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#381: Mon 12/11/2017 2:44 PM EST
New Buy On IWM

We are going to play IWM again and will buy the January ... ~more~

#380: Thu 11/16/2017 1:31 PM EST
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We are going to lock in our gains on calls for the Russell 2000 via IWM. We recommended buying the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) December $147 Call that was trading at $2.75. IWM was at $147.09 and is now at $148.30. The call is at $3.11 for a gain of $0.36 which is 13.09%. ~more~

#379: Wed 11/8/2017 2:22 PM EST
New Trade in IWM

We are going to play the Russell 2000 via IWM. We will buy the December ... ~more~

#378: Mon 10/23/2017 9:07 AM EDT
The Week Ahead

Monday sees the Singapore President Lee Hsien Loong meet with President Trump at the White House. Wednesday sees Russian President Vladimir Putin meet with German President Angela Merkel. Thursday sees the ECB announce its latest interest rate decision followed by a press conference with ECB Head Mario Draghi. Thursday also sees Federal Reserve Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari speak at 10:30 a.m. EDT. ~more~

#377: Fri 8/25/2017 2:13 PM EDT
New Trade On SPY

Back into SPY here and we will buy the ... ~more~

#376: Mon 8/21/2017 11:48 AM EDT
Lock In Gains ON SPY Puts

We recommended the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) September $247 Put last week that was trading at $3.16. SPY was at $246.57 and is now at $242.85. The put is now at $5.44 for a gain of $2.28 and 72.15%. ~more~

#375: Mon 8/14/2017 3:20 PM EDT
New Trade in SPY

We closed out our SPY Put trade last Thursday and will buy the September ... ~more~

#374: Thu 8/10/2017 11:57 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Puts

On July 20th, we recommended selling the S&P 500 via the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) August $247 Put that was trading at $2.20. SPY was at $246.38 and is now at $245.06.The put is now at $2.66 for a gain of $0.46 or 20.90% ~more~

#373: Thu 7/20/2017 10:41 AM EDT
New Trade In SPY

We are going back into SPY and will buy the SPY August ... ~more~

#372: Wed 6/7/2017 8:27 AM EDT
Futures Mixed

U.S. futures: S&P +0.75, Dow Jones +2, NDX +6.25 and Russell 2000 -0.30. Asia and Europe higher. ~more~

#371: Tue 5/23/2017 3:45 PM EDT
New Trade In SPY

We are going to play the S&P 500 via SPY. We will buy... ~more~

#370: Thu 5/11/2017 10:42 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Puts

On Monday we recommended the S&P 500 via SPY. We went into the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) June $240 Put that was trading at $3.23. SPY was at $239.63 and is now at $238.31. The put is now at $4.01 for a gain of $0.78 or 24.14%. ~more~

#369: Mon 5/8/2017 1:41 PM EDT
New Trade On SPY

WE are back into SPY after exiting last week with a win on the call side. Today we are playing the ... ~more~

#368: Fri 5/5/2017 2:10 PM EDT
Lock in Gains On SPY Calls

Last Friday we recommended the S&P 500 via the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) June $238 Call that was trading at $3.42. SPY was at $238.19 and is now at $239.14. The option is at $3.68 for a gain of $0.26 or 7.60%. ~more~

#367: Fri 4/28/2017 1:39 PM EDT
New Trade On SPY

We are going to play the S&P 500 via SPY. We will buy ... ~more~

#366: Fri 4/28/2017 10:42 AM EDT
Close SPY Puts For A Gain

On Wednesday we recommended puts on the S&P 500 via SPY. Now we are going to sell the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) May $239 Put that was trading at $1.99 when we recommended it. SPY was at $238.87 and is now at $238.41. The put is at $2.04 for a gain of $0.05 or 2.51%. ~more~

#365: Wed 4/26/2017 2:02 PM EDT
New Trade

We are back into SPY and will play the May ... ~more~

#364: Thu 4/20/2017 1:59 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

Last Tuesday we recommended the SPY May $234 Calls. The call was trading at $3.87 and is now at $4.30 for a gain of $0.43 or 11.11%. ~more~

#363: Tue 4/11/2017 10:46 AM EDT
New Trade in SPY

We are going back into SPY and will buy the May SPY ... ~more~

#362: Thu 4/6/2017 2:59 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Puts

We are going to sell the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) April $236 Put that we recommended earlier today and was trading at $1.63. SPY was at $235.83 and is now at $235.00. The put is at $2.12 for a gain of $0.49 or 30.06%. ~more~

#361: Thu 4/6/2017 1:42 PM EDT
Back To SPY

We are going back into SPY again and will buy the SPY... ~more~

#360: Wed 4/5/2017 3:16 PM EDT
Lock In SPY Puts For A Nice Intraday Gain

Earlier today we recommended S&P 500 via SPY again with the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) April $237.50 Put that was trading at $1.67. SPY was at $237.14 and is now at $235.89. The put is at $2.37 for a gain of $0.70 or 41.92%. ~more~

#359: Wed 4/5/2017 12:57 PM EDT
New Trade In SPY

We are coming back to SPY again and will buy the SPY April ... ~more~

#358: Wed 4/5/2017 9:39 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

Yesterday we played the S&P 500 via SPY. We recommended the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) April $235 Call that was trading at $2.03. SPY was at $235.30 and is now at $236.26. The call is worth $2.46 for a gain of $0.43 or 21.18%. ~more~

#357: Tue 4/4/2017 11:29 AM EDT
New Trade In SPY

We are going back in on SPY and will buy the SPY ... ~more~

#356: Fri 3/31/2017 10:02 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On EEM Puts

We recommended puts on the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) using the May $40 Put that was trading at $1.02. EEM was at $39.83. EEM is now at $39.39. The put is at $1.20 so the gain is $0.18 or 17.64% ~more~

#355: Wed 3/29/2017 11:37 AM EDT
New Trade In EEM

Our last trade in EEM was in June of 2015 and we made 13.33% in 16 days. Now we will buy the May EEM ... ~more~

#354: Wed 3/8/2017 11:30 AM EST
Closing March TLT Calls We Wrote Last Week

Buy to close at the market the TLT March $120 Call. If you traded $2,000 in value, then buy to cover 4 puts.The gain on this is $0.71 or 78%. We remain with our April TLT Put. ~more~

#353: Wed 3/1/2017 12:30 PM EST
Rolling March TLT Puts

On January 26th, we recommended to buy puts on the iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) using the March $119 Put that was trading at $2.53. TLT was at $118.50. We are rolling this to April and writing some calls as well. ~more~

#352: Mon 2/13/2017 1:28 PM EST
New Trade On SPY

We are going back to SPY and will buy the March SPY ... ~more~

#351: Mon 2/13/2017 11:50 AM EST
Locking In Gains On March DIA $199 Calls

We recommended on January 9th the Dow Jones Industrial ETF (DIA) February $199 Call that was trading at $2.69. DIA was at $199.00. On February 3rd, we rolled the February $199 Call to a March $199 Call. The call was at $2.95 when we bought it and is now at $5.45. For a nice gain of $2.50 or 84.75%. The overall trade with the roll and a call written however did lose money. ~more~

#350: Fri 2/3/2017 10:41 AM EST
Roll February DIA Calls To March Calls

We need more time so we will roll the February DIA Calls to March. ~more~

#349: Fri 1/27/2017 12:36 PM EST
Cover DIA Calls Sold On Monday

We remain long a February $199 DIA Call but will cover our January Wk4 Call we sold this past week.. ~more~

#348: Thu 1/26/2017 11:00 AM EST
New Trade In TLT

We seeing a big move coming in TLT and will buy the March ... ~more~

#347: Tue 1/24/2017 12:15 PM EST
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls From Yesterday

Yesterday we recommended the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) February $226 Call that was trading at $2.32. SPY was at $225.80 and is now at $227.03. The call is at $2.90 for a gain of $0.58 or 25%. ~more~

#346: Mon 1/23/2017 12:30 PM EST
Selling Some DIA Options

Back on January 9th we moved in DIA with February Options. Now we are going to sell some ... ~more~

#345: Mon 1/23/2017 11:04 AM EST
New Trade in SPY

We are going back into SPY and will buy... ~more~

#344: Mon 1/9/2017 3:35 PM EST
Playing 20,000

We are going to play the concept of 20,000 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a purchase of DIA ... ~more~

#343: Fri 12/2/2016 12:32 PM EST
Moving Back Into SPY

We will move back to SPY and will play the January ... ~more~

#342: Wed 11/30/2016 12:06 PM EST
Lock In Gains On IWM Puts

Yesterday we recommended the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) January $133 Put that was trading at $3.87. IWM was at $132.87 and is now at $132.26. The put is at $4.10 for a gain of $0.23 or 5.94%. ~more~

#341: Tue 11/29/2016 2:21 PM EST
Back To IWM

We will return to IWM and buy the January IWM ... ~more~

#340: Mon 11/28/2016 3:57 PM EST
Lock In IWM Puts

We recommended puts on the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) January $133 Put that was trading at $3.77. IWM was at $133.10 and is now at $132.26. The put is now at $4.22 for a gain of $0.45 or 11.94%. ~more~

#339: Mon 11/28/2016 2:13 PM EST
New Trade In IWM

We are going to play IWM again for the first time since late October. Buy the IWM ... ~more~

#338: Fri 11/25/2016 12:39 PM EST
Lock In Gains On EEM Calls

On November 15th we recommended the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) December $34.50 Call that was trading at $0.84. We will adjust our entry price to $0.91 as it failed to trade at $0.84. EEM was at $34.79. EEM is now at $35.23 and the call is at $1.13 so the gain is $0.22 or 24.18%. ~more~

#337: Tue 11/15/2016 11:08 AM EST
New Trade

It has been a while since we recommended an option in EEM. Now we will and are going to play the ... ~more~

#336: Fri 11/11/2016 11:23 AM EST
Closing Out The Rest Of The Straddle Trade

We are lifting the other leg of the straddle trade on SPY that was put on this week. In this case. we will sell the puts in SPY and close out the remainder of the trade. The trade made 8.09%. ~more~

#335: Wed 11/9/2016 2:49 PM EST
Lifting First Half Of SPY Straddle

We are lifting one leg of the straddle trade on SPY that was put on yesterday. In this case. we will sell the calls in SPY. The first part of the straddle has made 44.91%. ~more~

#334: Tue 11/8/2016 4:04 PM EST
New SPY Trade

We are going back into SPY. You have 4:15 to execute this trade... ~more~

#333: Tue 11/8/2016 12:35 PM EST
Lock In IWM Calls For A Tiny Gain

On October 28th, we recommended to the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) December $119 Call that was trading at $3.01. IWM was at $118.65 and it now at $119.26. The call is worth $3.02 for a gain of $.01 effectively a flat trade with a gain of 0.33%. ~more~

#332: Mon 11/7/2016 10:25 AM EST
Lock in Gains On SPY Calls

Last we recommended buying the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY)December $218 Call that was trading at $1.00. SPY was at $210.04 and is now at $211.80. The call is at $1.21 for a gain of $0.21 or 21%. ~more~

#331: Wed 11/2/2016 3:14 PM EDT
New Trade In SPY

This trade was also done in Gold & Energy Options Trader and should not be entered if you did already. If not, then join the party. ~more~

#330: Wed 11/2/2016 10:05 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On TLT Calls

Last Thursday we recommended the iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) December $130 Call that was trading at $2.68. TLT was at $130.82. The call is now at $3.15 and TLT is at $131.34. The gain is $0.47 or 17.54%. ~more~

#329: Fri 10/28/2016 9:49 AM EDT
New Trade in IWM

We are going to play IWM this morning and will buy ... ~more~

#328: Thu 10/27/2016 3:45 PM EDT
New Trade In TLT

We are entering our first trade in a couple weeks and look to get more active again. The preferred vehicle it TLT and will buy the ... ~more~

#327: Wed 10/5/2016 11:10 AM EDT
Close Out IWM Puts

Back on September 26th, we recommended calls on the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) using the October $123.50 Call that is trading at $2.17. IWM was at $123.61. IWM is now at $124.27. The call is at $2.08 for a small loss of $0.09 or 4.14%. We will take this loss and prepare for our next trade. ~more~

#326: Mon 9/26/2016 2:27 PM EDT
New Trade In IWM

We are going to play IWM as we enter the last week of September and find the ... ~more~

#325: Fri 9/9/2016 10:31 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On TLT Puts

Back on August 5th , we recommended buying puts on the iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) using the September $140 Put that was trading at $3.50. TLT was at $138.27. TLT is now at $135.60 and the put is at $4.40 for a gain of $0.90 for a gain of 25.71%. ~more~

#324: Tue 8/16/2016 1:58 PM EDT
Going Back To The Well

We are going to play DIA again and will be the ... ~more~

#323: Fri 8/5/2016 1:25 PM EDT
Moving From DIA To TLT

We are going to play TLT with today's latest job data. Buy the September TLT ... ~more~

#322: Fri 8/5/2016 9:57 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On DIA Calls

On Wednesday we recommended the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial ETF (DIA) September $184 Call that was trading at $2.16. DIA was at $183.29 and is now at $184.91. The call is now worth $2.68 for a gain of $0.52 or 24.07%. ~more~

#321: Wed 8/3/2016 10:14 AM EDT
Moving Over To DIA From QQQ and IWM

It is time to play DIA. There is a great setup on tap right now. Buy the ... ~more~

#320: Tue 8/2/2016 11:01 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Puts

Last week we recommended buying SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) September $216 Put that was trading at $3.96. SPY was at $216.38 and is now at $215.07. The put is now at $4.49 up $0.53 and is up 13.38% ~more~

#319: Thu 7/28/2016 1:44 PM EDT
New Trade In SPY

We are moving from IWM and QQQ back to SPY. Buy the September ... ~more~

#318: Wed 7/27/2016 10:07 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On QQQ Calls

Yesterday we recommended the Powershares QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) August $112 Call that was trading at $2.56. QQQ was at $113.44 and is now at $114.68. The call is at $3.42 for a gain of $0.86 or 33.59%. ~more~

#317: Tue 7/26/2016 10:13 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

On July 13th recommended buying the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) August $119 Call that was trading at $2.47. IWM was at $119.31 and is now at $120.72. The call is at $2.94 for a gain of $0.47 or 19.03%. ~more~

#316: Mon 7/25/2016 3:13 PM EDT
New Trade In QQQ

We are going to enter a new recommendation and will play QQQ using the ... ~more~

#315: Wed 7/13/2016 3:45 PM EDT
New Trade In IWM

Ww are playing IWM after QQQ and will buy the ... ~more~

#314: Mon 7/11/2016 12:55 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On QQQ Calls

Last Friday we rolled the July QQQ $108 Call to the August QQQ $110 Call. The July $108 Call was at $2.00 in value for a loss of $0.14 or -6.54%. Our initial cost was $1925 and the gain overall is $594 or 30.84%. ~more~

#313: Fri 7/8/2016 10:09 AM EDT
Roll July QQQ Calls To August

On June 13th, we recommended the Powershares QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) July $108 Call that was trading at $2.14. QQQ was at $108.05 and is now at $109.70. The call is at $2.00 in value for a loss of $0.14 or -6.54%. We will roll to the ... ~more~

#312: Mon 6/13/2016 3:47 PM EDT
Back To QQQ

We are going to enter QQQ and will buy the July ... ~more~

#311: Wed 5/25/2016 9:37 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On QQQ Calls

On May 10th we recommended the Powershares QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) June $107 Call that was trading at $2.21. QQQ was at $107.30 and is now at $108.89. The call is at $2.63 for a gain of $0,42 or 19%. ~more~

#310: Tue 5/10/2016 3:45 PM EDT
New Trade in QQQ

We are going back to QQQ and will buy the June ... ~more~

#309: Tue 5/10/2016 10:01 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

Last Wednesday we recommended calls on the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) using the May $205 Call that was trading at $2.68. SPY was at $205.16 and is now at $2.83 for a gain of $0.15 or 5.60%. ~more~

#308: Mon 5/2/2016 3:36 PM EDT
New Trade In TLT

We are going to play bonds via TLT. Buy the June TLT ... ~more~

#307: Mon 5/2/2016 3:17 PM EDT
Locking In Gains On QQQ Calls

Friday we recommended the Powershares QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) June $105 Call that was trading at $3.02. QQQ was at $105.50. It is now at $106.69. The call is worth $3.58 for a gain of $0.56 or 18.54%. ~more~

#306: Thu 4/7/2016 3:13 PM EDT
Rolling SPY Puts (Corrected Copy)

We are rolling the April SPY Puts and will... ~more~

#305: Mon 3/7/2016 2:03 PM EST
New Trade

We are moving back to SPY and will buy the April ... ~more~

#304: Thu 2/25/2016 2:14 PM EST
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

On Tuesday we recommended calls on the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) using the March $100 Call that was trading at $3.01. IWM was at $101.15 and is now at $102.40. The call is now at $3.69 for a gain of $0.68 or 22.59%. ~more~

#303: Tue 2/23/2016 12:44 PM EST
New Trade In IWM

We are at an inflexion point on IWM and will buy the ... ~more~

#302: Wed 2/10/2016 10:28 AM EST
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

Yesterday we recommended buying the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) March $185 Call that was trading at $5.81. SPY was at $185.15 and is now at $187.54. The option is at $6.92 for a gain of $1.11 or 19.10%. ~more~

#301: Tue 2/9/2016 3:44 PM EST
Moving Over To SPY From IWM

We are moving into SPY and will buy ~more~

#300: Tue 2/2/2016 10:06 AM EST
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

Yesterday we recommended puts in iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) and found the February $103 IWM Put made sense. The $103 put was worth $2.43 and IWM was at $102.42 and is now at $100.91. The put is at $3.29 in value for a gain of $0.86 or 35.39%. ~more~

#299: Mon 2/1/2016 2:55 PM EST
Staying With IWM As The Current Vehicle To Trade

Our last trade in IWM worked out well so we will again buy the ... ~more~

#298: Wed 1/27/2016 2:14 PM EST
Lock In Gains On IWM Puts

Yesterday we recommended buying puts on the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) February $101 IWM Put . The $101 put was worth $2.67 and IWM was at $100.92 and is now at $100.20. The put is worth $2.94 for a gain of $0.27 or 10.11%. ~more~

#297: Tue 1/26/2016 2:10 PM EST
Moving From SPY To IWM

We are going to play IWM and will buy the ... ~more~

#296: Thu 1/21/2016 12:18 PM EST
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We recommended the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) February $187 Call that was trading at $5.03. SPY was at $186.95 and is now at $188.42. The call is at $5.52 for a gain of $0.49 or 9.74%. This is our third trade in SPY of the year and our third winner. ~more~

#295: Tue 1/19/2016 2:27 PM EST
New SPY Trade

This our third trade of the year. We are starting to understand the trends of how SPY is trading as such we will ... ~more~

#294: Tue 1/19/2016 10:48 AM EST
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

Last Friday we recommended the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) February $187 Call that was trading at $5.44. SPY was at $186.62 and is now at $189.30. The call is at $6.25 for a gain of $0.81 or 14.89%. ~more~

#293: Fri 1/15/2016 1:02 PM EST
New Trade In SPY

We are on to our second trade of the year and in SPY. We will ~more~

#292: Thu 1/14/2016 2:09 PM EST
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We will lock in the gains on the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) February $189 Call that was trading at $5.44 when we recommended it yesterday. SPY was at $189.36 and is now at $192.04. The call is now worth $6.95 for a gain of $1,51 or 27.75%. ~more~

#291: Wed 1/13/2016 2:58 PM EST
First Trade of 2016

We are back in after watching the action. Sometimes it is better to watch and wait. We will buy the ... ~more~

#290: Wed 12/16/2015 09:54 AM EST
Rolling SPY Calls

On November 9th, we recommended the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) December $207 Call that was trading at $4.17. SPY was at $207.54. The call is now at $1.45 and SPY is at $206.61 so we are going to roll into the ... ~more~

#289: Fri 12/4/2015 1:23 PM EST
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We recommend calls in iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) and found the December $116.50 Call made sense yesterday. The call was worth $1.96 and IWM was at $116.70. IWM is now at $117.85 and the call is at $2.37 for a gain of $0.41 or 20.92%. ~more~

#288: Thu 12/3/2015 2:56 PM EST
New Recommendation

We are going to play IWM ANd will buy ... ~more~

#287: Wed 11/18/2015 8:21 AM EST
Futures Higher For A Third Day

U.S. futures: S&P +2.75, Dow Jones +25, NDX +9.75 and Russell 2000 +0.80 with fair value mixed. Asia mixed and Europe lower. ~more~

#286: Mon 11/9/2015 12:38 PM EST
New Trade

We are going to play SPY and will ... ~more~

#285: Tue 11/3/2015 3:23 PM EST
Lock In SPY Calls

Earlier today recommended buying the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) November $210 Call that was trading at $2.35 when we put out the recommendation. SPY was at $210.31 and is now at $211.37. The call is now at $3.05 for a gain of $0.70 or 29.78%. ~more~

#284: Tue 11/3/2015 10:32 AM EST
New Trade

We are going to play the S&P 500 via SPY and will buy ... ~more~

#283: Tue 10/20/2015 2:06 PM EDT
Lock In Gains on TLT

Last Thursday we recommended buying puts on the iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) using the November $124 Put that was trading at $2.31. TLT was at $123.97 and is now at $122.81. The put is now at $2.74 for a gain of $0.43 or 18.61%. ~more~

#282: Thu 10/15/2015 2:30 PM EDT
New Trade In TLT (Corrected Copy)

We are going to play TLT and will buy ... ~more~

#281: Fri 10/9/2015 11:12 AM EDT
Rolling IMW Calls

On September 21st, we recommended calls in iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) and found the October $115 IWM Call made sense. ~more~

#280: Mon 9/21/2015 1:17 PM EDT
New Trade

We are going back into IWM and will buy the ... ~more~

#279: Thu 9/17/2015 10:58 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We recommended calls in iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) and founnd the October $115 IWM Call made sense on August 28th. The $115 call was worth $3.78 and IWM was at $115.10 and is now at $117.42. The call is now at $3.95 for a gain of $0.17 or 4.49%. ~more~

#278: Fri 8/28/2015 2:27 PM EDT
Back In IWM

We are going back in IWM and will buy the ... ~more~

#277: Wed 8/26/2015 3:32 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We recommended calls in iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) earlier today we found the October $110 IWM Call made sense. The $110 call was worth $4.29 and IWM was at $110.20. IWM is now at $111.94 and the call is at $5.07 for a gain of $0.78 or 18.18%. ~more~

#276: Wed 8/26/2015 11:55 AM EDT
New Trade

We are going to dip our toe back in the water on IWM and will buy the ... ~more~

#275: Mon 8/17/2015 12:04 PM EDT
Rolling SPY Call

We are rolling our August SPY Call to September as the market seems ready to move back above 2100 on the S&P 500. ~more~

#274: Wed 8/12/2015 2:36 PM EDT
New Trade

The selling has presented us with a great opportunity to buy the September ... ~more~

#273: Wed 7/29/2015 3:32 PM EDT
New Trade

New trade in SPY. We will ... ~more~

#272: Mon 7/20/2015 1:17 PM EDT
Repair Trade Completed

If you repaired the trade, then sell 3 calls for $1287. When we rolled the trade to cash it created $129 of cash. So our total value is $1416 and the loss is $402 or -22.11%. ~more~

#271: Wed 7/15/2015 2:58 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On IWM Puts

We will lock in the gains on the puts on the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) August $126 Put that was trading at $2.36 when we recommended the trade yesterday and IWM was at at $126.15. IWM is now at $125.30 and the put is at $2.71 for a gain of $0.35 or 14.83%. ~more~

#270: Tue 7/14/2015 1:06 PM EDT
New Trade In IWM

We are going to play IWM alongside SPY and will ~more~

#269: Mon 7/13/2015 10:06 AM EDT
Rolling SPY Calls

We will roll the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) July $209 Call that was trading at $3.03 when we recommended the trade. SPY was at $209.54 and is now at $209.28. The call is now at $1.61 and we will roll the ... ~more~

#268: Fri 6/26/2015 2:22 PM EDT
New Trade

We are going to move from our past trades in IWM and EEM to SPY. Buy the SPY ... ~more~

#267: Wed 6/24/2015 11:13 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On EEM Calls

We will sell calls recommended on the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) which were the July $40 Call that was trading at $0.90. EEM was at $40.16. The call is now at $1.02 for a gain of $0.12 or 13.33%. ~more~

#266: Thu 6/18/2015 2:23 PM EDT
Out of IWM Calls

With no resolution in Greece, we are moving to cash and will lock in our repair on IWM June Calls that we rolled to July. We will.. ~more~

#265: Tue 6/16/2015 12:56 PM EDT
Rolling June IWM Calls To July

Back on April 28th we recommended calls in iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) and found the June $125 IWM Call made sense ~more~

#264: Mon 6/8/2015 2:38 PM EDT
New Trade

We are going to play emerging market via EEM and will buy the ... ~more~

#263: Wed 4/29/2015 1:07 PM EDT
New Trade In TLT

We are back into TLT as it is our first trade since March on the Treasury ETF. ~more~

#262: Tue 4/28/2015 12:20 PM EDT
New Trade

We are going into IWM for the first time in quite a while and will buy the ... ~more~

#261: Thu 4/23/2015 1:02 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

On April 13th we recommended the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) May $210 Call that was trading at $3.08. SPY was at $210.06 and is now at $211.63. The option is now worth $3.34 for a gain of $0.26 or 8.44%. ~more~

#260: Mon 4/13/2015 12:52 PM EDT
New Trade

We are going back into SPY and will ... ~more~

#259: Thu 4/9/2015 3:37 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

Last Tuesday we recommended calls the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) May $208 Call that was trading at $3.70. SPY was at $207.16 and is now at $208.85. The call is at $3.76 for a gain of $0.06 or 1.62%. ~more~

#258: Tue 3/31/2015 12:13 PM EDT
New Trade

Yesterday we sold near the high and today are ... ~more~

#257: Mon 3/30/2015 2:29 PM EDT
Sell SPY Calls

We will sell the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) April $209 Call that was trading at $2.60 when it was recommended last Tuesday. SPY was at $209.17 and is now at $208.38. The call is at $1.96 and the loss is $0.64 or 24.61%. ~more~

#256: Tue 3/24/2015 2:47 PM EDT
New Trade

Going back into S&P 500 via SPY. We will buy... ~more~

#255: Mon 3/16/2015 10:16 AM EDT
Lock In Gain On SPY Calls

We close the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) April $205 Call that was trading at $3.66 when recommended last Tuesday. SPY was at $205.42 and is now at $207.72. The call is worth $4.68 for a gain of $1.02 or 27.87%. ~more~

#254: Tue 3/10/2015 2:36 PM EDT
Back in SPY

We are sticking with trading SPY and will... ~more~

#253: Tue 3/10/2015 12:31 PM EDT
Close TLT Puts For Small Loss

We will close the iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) April $127 Call that was trading at $2.23 when we recommended the position last Thursday. TLT was at $126.57 and is now at $126.27. The call is worth $1.97 and the loss is $0.26 or -11.66%. ~more~

#252: Tue 3/10/2015 9:43 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Puts

We close our recommendation on the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) April $208 Put that was trading at $3.72. SPY was at $208.52 and is now at $206.22. The put is at $4.93 which is a gain of $1.21 or 32.52%. ~more~

#251: Mon 3/9/2015 1:33 PM EDT
Back To SPY

We are going back to SPY and will... ~more~

#250: Fri 3/6/2015 2:56 PM EST
Selling SPY Puts

We recommended S&P 500 (SPY) March $206 Put that was trading at $5.02 on February 9th. SPY was at $205.17 and is now at $207.50. As such, we are going to take our loss here and move on to reallocate the capital next week. ~more~

#249: Fri 3/6/2015 2:37 PM EST
Lock In Gain On VIX Calls

We will sell the CBOE Volatility S&P 500 Index (^VIX) April $14 Call that was trading at $3.60 when it was recommended. VIX was at $13.82 and is now at $15.52. The call is at $3.80 for a gain of $0.20 or 5.55%. ~more~

#248: Thu 3/5/2015 1:00 PM EST
Back To TLT

We are moving back to TLT and will ... ~more~

#247: Tue 3/3/2015 3:06 PM EST
New Trade On The VIX

We are going to our playbook and are trading the VIX because... ~more~

#246: Mon 3/2/2015 2:59 PM EST
Lock In Gains On XLU Puts

We will the sell SPDR Utilities Select Sector Fund (XLU) March $45 Put at this juncture. The put was worth $0.95 and XLU was at $45.11. XLU is now at $44.21 and the put is at $1.41. The gain is $0.46 or 48.42%. ~more~

#245: Fri 2/27/2015 10:08 AM EST
New Trade

We will buy puts on the SPDR Utilities Select Sector Fund (XLU) and find the March $45 Put makes the most sense at this juncture. ~more~

#244: Tue 2/24/2015 2:07 PM EST
Locking In Gain

We recommended the iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) April $127 Call that was trading at $3.30 yesterday. ~more~

#243: Mon 2/23/2015 2:48 PM EST
New Trade

We are going to trade TLT for the first time in quite a while. We will buy the ... ~more~

#242: Mon 2/9/2015 12:20 PM EST
New Trade

We are moving back to trading SPY and will buy ... ~more~

#241: Tue 2/3/2015 9:55 AM EST
Lock In Gains On QQQ Calls

We sell the Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ) March $102 Call that was trading at $2.74 when we recommended it last Friday. QQQ was at $102.04 and is now at $102.74. The call is now at $3.03 for a gain of $0.29 or 10.58%. ~more~

#240: Fri 1/30/2015 2:09 PM EST
New Trade in QQQ

We are moving back to QQQ and will buy the ... ~more~

#239: Tue 1/27/2015 9:48 AM EST
Lock In Gain On SPY Puts

We will sell puts recommended yesterday. Sell the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) February $205 Put that was trading at $2.80. ~more~

#238: Mon 1/26/2015 2:20 PM EST
New Trade

We are moving back into active trading. January remains sloppy and we will... ~more~

#237: Tue 12/30/2014 11:50 AM EST
New Recommendation In The Russell 2000

We are recommending our last trade of the year..best of luck in 2015. ~more~

#236: Mon 12/8/2014 1:49 PM EST
Lock In Gains On QQQ Puts

We bought puts on the Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ) last week using the January $105 Put that was trading at $2.03. QQQ was at $105.31 and is now at $104.29. The put is at $2.40 for a gain of $0.37 or 18.22%. ~more~

#235: Wed 12/3/2014 9:42 AM EST
New Trade In QQQ

This is our first trade in QQQ since May. We will buy the ... ~more~

#234: Fri 11/21/2014 10:18 AM EST
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We recommended on November 19th calls in iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) and found the December $115 IWM Call made sense. The $115 call was worth $2.45 and IWM was at $115.20 and is now at $117.61. The call is at $3.74 for a gain of $1.29 or 52.65%. ~more~

#233: Wed 11/19/2014 11:59 AM EST
New Trade In IWM

Last week we played IWM on the call side. This week we will play IWM on the ... ~more~

#232: Wed 11/12/2014 12:04 PM EST
Lock In Gain On IWM Calls

We recommended calls on Monday in iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) and found the December $118 Call made sense. The call was worth $1.75 and IWM is at $116.55. The call is now worth $2.07 and the ETF is at $117.39. The gain is $0.32 or 18.28%. ~more~

#231: Mon 11/10/2014 12:07 PM EST
New Trade

We are playing IWM for the first time since September. We will buy the December ... ~more~

#230: Tue 10/28/2014 11:39 AM EDT
New Trade in TLT

It has been a while since we traded TLT. We will buy the ... ~more~

#229: Tue 10/21/2014 11:53 AM EDT
Close Out SPY Calls

We will sell the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) November $192 Call that was trading at $4.35 when we recommended the trade on October 10th. SPY was at $191.85. It is now at $193.18 and the call is at $4.10 for a loss of $0.25 or -5.74%. ~more~

#228: Fri 10/10/2014 11:28 AM EDT
New Trade In SPY

The market has had a tough week and we have been on the sidelines. Now we are setting in with our first new trade and will buy the ... ~more~

#227: Fri 10/3/2014 12:58 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We sell the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) November $195 Call that was trading at $4.20 when we bought it on Wednesday. SPY was at $194.57 and is now at $196.75. The call is now at 4.88 for a gain of $0.68 or 16.19%. ~more~

#226: Wed 10/1/2014 2:13 PM EDT
New Trade

We will go back into SPY and buy the ... ~more~

#225: Fri 9/26/2014 2:49 PM EDT
Close SPY Calls For Gain

We will sell the SPDR S&P 500... ~more~

#224: Thu 9/25/2014 11:31 AM EDT
New Trade In SPY

We love "stupid cheap" and as such will ... ~more~

#223: Thu 9/25/2014 9:40 AM EDT
Closing Out EEM Puts For Gain On Roll But Overall Loss

We bought the October $43 Put that was at $0.64. EEM was at $43.93. EEM is now at $42.48 and the put is at $0.96 for a gain of $0.32 or 50% on this roll. The overall trade ends up losing $1452 or -70.34%. We will take our loss and move on. For the year we move to 28 winners and 3 losers. ~more~

#222: Tue 9/16/2014 12:09 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We close the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) October $199 Call that was trading at $2.20 when we recommended the trade. SPY was at $198.72 and is now at $200.10. The call is now at $2.78 and the gain is $0.58 or 26.36%. ~more~

#221: Fri 9/12/2014 2:55 PM EDT
New Trade

Moving into SPY and will buy the ... ~more~

#220: Fri 9/12/2014 10:18 AM EDT
Rolling EEM Puts

On June 24th (Alert 205) we bought August $44 puts on EEM. Then on July 31st we rolled those puts to September (Alert 211) with the September $44 Put. This was a repair trade and NOT a new recommendation. We are now rolling to October. ~more~

#219: Wed 9/10/2014 3:31 PM EDT
Locking In Gains On IWM Calls

We recommended iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) October $116 Call yesterday. The call was worth $1.90 and IWM was at $115.46 and is now at $115.72. The call is now worth $1.99 for a gain of $.09 or 4.73%. ~more~

#218: Tue 9/9/2014 2:55 PM EDT
New Trade

We are going back into the Russell 2000 and will buy the ... ~more~

#217: Mon 9/8/2014 10:10 AM EDT
Really Oversold

We will sell the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM)October $116 Call recommended last week. The call was worth $2.07 and IWM was at $115.45. IWM is now at $116.70 and the call is at $2.58. The gain is $0.51 or 24.63%. ~more~

#216: Fri 9/5/2014 10:09 AM EDT
Really Oversold

We will recommend calls in iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) and find the October $116 Call makes sense at this juncture. The call is worth $2.07 and IWM is at $115.45. ~more~

#215: Wed 9/3/2014 10:14 AM EDT
Lock In Gain On IWM Calls

We will lock in gains on the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) October $117 Call that was trading at $2.23 when we recommended it yesterday. IWM was at $116.68 and is now at $117.63. The call is at $2.65 for a gain of $0.42 or 18.83%. ~more~

#214: Tue 9/2/2014 12:56 PM EDT
New Trade

We will move back into the Russell 2000 via IWM as we buy the ... ~more~

#213: Thu 8/14/2014 1:23 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) September $113 Call that was recommended when the call was at $2.33 and IWM was at $112.62. IWM is now at $113.59 and the call is at $2.66 for a gain of $0.33 or 14.16% ~more~

#212: Tue 8/12/2014 11:59 AM EDT
New Trade In IWM

Our last trade in IWM was on July 11th. Now we will buy the September... ~more~

#211: Thu 7/31/2014 11:37 AM EDT
Rolling EEM Puts To September

On June 24th we recommended puts on EEM. We are going to roll them to September. ~more~

#210: Wed 7/23/2014 2:37 PM EDT
Moving Back To SPY

Yesterday the put action in SPY was very high. This means we want to buy the August ... ~more~

#209: Fri 7/11/2014 12:09 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On IWM Puts

We will sell the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) August $115 Put that was trading at $2.38 when we recommended the position. IWM was at $115.45. IWM is now at $114.61. The call is now at $2.78 in value for a gain of $0.40 or 16.81%. ~more~

#208: Thu 7/10/2014 1:18 PM EDT
New Trade In IWM

With today's action, we are going back in IWM and will be the ... ~more~

#207: Tue 7/1/2014 11:00 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On TLT August $114 Put

The put is now worth $2.61 for a gain of $0.30 or 12.98%. We are locking in our gain in front of lots of economic data on Wednesday and Thursday. ~more~

#206: Thu 6/26/2014 10:14 AM EDT
New Trade In TLT

We are going back to TLT this morning after Fedspeak is moving bonds higher. We will buy the ... ~more~

#205: Tue 6/24/2014 2:53 PM EDT
New Trade

We are going to venture into emerging markets via EEM. Recent news ... ~more~

#204: Tue 6/17/2014 10:04 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) July $115 Call that was trading at $2.32 when we recommended it yesterday. IWM was at $115.39 yesterday and is now at $117.04. The call is at $3.24 for a gain of $0.92 or 39.65%. ~more~

#203: Mon 6/16/2014 11:49 AM EDT
New Trade in IWM

We are going to add our second open recommendation. The first idea already out is longer in duration. This is likeley to be a quick trade. ~more~

#202: Thu 6/12/2014 1:54 PM EDT
Rolling June QQQ Puts

On May 29th we recommended buying the Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ) June $91.63 Put that was trading at $1.60. QQQ was at $90.99. The put is now at $0.60 in value with QQQ at $92 and we are going to roll to a July put. ~more~

#201: Wed 6/11/2014 1:45 PM EDT
Lock In Gains On TLT Put

We will sell the iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) August $111 Put that was trading at $2.06 when we recommended it last Friday. TLT was at $111.64. the option is now worth $2.22 for a gain of $0.16 or 7.76%. ~more~

#200: Fri 6/6/2014 3:14 PM EDT
New Trade In Treasuries

We are going back to play TLT after getting a better read on the economy and Central Bank action this week. We will buy the ... ~more~

#199: Thu 5/29/2014 10:00 AM EDT
New Trade

After a nice run in the market we are going to buy ... ~more~

#198: Thu 5/22/2014 2:53 PM EDT
Locking In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) June $110 Call recommended on Monday that was trading at $2.56 (adjusted from $2.46). IWM was at $110.26. IWM is now at $110.950 and the call is at $2.71 for a gain of $0.15 and 5.86%. ~more~

#197: Mon 5/19/2014 3:19 PM EDT
New Trade

We are switching back to playing the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) using the ... ~more~

#196: Mon 5/12/2014 9:42 AM EDT
Lock In Gain On QQQ Calls

We will sell the Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ) June $85.63 Call that was trading at $2.14 when we recommended it on Friday. QQQ was at $86.04. The call is now at $2.90 for a gain of $0.76 or 35.51%. QQQ is now at $87.47. ~more~

#195: Fri 5/9/2014 10:57 AM EDT
New Trade In QQQ

We are flipping over to trade QQQ. Buy the June QQQ... ~more~

#194: Tue 5/6/2014 9:39 AM EDT
Lock In Gain On IWM Puts

We will sell the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) May $113 Put that we recommended on Friday. It was trading at $2.20. IWM was at $111.86. IWM is now at $110.80 and the put is at $2.71 for a gain of $0.51 or 23.18%. ~more~

#193: Fri 5/2/2014 3:33 PM EDT
New Trade On IWM (Corrected Copy)

We are switching back to trading IWM and will... ~more~

#192: Wed 4/23/2014 2:46 PM EDT
Locking In Gains On SPY Puts

We will sell theSPDR S&P 500 (SPY) May $188 Put that was trading at $2.10 when we recommended the name yesterday. SPY was at $188.27. It is now at $187.45. The put is now at $2.42 and the gain is $0.32 or 15.25%. ~more~

#191: Tue 4/22/2014 2:20 PM EDT
New Trade In SPY

We feel comfortable easing back into a trade in SPY. Buy the ... ~more~

#190: Thu 4/10/2014 1:32 PM EDT
Locking In Gains On QQQ Puts

We will sell the Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ) April Wk 4 $87 Put bought earlier this week and was trading at $1.75. QQQ was at $86.19. The QQQ is now at $85.45 and the put is at $2.22 for a gain of $0.47 or 26.85%. ~more~

#189: Tue 4/8/2014 2:16 PM EDT
Moving Over To QQQ

We are going to move from trading SPY to QQQ. Buy the April ... ~more~

#188: Mon 4/7/2014 11:59 AM EDT
Locking In Gain On SPY Puts

We will close the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) April $187 Put that was established last Monday and was trading at $1.87. SPY was at $186.99. The put is now at $2.85 for a gain of $0.98 or 52.40%. SPY is trading at $184.88. ~more~

#187: Mon 3/31/2014 3:18 PM EDT
Trading SPY Again (Corrected Copy)

We are going to stick with what has been working. We will continue to trade SPY. Buy the April... ~more~

#186: Fri 3/28/2014 9:46 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We sell the calls on the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) bought yesterday. We bought the SPY April $185 Call that was trading at $2.10. SPYwas at $184.65 and is now at $185.98. The call is at $2.69 for a gain of $0.59 or 28.09%. ~more~

#185: Thu 3/27/2014 3:32 PM EDT
Back To SPY

We are going to trade SPY again as it is ripe for a move to the ... ~more~

#184: Tue 3/25/2014 10:14 AM EDT
Locking In Gains On SPY Calls

Yesterday we bought a SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) April $185 Call that was trading at $2.43. SPY was at $184.80. Today SPY is at $186.72 and the call is worth $3.40 for a gain of $0.96 or 39.34%. ~more~

#183: Mon 3/24/2014 12:55 PM EDT
New Trade In SPY

As we stated earlier we were waiting to get ... ~more~

#182: Mon 3/24/2014 10:10 AM EDT
Sell SPY Put For Gain

We will sell the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) April $187 Put that was recommended for $2.82. SPY was at $187.15. Currently, SPY is at $188.81 and the put is at $2.99 for a gain of $0.17 or 6.02%. This trade is more about wanting to go long this week and close out any negative bets. More on this later. ~more~

#181: Thu 3/20/2014 10:53 AM EDT
New Trade

We are sticking with trading SPY. Yesterday's last two hours of trading and today so far do nothing to make the case for... ~more~

#180: Tue 3/18/2014 10:40 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We will sell calls bought last week on the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). We bought the April $187 Call that was trading at $2.50 when SPY was at $187.07. The call is now at $2.54 for a gain of $0.04 or 1.6%. We are concerned about the return of our capital on this trade now that we are overbought. Our advantage on this trade has gone away. Time to reassess where we are. ~more~

#179: Thu 3/13/2014 10:51 AM EDT
New Recommendation In SPY

We are going to stick with SPY for the time being and will buy the April ... ~more~

#178: Tue 3/11/2014 10:59 AM EDT
Locking In Gain On SPY Calls

We will sell the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) April $188 Call recommended yesterday that was trading at $2.43. SPYwas at $187.72. SPY is now at $188.63 and the call is at $2.78 for a gain of $0.35 or 14.40%. ~more~

#177: Mon 3/10/2014 2:45 PM EDT
New Buy In SPY

We are going to play after SPY after being in IWM recently. Buy SPY April ... ~more~

#176: Fri 3/7/2014 11:09 AM EST
Lock In Gains On IWM Puts

We will sell the puts on the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) April $120 Put that was trading at $3.04 when we recommended it yesterday. IWM was at $119.86. It is now at $119.22 and the put is at $3.35 for a gain of $0.31 or 10.19%. ~more~

#174: Thu 3/6/2014 1:27 PM EST
New Trade In IWM

We are back to trading as we have our game plan post the Ukraine invasion. We will buy IWM ... ~more~

#173: Fri 2/28/2014 10:34 AM EST
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

we will sell the SPY March $186 Call for $2.41. The gain is $0.82 or 51.57%. We have now completed this roll for an overall gain of $178 or 8.9% ($1928 +$250 Cash =$2178). For those that traded this for the first time enjoy your 51.57% gain. ~more~

#172: Fri 2/28/2014 10:13 AM EST
Lock In Gains On March IWM Calls

We will sell the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) March $117 Call that was recommended at $1.99. IWM was at $117.16. It is now at $118.42 and the call is at $2.74. The gain is $0.75 or 37.69%. ~more~

#171: Wed 2/26/2014 3:29 PM EST
New Trade In IWM

We are back to trading IWM as it is beating the other indexes nicely right now. We will buy the ... ~more~

#170: Tue 2/25/2014 11:24 AM EST
Locking In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) March $116 Call that was trading at $2.28. IWM was at $116.43 and is now at $117.12. The call is worth $2.60 for a gain of $0.32 or 14.04%. We got the move we expected very quickly. ~more~

#169: Tue 2/25/2014 10:08 AM EST
New Trade In IWM

We are going to play IWM and will buy the March ... ~more~

#168: Fri 2/14/2014 2:40 PM EST
Rolling SPY Call Again

On Tuesday we rolled our February SPY Call to a March Wk1 Call. We rolled the February $182 Call (Alert #164) to the March Wk1 SPY $184 Call. ~more~

#167: Tue 2/11/2014 11:57 AM EST
Locking In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell the Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) March $110 Call that was recommended yesterday at $3.20. IWM was at $110.85. It is now at $111.78 and the call is at $3.65 for a gain of $0.45 or 14.06%. ~more~

#166: Tue 2/11/2014 11:16 AM EST
Rolling SPY February Calls

We will roll the February $182 Call to a later expiration. Read on for instructions... ~more~

#165: Mon 2/10/2014 2:29 PM EST
New Trade

We are going to play the Russell 2000 via IWM. We will buy ... ~more~

#164: Thu 1/23/2014 2:14 PM EST
New Trade In SPY

We are going back into SPY after locking in our puts. This time we will ... ~more~

#163: Thu 1/23/2014 9:53 AM EST
Locking In Calls On SPY

We will sell puts bought last week on the February SPDR S&P 500(SPY) $184 Put that was trading at $2.34. SPY was at $184.30. SPY is now at $183.10 and the February $184 Put is at $2.77. The gain is $0.43 or 18.37%. ~more~

#162: Thu 1/16/2014 3:14 PM EST
New Trade In SPY

We are venturing back into SPY. Read on to find out the direction and option ... We will do and update after the close. ~more~

#161: Wed 1/15/2014 3:01 PM EST
Lock In Gain On February SPY Calls

We will sell the SPDR S&P 500(SPY) February $183 Call that was bought for $3.41 on January 2nd. SPY was at $183.08. The call is now worth $3.69 and SPY is at $184.79. The gain is $0.28 or 8.21%. More about this trade in our update tonight. ~more~

#160: Tue 1/7/2014 10:25 AM EDT
Rolling TLT Puts To February (Correct Copy)

We are going to sell the January TLT Put bought on December 5th and roll into a February put. We need more time on this trade and still have confidence in its upside as bonds rise in yield and price drops. ~more~

#159: Thu 1/2/2014 1:03 PM EST
First Trade of New Year

We will take this morning's weakness and buy the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ... ~more~

#158: Mon 12/16/2013 9:53 AM EST
Lock In Gains On QQQ Calls

We will sell the Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ) January $85 Call bought last week. The call was trading at $1.36 and QQQ was at $85. QQQ is now at $85.50 and the call is at $1.71 for a gain of $0.35 or 25.73%. ~more~

#157: Fri 12/13/2013 12:37 PM EST
New Trade On QQQ

We want to play QQQ for a move to the ... ~more~

#156: Thu 12/12/2013 10:08 AM EST
Sell IWM Calls

We will sell calls the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM)December Wk4 IWM $109.50 Call bought yesterday. The call was worth $1.48 and IWM was at $109.54. IWM is now at $110.19 and the call is at $1.84. The gain is $0.36 or 24.32%. ~more~

#155: Thu 12/12/2013
Selling The SPY Put And Will be Rolling Later In The Day

The trade is taking on more lives than a dead cat but is working nicely. Our latest put will be closed out and then we will roll into another put on a counter rally. We rolled to the January Wk1 $177.50 Put that was worth $1.76. The put is now worth $2.41 for a gain of $0.65 or 36.93%. We will be back with another put by days end. We do not want to add another put on the low. ~more~

#154: Wed 12/11/2013
New Trade in IWM

We are sticking our foot in the water here with today's destruction and will buy the ... ~more~

#153: Wed 12/11/2013
Rolling SPY Puts For A Second Time

We are sticking with our SPY Put bet. On November 26th (Alert #150), we rolled the puts we bought on Thursday, November 21st (Alert #148) on the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) December Wk1 $180 Put that was trading at $1.66 to a later strike and expiration. We are rolling the puts into January... ~more~

#152: Thu 12/5/2013
Another Trade In TLT

We are making a recomendation on the TLT in front of the monthly Job's Number due tomorrow morning. We are going out a bit further in expiration ... ~more~

#151: Fri 11/29/2013
Closing TLT Puts For A Gain

We will sell the iShares 20+ Year Treasury (TLT) December $105 Put that was recommended on last Tuesday for $1.66. TLT was at $104.62. TLT is now at $103.65 and the put is at $2.04 for a gain of $0.38 or 22.89%. ~more~

#150: Tue 11/26/2013
Rolling Puts In SPY (Symbol Correction)

Last Thursday we bought puts on SPY. We are going to roll the put to a later expiration. Markets are flat lining here and a break may not come until next week. The Thanksgiving Rally is dead on arrival just like Thursday's turkey which gives us confidence in this trade. ~more~

#149: Tue 11/26/2013
New Trade On TLT (Corrected Copy)

We are opening a new trade on TLT which tracks the 20 year Treasury Bond. We will buy a ... ~more~

#148: Thu 11/21/2013
New Trade In SPY

Time to trade SPY after a nice trade in IWM earlier in the week. We will buy ... ~more~

#147: Tue 11/19/2013
Lock In Gains On IWM Puts

We will sell the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) December IWM $110 put bought yesterday. The put was worth $2.21 and IWM was at $109.84. The IWM is now at $109.23 and the put is at $2.49 for a gain of $0.28 or 12.66%. ~more~

#146: Mon 11/18/2013
New Trade on IWM

With the weakness this afternoon, we are going to play IWM and buy... ~more~

#145: Tue 11/12/2013
Sell SPY Calls For A Gain

We will sell the November Wk5 $176.50 Call on the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) bought Tuesday. The call was worth $1.74 and SPY was at $176.60. SPY is now at $177.43 and the call is at $2.12 for a gain of $0.38 or 21.83%. ~more~

#144: Tue 11/12/2013
New Trade

We have been quiet for a few days and will play SPY via ... ~more~

#143: Wed 11/6/2013
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We will sell the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) November SPY $176 call bought on Monday. The call was worth $1.49 and SPY was at $176.29. It is now at $177.30 and the call is at $2.02 for a gain of $0.53 or 35.57%. ~more~

#142: Mon 11/4/2013
Trading SPY Today

The best trade seems to be SPY and buying ... ~more~

#141: Fri 11/1/2013
Lock In Gain On IWM Calls

We will sell calls in the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) bought earlier today. We bought the November IWM $108 call and it was worth $1.53 and IWM was at $108.33. it is now at $108.83. The call is at $1.72 for a gain of $0.19 or 12.42% ~more~

#140: Fri 11/1/2013
New Trade In IWM

We are moving back to trade IWM and find ... ~more~

#139: Thu 10/31/2013
Locking In SPY Calls

We will sell the calls in the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) bought earlier today. The November Wk4 SPY $175.50 call made sense. The call was worth $2.20 and SPY was at $175.92. SPY is now at $176.48 and the call is at $2.47. The gain is $0.25 or 11.36%. ~more~

#138: Thu 10/31/2013
Movinng Back To SPY

We will move back to trading SPY and buy... ~more~

#137: Wed 10/30/2013
Lock In Gain On SPY Call

We will sell the calls in the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) and found the November SPY $175 call made sense. The call was worth $2.31 and SPY was at $175.99. SPY is now at $176.58 and the call is at $2.58 for a gain of $0.27 or 11.68%. ~more~

#136: Wed 10/30/2013
New Trade in SPY

Post the FOMC we are going to trade SPY and buy ... ~more~

#135: Tue 10/29/2013
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell the calls in the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) bought earlier today. We bought the November Wk2 IWM $111 as it made sense at this juncture. The call was worth $0.90 and IWM was at $110.73. IWM is now at $111.06 and the call is at $1.05 for a gain of $0.15 or 16.67%. ~more~

#134: Tue 10/29/2013
Back To IWM

Yesterday we put on a successful trade on IWM. We are going back to the well today. ~more~

#133: Mon 10/28/2013
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell calls in the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) bought today. Sell the November Wk2 IWM $111 call at this juncture. The call was worth $0.90 and IWM was at $110.55. IWM is now at $111.00 and the call is at $1.10 for a gain of $0.20 or 22.22%. ~more~

#132: Mon 10/28/2013
New Trade In IWM

We will move into the iShares Russell 2000 today and find ... ~more~

#131: Fri 10/25/2013
Lock In Gain On SPY Calls

We will sell calls in the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) and found the November Wk2 SPY $175.50 call made sense.. The call was worth $1.35 and SPY at $175.28. SPY is now at $175.68 and the call is at $1.53. The gain is $0.18 or 13.33%. ~more~

#130: Fri 10/25/2013
New Trade

We are back into SPY for an intraday move to the ... ~more~

#129: Thu 10/24/2013
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We will sell calls in the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) November Wk2 $174.50 call bought yesterday. The call was worth $1.70 and SPY was at $174.78 and is now at $175.12 and the call is at $1.85. We made $.15 or 8.88%. ~more~

#128: Wed 10/23/2013
New Trade

We are going back to SPY for an end of day move. Buy the ... ~more~

#127: Tue 10/22/2013
Lock In Gain On SPY Call

We sell the calls in the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) that we bought yesterday. We found the November Wk1 SPY $174 call mades sense.The call was worth $1.50 and SPYwas at $174.34. SPY is now at $175.73. The call is now worth $2.36. The gain is $0.86 or 57.33%. ~more~

#126: Mon 10/21/2013
New Trade

We will enter a new trade in SPY. Buy the ... ~more~

#125: Thu 10/10/2013
New Trade In DIA

We are back to trading the DIA on the ... ~more~

#124: Thu 10/10/2013
Lock In Gains On IWM

We will sell our calls in the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) October IWM $104 Call. The call was worth $1.71 when we recommended it and IWM was at $104.12. The IWM is now at $105.24 and the call is at $2.11 for a gain of $0.40 or 23.39%.. ~more~

#123: Tue 10/8/2013
New Position

We will move from trading options on DIA to IWM. Buy ... ~more~

#122: Tue 10/8/2013
Lock In Gains On DIA Puts Established Today

We will sell the puts in the Diamonds Trust Series (DIA) October DIA $149 Put established earlier today. The put was worth $1.81 and DIA was at $149.03. The put is now at $2.15 for a gain of $0.34 or 18.78%. ~more~

#121: Tue 10/8/2013
We're Back

We will pick on the Diamonds Trust Series (DIA) again ... ~more~

#120: Mon 10/7/2013
Locking In Gains On DIA Puts

We will sell the puts bought today in Dow Jones Industrial Average via the Diamonds Trust Series (DIA). We found the October Wk4 DIA $150 Put made sense at this juncture. The put was worth $2.34 and DIA was at $149.70. The put is now at $2.61 for a gain of $0.27 or 11.53%. ~more~

#119: Mon 10/7/2013
Trading DIA Again

We are back to trade DIA again. This time we will ... ~more~

#118: Mon 10/7/2013
Locking In Gains On DIA Puts

We will sell the puts in Dow Jones Industrial Average via the Diamonds Trust Series (DIA) we bought last week.We founnd the October DIA $150 Put made sense at this juncture. The put was worth $1.84 and DIA was at $150.00. DIA is now at $149.27 and the put is at $2.14 for a gain of $0.30 or 16.30%. ~more~

#117: Thu 10/3/2013
New Trade

We have been trading the Dow is it is a dog here. Buy ... ~more~

#116: Wed 10/2/2013
Lock In Gains On DIA Puts

We will sell puts bought Monday on the Dow Jones Industrial Average via the Diamonds Trust Series (DIA). We found the October DIA $151 Put made sense at this juncture. The put was worth $2.04 and DIA was at $151.04. DIA is now at $150.35 and the put is at $2.22 for a gain of $0.18 or 8.82%. ~more~

#115: Mon 9/30/2013
New Trade

We will start a new trade for the DIA today. Buy ... ~more~

#114: Mon 9/30/2013
Lock In Gains On DIA

We will sell puts in Dow Jones Industrial Average via the Diamonds Trust Series (DIA) and found the October DIA $152 Put made sense at this juncture. The put was worth $1.88 and DIA was at $152.17. They are now at $2.53 for a gain of $0.65 or 34.57%. ~more~

#113: Fri 9/27/2013
New Trade

We will put a new trade on DIA. We will buy the ~more~

#112: Fri 9/27/2013
Rolling September Wk4 169.50 Puts To October Wk2

On September 13, we bought puts. We bought puts in the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). We bought the September Wk4 169.50 Put in SPY. The put was at $2.16 and SPY was trading at $169.20. SPY is at $168.93 and the put is now at $0.76. So our puts are in the money but have lost some value so we are going to roll into an October put. We will buy the October Wk ~more~

#111: Fri 9/13/2013
New SPY Position (Corrected Copy)

We will buy the SPDR S&P 500 ... ~more~

#110: Wed 9/11/2013
Locking In Gains On SPY Calls

Sell the September Wk4 168.50 Call in SPY. The call was at $1.50 and SPYwas trading at $168.60. SPY is now at $169.04 and the call is at $1.70. The gain is $0.20 or 13.33%. ~more~

#109: Wed 9/11/2013
New Trade In SPY

With this morning's weakness in SPY, we have an opportunity to ... ~more~

#108: Tue 9/10/2013
Locking In Gains On SPY Calls

We will sell calls in the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) recommended on August 26th. We recommended the September $167 Call in SPY. The call was at $2.03 and SPY was trading at $166.91. SPY is now trading at $168.70 and the call has a value of $2.41 for a gain of $0.38 or 18.72%. ~more~

#107: Mon 8/26/2013
New Recommendation

With August expiration behind us, we are adding a new position this morning. We will buy ... ~more~

#106: Wed 8/14/2013
New Buy In SPY

Like yesterday this morning's sell-off is an overreaction and we will buy calls in ... ~more~

#105: Tue 8/13/2013
Locking in Gain On SPY Call

Earlier today we bought calls on SPY. We will lock in a gain of $0.44 or 25.43%. ~more~

#104: Tue 8/13/2013
New Trade

This morning's sell-off is an overreaction and we will buy calls in the ... ~more~

#103: Tue 8/6/2013
New Trade On IWM

We like a rally into the close and a push above $104.50 on the iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM). Here is how we will play that ... ~more~

#102: Wed 7/31/2013
Rolling SPY August Wk1 Call

Last Tuesday we noted, "We like a rally into the close and a push above 1700 on the S&P 500." It has taken a week to get there and we are running out of time so we will roll the call. We bought the August Wk1 169 Call in the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). The call was at $1.63 and SPY was trading at $169.55. SPY is now trading at $169.63 and the call is at $1.26 so we have a loss of $0.37 so far. We will roll into the ... ~more~

#101: Tue 7/23/2013
New Trade

With an hour to go, we think that there could be a ... ~more~

#100: Mon 7/22/2013
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We are selling the call on SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) as we look to take profits. We will sell the July Wk4 168 Call in SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). The cost of the call was $1.72 and SPYwas trading at $168.97. The call is now worth $1.96 for a gain of $0.24 or 13.95%. ~more~

#099: Thu 7/18/2013
SPY Trade

We are playing for a move from 3:00 to 4:00 as shorts cover positions after getting hammered today ~more~

#098: Mon 7/8/2013
New Trade On Small Caps

We will establish a new position on the iShares Russell 2000 Index via ... ~more~

#097: Tue 7/2/2013
Locking In Gain On IWM Puts

We will sell the July 99 Put in IWM. The cost of the put was $1.79 and IWM was trading at $98.35. IWM is now trading at $97.52 and the put is worth $2.13 for a gain of $0.34 or 18.99%. ~more~

#096: Tue 7/2/2013
New Trade On iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM)

We will establish a trade on iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) ~more~

#095: Mon 7/1/2013
Lock In Gains On SPY Put

We are selling the puts on SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) we bought earlier today as of now because we have a very nice intraday gain. We will sell the July 162 Put in SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). The cost of the put was $1.97 and SPY was trading at $162.26. SPY is now at $161.32 and the put is at $2.38 for a gain or $0.41 or 20.81%. ~more~

#094: Mon 7/1/2013
New Trade In SPY

We have been working SPY options well over the last couple of weeks and will go ... ~more~

#093: Fri 6/28/2013
Lock In Gain On SPY Puts

The beautiful thing about trading index ETF options is they trade to 4:15. We will lock in our gain on SPY puts. The cost of the put was $2.28 and SPY was trading at $161.08. The put is now at $2.56 for a gain of $0.28 or 12.28%. ~more~

#092: Fri 6/28/2013
New Trade In The SPDR S&P 500 (SPY)

We are going to enter a new trade on SPY as one of the retracement we look at has ... ~more~

#091: Mon 6/24/2013
Lock In Gain On SPY

We will sell to close the July 156 Call in SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). The cost of the call was $3.30 and SPY was trading at $156.38. Now SPY is at $157.23 and our call is at $3.77 for a gain of $0.47 or 14.24%. ~more~

#090: Mon 6/24/2013
New Trade In SPY

With today's selloff in the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) we will take this point to ... ~more~

#089: Fri 6/21/2013
Locking In Gain On IWM July Calls

We bought the July 95 Call in IWM. The cost of the call was $2.34 and IWM was trading at $95.39. IWM is now trading at $96.08 and the call is worth $2.55 for a gain of $0.21 or 8.97%. ~more~

#088: Thu 6/20/2013
New Trade In IWM

We will buy July IWM ... ~more~

#087: Wed 6/19/2013
Lock In Gains On IWM Puts

We will sell the June Wk4 99 Put in IWM. The cost of the put was $1.55 and IWM was trading at $98.63. The put is now at $2.99 and we will lock in our gain of $1.44 or 92.90%. ~more~

#086: Tue 6/18/2013
New Trade In IWM

We will buy the June ... ~more~

#085: Wed 6/12/2013
Locking In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell the June 98 Call in IWM. The cost of the call was $1.22 and IWM was trading at $97.85. It is now at $1.40 and IWM is at $98.67. The gain is $0.18 or 14.75%. ~more~

#084: Tue 6/11/2013
New Trade In IWM

We will buy the IWM June ... ~more~

#083: Mon 6/10/2013
Closing IWM Calls For A Gain

We will sell the June 98 Call in IWM. The cost of the call was $1.38 and IWM was trading at $98.14. It is now at $1.69 for a gain of $0.31 or 22.46%. ~more~

#082: Mon 6/10/2013
New Trade

We like the action in the Russell 2000 on the ... ~more~

#081: Tue 5/28/2013
New SPY Trade

With the S&P 500 losing half its gains from this morning's peak we will reenter on the ... ~more~

#080: Tue 5/28/2013
Close SPY Call For Gain

We will sell the June Wk1 166 Call in SPY. The cost of the call was $2.05 and SPY was trading at $166.26 and is now trading at $167.60. The call is now at $2.50 for a gain of $0.45 or 21.95%. ~more~

#079: Wed 5/22/2013
New SPY Trade

What a day and there is more action into the close. Buy the SPY ... ~more~

#078: Tue 5/21/2013
Locking In Gain On SPY Put

We will sell the June Wk1 168 Put in SPY we bought earlier today. The cost of the put was $1.81 and SPY was trading at $167.54. SPY is now at $167.22 and the put is at $2.12 for a gain of $0.31 or 17.12%. ~more~

#077: Tue 5/21/2013
New Trade In SPY

It appears that SPY will start a new move to the ... ~more~

#076: Tue 5/7/2013
New Trade

We are looking for some action into the close and will ... ~more~

#075: Tue 4/30/2013
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We will sell the May Wk2 158 Call in SPY. The cost of the call was $1.89 and SPY was trading at $158.80 and the call is now at $2.22 with SPY at $159.40. The gain is $0.33 or 17.46%. ~more~

#074: Tue 4/30/2013
New Buy On The Call Side

This morning the S&P 500 is lower in front of the Consumer Confidence number, therefore we will ... ~more~

#073: Fri 4/26/2013
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell the May Wk2 92.50 Call in IWM. The cost of the call was $1.43 and IWM was trading at $92.65 and is now at $93.74 with the call at $1.93 for a gain of $0.50 or 34.96%. ~more~

#072: Fri 4/26/2013
New Buy On The Call Side

We like small cap and will add the ... ~more~

#071: Tue 4/23/2013
Locking In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell the May Wk1 90 Call in IWM. The cost of the call was $1.88 and IWM was trading at $90.94. IWM is now at $92.10 and the call is at $2.60 for a gain of $0.72 of 38.29%. ~more~

#070: Mon 4/22/2013
Bet On Small Cap`

We like the small cap names into the close and through tomorrow's open. Therefore, we will ... ~more~

#069: Mon 4/22/2013
Close SPY Calls For Nice Gain

We will sell the May Wk1 155 Call in SPY. The cost of the call was $1.72 and SPY was trading at $155.22. SPY is now trading at $155.94 and the call is at $2.03. The gain is $0.31 and 18.02%. ~more~

#068: Mon 4/22/2013
Bullish Call Bet on Market

We will buy the May Wk1 ... ~more~

#067: Wed 4/17/2013
Sell IWM Calls For Gain

We bought the April Wk4 89 Call in IWM. The cost of the call was $1.74 and IWM was trading at $89.64. IWM is now at $89.91 and the call is at $1.90. The gain is $0.16 or 9.19%. ~more~

#066: Wed 4/17/2013
Buy Calls In IWM

We will buy the April Wk4 89 Call in IWM. The cost of the call is $1.74 and IWM is trading at $89.64. ~more~

#065: Tue 4/16/2013
Daily P/Laybook Futures Higher

US futures: (S&P +12.25, Dow Jones +108, NDX +23.500 with fair value higher, which will hurt the opening but still a positive one) Asia lower ex Shanghai and Europe lower. Copper and gold higher with WTI Crude and Brent Oil Futures lower. $ is lower vs Euro, lower vs. Pound and higher vs. Yen. US 10 year Treasury Yield +0.0452. Prices as of 8:00 a.m. EST. ~more~

#064: Fri 4/12/2013
Sell SPY Put To Lock In Gain

We bought the April Wk4 159 Put in SPY last Friday. The cost of the put was $1.52 and SPY was trading at $158.51. The put is now worth $1.92 and SPY is at $157.70 for a gain of $0.40 or 26.32%. ~more~

#063: Fri 4/12/2013
Buy Puts In SPY

We will buy the April Wk4 159 Putl in SPY. The cost of the put is $1.52 and SPY is trading at $158.51. ~more~

#062: Thu 4/11/2013
Lock In Gains On SPY Calls

We will sell our April 158 Call in SPY. The cost of the call was $1.82 and SPY was trading at $154.26 and is now at $159.61. The call is at $2.07 for a gain of $0.25 or 13.73%. ~more~

#061: Thu 4/11/2013
Buy Calls In SPY

We will buy the April 158 Call in SPY. The cost of the call is $1.82 and SPY is trading at $154.26. ~more~

#060: Mon 4/1/2013
New Put Buy In Major Index ETF

We will buy the April Week 2 70 Put in ... ~more~

#059: Mon 4/1/2013
Sell QQQ Puts For A Gain

We will sell the April Week 2 70 Put in QQQ bought this morning. The cost of the put was $1.34 and QQQ was trading at $68.80. It is now trading at $68.59. The put is at $1.50. The gain is $0.16 or 11.94% ~more~

#058: Mon 4/1/2013
Rolling SPY Puts

We will sell the April Week 1 154 Put in SPY bought on March 19th and roll into the April Week 2 151 Put for the same cost. The cost of the put was $1.73 and SPY was trading at $154.13. The put is now worth $0.31 and SPY is now at $155.71. The April Wk2 Put is at $0.28 so we will pocket $0.02 on the difference. ~more~

#057: Tue 3/19/2013
More Put Action In SPY

We have a sense there is more weakness ahead and will speculate accordingly. ~more~

#056: Mon 3/18/2013
Cover SPY For Gain

We bought the April Week 1 155 Put in SPY on Monday. The cost of the put was $1.37 and SPYwas trading at $155.24. The call is now at $2.04 for a gain of $0.67 or 48.90%. SPU is at $154.21. ~more~

#055: Mon 3/18/2013
New Puts In SPY

We will buy the April Week 1 155 Put in SPY. The cost of the put is $1.37 and SPY is trading at $155.24. ~more~

#054: Mon 3/4/2013
New Trade

The market looks to be turning here and we will ... ~more~

#053: Fri 3/1/2013
Close Puts In SPY

We will sell the March WK2 152 Put in SPY. The cost of the put was $1.56 and SPY was trading at $151.40. The put is now worth $1.91 for a gain of $0.35 or 22.44%. ~more~

#052: Wed 2/27/2013
Buy SPY Puts

We will buy the March WK2 152 Put in SPY. The cost of the put is $1.56 and SPY is trading at $151.40. ~more~

#051: Mon 2/25/2013
Sell Calls In SPY For A Loss

We will sell the March WK2 151 Call in SPY. The cost of the call was $1.80 and SPY was trading at $151.35. The call is now worth $1.35 for a loss of $.45 or 25%. ~more~

#050: Mon 2/25/2013
Buy SPY Calls

We will buy the March WK2 151 Call in SPY. The cost of the call is $1.80 and SPY is trading at $151.35. ~more~

#049: Thu 2/21/2013
Sell SPY Calls For A Gain

We will sell the March WK1 150 Call in SPY. The cost of the call was $1.55 and SPY was trading at $150.36. The is now at $1.72 for a gain of $0.17 or 10.96%. SPY is at $150.76. ~more~

#048: Thu 2/21/2013
Buy SPY Calls

We will buy the March WK1 150 Call in SPY. The cost of the call is $1.55 and SPY is trading at $150.36. ~more~

#047: Wed 2/20/2013
Close Out SPY Puts

We will sell to close the March WK1 153 Put in SPY. The cost of the put was $1.36 and SPY was trading at $152.46. The put is now at $1.65 for a gain of $0.29 or 21.32%. ~more~

#046: Wed 2/20/2013
Buy Puts On SPY

We will buy the March WK1 153 Put in SPY. The cost of the put is $1.36 and SPY is trading at $152.46. ~more~

#045: Mon 2/11/2013
Lock In Gains On IWM Calls

We will sell the February WK4 $90 Call in IWM. The cost of the call was $1.21 and IWM was trading at $90.51. The call is now at $1.35 for a gain of $0.14 or 11.57% . ~more~

#044: Fri 2/8/2013
Buy IWM Calls For A Rebound

We will take a flier here and go long IWM Calls. ~more~

#043: Thu 2/7/2013
Locking In Gains On IWM Puts

We bought the February $90.50 Put in IWM. The cost of the put was $0.89 and IWM was trading at $90.34. The put is now worth $1.24 for a gain of $0.35 or 39.33%. IWM is now at $89.76. ~more~

#042: Thu 2/7/2013
Buy Puts On IWM

We will buy the February $90.50 Put in IWM. The cost of the put is $0.89 and IWM is trading at $90.34. ~more~

#041: Wed 2/6/2013
Sell SPY Calls

We will sell the February $150 Call in SPY. The cost of the call was $1.60 and SPY was trading at $150.77. The call is now worth $1.78 for a gain of $0.18 or 11.25%. SPY is trading at $151.07. ~more~

#040: Wed 2/6/2013
Buy Calls On SPY

We will buy the February $150 Call in SPY. The cost of the call is $1.60 and SPY is trading at $150.77. ~more~

#039: Tue 2/5/2013
Closing IMW Calls For A Gain

We will sell the February $90 Call in IWM. The cost of the call was $1.01 and IWM was trading at $90.10. The call is now worth $1.06 for a gain of $0.05 or 4.95%. IWM is at $90.30. ~more~

#038: Mon 2/4/2013
Buy Calls On IWM

We like this point to go long calls on IWM. ~more~

#037: Fri 2/1/2013
Take Gains On IWM

We will sell the February Week 2 $90 Call in IWM. The cost of the call was $0.66 and IWM was trading at $89.97. The call is now at $0.76 for a gain of $0.10 or 15.15%. ~more~

#036: Fri 2/1/2013
Buy Calls in IWM

We will buy the February Week 2 $90 Call in IWM. The cost of the call is $0.66 and IWM is trading at $89.97. To infinity and beyond. ~more~

#035: Thu 1/31/2013
Lock In Calls On IWM

We will sell the February Week 2 $89 Call in IWM. The cost of the call was $0.91 and IWM was trading at $89.16. The call is now at $1.14 for a gain of $0.23 or 25.27%. ~more~

#034: Thu 1/31/2013
Buy Calls In IWM

We will buy the February Week 2 $89 Call in IWM. The cost of the call is $0.93 and IWM is trading at $89.20 ~more~

#033: Wed 1/30/2013
Selling Puts On QQQ

We will sell the February Week 2 $67 Put in QQQ. The cost of the put was $0.53 and QQQ was trading at $67.11. The put is now worth $.61 for a gain of $0.08 or 15.09% and QQQ is at $66.88. ~more~

#032: Tue 1/29/2013
Buying Puts On QQQ

We will buy the February Week 2 $67 Put in QQQ. The cost of the put is $0.53 and QQQ is trading at $67.11 ~more~

#031: Tue 1/29/2013
Locking In Gain On VIX Puts

We will sell to close the February $15 Put in VIX. The cost of the put was $1.25. The VIX was at $13.64. The VIX is now at $13.06 and the put is worth $1.50 for a gain of $0.25 or 20% ~more~

#030: Mon 1/28/2013
Buying Puts In VIX

We will buy the February $15 Put in VIX. The cost of the put is $1.25. The VIX is at $13.64. ~more~

#029: Mon 1/28/2013
Locking In Gain On QQQ Calls

We will sell the February Week 2 $67 Call in QQQ. The cost of the call was $0.73 and is now worth $0.83 for a gain of $0.10 or 13.70%. ~more~

#028: Mon 1/28/2013
Buying Calls In QQQ

We have an entry point in QQQ. Therefore we will buy calls. ~more~

#027: Mon 1/14/2013
Buying Puts On SPY

Looks like we are are now at a point to go short for more downside today. We will buy puts on SPY. ~more~

#026: Thu 1/10/2013
Lock In Gain On SPY Calls

The call was bought at $1.05 in value and SPY was trading at $146.10. SPY is now at $146.53 The call is worth $1.22 for a gain of $0.17 or 16.19%. ~more~

#025: Wed 1/9/2013
New SPY Position

Looks like we are are now at a point to go long. We will buy calls on SPY. Therefore. we will buy a January $146.00 Call on SPY. ~more~

#024: Tue 1/8/2013
Locking In Gain On SPY Calls

The call was bought at $1.25 in value and SPY was trading at $145.20. SPY is now trading at $145.60 and the call at $1.40 gain of $0.15 or 12%. ~more~

#023: Tue 1/8/2013
New SPY Position

Look like we are now at a point to go long. We will buy calls on SPY. Therefore, we will buy a ... ~more~

#022: Mon 1/7/2013
Lock In Gain On SPY Calls

The call was at $1.53 in value and SPY was trading at $145.60 when we initiated the trade. The call is now at $1.73 and SPY at $146.08. The gain is $0.20 or 13.07%. ~more~

#021: Mon 1/7/2013
New Position In SPY

We will now move to the call side on SPY. ~more~

#020: Mon 1/7/2013
Closing Out SPY Week 2 January $145.50 Put

Last week we bought puts on SPY. We bought the January Week 2 $145.50 Put on SPY. The put was at $0.75 in value and SPY was trading at $145.19. The put is now at $0.75 and SPY is at $145.56. The trade is flat and there is no gain or loss. ~more~

#019: Wed 1/2/2013
Fade Into The Close

Looks like we are going to fade a bit into the close. We will buy puts on SPY. ~more~

#018: Mon 12/17/2012
Close QQQ December Week 4 $66 Put For A Gain Of 11.53%

QQQ and Apple we noted were starting to fade in the afternoon session. Therefore. we bought a December Week 4 $66 Put on QQQ. The put was at $1.56 in value and QQQ was trading at $65.22. The put is now at $1.74 for a gain of $0.18 or 11.53%. With three days to expiration, the return of the capital is more important than the return on the capital. ~more~

#017: Mon 12/17/2012
Buy December Week 4 Puts On QQQ

We will buy puts in QQQ as it is starting to fade in the afternoon session. ~more~

#016: Mon 12/17/2012
Lockin In Gain On DIA December Week 4 Call

The call was at $1.27 in value and DIA was trading at $132.07 when we recommended it this morning. The call is now at $1.41 in value for a gain of $0.14 or 11.02%. ~more~

#015: Mon 12/17/2012
Buy December Week 4 DIA Calls

We will buy December Week 4 DIA 132 Calls with a look at markets to accelerate late morning. ~more~

#014: Thu 12/13/2012
Selling December SPY $143 Puts For Gain

We will sell the December SPY143 Puts bought for $2.27 in value when SPY was trading at $142.49. SPY is now trading at $141.89 with the December SPY 143 Puts at $2.43 for a gain of $0.16 and 7.04%. ~more~

#013: Mon 12/10/2012
Buying SPY December $143 Puts

We are looking for a late morning early afternoon fade. As such, we will ... ~more~

#012: Tue 11/27/2012
Locking In Gain On IWM

The put was at $0.97 in value and IWM was trading at $80.99. It is now at $1.09 with IWM at $80.73 for a gain of $0.12 or 12.37%. ~more~

#011: Tue 11/27/2012
Buying Puts on IWM

We will buy December IWM Week 1 81 Puts with a look at markets to fade into the close. ~more~

#010: Mon 11/26/2012
Close QQQ Call Trade For Gain

We bought the December QQQ Week 1 64 Call at $1.14 and is now worth $1.36 for a gain of $0.22 or 19,29%. ~more~

#009: Mon 11/26/2012
New Trade On QQQ Calls

Here is our Cyber Monday trade. It is bullish. ~more~

#008: Wed 11/21/2012
Sell on SPY

We will buy November SPY Week 5 139 Puts with a look at markets to sell off today's sideways action. ~more~

#007: Tue 11/20/2012
Taking Gains On QQQ Calls

The call was at $1.01 in value and QQQ was trading at $63.60. The call is now at $1.25 and the gain is $0.24 or 23.76% with the QQQ at $64.00. ~more~

#006: Tue 11/20/2012
New Buy

Buy Calls In QQQ. ~more~

#005: Wed 11/14/2012
New Trade

We are looking for a rally this afternoon depsite the Obama press conference at 1:30 p.m. EST and FOMC minutes at 2:00 p.m. EST. ~more~

#004: Tue 11/13/2012
Closing Puts

We will sell November SPY 139 Puts as we got the freefall. The put was at $1.19 in value and SPY was trading at $138.45. The put is now at $1.45 for gain of $0.26 or 21.85%. ~more~

#003: Tue 11/13/2012
New Trade

Trade for into the close. ~more~

#002: Fri 11/9/2012
Locking In Gain On SPY Puts

Earlier this afternoon we bought puts on SPY and now we will close for a gain of $0.43 or 25%. ~more~

#001: Fri 11/9/2012
Buy November SPY Puts

We will buy November SPY 140 Puts with a look at markets to pullback off today's advance intraday. ~more~