVXY 20.5/12 Bear Call Spreads
UVXY 9.5 Diagonal Puts — #UVXYContango
UVXY 9.0 Diagonal Puts — #UVXYContango

VXX 28/21.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 25/21 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 21.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 20.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 18.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 18.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 17.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 17.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 16.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

== Assignments==
None

UVXY Spreads

Bought UVXY Feb 20 2023 4.0 Puts at $0.18 – DTE = 151
Bought UVXY Jan 20 2023 4.0 Puts at $0.07 – DTE = 123
Bought UVXY Dec 16 2022 5.0 Puts at $0.09 – DTE = 88
Bought UVXY Nov 18 2022 6.0 Puts at $0.08 – DTE = 60
Sold UVXY Sep 23 2022 9.5 Puts at $0.18, $0.19 and $0.20 -DTE = 4
#UVXYContango

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A big monthly expiration. A lot of old long Puts in VXX rolled off, but I was able to write against them one last time and recover the original cost yet again (more in fact) #VXXContango .
A big expiration in TNA and TQQQ (with the market really weak two of the last three weeks). Every short position in TNA expired(including the puts).

I will go into next week with almost no short options except short strangles in VXX and a few puts in SOXL and TQQQ.

==Expired==
LABU 10.0 Covered Calls
LABU 10.0 Diagonal Calls
LABU 15/10.5 Bear Call Spreads

SLV 15/17.5 Bull Put Spreads

SOXL 10/11.0 Bull Put Spreads
SOXL 11.5 Diagonal Puts

TNA 40.0 Diagonal Calls
TNA 41.0 Diagonal Calls
TNA 42.5 Diagonal Call
TNA 43.0 Diagonal Call
TNA 44.0 Diagonal Call
TNA 44.0 and 45.0 Covered Calls
TNA 60/48 Bear Call Spread
TNA 59/47 Bear Call Spread
TNA 58/46 Bear Call Spread
TNA 56/44 Bear Call Spreads
TNA 36.0 Diagonal Put
TNA 35.0 Diagonal Put
TNA 34.5 Diagonal Put

TQQQ 29.0 Diagonal Call
TQQQ 29.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 30.0 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 31.0 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 32.0 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 47/33 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 46/34 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 45/33 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 23.0 Diagonal Puts

UVXY 18/12 Bear Call Spreads
UVXY 9.0 Diagonal Puts — #UVXYContango
UVXY 8.5 Diagonal Puts — #UVXYContango

VXX 26.5/20.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 26/20.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 25.5/20.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 20.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 10/17.5 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 13/17.5 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 14/18 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 15/18 Bull Put Spreads

==Assignments==
None

UVXY Puts closed

Bought to close half of my position in UVXY Sep 16 2022 9.0 Puts at $0.01. Sold on Monday at $0.31.
I’ll let the other half expire
#ReleasingMargin #UVXYContango

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I had to roll more Calls than I wanted to in LABU, TNA and TQQQ. But the ones I did roll were for pretty good credits and higher strike prices. A big monthly expiration cycle next week.

Shorts Expiring:
BBBY 26/13 Bear Call Spreads
LABU 15/10 Bear Call Spreads
SLV 17.0 Diagonal Puts
SOXL 12.0 Diagonal Puts
SOXL 11.5 Diagonal Puts
TNA 55/43 Bear Call Spreads
TNA 50/42.5 Bear Call Spreads
TNA 38.5/37.5/36.5 Diagonal Puts
TQQQ 43/30 Bear Call Spreads
UVXY 12.5 Diagonal Calls
UVXY 9.0 Diagonal Puts — #UVXYContango
VXX 20.5 Diagonal Calls

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An extremely profitable week for my Diagonal and Covered Calls in TNA and TQQQ. Not too bad for VXX, SOXL, TNA, TQQQ and SLV puts either(although I had to roll some).

Going into next week with a lot less positions(risk) as many Bear Call spreads expired with gains.

Shorts Expiring:
BBBY 14.0 Diagonal Call
LABU 15/11.5 Bear Call Spreads
LABU 11.5 Diagonal Calls
TLRY 5.0 Covered Calls
TNA 39/39.5/40 Covered Calls
TNA 51/43.5 Bear Call Spread
TNA 52/43.5 Bear Call Spread
TNA 55/46 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 27/28.5/30/33 Covered Calls
TQQQ 31.5 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 42/33 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 43/34 Bear Call Spreads
UVXY 12.5 Diagonal Calls
UVXY 13.0 Diagonal Calls
UVXY 8.5 Diagonal Put — #UVXYContango
VXX 29/20.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 30/20.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 18.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

UVXY Puts

Sold UVXY Sep 09 2022 9.0 Puts at $0.13, $0.14, $0.15 and $0.16.
Replacing similar puts for this week covered yesterday at $0.01
#UVXYContango #DoubleDip

UVXY Puts

Sold UVXY Sep 09 2022 9.0 Puts at $0.08
Starting in on next week’s #UVXYContango Trades
#OnlySpreads

Covering at a penny

BBBY Sep 02 2022 20.0 Call at $0.01
BBBY Sep 02 2022 19.0 Call at $0.01
BBBY Sep 02 2022 18.5 Call at $0.01
BBBY Sep 02 2022 16.0 Call at $0.01
BBBY Sep 02 2022 15.0 Call at $0.01
UVXY Sep 02 2022 9.0 Puts at $0.01 — #UVXYContango
#ReleasingMargin

UVXY Put Rolldown

Bought to close UVXY Aug 26 2022 9.5 Puts at $0.23. Sold on a roll last week at $1.04
Sold UVXY Sep 02 2022 9.0 Puts at $0.25 for a $0.02 Credit and a $0.50 lower strike.

Also bought to close UVXY Aug 26 2022 9.0 Puts at $0.01.
Leaves UVXY Dec 16 2022 4.0 Puts fully paid for.
#UVXYContango

UVXY Spread

Bought to open UVXY Dec 16 2022 4.0 Puts at $0.10
Sold to Open UVXY Aug 26 2022 9.0 Puts at $0.14 for a $0.04 Credit for the first week.
Long DTE = 113
Short DTE = 1
#UVXYContango

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I rolled out some position too soon, but at least it was a better week than last week

Short options expiring:
BBBY 39/26 Bear Call Spread
BBBY 41/27Bear Call Spread
BBBY 43/28 Bear Call Spread
BBBY 45/31 Bear Call Spread
LABU 15/11.5 Bear Call Spreads
SLV 15/17.5 Bull Put Spreads
SLV 17.5 Diagonal Puts
SOXL 7/18.5 Bull Put Spreads
TLRY 6.0 and 6.5 Covered Calls
UVXY 8.5 Diagonal Puts — #UVXYContango
VXX 17/20.5 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 17/20 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 16/19.5 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 16/19 Bull Put Spread
VXX 15/19 Bull Put Spreads

Assignments:
A whole bunch of Pre-split KOLD Puts from 12 down to 4.
Some covered just 5 shares, some covered 25 Shares
I’ll figure the net cost next week and start writing covered calls on the even lots.

UVXY Put Rollout

Rolled UVXY Aug 19 2022 9.5 Puts to UVXY Aug 26 2022 9.5 Puts at $0.27 Credit.
Hoping my 8.5 short puts still expire
#UVXYContango

UVXY vs. VXX

Once again:
The idea of the #VXXContango trades was that VXX was a wasting asset that was bound to lose value over time from the contango losses that happened when VIX futures contracts were rolled forward each month.

However, VXX appears to be broken due to Barclay’s having issued many more shares than they were allowed. As such, I’m switching this strategy over to UVXY as it tracks the VIX index more closely and has a more predictable contango loss.
Sold to close VXX Oct 21 2022 12.0 Puts at $0.18. Bought on 07/01 at $0.15 and wrote against it several times including covering the entire cost the first week. #WinWin

Bought to open UVXY Nov 18 2022 4.0 Puts / Sold to Open UVXY Aug 19 2022 8.5 Puts at $0.03 Credit and more at $0.08 Credit for the first week.
Long DTE = 100
Short DTE = 4
Bought to open UVXY Jan 20 2023 3.0 Puts / Sold to Open UVXY Aug 19 2022 8.5 Puts at $0.03 Credit for the first week.
Long DTE = 158
Short DTE = 4
#UVXYContango

UVXY vs. VXX

The idea of the #VXXContango trades was that VXX was a wasting asset that was bound to lose value over time from the contango losses that happened when VIX futures contracts were rolled forward each month.

However, VXX appears to be broken due to Barclay’s having issued many more shares than they were allowed. As such, I’m switching this strategy over to UVXY as it tracks the VIX index more closely and has a more predictible contango loss.

My first trade in this name in a while:
Bought to Open UVXY Dec 16 2022 4.0 Puts at $0.17
Sold to Open UVXY Aug 12 2022 9.5 Puts at $0.20 for a $0.03 Credit for the first week.
Long DTE = 129
Short DTE = 3
#UVXYContango

UVXY – Closing a long Put position

Sold to close UVXY Apr 16 2021 5.0 Puts @ 0.23.
Purchased these on March 1st @ 0.04 while writing March 5th 8.0 Puts against them that ultimately expired.
A #WinWin on a #UVXYContango trade.

I’m still long June 4.0 and 5.0 Puts that I continue to write against.

The next reverse split can’t be too far off with the stock at 5.40

UVXY

Sold to Open UVXY Mar 12 2021 8.0 Puts at $0.16.
#DoubleDip write against Long April and June strike 5 puts.
#UVXYContango

UVXY is 8.35

UVXY

Bought to close UVXY 01/29/2021 10.0 Diagonal Puts @ 0.01. They won’t trade any lower.
Sold these on 01/26 @ 0.23.
Another #UVXYContango Trade worked and my long June 2021 puts are now free and clear.

UVXY

Bought to close UVXY 01/22/2021 10.00 Diagonal Puts @ 0.01. They won’t trade any lower.
#UVXYContango trade the worked