Jun 212016
 

– SOLD STRANGLE FDX 100 (Weeklys) 24 JUN 16 172.5/152.5 CALL/PUT @1.19
Here’s an earnings play. I could get right around double the market maker move and I don’t expect FedEx to move to much. Got filled right at the bell for a nice credit.

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6/22/16 – BUY FDX 100 (Weeklys) 24 JUN 16 152.5 PUT @.61
What look like a perfect trade kinda fell out of bed. I took off the call side for free commissions at $.05 but then the stock crashed and pumped up the price of the puts so they went from $.20 to $.55 super fast. I should have taken it off as a package deal right at the open for a much better price but unfortunately the stock crashed hard at open. Stupid move on my part to try and save a little in commissions. Backfire! But overall a really nice trade.

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Feb 102016
 

OMG this is absolute madness! A market anomaly that is the most insane thing. SPY 185!
Or wait that SoyBean 999.75 thing was just as crazy. But anyway,, the 185 level for SPY is pretty heavy duty, and now it’s a very obvious thing. If you haven’t noticed, today is the 3rd day in a row of the SPY close at 185. Think it’s a coincidence? In the most volatility market in a long time what are chances it will close 185 3 days in a row.  WTF!

Where do I begin..?

Check out the SPY daily.

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Huge gaps and huge runs, but wait… Today’s action was real weird. Yellen spoke and the market went nuts and spiked way up to break to new session highs, but then look.

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The /ES squeezed all fricken day on the 15min, of coarse until the end of the day when they stuck it to the 185 on SPY. When have you seen that before? Plus this morning crude dropped into the 27 range and it would usually take the market to lower levels, but the market didn’t give a shit cause Yellen opened her big mouth.

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But the Yellen noise was again a huge backfire. The price action of the after hours market on the /ES has been almost as big as the daily. Nuts!  The gaps have been huge.

So this is just some weird BS that I’ve notice the last few days. Here’s some posts from the last couple days to sum it all up.

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So look out below. I don’t think we can hold this 185 for to much longer.

Nov 102015
 

– SELL STRANGLE WYNN DEC 15 85/50 CALL/PUT @1.07
Sold some premium in WYNN following a “Strangle” scan that you can find on my TOS workspace. %90 probability of expiring worthless. I like those odds.

11/20/15 – BUY STRANGLE WYNN 100 DEC 15 85/50 CALL/PUT @.86
Quick little 10 day trade.  Not to bad.

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Nov 102015
 

– SELL STRANGLE VRX DEC 15 120/50 CALL/PUT @2.33
%90 probability of profit. =) Just got to hold between 120 and 50. I’ll look to take it off in a few weeks. My first trade on VRX. Spreads are a little wide but not to bad. It will probably be a loser for the first week…

 

11/16/15 – BUY STRANGLE VRX DEC 15 120/50 CALL/PUT @1.74
Not bad. Just wanted to pull it off as a quick winner. %32

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Aug 252015
 

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May 042015
 

– SOLD IRON CONDOR SPX 100 JUN 15 2155/2165/2005/1995 CALL/PUT @4.55
Well, as discussed on the last Trade Buddies Live we found that the buying power of an SPX iron condor was much lower than the SPY strangles. I put on a couple of them today.

Here’s a little discussion when asking the MarketCast chat room about trading the SPX.

14:04 JVonD: Anyone have any cautions doing SPX iron condors? Just curious. Seems like a nice trade.
14:05 Mark: JVon – I tried for quality fills for 4 days, and never got em – no me gusta SPX
14:06 √√AnnAbabe√√: JV cautions?
14:06 JVonD: Thanks Mark. I got filled on some today a few clicks under mid price… Not to sure about them but it seems a lot nicer than my SPY strangles. Less buying power, just weird spreads.
14:06 √√AnnAbabe√√: don’t do SPX options > tough to fill and tought to out fill
14:06 Mark: and JVon.. the ‘income trade’ of IC’ing the big indies, has been touted for a long time… make nice conservative 5% / month.. then once, every 1 months, get et snmooooshed, and lose it all, and more
14:07 Mark: RUT is the index they used to tought the most
14:07 JVonD: cool thanks a bunch.

5/7/15 – BUY IRON CONDOR SPX 100 JUN 15 2155/2165/2005/1995 CALL/PUT @4.05
Pulled it off today. That was fast!  Thing is, the market looks extremely week in my mind and it is to risky to stay in.  If this thing were to tank the volatility would probably pop huge and blow out my pricing and I’d be stuck in the trade through an entire crash or would need to bail and I wouldn’t want to sit on it for possibly months by rolling my put side. %10 profit.

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Apr 162015
 

– SOLD STRANGLE FXE 100 MAY5 15 108.5/102.5 CALL/PUT @1.28
Well, FXE ain’t looking to bad. The Euro is range bound but could move quick. I think it will stay right around this are for a while and maybe I can grab a little time decay. The IV Rank is huge right now and even the weeklies are in play.

4/27/15 – BUY STRANGLE FXE 100 MAY5 15 108.5/102.5 CALL/PUT @1.08
Call me a chicken shit. Pulled by legging out and following up the other side with a stop. Got like %15 profit after commissions. FXE has been scaring me and I’m feeling good about taking it off here.  It may just go straight up.

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