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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gold (GLD) Put Options

Thu. 8/11/2016 (10:17:35 am, PT)

sold -10 Aug 2016  $127 puts at $0.50

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in the middle
  • 8 days 'til expiration (DTE)
  • 69% probability of success

Fri. 8/19/2016 (6:47:57 am, PT)  Expiration Day

my preset closing order at $0.01 filled 17 minutes after the Opening Bell

PROFIT:  $490 (in one week)

SUCCESS!


Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 8/17/2016 (11:27:19 am, PT)

sold -10 Aug 26 2016  $214.50 puts at $0.44

credit received:  $440

Why did I place this trade?
  • FOMC released its minutes at 11 am
  • 9 days 'til expiration (DTE)

Fri. 8/19/2016 (1:02:25 pm, PT)

bought back puts at $.20 (50% of max credit)

PROFIT:  $240 (in 3 days)


SUCCESS!





Whole Foods (WFM) Put Options

Tue. 8/9/2016 (11:17:42 am, PT)

sold -4 Sept 2016  $30 puts at $0.65

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in oversold region
  • 38 days 'til expiration (DTE)
  • 57% probability of success

Tue 8/23/2016 (6:30:27 am, PT)

bought back puts at $0.28

PROFIT:  $148 (in 2 weeks)

SUCCESS!


Wal-Mart Pre-earnings Play

Mon. 8/15/2016 (11:17:34 am, PT)

sold -1 Aug 2016  $72 put at $0.99

credit received:  $99

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics near the middle but dropping
  • down day
  • earnings announcement on 8/18 (before market open)
  • 4 days 'til expiration (DTE)

Thur. 8/18/2016 (6:30:15 am, PT)

my preset closing order at $0.05 filled at the Opening Bell (earnings were released at 4 am, PT)

PROFIT:  $94  (in 3 days)

SUCCESS!

Whole Foods (WFM) Put Options

Friday, 8/5/2016 (11:05:12 am, PT) RD

sold -1 Sept 2016  $30 put at $0.79

credit received:  $79

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in oversold region
  • 42 days 'til expiration (DTE)
  • 54% probability of success

Wednesday, 8/24/2016 (9:20:08 am, PT)

bought back puts at $0.26

PROFIT:  $53


SUCCESS!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Industrials ETF (XLI) Put Options

Wed. 8/3/2016 (10:16:25 am, PT)  RD

sold -1 Sept 2016  $57 put at $0.94

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in oversold region
  • 57% probability of success
  • 44 days 'til expiration

Thu. 8/11/2016 (10:31:44 am, PT)

bought back put at $0.44 (50% of max profit)

PROFIT:  $50 (in one week)

SUCCESS!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Disney (DIS) Earnings Play

Tue. 8/9/2016 (12:58:51 pm, PT)

sold -1 Aug 12, 2016  $96 put at $1.37

Comments:
  • This was an "earnings play"
  • I don't mind owning DIS stock, so my short put was almost at-the-money


Wed. 8/10/2016 (10:47:11 am, PT)

bought back put at $0.05

PROFIT:  $132 (in ONE DAY!)

SUCCESS!


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Gold (GLD) Calls

Wed. 8/3/2016 (12:48:22 pm, PT)  FP

sold -10 Sept 2016  $135 calls at $1.04

Why did I place this trade?
  • stochastics in overbought region (SEE CHART)
  • 77% probability of success
  • 44 days 'til expiration (DTE)

Tue. 8/9/2016 (9:50:50 am, PT)

bought back calls at $0.47

PROFIT:  $570 (in 6 days!)

SUCCESS!