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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 27, 2018)

This week's analysis has been published at LTOptions.com

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The Weekend Portfolio Analysis will be available on this site next week for historical reference.

All currently open positions can be seen on the 2018 Track Record page


Previous Analysis now publicly available:
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 20, 2018) 
Recent Trading Activity
- No Activity. I tried to initiate a July SPX Elephant on Friday but didn't not get filled on the few variations I tried. Work got in the way this time as I was very busy and with little time to look at the markets this time. I'll try to initiate the position early this week (Tuesday as markets will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day).

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 20, 2018)

This week's analysis has been published at LTOptions.com

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The Weekend Portfolio Analysis will be available on this site next week for historical reference.

All currently open positions can be seen on the 2018 Track Record page


Previous Analysis now publicly available:
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 6, 2018) 
Recent Trading Activity

- Closed Call side of June RUT Elephant on Thursday for a $720 loss. The Put side is still in play, almost a sure winner now, and with a credit collected that is greater than the loss taken on the Call side. So, the position will end up being a small net winner in the end.

- Ditto for the Call side of the June SPX Elephant. Closed the same day. A $700 loss of . Put side still on, with a credit that is greater than the loss suffered on the Call side.

Both June Elephants lost on the Call side. Both should end up as net small winners by June expiration based on the credit that exists on the Put sides. Although small, the June cycle will be a positive one. Or at least the odds are very high for that to be the case.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 6, 2018)

This week's analysis has been published at LTOptions.com

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All currently open positions can be seen on the 2018 Track Record page


Last Weekend Analysis now publicly available:
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 28, 2018) 
I'll be out of the country next Saturday with no Internet access. For this reason, there won't be a weekend article.

Recent Trading Activity

- Closed the remainder (Put) side of the May RUT/IWM Elephant on Friday for a $870 profit. This gain covers the loss suffered earlier on the Call side, and then some.

- Initiated a June SPX Elephant on Friday. Net credit $1,428.

Friday, May 4, 2018

June SPX Elephant

Trade Details:

SELL 20 SPX June 2460/2450 Credit Put spreads @0.60 Credit
SELL 7   SPX June 2780/2790 Credit Call spreads @1.00 Credit

Upside and downside hedges:
BUY  7 SPY June 279 Calls @0.47
BUY  1 SPY June 251 Puts @1.43

Total Net Credit: $1,428
Days to Expiration: 42

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 28, 2018)

This week's analysis has been published at LTOptions.com

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All currently open positions can be seen on the 2018 Track Record page


Last Weekend Analysis now publicly available:
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 22, 2018) 
Recent Trading Activity

- Initiated a June RUT Elephant position on Monday. Net credit $1,316. In the end I had a tough time getting filled on SPX, so I went with the Russell. Next one (this upcoming week) will be an SPX position.

Monday, April 23, 2018

June RUT Elephant

Trade Details:

SELL 20 RUT June 1410/1400 Credit Put spreads @0.60 Credit
SELL 12  RUT  June 1650/1655 Credit Call spreads @0.55 Credit

Upside and downside hedges:
BUY  12 IWM May 166 Calls @0.29
BUY    2 IWM May 144 Puts @0.98

Total Net Credit: $1,316
Days to Expiration: 53

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 22, 2018)

This week's analysis has been published at LTOptions.com

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The Weekend Portfolio Analysis will be available on this site next week for historical reference.

All currently open positions can be seen on the 2018 Track Record page


Last Weekend Analysis now publicly available:
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 15, 2018) 
Recent Trading Activity

- Closed Call side of May RUT Elephant at a $688 loss on Wednesday. The Put side remains, now very safe, and with a total credit that is greater than this loss. So, it should be an overall winner but it just takes time now.

- The April SPX Elephant expired for max profit of $1608 on Friday.

- Also tried to get filled on a June SPX Elephant on Friday without success. I'll try to deploy this position on Monday.