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Monday, November 12, 2012

Apple Nov 2012 510/490 Put Spread (options)

10/24/2012

-20 November 2012  $510 put options at $1.53  (6.18% prob. ITM)
+20 November 2012  $490 put options at $0.96  (4.03% prob. ITM)

Notes:

- earnings on 10/25
- presidential election on 11/6


11/12/2012

AAPL between $546.54 and $547.02
expiration day:   11/16

buy back entire put spread at $0.44

Total net gain:   $198.53

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Spiders Nov Put Spread (options)

10/11/2012

sell 10 Nov. 2012  $133 put options at $0.42  (10% prob. ITM)
buy 10 Nov. 2012  $123 put options at $0.11  (3.09% prob. ITM)

credit:  $0.31


11/6/2012 (Election Day)

close entire put spread at $0.09

Net gain:  $179.28  (1.79% return on capital in 3.5 weeks)

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Apple Oct $560 Put Option

9/27/2012

sell to open 10 Oct. 2012 $560 put options @ $1.06  (5% prob. of exp. ITM)


10/19/2012

AAPL closed at $609.84, so my put options expired perfectly


Net gain:  $1052 (in 22 days)

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Apple Oct 2012 590/500 Put Spread (OPTIONS)

9/25/2012

sell to open 10 Oct. 2012 $590 put options @ $1.21  (5.65% prob. exp. ITM)
buy to open 10 Oct. 2012 $500 put options @ $0.37  (1.57% prob. exp. ITM)


10/19/2012  (expiration)

buy to close the 10 "short" options @ $0.01

AAPL closed at $609.84, so all options expired perfectly.


Net gain:  $814.45  (in 24 days)

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Priceline Oct. 2012 565/550 Put Spread (OPTIONS)

9/24/2012

sell to open 13 Oct. 2012 $565 put options  (8.90% prob. exp. ITM)
buy to open 13 Oct. 2012 $550 put options   (5.61% prob. exp. ITM)

credit:  $0.75


10/18/2012 (options expire on 10/19)

close entire spread at $0.38  (PCLN was dropping, so the risk of expiring ITM was high)

Net gain:  $421.02


Addendum:

PCLN closed at $560.50 on 10/19, expiration Friday.  I would have lost $4905 if I had not closed the entire position yesterday!

This is a fine example of risk management!!

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Apple Oct 600/595 Put Spread (OPTIONS)

9/25/2012

sell to open 10 Oct. 2012 $600 put options at $1.69  (11.16% prob. ITM)
buy to open 10 Oct. 2012 $595 put options at $1.52  (10% prob. ITM)

credit:  $0.17


10/19/2012

AAPL closed at $609.84, so all the options expired perfectly!


Total gain:  $170  (3.40% return on capital in 24 days)

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Amazon Oct 220/200 Put Spread (OPTIONS)

9/28/2012

sell to open 10 Oct 2012  $220 put options at  $0.40  (5.14% prob. ITM)
buy to open 10 Oct 2012  $200 put options at  $0.17  (2.07% prob. ITM)

credit:  $0.23


10/18/2012 (one day before expiration)

buy to close all 10 of the "short" options at $0.05

Why?  Because Google released their earnings prematurely during the day instead of after 1:00 pm today.  GOOG missed the estimates and the stock plunged 9%, dragging all the high P/E technology stocks with it.

I decided to play it safe and close out the short side before it becomes "in-the-money."

Net gain:  $154.47

Side note:  AMZN closed above $220 on 10/19, so this spread would have been fine.....but you never know.....so learn to manage the risk.....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Visa Oct 2012 110/100 Put Spread (OPTIONS)

8/24/2012

sell to open 10 Oct. 2012 $110 put options @  $0.50

buy to open 10 Oct. 2012 $100 put options @ $0.15


10/10/2012

buy to close Oct. 2012 $110 put options only @ $0.03

let the Oct. 2012 $100 put options expire on 10/19/2012


Net gain:  $294.48

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Apple Sept 595/585 put spread (options)

8/22/2012

sell Sept. 2012  $595 put option @ $2.89

buy Sept. 2012  $585 put option @ $2.19


9/21/2012

both options expired "worthless"

Net gain:  $674.60  (6.75% return in 4 weeks!)


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Apple Sept. 490/405 put spread (options)

7/30/2012

sell 10 Sept. 2012 $490 put options at $1.20

buy 10 Sept. 2012 $405 put options at $0.26


9/21/2012

both options expired "worthless"

Net gain:  $924.73

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AAPL Sept 2012 405/490 Put Spread

7/30/2012

-10 Sept 2012  490 put options at 1.20
+10 Sept 2012  405 put options at 0.26

The put spread expired perfectly on 9/21/2012.

Net gain:  $924.73  (in 6 weeks)

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Priceline Sept 515/510 Put Spread (options)

8/17/2012

sell 10 Sept. 2012 $515 put options

buy 10 Sept. 2012 $510 put options

Net credit:  $0.22


9/21/2012

both put options expired "worthless"

Net gain:  $197.58  (3.95% return in 4 weeks!)

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Apple Sept 470/465 Put Spread (options)

7/25/2012

Sell 10 Sept. 2012 $470 put option @ $1.43

Buy 10 Sept. 2012 $465 put option @ $1.29


9/21/2012

Both options expired "worthless" on 9/21/2012.

Net gain:  $114.73

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Apple Aug 2012 465/410 Put spread (options)

7/10/2012

sell 10 Aug. 2012 $465 put options @ $0.82
buy 10 Aug. 2012 $410 put options @ $0.26

Net gain:  $534.75 (in about 5 weeks)

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Apple August 2012 $435 put option

6/27/2012

sell (to open) August 2012 $435 put options at $1.01


7/26/2012

buy (to close) all options at $0.04


Net gain in one month:  $1924.45

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!  (that's right, folks, I spent NOTHING up front)

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Whole Foods (WFM) August 77.50 put option

7/18/2012

Sell 10 August 2012 $77.50 put options at $0.40


7/26/2012

Buy to close at $0.05

Net gain:  $342.24  (in 7 days)

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!!!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Apple July 495/445 Put Spread (OPTIONS)

6/21/2012

-10 July 2012 $495 put option
+10 July 2012 $445 put option

Limit credit:  $0.61

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7/9/2012

close entire option spread at $0.05

Net gain:  $539.48  (1.08% return in 11 trading days)

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Apple July 385 Put Option

6/4/2012

sell to open 10 July 2012  $385 put options @  $1.00


6/27/2012

buy to close all 10 put options at $0.05

Net gain:  $935.23 in 18 days (that's 2.38% return in 18 days!)

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!!!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mastercard June $380 Put Option

5/22/2012

sell (open) 2 June 2012 $380 put options @ $3.25

Notes:

- Ben Bernanke speech on 6/7
- earnings on 7/30


6/6/2012  (2 weeks later)

buy (close) both put options @ $0.53  (Bernanke's speech may cause the stock market to drop tomorrow)

Net gain after fees:  $520.93

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!!

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Apple June 2012 $490 Put Option

5/18/2012  (Friday)

sell (to open) two June 2012 $490 put options at $5.20

credit collected:  $1040
probability of expiring ITM:  20%


5/21/2012  (Monday)

buy (to close) both put options at $2.94

Net gain:  $441.91 in ONE DAY!

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!  (this means that I spent NO money initially for this trade!)

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Apple June $485 Put Option

5/18/2012 (Friday)

sell (to open) two June 2012 $485 put options @ $4.25

Collected a credit of $838.46


5/21/2012 (Monday)

buy (to close) both put options @ $1.90

Net gain:  $446.94 in ONE DAY!

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!  (this means that I spent NO money up front for this trade)

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Apple May $495 put option

4/20/2012

sell to open four May 2012 $495 put options @ $4.70

credit collected:  $1880

Notes:
  • probability ITM:  15%
  • maint. req.:  $21,684  (using margin as collateral)
  • earnings on 4/24 p.m.

5/18/2012

AAPL closed at $530.38, so my put options expired "worthless."

This means that I got to keep the entire $1880 (i.e., profit is $1880).

Net gain:  $1880  (8.67% in four weeks)

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!

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Priceline May $595 put option

5/9/2012

sell to open one May 2012 $595 put option @ $2.60

credit collected:  $260

Notes:
  • earnings release at 1:05 pm on 5/9
  • market maker's expected move:  plus or minus $42.058

5/18/2012

buy to close at $0.05

Net gain:  $255 in 8 days

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Priceline May $560 Put Option

5/9/2012

Sell (to open) 5 May 2012 $560 put options @ $1.10

Notes:
  • earnings on 5/9, 1:05 pm
  • Market Maker's expected move:  plus or minus $42.058
  • Maintenance required:  $28,463.42  (using margin)

5/16/2012

Buy (to close) all 5 put options @ $0.05

Net gain:  $525
Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!

That's right!  I spent NO money to put on this trade and I made $525 in just 6 trading days!

Yes, folks.... making $$$ really IS that simple, but you must LEARN how to trade options first.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Apple May 2012 $500 put option

4/19/2012

Sell (to open) 2 May 2012 $500 put options @ $4.41


5/8/2012

Buy (to close) both options at $0.50

Net gain:  $782  (in 2.5 weeks)

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!!

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Whole Foods May 2012 $77.50 put options

3/27/2012

Sell to open 10 May 2012 $77.50 put options @ $1.32

Note:  earnings on 5/2 p.m.


5/3/2012

Buy to close all 10 put options at $0.05

Net gain:  $1270  in 5 weeks

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!!

This means that I spent NO MONEY up front to make $1270 in five weeks!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

AAPL April $515 put

3/15/2012

sell to open 2 April 2012 $515 puts @ $4.55

Net credit:  $908.45

Maintenance required:  $11,011 (using margin)


4/20/2012  (expiration Friday)

AAPL closed at $573.50, so I let it expire.

Net gain:  $908.45  (8.25% return in four weeks!)

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!!!  
(this means that I spent NO money to make $908.45!)

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Apple April 2012 $505 put

3/9/2012

sell to open 1 April 2012 $505 put @ $6.70


4/19/2012

buy to close at $0.03

Net gain:  $667 in five weeks

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

IWM April 2012 $65 Put

3/6/2012

sell to open 10 April 2012 $65 puts @ $0.31

Credit:  $310

(IWM is the Russell 2000 ETF)

Maintenance required:   $6706.54 (10.32%)


3/20/2012

buy to close @ $0.05

Net gain after fees:   $252.25  (3.76% in two weeks)

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!!!


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Monday, March 19, 2012

SODA April 2012 $30 put

2/23/2012

sell to open 10 April 2012 $30 puts @ $0.95

earnings announcement:  2/29 a.m.
Market Maker expected move:  plus or minus $6.02
probability of expiring ITM:  20%


3/19/2012

buy to close @ $0.30

net gain after fees:  $615  (2.05% return in 3 weeks!)

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

AAPL March $485 put

3/7/2012

Sell to open 1 AAPL March 2012 $485 put at $1.10.

probability of expiring ITM:  7.92%


3/16/2012

Option expired "worthless."  Apple stock is above $485.


I made $110 in 8 trading days.

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SODA April 2012 $30 Puts

2/23/2012

Sell to open 10 April 2012 $30 puts at $1.00

probability of expiring ITM:  20%
earnings announcement:  2/29 before Opening Bell
Market Maker expected move:  plus or minus $6.02


2/28/2012

Buy to close at $.60

Net gain:  $400 in 3 trading days 

Initial investment amount:  ZERO!!

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Mastercard April $300 put

1/10/2012

sell to open 2 April 2012 $300 puts @ $6.70

Notes:
probability of expiring ITM: 23%

maintenance required: $7525 (12.54%)
earnings announcement: 2/2/2012 before Opening Bell

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2/3/2012

buy to close @ $0.90

Net gain: $1160 (15.41% return in 3 weeks!)

Initial investment amount: ZERO!!!!!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Whole Foods

2/1/2012

sell to open 10 Feb. 2012 $67.50 puts @ $0.46

option expired "worthless" on 2/17.


I made $460 in 16 days.

Initial investment amount: ZERO!!


THIS IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Apple earnings play

earnings announcement: 1/24/2012, after 1:00 p.m.
expected stock move: plus or minus $20


1/24/2012, 6:30 a.m.

sell to open 2 Jan. 2012 Week 4 $445 puts @ $23.60 (in-the-money)


1/27/2012 (expiration Friday)

buy to close @ $0.33



Net gain: $4619.93 in FOUR days!!!!
Initial investment amount: ZERO!!!!!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

LinkedIn March 2012 puts

12/23/2011

sell to open 5 March 2012 $42.50 puts at $1.55

probability of expiring ITM: 20%
earnings announcement: 2/9/2012

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1/26/2012

buy to close at $0.25


Net gain: $650 in four weeks!!!

Initial investment amount: ZERO!!!!

Maintenance required: $2979

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monster (MNST) March 2012 credit put spread

1/5/2012

buy to open 10 March 2012 $50 put @ $0.20 (3.56% probability)
sell to open 10 March 2012 $75 put @ $1.20 (16.20% probability)

net credit: $1.00


"maintenance" required: $25,000


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1/17/2012

close out spread at 40 cents


I made $549.50 (after fees) in 8 trading days!


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