Apr 222015
 

– BUY FXI 100 JUN 15 55 CALL @1.43
 I had to do it. There are a crap load of trastytraders selling strangles in this and I think they have been smoking a little to much of the crack pipe. I’m going long and I hope the TT’ers get blown out. It’s a risky trade but they suck.  😉

4/30/15 – SELL FXI 100 JUN 15 55 CALL @.98
Dam it!  I had the chance to pull it off for a little gain but she’s pulling back.  Had to get out. I lose, Tastytrade wins.  I will have to crush them next time. %32 loser! I doubt I’ll be trading FXI ever again. It’s just not a good tradeable option.

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Dec 192014
 

– SOLD IBM 100 FEB 15 165 CALL @2.79
Selling calls looking to bounce off the upper range that it came out of.

12/19/14 – SOLD IBM 100 FEB 15 145 PUT @1.75
I ended up turning it into a strangle by legging in the other side with a nice credit. You can see the new ImpVolatility study on the bottom here and check out the difference in that and the Swami.

12/30/14 – BOT STRANGLE IBM 100 FEB 15 165/145 CALL/PUT @3.78
This one has been struggling a little bit but I was still able to pull %15 (after commissions) out of it.

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Dec 032014
 

– BUY AMTD 100 JAN 15 34.5 CALL @1.15
I love AMTD! The IV is super low so any volatility spike should go to my favor. I’m looking at the whole financial sector to pop up and especially AMTD cause it’s coming out of consolidation.

12/8/14 – SELL AMTD 100 JAN 15 34.5 CALL @2.75
Put in a high stop and it hit.  %130 winner after commissions. I captured the volatility that you can see below in the Bollinger Band widening.

 

 

 

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Nov 212014
 

– BUY VXX 100 DEC 14 28 CALL @1.51
When I got on the computer today I noticed my GTC order went through. Stoked! Basically if the VXX goes below 28 I buy calls. It doesn’t seem to ever go below 27..

12/2/14 – BUY VXX 100 DEC 14 28 CALL @1.61
Got stopped out at the opening bell. Looking to get back in toward the end of the day.  %5 profit after commissions.

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Nov 202014
 

– BOT COP 100 DEC 14 72.5 CALL @2.19
I like the chart on COP. Looking for it to break up and out of consolidation. I haven’t found many things to get long on lately because of my thoughts on the overall market. COP’s short term chart has been straight down but on the yearly chart I’m seeing it on it’s way up from the lower end of a channel.

10/21/14 – SOLD COP 100 DEC 14 72.5 CALL @2.20
Well, it did gap up but it seems to not like that trend line and got denied. I got stopped out!  DAM IT!  I put in the  stop this morning and like 15 minutes later it went through. My stop was at $2.25 but the by the time it got triggered the market was at $2.20. I’ll keep my eye on this one to get back it. Think it was something like a %.01 loss after commissions.

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Nov 202014
 

– BOT NUE 100 DEC 14 52.5 CALL @2.39
I’m looking for NUE to break up and out of consolidation. Hoping to get a pop in the morning. Got a stop in around $53.80.

10/21/14 – SOLD NUE 100 DEC 14 52.5 CALL @2.32
I ended up bringing my stop up to $2.51 and it got me out at $2.32. DOH!  It gapped up but couldn’t hold in the channel. Loss of %.04 after commissions.  LAME!

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Nov 182014
 

– BUY VXX 100 DEC 14 28 CALL @1.69
I’ve been waiting for the VXX to get into the 27 range to buy some calls. Man, I’ve been getting crushed hard this month but hopefully I can pull myself out of a slump heading into December. This order I had on a GTC (Good Till Cancel) and totally forgot about it until I had a trade confirmation in my email. I didn’t even realize I made it till hours later. Trippy!

11/19/14 – I’m in the money so I put a GTC “stop” in at about %15 profit. So I have my winner locked in.

11/19/14 – SELL VXX 100 DEC 14 28 CALL @1.95
I got stopped out for a %38 profit after commissions. Just put in the same order on a GTC.

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