OptionsExpiration

LABU 8.0 Diagonal Calls
LABU 3/6.5 Bull Put Spread
LABU 3/6 Bull Put Spread

TNA 37/37.5 Covered Calls
TNA 55/37 Bear Call Spread
TNA 55/38.5 Bear Call Spread
TNA 55/39.5 Bear Call Spread
TNA 39.5 Diagonal Calls
TNA 40.0 Diagonal Calls

TQQQ 29.5/30.5/31.5/32 Covered Calls
TQQQ 43/29.5 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 29.5 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 30.5 Diagonal Calls

VXX 37/23.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 36/23.5 Bear Call spreads
VXX 35/24 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 34/24 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 24.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 25.0 Diagonal Calls

VXX 22.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

VXX Diagonal Puts

Bought to open VXX Aug 19 2022 17.0 Puts at $0.17
Sold to Open VXX Jul 08 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.20 for a $0.03 Credit for the first week.
Long DTE = 49
Short DTE = 7

Bought to Open VXX Oct 21 2022 12.0 Puts at $0.15
Sold to Open VXX Jul 08 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.22 for a $0.07 Credit for the first week.
Long DTE = 112
Short DTE = 7
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

For next week
Sold VXX Jul 08 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.16, $0.17, $0.18 and $0.19.
Sold against long Aug 16.0 Puts leftover from earlier #VXXContango spreads

VXX Puts

Closed a small portion of my VXX Jul 01 2022 Puts at $0.01. Sold these at a average cost of $0.21
Holding the rest for expiration.
#VXXContango

VXX Puts and Calls

Sold VXX Jul 01 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.27, adding to my position

Sold VXX Jul 01 2022 24.5 Calls at $0.16
Sold VXX Jul 01 2022 25 Call at $0.11

Sold a diagonal bear call spread:
Bought to Open VXX Jul 22 2022 32.0 Calls at $0.22
Sold to Open VXX Jul 01 2022 23.5 Calls at $0.28 for a $0.06 Credit for the first week.

Sold a diagonal bull put spread
Bought VXX Sep 16 2022 14.0 Puts at $0.21
Sold to Open VXX Jul 01 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.25 for a $0.04 Credit for the first week.
Long DTE = 80
Short DTE = 3
#VXXContango

OptionsExpiration

Pretty light week after all the rolls I did to next week.

Expired:
LABU 3/5 Bull Put Spreads
TNA 58/36.5 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 45/28 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 44/28 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 41.5/28 Bear Call Spread
VXX 23.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 22.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

VXX Puts Rolled down

Bought to close VXX Jun 24 2022 23.0 Puts at $0.11, $0.10 $0.07 and $0.05.
Sold on Wednesday at $0.13, $0.17, $0.18 and $0.19 respectively.
Partial position. Letting the rest ride until the close.

Sold VXX Jul 01 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.18, $0.20 and $0.23 to replace them.
#VXXContango

VXX Diagonal Puts

Bought to open VXX Dec 16 2022 8.0 Puts at $0.10.
Sold to Open VXX Jun 24 2022 23.0 Puts at $0.21 for a $0.11 Credit for the first week.
Long DTE = 176
Short DTE = 1

Bought to open VXX Oct 21 2022 10.0 Puts at $0.05 and at $0.04
Sold to Open VXX Jun 24 2022 22.5 Puts at $0.11 for a $0.06-$0.07 Credit for the first week.
Long DTE = 120
Short DTE = 1

#VXXContango

If the short puts go in the money on Friday, at least the market is still in rally mode. 🙂

VXX Puts

Bought to open VXX Aug 19 2022 15.0 Puts at $0.10.
Sold to Open VXX Jun 24 2022 23.0 Puts at $0.19 for a $0.09 Credit for the first week.
Long DTE = 58
Short DTE = 2
#VXXContango

If these go in the money by Friday, the market should be in rally mode. 🙂

OptionsExpiration

Lots of old long calls(TNA, TQQQ, and VXX) and long puts (VXX) rolling off this month. At least I got one more write against them. Hardly had to roll anything this week.

My next set of long puts in VXX expire in August and ALL my short puts are expiring today, so plenty of time for re-writes against those longs.

Short trading week next week.

==EXPIRED==
KOLD 32.0 Covered Call

LABU 3/5 Bull Put Spreads

TNA 42.0 Covered Calls
TNA 42.0 Diagonal Calls
TNA 44.0 Diagonal Calls
TNA 52/44 Bear Call Spreads
TNA 51/44 Bear Call Spreads

TQQQ 30.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 47.5/30 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 40/30 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 38.75/30 Bear Call Spreads

VXX 35/29.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 35/29 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 35/28.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 28.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 28 Diagonal Calls
VXX 27.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 27 Diagonal Calls
VXX 26.5 Diagonal Calls

VXX 10/21 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 12/21.5 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 13/21.5 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 14/22.5 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 20/22.5 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 23.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 23.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

VXX Puts

New #VXXContango Spread
Bought to Open VXX Jan 20 2023 8.0 Puts at $0.20
Sold to Open VXX Jun 17 2022 23.5 Puts at $0.24 for a $0.04 Credit
Long DTE = 220
Short DTE = 3
Many possible re-writes in the future

OptionsExpiration

Another light week. Didn’t have to roll much, and the Calls I rolled up yesterday and most of the VXX puts I rolled down would have expired today. Sigh 😦

Expired:
LABU 8.0 Covered Calls
TNA 44.0 Call
TNA 44.5 Covered Call
TNA 46.5 Covered Call
TNA 47.5 Covered Call
TNA 56/45 Bear Call Spread
TNA 56/47 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 31.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 33.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 35.5 Covered Calls
VXX 37/26.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 36/25.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 35/26.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 35/26 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 34/25 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 21.0 Put — #VXXContango
VXX 20.5 Puts — #VXXContango

VXX Puts rolled down

Bought to close VXX Jun 10 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.23. Sold on a roll last week at $0.88
Sold to Open VXX Jun 17 2022 21.0 Puts at $0.31 for a credit of $0.08 and a strike price a point lower.

Bought to close VXX Jun 10 2022 22.5 Puts at $0.45. Sold on a roll last week at $1.18
Sold to Open VXX Jun 17 2022 21.5 Puts at $0.49 for a credit of $0.04 and a strike price a point lower.

Bought to close VXX Jun 10 2022 23.5 Puts at $0.70. Sold on a roll last week at $1.87
Sold to Open VXX Jun 17 2022 22.5 Puts at $0.72 for a credit of $0.02 and a strike price a point lower

Bought to close 1 VXX Jun 10 21.0 Put at $0.01. Sold last week at $0.51
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

A new #VXXContango spread
Bought to Open VXX Jan 20 2023 6.0 Puts at $0.07
Sold to open VXX Jun 10 2022 20.5 Puts at $0.15 for a $0.08 Credit.
Short DTE = 4
Long DTE = 228

OptionsExpiration

Another small list this week. Lots of rolls to next week for more cash in the account.

Expired:
LABU 4.5 Puts

TNA 58/45.5 Bear Call Spread

TQQQ 52/35.5 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 50/35 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 45/34.5 Bear Call Spreads

VXX 46/25.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 40/25.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 35/25 Bear Call Spread
VXX 25.0 Calls
VXX 20/21 Bull put Spreads
VXX 21.0 Puts — #VXXContango

VXX Puts

Starting on sales for next week a bit early.
Sold 1 VXX Jun 10 2022 21.0 Put at $0.51
Sold 1 VXX Jun 10 2022 20.5 Put at $0.31
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

More rolldowns
Bought to close VXX Jun 03 2022 22.5 Puts at $0.64. Sold last week on a rolldown at $0.72.
Sold to Open VXX Jun 10 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.88 for a $0.24 Credit and a $0.50 lower strike.

Bought to close VXX Jun 03 2022 23.0 Puts at $1.02. Sold last week on a rolldown at $1.06.
Sold to Open VXX Jun 10 2022 22.5 Puts at $1.18 for a $0.12 Credit and a $0.50 lower strike.

I only have short VXX Jun 03 2022 21.0 Puts left and I believe they will expire tomorrow
#VXXContango

VXX Put Rolldown

Bought to close VXX Jun 03 2022 24.0 Puts / Sold to Open VXX Jun 10 2022 23.5 Puts $0.02 Credit while lowering the strike price $0.50
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

Added on to my Short VXX 06/03/2022 21.0 Puts at @0.18
#VXXContango

OptionsExpiration.

Small list today. Everyone enjoy the long weekend and shortened trading week next week.
Expired:
LABU 5.0 Puts
TQQQ 34.0 Covered Call
VXX 42/28 Bear Call Spread
VXX 27.5 Calls
VXX 27.0 Calls
VXX 26.5 Calls
VXX 22.0 Puts — #VXXContango

VXX Puts

Covered outright about half my VXX 05/27/2022 22.5 Puts at $0.06 for a decent gain.
Rolled the other half down to next week’s VXX 21.0 Puts at $0.05 Credit.
Done trading for today
#VXXContango

VXX Put Rolldowns and a rollout

Couldn’t roll down my VXX 24.0 Puts so rolled them to next week’s 24.0 Puts at $0.24 Credit

Rolled this week’s VXX 23.5 Puts to next week’s VXX 23.0 Puts at $0.02 Credit
Rolled this week’s VXX 23.0 Puts to next week’s VXX 22.5 Puts at $0.20 Credit

My short VXX 22.0 Puts should expire, but I’m still waiting out my 22.5 Puts for the next hour.
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

A bit of a scalp on the short put. If I have to roll the short put, the market is still rising, helping a lot of my other stocks.
Bought VXX Jan 20 2023 7.0 Puts at $0.12
Sold to Open VXX May 27 2022 22.5 Puts at $0.15 for a $0.03 Credit
Long DTE = 239
Short DTE = 1
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

Selling more puts against long puts already in the account from previous spreads.
Sold VXX May 27 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.27
Sold 1 VXX May 27 2022 22.5 Put at $0.41
Sold VXX May 27 2022 23.0 Puts at $0.58, $0.62 and $0.67
Sold 1 VXX May 27 2022 23.5 Put at $0.95
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

A sharp move down in VXX allowed me to start replacing all the puts that expired Friday.
Sold VXX May 27 2022 23.0 Puts at $0.45
Sold VXX May 27 2022 23.5 Puts at $0.64 and $0.68
Sold VXX May 27 2022 24.0 Puts at $0.90 and $0.95

At the same time I was buying the following, creating diagonal bull put spreads
VXX Aug 19 2022 15.0 Puts at $0.36 – 88 DTE
VXX Sep 16 2022 13.0 Puts at $0.33 – 116 DTE
VXX Dec 16 2022 10.0 Puts at $0.45 – 207 DTE
VXX Jan 20 2023 10.0 Puts at $0.57 and $0.62 – 242 DTE
#VXXContango

OptionsExpiration

A good week to be selling Calls on TNA and TQQQ. VXX worked pretty well too.
I’m ready for another dead cat bounce next week.

Expired:
KOLD 6.0 Put

LABU 9.0 Covered Calls
LABU 6.0 Put
LABU 5.5 Put
LABU 5.0 Put
LABU 4.5 Puts

TNA 44/45/46 Covered Calls
TNA 70/46 Bear Call Spread
TNA 68/46 Bear Call Spread
TNA 63.5/46 Bear Call Spread
TNA 59/45 Bear Call Spread
TNA 58.5/45 Bear Call Spread
TNA 44.0 Calls

TQQQ 32/33/34/35 Covered Calls
TQQQ 60/38 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 37.0 Call
TQQQ 36.0 Calls

VXX 49/28.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 48/28.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 47/28 Bear Call Spread
VXX 45/28 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 44/28 Bear Call Spread
VXX 43/28 Bear Call Spread
VXX 41/28 Bear Call Spread
VXX 40/28 Bear Call Spread
VXX 39/28 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 38/28 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 37/27.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 36/27.5 Bear Call Spreads

VXX 10/23.5 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 11/24 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 15/24 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 16/24 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 24.0 Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 24.5 Puts — #VXXContango

VXX Puts

Lightening up just a bit on the lowest premium sells from Monday’s put sales with the VIX and VXX falling again
Bought to close VXX May 20 2022 25.0 Puts at $0.09 and $0.07. Sold at $0.23.

I also have short puts at 23.5, 24.0 and 24.5 which I’m guessing will expire tomorrow.
#VXXContango

VXX Put Spreads

Bought to Open VXX Jan 20 2023 8.0 Puts / Sold to Open VXX May 20 2022 24.5 Puts at $0.06 Net Credit
Bought to Open VXX Jan 20 2023 7.0 Puts / Sold to Open VXX May 20 2022 24.0 Puts at $0.03 Net Credit
Long DTE = 249
Short DTE = 4
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

Sold a few of these against June 03 and June 17 long puts at 20.
Sold VXX May 20 2022 25 Puts at $0.31, $0.32, $0.35 and $0.39
Sold VXX May 20 2022 24.5 Puts at $0.14, $0.16 and $0.22
Replacing VXX Puts the expired Friday
#VXXContango

OptionsExpiration

Nice end to the week 🙂

EXPIRED:
LABU 5.0 Puts

TNA 40.0 Calls
TNA 41.0 Calls
TNA 43/44/45 Covered Calls
TNA 50.0 Calls
TNA 70/50.5 Bear Call Spreads

TQQQ 34/35/36 Covered Calls
TQQQ 60.5/38 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 56.5/38 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 56/37 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 55.5/37 Bear Call Spreads

VXX 29.0 Calls
VXX 29.5 Calls
VXX 30.0 Calls
VXX 30.5 Calls
VXX 38/31 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 37/32 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 36/33 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 24.5 Puts — #VXXContango

ASSIGNMENTS:
None

VXX Puts

Sold a lot of calls yesterday. Pairing off a few of those with puts today
Bought VXX Jun 03 2022 20.0 Puts at $0.11.
Sold VXX May 13 2022 24.5 Puts at $0.14 for a $0.03 Credit
Long DTE = 24
Short DTE = 3
#VXXContango

OptionsExpiration

I’m ready for a good bear market rally. At least all the VXX Calls I rolled up last week expired.
Going into next week’s expiration I only have short LABU puts and TNA Calls I sold today. Nothing else.

Expired:
LABU 11.0 Covered Calls
LABU 25/11 Bear Call Spreads

TNA 69/55 Bear Call Spread
TNA 68/54 Bear Call Spread
TNA 67.5/53 Bear Call Spread
TNA 67/53 Bear Call Spread
TNA 53, 54 and 55 Covered Calls
TNA 52.0 Diagonal Calls
TNA 51.0 Diagonal Call
TNA 50.5 Diagonal Calls
TNA 50.0 Diagonal Calls
TNA 49.0 Diagonal Calls
TNA 48.0 Diagonal Call

TQQQ 69/46 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 68/45.5 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 67/45 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 61/44.5 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 60.5/44 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 45, 45.5 and 46 Covered Calls
TQQQ 43.0 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 42.0 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 41.0 Diagonal Calls

VXX 52/36 Bear Call Spread
VXX 52/35 Bear Call Spread
VXX 50/34 Bear Call Spread
VXX 50/33 Bear Call Spread
VXX 48/33 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 46/33 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 44/33 Bear Call Spread
VXX 33.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 32.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 31.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 30.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 30.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 28.5 Diagonal Calls

VXX 25.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 24.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 24.0 Diagonal Put — #VXXContango

VXX Puts closed

Bought to close most of my VXX May 06 2022 25.0 Puts at $0.01
Sold these at an average price of $0.23 just yesterday.
My remaining short VXX puts at 25, 24.50 and 24 look like they will expire.
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

Just after the Fed announcement
Sold VXX May 06 2022 25.0 Puts at $0.30, $0.31 and $0.34
Sold VXX May 06 2022 24.5 Puts at $0.11 and $0.14
This turns ALL my VXX Bear call spreads into Iron Condors for this week.
No additional margin requirement
#VXXContango

OptionsExpiration

Expired:
LABU 13.50 Covered Calls

TNA 69/50 Bear Call Spread
TNA 70/50 Bear Call Spread
TNA 75/55.5 Bear Call Spread
TNA 58, 59, & 60 Covered Calls

TQQQ 62/42 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 42.0 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 42.5 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 43.0 Diagonal Call
TQQQ 45.0 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 49.0 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 45, 45.5, 49 & 50 Covered Calls

VXX 28.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 29.5 Diagonal Call
VXX 24.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 24.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 22.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

Assignments:
None

VXX Puts

Bought to open VXX Aug 19 2022 12.0 Puts at $0.10.
Will use as the long against future short VXX weekly Puts.
#VXXContango

VXX Puts and Calls

Starting small for next week, paired with the VXX Calls sold yesterday afternoon
Sold 1 VXX May 06 2022 24.0 Put at $0.41.

At the same time I bought some long
VXX Aug 19 2022 11.0 Puts at $0.07 and
VXX Sep 16 2022 10.0 Puts at $0.09
to hedge future writes.
#VXXContango

Then I sold another VXX Bear call spread with the short expiring tomorrow
Bought 1 VXX May 20 2022 37.0 Call at $0.46
Sold 1 VXX Apr 29 2022 28.0 Call at $0.58 for a $0.12 Credit

VXX Puts

Bought to open VXX Jun 17 2022 14.0 Puts at $0.03
Sold to open VXX Apr 29 2022 24.0 Puts at $0.11, for a Credit of $0.08
Short DTE = 2
Long DTE = 51
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

After selling calls yesterday, I’m pivoting back to puts to create strangles for Friday’s expiration
Sold VXX Apr 29 2022 24.5 Puts at $0.20 & 0.21
Sold VXX Apr 29 2022 24.0 Puts at $0.12

At the same time I continued adding long puts out in 2023 and 2024
Bought VXX Jun 16 2023 5.0 Puts at $0.10
Bought VXX Jan 19 2024 5.0 Puts at $0.35
#VXXContango

OptionsExpiration

EXPIRED:
TLRY 7.0 Covered Calls

TNA 61.0, 61.5 & 62.0 Covered Calls
TNA 60.0, 61.0, 61.5, 62.0 & 62.5 Diagonal Calls

TQQQ 50.5, 52.0, 53.0 & 54.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 49.50, 50.0, & 50.5 Diagonal Calls
TQQQ 70/53 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 70/52.5 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 62/51.5 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 61/51 Bear Call Spreads

VXX 40/29 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 28.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 28.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 27.5 Diagonal Call
VXX 27.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 26.5 Diagonal Call
VXX 23.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 22.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 22.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

ASSIGNMENTS:
None

VXX Puts

Sold calls yesterday afternoon. Switching to puts this morning for next week. This week’s puts will expire.
Sold VXX Apr 29 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.23.
Sold against some August 10 puts I bought earlier this week.
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

Sold VXX Apr 22 2022 22.5 Puts at $0.10
Sold VXX Apr 22 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.09
Sold against lots of long puts
#VXXContango

VXX Long Puts

First trade for VXX in this expiration month
Bought VXX Aug 19 2022 10.0 Puts at $0.10
123 Days to expiration
#VXXContango

VXX Long term Puts

Bought to open VXX Jan 19 2024 5.0 Puts at $0.45, adding to my position

645 Days to expiration.
I should be able to write against these a few times 🙂
#VXXContango

OptionsExpiration

The weak market the last few days has allowed just about all my short calls and bear call spreads to expire. And ALL but one of my VXX short positions expired again this week.

== Expired:
LABU 17.0 Diagonal Calls
LABU 18.5 Covered Calls
LABU 19.0 Diagonal Calls
LABU 19.5 Diagonal Calls
LABU 10/15.5 Bull Put Spread – barely

TLRY 10.0 Covered Calls
TLRY 10.5 Covered Calls
TLRY 10.5 Diagonal Call
TLRY 11.0 Diagonal Calls

TNA 61.0 Diagonal Call
TNA 63.0 Diagonal Call
TNA 64.5 Diagonal Call
TNA 68.0 Covered Call
TNA 69.5 Covered Call
TNA 70.0 Covered Call
TNA 71/64.50 Bear Call Spread

TQQQ 56.0 Diagonal Call
TQQQ 58.0 Diagonal Call

VXX 25.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 26.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 30.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 31.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 32.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 47/33 Bear Call Spread

VXX 23.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 23.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 21.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 21.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 20.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

== Assignments:
TQQQ 46.0 Covered Calls (sold at 13.62). Exiting 25% of my long stock position at a profit for safety and liquidity.

VXX Puts

New #VXXContango spread
Bought VXX Jun 17 2022 10.0 Puts at $0.03
Sold to Open VXX Apr 14 2022 21.0 Puts at $0.10
Short trading week next week. Only 4 days to expiration on the short.
68 days left on the long, so I’ll be writing against in many more times.

VXX Puts

A new #VXXContango trade
Bought to open VXX Jun 17 2022 12.0 Puts at $0.14
Sold to Open VXX Apr 08 2022 23.5 Puts at $0.16 for a $0.02 Credit.
Short DTE = 2
Long DTE = 72

OptionsExpiration

A good week despite Monday’s high volatility. The abnormal move Monday in VXX allowed for some great premiums on the final write against some long VXX calls left over from previous diagonal spreads.
The strong market even brought my overly large TQQQ stock position back to even. I got lucky with calls expiring in TLRY, TNA and even TQQQ.

== Expired ==
LABU 23/17.5 Bear Call Spreads
LABU 23/18 Bear Call Spreads
LABU 25/18.5 Bear Call Spread
LABU 10/13.5 Bull Put Spread

TLRY 9.0 Diagonal Calls

TNA 70/65.5 Bear Call Spread
TNA 69.0 Covered Calls
TNA 69.5 Covered Call

TQQQ 58.50 Diagonal Call

VXX 53.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 52.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 51.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 50.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 49.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 48.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 47.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 46.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 45/39 Bear Call Spread
VXX 45/38 Bear Call Spread
VXX 44/37 Bear Call Spread
VXX 45/36 Bear Call Spread
VXX 45/35 Bear Call Spread
VXX 44/34 Bear Call Spread
VXX 44/33 Bear Call Spread
VXX 43/32 Bear Call Spread
VXX 43/31 Bear Call Spread
VXX 42/31 Bear Call Spread
VXX 41/31 Bear Call Spread
VXX 40/30 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 22.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 21.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 21.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

VXX Puts

All this week’s puts are expiring. Starting on next week:
Sold VXX Apr 08 2022 21.5 Puts at $0.18 & $0.19
Sold VXX Apr 08 2022 21.0 Puts at $0.14
Sold VXX Apr 08 2022 20.0 Puts at $0.09
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

I was selling calls with both hands yesterday. Balancing those out a bit with VXX Puts today
Sold VXX Apr 01 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.21
Sold VXX Apr 01 2022 21.5 Puts at $0.14 & $0.16
Sold VXX Apr 01 2022 21.0 Puts at $0.12
#VXXContango #OnlySpreads

VXX Puts

Sold more long Puts
Sold to close VXX May 20 2022 15.0 Puts at $0.24. Bought on 03/17/2022 at $0.05.
Fully paid for with a #VXXContango spread for that week.
#WinWin

VXX Crazy

Sold these with the stock around 28.50
1 VXX Apr 01 2022 50.0 Call at $0.55
1 VXX Apr 01 2022 49.0 Call at $0.57
1 VXX Apr 01 2022 48.0 Call at $0.61
1 VXX Apr 01 2022 47.0 Call at $0.63
1 VXX Apr 01 2022 46.0 Call at $0.79
The VIX is up only 4%. VXX is up 13% so the short squeeze is still in effect on VXX because they are not creating new shares
#OnlySpreads

#vxxcontango, #winwin

OptionsExpiration

A strong market again this week but finally some short calls in LABU and TNA expired . TLRY put on a major run in the last 2 days so I’ll be making some cash on covered calls and bear call spreads next week.
VXX remains elevated, so I was able to pre-sell some of next week’s calls as every VXX short position expired this week.

EXPIRED:
LABU 18.0 Diagonal Call
LABU 17.0 Diagonal Calls
LABU 13.0 Diagonal Put

TNA 65.0 Covered Call
TNA 65.5 Covered Call
TNA 69/65 Bear Call Spread
TNA 70/65.5 Bear Call Spread
TNA 70/66 Bear Call Spread

VXX 40/35 Bear Call Spread
VXX 39/33 Bear Call Spread
VXX 38/32 Bear Call Spread
VXX 38/31 Bear Call Spread
VXX 31.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 30.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 29.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 29.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 28.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 28.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 23.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 14/22 Bull Put Spread

VXX Puts spreads

Bought to open VXX May 20 2022 15.0 at $0.10 (58 DTE)
Bought to open VXX Jun 17 2022 13.0 Puts at $0.12 (86 DTE)
Bought to open VXX Sep 16 2022 10.0 Puts at $0.18 (177 DTE)
Bought to open VXX Jan 20 2023 6.0 Puts at $0.13 (303 DTE)
Sold to open VXX Mar 25 2022 23.0 Puts at $0.14, $0.15, $0.17 and $0.20 (2 DTE)
Paired with the VXX Call ladder I sold on Monday.
#VXXContango spreads

OptionExpiration

Almost all calls this week as my short puts were either assigned last week or were covered this week..
I got one final write against some very old long VXX Puts expiring today, recovering their initial cost yet again.

Expired:
KOLD 29.0 Covered Call
KOLD 20.0 Diagonal Put
TLRY 7.0 Covered Calls
VXX 10/22 Bull Put Spreads — #VXXContango
VXX 12/22.5 Bull Put Spreads — #VXXContango
VXX 13/22.5 Bull Put Spreads — #VXXContango
VXX 14/24 Bull Put Spreads — #VXXContango
VXX 15/24 Bull Put Spread — #VXXContango
VXX 40/35 Bear Call Spread
VXX 40/34 Bear Call Spread
VXX 40/33 Bear Call Spread
VXX 40/32 Bear Call Spread
VXX 31.0 Diagonal Call
VXX 30.0 Diag0nal Call
VXX 27.5 Diag0nal Call
VXX 27.0 Diag0nal Calls
VXX 26.5 Diag0nal Calls
XLV 108/131 Bull Put Spread
XLV 115/131 Bull Put Spread
XLV 116/131 Bull Put Spread
XLV 117/131 Bull Put Spread
XLV 118/131 Bull Put Spread

Assignments:
None , although I could have let some LABU, TNA and TQQQ Covered Calls get assigned, but I chose to roll them out one more week for some extra cash.

VXX Puts

Bought to close VXX Mar 18 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.01. Sold at $0.11 Tuesday

A new VXX Contango Trade:
Sold to open VXX Mar 18 2022 24.0 Puts Net Credit at $0.07
Bought VXX May 20 2022 15.0 Puts at $0.05 for a 0.02 Credit
Short DTE = 1
Long DTE = 64
#VXXContango

VXX Puts

Bought to close VXX Mar 18 2022 21.5 Puts at $0.01. Sold at $0.10 yesterday.

Some new VXX Contango Trades:
Sold to open VXX Mar 18 2022 24.5 Puts at $0.17
Bought VXX May 20 2022 15.0 Puts at $0.10 for a 0.07 Credit
Short DTE = 2
Long DTE = 65

Sold to open VXX Mar 18 2022 24.5 Puts at $0.16
Bought VXX May 20 2022 16.0 Puts at $0.13 for a 0.03 Credit
Short DTE = 2
Long DTE = 65
#VXXContango

VXX

Back to the puts. One last set of writes against long Mar 18th Puts paid for by earlier Diagonal Put spreads.
Sold VXX Mar 18 2022 22.5 Puts at $0.15 and $0.16
Sold VXX Mar 18 2022 22.0 Puts at $0.11
Sold VXX Mar 18 2022 21.5 Puts at $0.09
#VXXContango trades

VXX long dated Puts

Bought to open VXX Jan 19 2024 5.0 Puts at $0.50, adding to my position.
Longs puts will be available for some future #VXXContango trades.

VXX long dated Puts

Bought to open VXX Jan 19 2024 5.0 Puts at $0.55.
Longs for some future #VXXContango trades.

OptionsExpiration

Again, a weak market so the bulk of the gains are covered calls and bear call spreads. ITM puts were rolled

Expired:

LABU 20.5 Covered Calls
LABU 20.0 Covered Calls
LABU 30/20 Bear Call Spreads
LABU 28/20 Bear Call Spreads
TNA 67.0 Covered Calls
TNA 59.0 Diagonal Calls
TNA 70/59 Bear Call Spread
TNA 70/60 Bear Call Spread
TNA 72/60 Bear Call Spread
TNA 72/61 Bear Call Spread
TNA 75/61 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 57.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 56.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 60/56 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 60/57 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 44/29 Bear Call Spread
VXX 44/30 Bear Call Spread
VXX 44/31 Bear Call Spread
VXX 45/31 Bear Call Spread
VXX 45/31 Bear Call Spread
VXX 49/32 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 50/32 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 55/33 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 28.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 27.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 22.5 Diagonal Puts == #VXXContango
VXX 21.0 Diagonal Puts == #VXXContango
XLV 130.0 Diagonal Put

VXX Puts

Bought to open VXX JAN 20 2023 6.0 Puts at $0.14.
Setting up some long puts to write against on the next VXX Pullback
#VXXContango

VXX Put

Bought 1 VXX Jan 19 2024 5.0 Put at $0.72
#VXXContango long put

OptionsExpiration

Rolled ITM puts in LABU, RIVN, TNA and TQQQ out another week for small premiums and rolled up RIVN Calls and VXX Calls that were in the money too.

Expired:
KOLD1 5.0 Diagonal Puts
KOLD 23.0 Short Put
KOLD 22.0 Short Put

LABU 27.0 Covered Calls
LABU 26.0 Covered Calls
LABU 25.0 Covered Calls
LABU 22.5 Covered Calls
LABU 22.0 Diagonal Calls
LABU 13/16 Bull Put Spreads

RIVN 71.0 Diagonal Calls
RIVN 60/64 Bull Put Spread
RIVN 55/60 Bull Put Spread

TLRY 7.5 Covered Calls
TLRY 8.0 Diagonal Calls

TNA 69.0 Covered Calls
TNA 80/69 Bear Call Spreads
TNA 77/68 Bear Call Spreads
TNA 67.0 Diagonal Call
TNA 66.0 Diagonal Call
TNA 65.0 Diagonal Call

TQQQ 61.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 60.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 79/60 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 77/59.5 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 76/59 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 75/58 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 74/57.5 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 37.5/50 Bull Put Spreads – Barely
TQQQ 45/47.5 Bull Put Spreads

VXX 46/30 Bear Call Spread
VXX 45/29.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 40/28 Bear Call Spread
VXX 40/27.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 35/27 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 33/26 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 32/25 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 24.5 Diagonal Call
VXX 24.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 23.5 Diagonal Calls – Barely
VXX 20.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 19.5 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 19.0 Diagonal Puts — #VXXContango

Assignments:
KOLD1 10.0 Diagonal Puts – assignment on 40 sh of KOLD at $50
KOLD1 9.0 Diagonal Put – assignment on 20 sh of KOLD at $45
KOLD1 8.0 Diagonal Puts – assignment on 40 sh of KOLD at $40
KOLD1 7.0 Diagonal Puts – assignment on 20 sh of KOLD at $35
KOLD1 6.0 Diagonal Put – assignment on 20 sh of KOLD at $30

VXX Puts

For next week. All this week’s short VXX puts will expire tomorrow.
I didn’t expect this to fill with VXX above 22.50
Bought to open VXX May 20 2022 11.0 Puts at $0.09
Sold to Open VXX Feb 25 2022 19.0 Puts at $0.17
Long DTE = 92
Short DTE = 8
#VXXContango

VXX Calls

Sold to open VXX Feb 18 2022 23.5 Calls at $0.44 and $0.46
Sold to Open VXX Feb 18 2022 23.0 Calls at $0.53 and $0.54
Sold against a long calls left over from last week’s diagonal bear call spreads and paired with the #VXXContango puts I sold Monday and Tuesday.
#DoubleDip

VXX Puts

Bought to open VXX Sep 16 2022 7.0 Puts at $0.14
Sold to Open VXX Feb 18 2022 19.5 Puts at $0.22
Long DTE = 213
Short DTE = 3

Bought to Open VXX Jan 20 2023 5.0 Puts at $0.10
Sold to Open VXX Feb 18 2022 19.0 Puts at $0.13
Long DTE = 339
Short DTE = 3

#VXXContango trades

VXX Put Spreads

Sold VXX Feb 18 2022 20.0 Puts at $0.17
Bought VXX Apr 14 2022 13.0 Puts at $0.11.
Long DTE = 59
Short DTE = 4

Sold VXX Feb 18 2022 20.0 Puts at $0.18
Bought VXX May 20 2022 11.0 Puts at $0.13.
Long DTE = 95
Short DTE = 4

#VXXContango

VXX long Puts

Bought the following for new long positions for #VXXContango Trades
VXX Apr 14 2022 12 Puts at $0.05
VXX Apr 14 2022 13 Puts at $0.11
VXX May 20 2022 11 Puts at $0.13
VXX Jan 20 2023 6 Puts at $0.25
1 VXX Jan 19 2024 5 Put at $0.75

OptionsExpiration

Ran out of time at the end of the day so I left some puts “un-rolled”. Mostly made money on calls and call spreads, not surprising since the market collapsed today.

Expired:
LABU 22.5 Diagonal Calls
LABU 23.0 Diagonal Calls
RIVN 120/69 Bear Call Spread
RIVN 116/68 Bear Call Spread
RIVN 90/67 Bear Call Spread
RIVN 84/66 Bear Call Spread
RIVN 83/65 Bear Call Spread
RIVN 82/64 Bear Call Spread
RIVN 77/64 Bear Call Spread
RIVN 64.0 Diagonal Call
TLRY 7.5 Diagonal Puts
TNA 77/68 Bear Call Spread
TNA 76/67 Bear Call Spread
TNA 75/67 Bear Call Spread
TNA 74/67 Bear Call Spread
TNA 73/66 Bear Call Spread
TNA 72/66 Bear Call Spread
TNA 66.0 Diagonal Calls
TNA 65.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 75/67 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 75/66.5 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 74/66 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 66.0 Covered Call
TQQQ 65.5 Covered Calls
TQQQ 65.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 64.5 Covered Calls
TQQQ 64.0 Covered Calls
TQQQ 50/53 Bull Put Spreads
VXX 38/24.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 37/24.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 36/24 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 31/24 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 19.5 Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 19. Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 18.5 Puts — #VXXContango
VXX 18.0 Puts — #VXXContango

Assignments:
Could have roiled but didn’t get the orders in in time
LABU 20.0 Diagonal Puts – sold at $3.40 last Friday
LABU 22.0 Diagonal Put – – sold at $5.12 last Friday
TQQQ 54.0 Diagonal Puts – sold at $0.42 yesterday

VXX Puts

Sold VXX Feb 11 2022 19.0 Puts at $0.26
Bought VXX Sep 16 2022 7.0 Puts at $0.17.
Long DTE = 220
Short DTE = 3
#VXXContango

My short VXX Calls and Puts for this week are now in balance.

VXX Put Spreads

All last weeks’ short puts expired so I’ll hold on to those long puts that are now “free” and do it all over again.

Bought VXX Jun 16 2023 5.0 Puts at $0.40
Sold to Open VXX Feb 11 2022 19.5 Puts at $0.43
Short DTE = 4
Long DTE = 494

Bought VXX Jan 20 2023 6.0 Puts at $0.32
Sold to Open VXX Feb 11 2022 19.5 Puts at $0.43
Short DTE = 4
Long DTE = 347
#VXXContango

OptionsExpiration

Reacting to the severe drops in stocks like LABU, RIVN, TNA and TQQQ, I spent most of the week setting up diagonal bear call spreads that all worked to give me some cash flow.
A partial recovery in the market today also helped me to roll my puts in these for small credits.
And once again, I threaded the needle by having VXX close above 20 and below 21.50 and all the VXX puts and calls expired (along with some old long VXX calls left over from previous spreads).

Expired:
LABU 25.0 Covered Calls
LABU 17.0 Diagonal Puts

RIVN 160/74 Bear Call Spread
RIVN 85/73 Bear Call Spread
RIVN 85/72 Bear Call Spread
RIVN 80/67 Bear Call Spread

TNA 105/67 Bear Call Spread
TNA 80/67 Bear Call Spread
TNA 79/67 Bear Call Spread
TNA 66.0 Diagonal Call

TQQQ 75/69 Bear Call Spreads
TQQQ 75/67 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 74/66.5 Bear Call Spread
TQQQ 66.5 Diagonal Call
TQQQ 66.0 Covered Call
TQQQ 65.5 Covered Call
TQQQ 65.0 Covered Call

VXX 40/29 Bear Call Spread
VXX 39/28 Bear Call Spread
VXX 39/27 Bear Call Spread
VXX 38/26 Bear Call Spread
VXX 38/25.5 Bear Call Spread
VXX 37/25 Bear Call Spread
VXX 36/25 Bear Call Spread
VXX 35/25 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 34/24.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 33/24.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 32/24.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 31/24.5 Bear Call Spreads
VXX 24.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 23.5 Diagonal Call
VXX 23.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 22.5 Diagonal Calls
VXX 22.0 Diagonal Calls
VXX 21.5 Diagonal Calls

VXX 20.0 Diagonal Puts – #VXXContango
VXX 19.5 Diagonal Puts – #VXXContango
VXX 19.0 Diagonal Puts – #VXXContango

XLV 131.0 Diagonal Puts

Assignments:
Only 1, and it happened last night
1 TNA 80.50 Put

VXX Put Spread

Bought VXX Nov 18 2022 5.0 Puts at $0.10
Sold to Open VXX Feb 04 2022 19.0 Puts at $0.18
Short DTE = 2
Long DTE = 289
#VXXContango

VXX Put Spreads

Bought to Open VXX Sep 16 2022 7.0 Puts at $0.15 – First Long puts in this month
Sold to Open VXX Feb 04 2022 19.5 Puts at $0.21
Short DTE = 3
Long DTE = 227
If I’m forced to roll the short puts on Friday, I’m happy because that means the market is still rising, which helps my LABU, TNA and TQQQ put positions.
#VXXContango