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Friday, May 24, 2013

Spiders $165 Put Option

5/20/2013 (Monday)

Sell 4 May 24, 2013 $165 put options @ $0.44

Probability of expiring ITM:  27%


5/24/2013 (exp. Friday)

SPY closed at $165.308 (that was close!)

Net gain:  $164.97  (in 5 days)

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Costco May Put Options

4/22/2013

sell 1 May 2013  $105 put option at $1.73

This option was "at-the-money."


5/17/2013 

Costco closed at $113.05.  My option expired perfectly.

Net gain:  $172.22

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Monsanto May Put Options

4/23/2013

sell 2 May 2013  $100 put options at $1.02

probability of expiring "in-the-money" =  30%


5/15/2013

buy to close both put options at $0.02

Net gain:  $188.42

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I train serious investors only.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

iShares Russell 2000 ETF Put Option

4/5/2013

sell 10 IWM May 2013 $81 put options at $0.22

probability of expiring in-the-money:  7.80%


5/9/2013  (with 2 seconds remaining)

buy to close at $0.01.

Net gain:  $210  (on $8000 collateral, 4 weeks)

Something to think about.....if you had $8000 in a savings account, will you earn $210 in interest in 4 weeks?  No.

Buy-to-close......this was a tough decision.  With only 6 more trading days until expiration, I could have left it alone and let it expire, but I try very hard to be disciplined and close my profitable positions.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

iShares Russell 2000 ETF May 2013 Put Option

4/22/2013

sell 2  IWM  May 2013  $86 put options at $0.60


5/6/2013  

buy to close at $0.04

Net gain:  $100.42  (2 weeks)

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