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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Spiders (SPY) August Jade Lizard

6/25/2015 (12:42:16 pm, PT)  RD

buy +4 August 2015  $216 calls at $1.24  [22% prob ITM]
sell -4 August 2015  $215 calls at $1.60  [26% prob ITM]
sell -4 August 2015  $203 puts at $2.18  [30% prob ITM]


Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in overbought region
  • max profit = $1016 if SPY closes between $203 and $215 at expiration


8/12/2015 (6:43 am, PT)  [stochastics bottom]

buy to close the four $215 short calls at $0.04 to remove the risk


8/19/2015 (11:12:45 am, PT)

buy to close the four $203 puts at $0.04 to remove the risk


8/21/2015 (expiration)

the four long $216 calls expired "worthless"

NET PROFIT:  $966.40


Success!!



THANK GOD I closed those four naked puts early because SPY closed at $197.63 on Expiration Friday!!!!  Those puts would have ended up ITM. 

The lesson here is:  
ALWAYS BUY BACK YOUR SHORT OPTIONS AND REMOVE THE RISK EVEN IF EXPIRATION FRIDAY IS JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY!!!



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