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Friday, October 11, 2019

Website:  www.moneyandlilia.com


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Hi!  Welcome to my blog!

I have posted many of my options trades here so you can study and learn from me.  

You will notice that my trading strategies are relatively simple yet consistently profitable.

I, like many successful options traders, SELL options and GET PAID up front.  The probability of success is much higher when you SELL options.  


Watch my FREE VIDEO with step-by-step instructions on how to SELL put options (31 minutes long).


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If you like to buy stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) as long-term investments, you should consider SELLING PUT OPTIONS.  This strategy gives you the opportunity to buy ETFs and stocks at lower prices.


Click HERE to watch a short, 6-minute demonstration of this simple, yet little-known, investing strategy.

Bearish call options trade (Beyond Meat)

Thu. 10/10/2019 (12:57:57 pm, PT)

sell short -4 Oct. 18, 2019  $142 call options at $1.12 (credit)

  • probability ITM (bad):  22.75% (a bit high)
  • 8 days 'til expiration (DTE)
  • max profit:  $448


Fri. 10/11/2019 (12:30:51 pm, PT)

buy to close all 4 short call options at $0.50 (debit)

Why?

  • remove the risk of "assignment"
  • take profits
  • I've achieved my goal (50% of max profit)


NET PROFIT:  $242.64 (1 day)

LEARN TO SELL CALL OPTIONS HERE!


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Bearish call options trade (Beyond Meat)

Wednesday, 10/9/2019 (11:10:33 am, PT)

sell short -4 Oct. 11, 2019  $146 call options at $0.47 (credit)

  • 2 days 'til expiration (DTE)
  • probability ITM (bad):  14%
  • max profit:  $188


Thursday, 10/10/2019 (12:03:06 pm, PT)

buy back all 4 short call options at $0.10 (debit)

Why?

  • remove the risk of "assignment"
  • take profits
  • I've achieved my goal (50% of max profit)


NET PROFIT:  $142.64 (1 day)

LEARN TO SELL CALL OPTIONS HERE!

Bearish call options trade (Beyond Meat)

Wed. 10/9/2019 (10:51:40 am, PT)

sell short -4 Oct. 11, 2019  $145 calls at $0.52 (credit)

  • 2 days 'til expiration (DTE)
  • probability ITM (bad):  16%
  • max profit:  $208


Thur. 10/10/2019 (12:03:03 pm, PT)

buy back all 4 short call options at $0.10

Why?

  • take profits
  • remove the risk of "assignment"
  • I've achieved my goal (50% of max profit)


NET PROFIT:  $162.64 (1 day)

LEARN TO SELL CALL OPTIONS HERE!


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Bearish call option trade (Beyond Meat)

Tue. 10/8/2019 (11:36:59 am, PT)

sell short -1 Oct. 11, 2019  $146 call option at $1.20 (credit)

  • 3 days 'til expiration (DTE)
  • probability ITM (bad):  31.40% (a bit high)
  • max profit:  $120


Wed. 10/9/2019 (10:38:25 am, PT)

buy back short call option at $0.40 (debit)

Why?

  • remove the risk of "assignment"
  • take profits
  • I've achieved my goal (50% of max profit)


NET PROFIT:  $78.65 (1 day)

LEARN TO SELL CALL OPTIONS HERE!

Bearish call options trade (Beyond Meat)

Tuesday, 10/8/2019 (10:21:48 am, PT)

sell short -4 October 11, 2019  $145 call options at $1.15 (credit)
  • max profit:  $460
  • probability ITM (bad):  29.37%
  • 3 days 'til expiration (DTE)
  • this is a semi-bearish trade

Wednesday, 10/9/2019 (10:38:28 am, PT)

buy back all 4 short calls at $0.52 (debit)

Why?
  • to remove the risk of "assignment"
  • to take profits
  • I've achieved my goal (50% of max profit)

NET PROFIT:  $246.64 (1 day)

Learn to SELL CALL OPTIONS here!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Bearish option trade: Beyond Meat (BYND) short call option [ROLL]

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 (10:04:04 am, PT)

sell short -1 Sept 27, 2019  $146 call option at $1.10 (credit)
  • probability ITM:  24%
  • 3 days 'til expiration (DTE)

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 (12:43:25 pm, PT) (1 DTE)  [[ ROLL ]]

buy (to close) 1 Sept 27, 2019  $146 call option at $8.56 (debit)
sell (to open) 1 Oct 4, 2019  $146 call option at $9.41 (credit)

rolled for a net credit of $0.85


Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 (11:27:08 am, PT) (2 DTE)

buy back (to close) the Oct 4, 2019  $146 call at $1.00 (debit) (to remove the risk and take profits)

NET PROFIT:  $90.89


COMMENTS:  

This semi-bearish trade went against me.  After I sold (to open) my short call option, Beyond Meat rose and my short call ended up in-the-money on Sept. 26 (one day before expiration).

I decided to ROLL my short call the day before expiration because my "extrinsic value" was so low (less than $0.10).  I rolled my short call out to Oct. 4 using the same strike price of $146.

After just one roll, I was able to buy back (to close) my short call two days before expiration (Oct. 4) and take a small profit of $90.89.  This was a successful trade after the "adjustment" (roll).


Learn to SELL CALL OPTIONS here!

Bearish options trade: Beyond Meat (BYND) call options

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 (9:48:11 am, PT)

sell short -4 October 4, 2019  $150 calls at $1.50

  • maximum profit:  $600
  • probability ITM:  30.51%
  • margin requirement:  $8878
  • 4 days 'til expiration (DTE)


Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 (11:26:54 am, PT)

buy back all 4 short call options at $0.40

NET PROFIT:  $431.83 (1 day)

Learn to SELL CALL OPTIONS here!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Bearish Options Trade: Beyond Meat (BYND) short call options

Tuesday, 9/24/2019 (11:30 am, PT)

sell short -4 Sept. 27, 2019  $147 calls at $1.05

  • probability ITM (assignment): 24%
  • 3 days 'til expiration (DTE)


Wednesday, 9/25/2019 (12:56:02 pm, PT) (2 DTE)

buy back all short calls at $0.25

PROFIT:  $320 (in ONE day)

NOTE:  It's a GOOD thing I closed my trade on 9/25, because the next day (9/26) BYND shot up over $17 (high of $160.60) and it would have cost me $12.70 to buy back my calls (paper loss would have been $4660) 😱

IMPORTANT!  Always CLOSE your trades when you have a nice profit!!

FREE options trading lessons here!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Beyond Meat (BYND) Bearish trade (short call options)

Thursday, 8/15/2019 (11:26:11 am, PT) (1 DTE)

sold (to open) -1 August 16, 2019  $142 call option at $2.10

  • probability ITM:  33% (a bit on the high side)
  • credit received (max potential profit):  $2.10 x 1 x 100 = $210


Friday, 8/16/2019 (6:45:28 am, PT) (Expiration Day)

bought back call option at $1.00

PROFIT:  $110


LEARN TO SELL CALL OPTIONS HERE!


Comments:

  • When I sold (to open) the call option on 8/15/2019, BYND had already dropped over $27 from the opening price of $164


  • Sadly, right after I sold (to open) my call option, BYND started to rise and closed at $144 at the Closing Bell ($2.00 in-the-money ... bad!)


  • I decided at that point that I would be happy to get 50% of max profit, so I placed my limit order to buy back my short call at $1.00
  • At 6:45 am, PT, Friday, 8/16/2019 (Expiration) (while I was still asleep), BYND hit a low of $136.27 and my closing order filled at my limit price of $1.00 (the $142 call option never hit $1.00 again after my trade was closed!)


  • It's a GOOD thing I had that limit order in place because BYND started to rise right after my trade was closed


  • At 9:31 am, PT, BYND hit a high of $148.30 and the $142 call was trading at $6.14 (if I had not closed my trade at $1.00, I would have had a "paper loss" of $404 at this point)


  • BYND closed at $144.77 at Expiration (my short call would have been in-the-money by $2.77)

The "take-away" .... ALWAYS have your closing orders in place!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Options trade: SPX short call option (bearish)

Tuesday, 4/2/2019 (9:34:14 am, PT)

sell short -1 May 17, 2019  2950 call option at $11.10

Facts:
  • 20 delta
  • stochastics in "overbought" region
  • 45 days 'til expiration (ideal)
  • credit received:  $11.10 x 1 x 100 = $1110


Friday, 5/10/2019 (8:01:45 am, PT)

buy back short call option at $0.75 to protect my profits and remove the risk

COMMENTS:
  • After I placed my bearish trade, SPX continued to rise (bad!)
  • On 5/1/2019, SPX hit a new all-time high of 2954.13 (bad!)
  • On 5/1/2019, my short call option was in-the-money by only 4.13 but it was trading at $26.36 (my "paper loss" was $1526 at the time)
  • Luckily for me, SPX dropped after hitting the new all-time high on 5/1/2019
  • On 5/10/2019, at 8:01:45 am, PT, SPX hit an intraday low of 2825.39 and I was able to buy back my short call option for only $0.75 ($75 for one contract)
  • It's a GOOD thing I closed my trade when I did, because SPX shot back up over 65 points right after I closed my trade!


PROFIT:  $1035

CLICK HERE to see the chart of SPX

CLICK HERE to see two videos of a similar SPX trade


Friday, May 3, 2019

Options trade: Amazon (AMZN) short put option (bullish)

Wednesday, 5/1/2019 (11:50:31 am, PT)

sell short -1 May 10, 2019  $1880 put option at $6.80

Facts:
  • slow stochastics in "overbought" region
  • this trade was a "hedge" against my short call option
  • 20.32 delta
  • credit received:  $680
  • 9 days 'til expiration (very short-term)
  • FOMC press conference at 11:30 am, PT


Friday, 5/3/2019 (7:26:23 am, PT)

buy back my short put option at $3.00 to protect my profits and remove the risk (of assignment)

PROFIT:  $380 (in 2 days)

Comments:
  • On 5/10/2019 (Expiration), at 8:50 am (PT), Amazon was trading near $1856 and my put option was trading near $24.95!  It's a GOOD thing I closed my trade on 5/3/2019!
  • After some positive comments from the White House (regarding the US/China tariff negotiations), Amazon reversed back up to close at $1889.98 at 1 pm (PT)
  • My short put option would have been fine if I had held it all the way until expiration (1 pm, PT), but who needs the stress?  I was happy to get over 50% of max profit in just two days


CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT PUT-SELLING.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Options trade: Amazon (AMZN) Short Put (bullish)

Monday, 4/29/2019 (9:28 am, PT)

sell short -1 May 10, 2019  $1892.50 put option at $10.40 (25 delta)


Wednesday, 5/1/2019 (9:04:36 am, PT)

buy back put option at $6.60

Why?
  • to protect my profit
  • FOMC announcement at 11 am (high-risk event!)


PROFIT:  $380 (2 days)

Learn to SELL put options with my FREE lessons here!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Options trade: Amazon (AMZN) post-EARNINGS PLAY

Friday, 4/26/2019 (8:56:47 am, PT) [EXPIRATION DAY]

sell short -1 April 26, 2019  $1910 put option at $2.51

Facts:
  • Q1 earnings announcement the previous day (4/25) after the Closing Bell
  • AMZN trading around $1917
  • 30 delta
  • selling put options is a semi-bullish strategy
  • this is a same-day trade (4/26 expiration) to take advantage of theta time decay
  • AMZN closed at $1950.63

Friday, 4/26/2019 (11:12:38 am, PT)

buy back put option at $0.11 (to remove the risk and protect my profit)

PROFIT:  $240 (in 2.25 hours)

Learn to SELL put options with my FREE lessons here!

Options trade: Amazon (AMZN) short put option (EARNINGS PLAY)

Thu. 4/25/2019 (10:25:28 am, PT)

sell short -1 April 26, 2019  $1810 put at $4.60

Facts:

  • earnings announcement after the Closing Bell today (4/25)
  • AMZN was trading around $1910.18 (I went $100 out-of-the-money)
  • 11.80 delta (88.20% probability of success)
  • option premiums are VERY attractive right before earnings announcements, so you can go further OTM
  • "expected move" ("market maker move") was plus/minus $67 post-earnings


Fri. 4/26/2019 (6:30:00 am, PT)

buy (to close) $1810 put option at $0.01

PROFIT:  $459 (1 day)

FREE LESSONS ON HOW TO SELL PUT OPTIONS!

Options trade: Tesla (TSLA) short call option (semi-bearish)

Thu. 4/25/2019 (10:36:23 am, PT)

sell short -1 May 10, 2019  $277.50 call option at $1.53

Facts:

  • earnings results were announced on 4/24, stock dropped $10 the next day (4/25)
  • 15 days 'til expiration
  • TSLA @ $247.56 (I went $30 out-of-the-money)
  • 11.29 delta (relatively "safe")


Fri 4/26/2019 (9:04:42 am, PT)

buy (to close) short call option at $0.50

PROFIT:  $103 (1 day)

Comments: I decided to close my trade for several reasons:

  • to protect my profit
  • I don't know what's going to happen in the next 14 days
  • any type of positive news will result in a "short squeeze" and my short call will end up in trouble

FREE LESSONS: LEARN TO SELL CALL OPTIONS.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Options trade: Microsoft (MSFT) short put option (semi-bullish)

Fri. 4/12/2019 (10:17:37 am, PT)

sell short -1 July 19, 2019  $110 put at $1.68

Facts:

  • 23.29 delta
  • MSFT trading at $120.66
  • 98 days 'til expiration
  • stochastics "overbought"
  • CNBC reported "unusual options activity" (heavy volume on the July $120 long calls)
  • earnings report after the close on Wed. 4/24/2019


Wed. 4/24/2019 (8:47:33 am, PT)

buy (to close) put option at $0.94

Why?  To protect my profits and to avoid any unpleasant surprises after the earnings announcement (at 1 pm, PT).

PROFIT:  $74 (12 days)

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Options trade: Amazon (AMZN) short put option (bullish trade)

Wed. 4/17/2019 (11:10:30 am, PT)

sell short -1 April 18, 2019  $1850 put option at $1.47

Facts:

  • AMZN trading at $1868
  • 15.73 delta
  • "overbought" stochastics
  • 1 day 'til expiration (DTE)


Thu. 4/18/2019 (12:49:02 pm, PT) [Expiration Thursday]

buy back $1850 put option at $0.02

PROFIT:  $145 (in one day)

NOTE:  Even though AMZN was trading near $1861 (4/18/2019) and my short put was relatively "safe," I didn't want to take any chances.  Thus, I decided to spend $2.00 to buy back my short put and protect my profits.

LEARN TO SELL PUT OPTIONS BY WATCHING THESE VIDEOS.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Options trade: Amazon short put (semi-bullish trade)

Fri. 4/12/2019 (12:14:39 pm, PT)

sell short -1 April 18, 2019  $1790 put at $2.06

Facts:

  • Amazon at $1844.67
  • "overbought" stochastics
  • 6 days 'til expiration
  • 10.28 delta


Tue. 4/16/2019 (7:54:51 am, PT)

buy back put at $0.50 (take profits)

PROFIT:  $156 (in two days)

Friday, April 12, 2019

Options trade: Amazon short put (semi-bullish trade)

Thu. 4/11/2019 (10:33:36 am, PT)

sell short -1 April 12, 2019  $1820 put at $1.28

Facts:

  • Amazon at $1843.96
  • 1 day 'til expiration
  • "overbought" stochastics
  • 12.42 delta


Fri. 4/12/2019 (9:44:23 am, PT)

buy back put at $0.05 (to remove the risk & take profits)

PROFIT: $123 (in one day)