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Friday, June 23, 2017

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!