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Friday, July 29, 2016

Gold (GLD) Put Options

Thu. 7/21/2016 (8:57:37 am, PT)  FP

sold -5 Aug 2016  $124 puts at $1.11

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in oversold region
  • 79% probability of success

Fri. 7/29/2016 (9:08:53 am, PT)

buy back all puts at $0.31

NET PROFIT:  $384.74 (in 1 week)

Success!


Energy ETF (XLE) Put Options

Thursday, 7/28/2016 (9:37:05 am, PT)  RD

sell (to open) -2 Sept 2016  $64 puts at $1.23

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in oversold region
  • 65% probability of success

Friday, 7/29/2016 (12:11:17 pm, PT)

buy back both puts at $0.92

Why did I close my position?
  • take profits
  • I changed my mind about the trade

NET PROFIT:  $55.89 (in ONE DAY)

Success!


Gold (GLD) Custom Ratio Spread

Wed. 7/20/2016 (11:58:07 am, PT)  RD

sell to open -3 Aug 2016  $123 puts at $1.14667 (31% prob ITM)
buy to open +1 Aug 2016  $120 put at $0.48
  • net credit received:  $2.96 (or $296)

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in oversold region
  • 69% probability of success
  • long put is "insurance"

Fri. 7/29/2016 (12:04:39 pm, PT)

buy to close the 3 short puts at $0.18
sell to close the 1 long put at $0.06
  • net debit spent:  $0.48 (or $48)

PROFIT:  $248 (in 9 days)

Success!

Gold (GLD) Put Options

Fri. 7/22/2016 (9:26:45 am, PT)  FP

sold -2 Aug 2016  $123 puts at $1.08

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in oversold region
  • 70% probability of success

Fri. 7/29/2016 (11:26:55 am, PT)

buy back all puts at $0.19

NET PROFIT:  $171.89 (in 1 week)

Success!


Gold (GLD) Put Options

Friday, 7/22/2016 (11:14:55 am, PT)  RD

sold -1 Aug 2016  $123 put at $1.03

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in oversold region
  • 71% probability of success

Friday, 7/29/2016 (8:58:14 am, PT)

buy back put at $0.23

NET PROFIT:  $76.93 (in 1 week)

Success!

Expedia (EXPE) Earnings Play

Thu. 7/28/2016 (12:47:53 pm, PT)

sold -1 July 29, 2016  $110 put at $1.20

Why did I place this trade?
  • earnings announcement at 1 pm (PT)
  • "expected move" = up or down $8.82 (EXPE closed at $119.27 right before the earnings announcement)

Fri.  7/29/2016 (10:43:19 am, PT) (expiration)

bought back put at $0.02 to remove the risk

NET PROFIT:  $116.44 (in ONE DAY)

Success!


Gold (GLD) Put Options

Thursday, 7/28/2016 (10:11:04 am, PT)  FP

sold -5 Aug 2016  $123.50 puts at $0.56

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in oversold region
  • 79% probability of success

Friday, 7/29/2016 (9:09:47 am, PT)

buy back all puts at $0.26

NET PROFIT:  $134.75 (in ONE day)

Success!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gold (GLD) Put Options

Thursday, 7/21/2016 (11:27:41 am, PT)

sell to open -10 July 29, 2016  $123.50 puts at $0.28

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in oversold region
  • 84% probability of success (high)
  • 8 days 'til expiration
  • weekly income


Thursday, 7/28/2016 (10:48:42 am, PT)

buy to close all 10 puts at $0.01

PROFIT:  $270 (in 7 days)

Success!


Friday, July 8, 2016

Spiders (SPY) Custom Ratio Put Spread

Tuesday, 7/5/2016 (10:12:40 am, PT)  RD For my friend ....

sell -3 August 2016  $201 puts at $2.11 (30% prob ITM)
buy +1 August 2016  $199 put at $1.77

credit received:  $4.56 x 1 x 100 = $456.00

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in overbought region
  • 7/5/2016 was a "down" day
  • 45 days 'til expiration
  • high probability of success

Friday, 7/8/2016 (10:34:12 am, PT)

bought back entire spread for $2.16 (debit)

PROFIT:  $240 (in FOUR days!)


SUCCESS!