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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!