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Friday, June 23, 2017

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Hi!  Welcome to my blog!

I have posted many of my options trades here so you can study and learn from me.  

You will notice that my trading strategies are relatively simple yet consistently profitable.

I, like many successful options traders, SELL options and GET PAID up front.  The probability of success is much higher when you SELL options.  


Watch my FREE VIDEO with step-by-step instructions on how to SELL put options (31 minutes long).


Click HERE to read testimonials from happy students.

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One of my favorite (and most successful) options strategies is put-selling.


Click HERE to watch a 6-minute demonstration of this simple, yet little known, investing strategy.



QQQ Put Options

Tue. 6/20/2017 (12:59:57 pm, PT)

sold short -2 Aug 18, 2017  $134 puts at $1.57

probability of success:  71%


Fri. 6/23/2017 (10:39:40 pm, PT)

bought back puts at $1.05

PROFIT:  $104 (in 3 days)


SUCCESS!




Monday, June 19, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Tue. 6/6/2017 (12:49:56 pm, PT)

sold short -1 July 7, 2017  $236 put option at $0.92

probability of success:  80% (high)


Mon. 6/19/2017 (6:38:24 am, PT)

bought back put option at $0.30

PROFIT:  $62

SUCCESS!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Gold (GLD) Call Options

Thu. 5/25/2017 (9:01:47 am, PT)

sold short -2 July 21, 2017  $122 calls at $1.15

  • probability of success:  67%
  • stochastics:  overbought


Wed. 6/14/2017 (12:44:55 pm, PT)

bought back calls at $0.82

PROFIT:  $66

Comment:  This had been a difficult trade, so I decided to close it, take my profits and move on to the next trade.




Monday, June 5, 2017

SPX Put Option

Friday, 5/26/2017 (10:51:50 am, PT) FP

sold short -1 July 5, 2017  2350 put at $10.40

  • credit received:  $1040
  • probability of success:  78%
  • 40 days 'til expiration


Monday, 6/5/2017 (7:42:52 am, PT)

buy to close put at $5.10

PROFIT:  $530 

Why did I close the trade?
Answer:  I got 51% of max profit in just 10 days

SUCCESS!



Friday, May 12, 2017

SPX index options

Fri. 5/12/2017 (10:20:25 am, PT)

sold short -2 June 7, 2017  2330 puts at $7.40

probability of success:  80%


Fri. 5/12/2017 (12:40:22 pm, PT)

bought back puts at $6.80

PROFIT:  $120 (in 2 hours and 20 minutes)

SUCCESS!


Thursday, May 11, 2017

SPX index options

Thu. 5/11/2017 (8:40:02 am, PT)

sold short -2 May 31, 2017  2335 puts at $6.50

probability of success:  80%


Thu. 5/11/2017 (10:51:49 am, PT)

bought back puts at $5.40

PROFIT:  $220 (in 2 hours!)

SUCCESS!


Monday, April 24, 2017

SPX put option

Wednesday, 4/19/2017 (9:14:21 am, PT)

sold -1 May 5, 2017  2285 put at $7.50

  • credit received:  $750
  • probability of success:  80%


Monday, 4/24/2017 (6:52:38 am, PT)

bought back put at $2.20

PROFIT:  $530

SUCCESS!



SPX put option

Tuesday, 4/18/2017 (9:59:35 am, PT)

sold -1 April 24, 2017  2285 put at $5.30

  • credit received:  $530
  • probability of success:  82.40%


Comment: The "implied volatility" was very high on 4/18.  That's why I was able to collect $5.30 for a one-week option with a 82.40% probability of expiring OTM.  That was pretty amazing.

So .... the next time you see opportunities like this, jump in and sell some OTM put options.

"How do I sell put options?" you might ask.
Watch my FREE videos HERE.


Monday, 4/24/2017 (6:37:37 am, PT)

bought back put at $0.05

Comment:  I decided to go ahead and buy back my put for 5 cents just to be safe.

PROFIT:  $525 (in 5 trading days)

SUCCESS!


SPX put options

Friday, 4/21/2017 (12:58:06 pm, PT)

sold -2 April 24, 2017  2280 puts at $2.55
  • credit received: $510
  • probability of success: 90% (very, very high)

Comment: The put premiums were EXTREMELY high on 4/21 due to the elevated "implied volatility."  Normally, a ONE-DAY option with a 90% probability of expiring OTM would not be trading at $2.55!  It was amazing!

So ... the next time you see an opportunity like this, jump in and SELL some OTM put options!

"How do I sell OTM put options?" you might ask.

Watch my FREE videos HERE!


Monday, 4/24/2017 (6:39:29 am, PT)

bought back puts at $0.05

Comment:  Even though 4/24 was Expiration Monday, I chose to buy back my short puts at 5 cents just to be safe.

PROFIT:  $500 (in 2 trading days)

SUCCESS!


SPX put option

Fri. 3/31/2017 (9:54:50 am, PT) FP

sold -1 May 12, 2017  2280 put at $11.90

  • credit received:  $1190
  • probability of success:  80%


Mon. 4/24/2017 (6:55:16 am, PT)

buy back put at $4.20

PROFIT:  $770

SUCCESS!


SPX put option

Fri. 4/7/2017 (12:38:03 pm, PT) FP

sold -1 May 12, 2017  2235 put at $8.50

  • credit received:  $850
  • probability of success:  85.16%


Mon. 4/24/2017 (6:52:27 am, PT)

buy back put at $2.35

PROFIT:  $615

SUCCESS! 



SPX put option

Wed. 4/5/2017 (11:35 am, PT) FP

sold -1  May 12, 2017  2240 put at $6.10

  • credit received:  $610
  • probability of success:  88%

Mon. 4/24/2017 (6:52:45 am, PT)

buy back put at $2.50 (debit)

PROFIT:  $360 

SUCCESS!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Thu. 2/23/2017 (10:35:44 am, PT)

sell short -10 March 17, 2017  $230 puts at $0.85

probability of success:  79%


Wed. 3/1/2017 (11:05:11 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.30

PROFIT:  $550

SUCCESS!

Comment: President Donald Trump gave speech to Congress the previous evening



SPX Index Put Options

Fri. 2/24/2017 (9:59:18 am, PT)

sell short -1 April 7, 2017  2260 put at $9.80

Comments:
  • probability of success: 82.30%
  • credit received:  $980


Wed. 3/1/2017 (9:04:14 am, PT)

buy back put at $5.40

PROFIT:  $440


SUCCESS!

Comments:
  • President Donald Trump gave speech to Congress the previous evening



SPX Index Put Options

Thu. 2/23/2017 (12:57:08 pm, PT)  FP

sell short -1 April 7, 2017  2260 put at $9.80

Comments:
  • credit received:  $980
  • probability of success:  82%

Wed. 3/1/2017 (8:06:23 am, PT)

buy back put at $5.80

PROFIT:  $400

Comment:
  • President Donald Trump gave his speech to Congress the previous evening

SUCCESS!


Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 2/22/2017 (1:06:20 pm, PT) RD

sell short -10 March 31, 2017  $228 puts at $1.03

Comments:
  • probability of success:  80%
  • FOMC minutes released at 11 am, 2/22/2017

Wed. 3/1/2017 (7:51:35 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.59

Comments:
  • President Donald Trump gave speech to Congress the previous night

PROFIT:  $440

SUCCESS!




Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 2/22/2017 (11:18:29 am, PT)

sell short -10 March 10, 2017  $233.50 puts at $0.84

probability of success:  71%


Wed. 3/1/2017 (6:30:09 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.26

PROFIT:  $580

SUCCESS!

Comment:  President Donald Trump gave speech to Congress the previous evening


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 2/15/2017 (9:12:16 am, PT) FP

sell short -10 March 31, 2017  $225 puts at $1.03

probability of success:  80%


Wed. 2/22/2017 (10:51:30 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.70

PROFIT:  $330

SUCCESS!


Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Thu. 2/16/2017 (10:39:09 am, PT) FP

sell short -10 March 31, 2017  $223 puts at $0.91

probability of success:  83.50%


Wed. 2/22/2017 (10:51:52 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.57

PROFITS:  $340

SUCCESS!



Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Fri. 2/17/2017 (8:53:09 am, PT) FP

sell short -10 March 24, 2017  $226 puts at $0.96

probability of success:  80%


Wed. 2/22/2017 (10:39:29 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.58

PROFIT:  $380

SUCCESS!



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Mon. 2/13/2017 (9:01:59 am, PT) RD

sell short -10 March 17, 2017  $226 puts at $1.09

probability of success:  77%


Tue. 2/14/2017 (9:57:30 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.86

PROFIT:  $230

SUCCESS!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Tue. 2/7/2017 (11:32:59 am, PT) FP

sell short -10 March 17, 2017  $220 puts at $1.04

probability of success:  80%


Thu. 2/9/2017 (11:39:12 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.71

PROFIT:  $330

SUCCESS!


Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Mon. 2/6/2017 (11:32:03 am, PT) FP

sell short -10 March 24, 2017  $220 puts at $1.33

probability of success:  77.36%


Thu. 2/9/2017 (11:39:46)

buy back puts at $0.91

PROFIT:  $420

SUCCESS!



Friday, February 3, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Thu. 1/26/2017 (9:44:05 am, PT)

sell short  − 10 Feb 17, 2017  $225.50 puts at $0.89

  • credit received:  $890
  • probability of success:  73.18%

Fri. 2/3/2017 (11:48:45 am, PT)

buy to close puts at $0.47

PROFIT:  $420 (in ONE week)

SUCCESS!





Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 2/1/2017 (10:28:01 am, PT) FP

sell short -10 March 17, 2017  $217 puts at $1.11

probability of success:  81%


Fri. 2/3/2017 (10:21:28 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.76

PROFIT:  $350

SUCCESS!


Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 1/25/2017 (7:53:20 am, PT)

sell short  − 10 Feb 10, 2017  $225 puts at $0.55

  • credit received:  $550
  • probability of success:  80%


Fri. 2/3/2017 (11:48:45 am, PT)

buy to close puts at $0.15

PROFIT:  $400

SUCCESS!



Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 2/1/2017 (10:10:47 am, PT)

sell short  −10 Feb 3, 2017  $226.50 puts at $0.36
  • credit received:  $360
  • probability of success: 70%

Fri. 2/3/2017 (8:12:16 am, PT)    Expiration Friday

buy back puts at $0.01

Comment:  Even though my put options were $3 out-of-the-money on Expiration Friday, I decided to go ahead and spend 1 cent ($10 for 10 contracts) to buy back my puts to avoid any last-minute disasters.

PROFIT:  $350 in 2 days!


SUCCESS!



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Credit Diagonal Spread

Wed. 1/18/2017 (10:24:47 am, PT)

sell short −2 Feb 17, 2017  $220 puts at $1.08

Comments:
  • credit (cash) received:  $216
  • probability of success:  77%
  • 2 long wings (to reduce capital requirements):  April 21, 2017  $140 puts
  • buying power effect: ($16,000)

Wed. 1/25/2017 (6:30:03 am, PT)

buy back both puts at $0.42 (50% of max)

PROFIT:  $132  (in one week)
Return on capital:  0.80% in one week  😀
(that's 41.60% annualized)


SUCCESS!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Credit Diagonal Spread

Mon. 1/9/2017 (9:13:40 am, PT)

sell short  −4 Feb 10, 2017  $223 puts at $1.45

Comments:

  • credit (cash) received:  $580
  • long wings:  +4 Apr 21, 2017  $140 puts (to reduce capital requirements)
  • buying power effect:  ($33,200)


Tue. 1/24/2017 (9:13:52 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.68 (50% of max)

PROFIT:  $308 (in 2 weeks)  😀


SUCCESS!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Mon. 1/9/2017 (9:16:07 am, PT)

sell short  −10 Jan 20, 2017  $224 puts at $0.55

probability of success:  70%


Wed. 1/11/2017 (12:57:31 pm, PT)

buy back puts at $0.35

PROFIT:  $200

SUCCESS!


Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) Put Options

Thu. 1/5/2017 (10:44:59 am, PT)

sell short  −2 Feb 17, 2017  $134 puts at $2.38

probability of success:  58.48% 

Comment:
These short puts are almost at-the-money, so it's important to close them as soon as I have a nice profit (this is, of course, subjective).


Wed. 1/11/2017 (12:52:18 pm, PT)

buy back puts at $1.84

PROFIT:  $108

Comment:
On 1/19/2017, these short puts went in-the-money and it would have cost $2.62 to buy them back.


SUCCESS!



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SPDR Industrials ETF (XLI) Put Options

Thu. 12/29/2016 (11:02:19 am, PT)

sell short  −2 Feb 17. 2017  $62 puts at $1.10

probability of success:  53.51%


Tue. 1/10/2017 (8:40:02 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.68

PROFIT:  $84

SUCCESS!



Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 1/4/2017 (10:04:42 am, PT)  RD

sell short -10 Jan 27, 2017  $222 puts at $1.02

probability of success:  74%


Tue. 1/10/2017 (7:47 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.55

PROFIT:  $470


SUCCESS!


SPDR Retail ETF (XRT) Put Options

Fri. 12/23/2016 (9:20:24 am, PT)

sell short  − 2 Jan 20, 2017  $44 puts at $0.76

probability of success:  58%


Tue. 1/10/2017 (8:43:03 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.42

PROFIT:  $68

SUCCESS!



Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 1/4/2017 (10:02:58 am, PT)  RD

sell short -10 Jan 27, 2017  $219.50 puts at $0.66

probability of success:  82%


Tue. 1/10/2017 (7:46:50 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.32 (50% of max)

PROFIT:  $340


SUCCESS!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Credit Diagonal

Fri. 12/23/2016 (10:02:30 am, PT)

sell short  −4 Jan 27, 2017  $222 puts at $1.69
buy long  +4 April 21, 2017  $140 puts at $0.07 (cheap "wings")

probability of success:  65%
buying power effect:  ($32,800)


Fri. 1/6/2017 (6:30:10 am, PT)

buy back only the short puts at $0.75
leave open the long puts so I can use them again for the next set of short puts

PROFIT:  $376 (in 2 weeks)

SUCCESS!



Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 12/21/2016 (10:30:57 am, PT)  RD

sell short −2 Jan 25, 2017  $222 puts at $1.42

probability of success:  69%


Fri. 1/6/2017 (6:30:02 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.65

PROFIT:  $154


SUCCESS!



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Fri. 12/16/2016 (11:45:42 am, PT)

sell short  −2 Jan 20, 2017  $222 puts at $1.81


Thu. 1/5/2017 (10:19:11 am, PT)

buy back puts at $0.58

PROFIT:  $246

SUCCESS!




Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Wed. 12/28/2016 (9:54:45 am, PT)

sell short  −1 Jan 27, 2017  $222 put at $1.84

probability of success:  62.52%


Fri. 1/5/2017 (11:14:05 am, PT)

buy back put at $0.88

PROFIT:  $96

SUCCESS!



Spiders (SPY) Put Options

Thu. 12/22/2016 (12:32:31 pm, PT)

sell short  −1 Jan 20, 2017  $222 put at $1.39

probability of success:  67%


Thu. 1/5/2017 (10:22:32 am, PT)

buy back put at $0.58

PROFIT:  $81

SUCCESS!



Spiders (SPY) Credit Diagonal

Wed. 12/21/2016 (9:57:26 am, PT)  RD

sell  −2 Jan 25, 2017  $220 puts at $1.05 (credit)
buy  +2 Apr 21, 2017  $130 puts at $0.08 (debit) *

  • probability of success:  76%
  • 35 days 'til expiration (DTE)
  • buying power effect:  ($18,000)
* the long puts are my cheap "wings" to decrease capital requirements


Thu. 1/5/2017 (7:27:53 am, PT) (20 DTE)

  • buy back short puts only at $0.48 (debit)
  • leave open long puts to be used again for the next set of short puts

NET PROFIT:  $114 (in 2 weeks)

SUCCESS!