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Diversified Option Selling Portfolio

Old July 15th, 2016, 12:12 PM   #311 (permalink)
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Sold a small lot of the LCQ P112.

I expect cash price to be above 120 in August. Current cash price is 117. Difference between cash price and future price is too large in my opinion for only 6 weeks to go for the August contract.

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Old July 15th, 2016, 03:00 PM   #312 (permalink)
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Traded out of ES put spreads.

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Decent ROI because of short days held.

But I tried to be cute and didn't hit the ask when buying out of shorts. Got filled on some but not the rest. Took a hit because it never came back.

I have decided it is better to hit the bid or ask for ES options and miss out on 0.05 than risk having partial fills and then having price move away from you. As long as bid/ask is reasonable.

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Old July 15th, 2016, 03:10 PM   #313 (permalink)
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Traded out of ES put spreads.

Decent ROI because of short days held.

But I tried to be cute and didn't hit the ask when buying out of shorts. Got filled on some but not the rest. Took a hit because it never came back.

I have decided it is better to hit the bid or ask for ES options and miss out on 0.05 than risk having partial fills and then having price move away from you. As long as bid/ask is reasonable.

I fully agree. I usually place the sell order in the middle between bid and ask and move it down quickly tick by tick.

Do you still use 50 % as your exit criteria ? Did you sell a further set of ES options, or do you wait for higher option prices ?

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Old July 15th, 2016, 03:42 PM   #314 (permalink)
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I fully agree. I usually place the sell order in the middle between bid and ask and move it down quickly tick by tick.

Do you still use 50 % as your exit criteria ? Did you sell a further set of ES options, or do you wait for higher option prices ?

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Yes still using 50% drop. With futures dropping this morning I wanted to exit before it dropped more and before weekend.

I still have on one more set of spreads (15). 1700-1600.

I am not sure when to reload. My gut tells me there should be a drop next week after July option expiration today. That is what seasonals say.

Last year ES was up 3 on Monday after option expiration then dropped 57 the next 5 trading days. 2013 & 2014 were flat. 2012 had a short 2 day 28 point dip.

So I'm thinking a couple of days dip next week then I add more.

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Old July 15th, 2016, 04:58 PM   #315 (permalink)
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Yes still using 50% drop. With futures dropping this morning I wanted to exit before it dropped more and before weekend.

I still have on one more set of spreads (15). 1700-1600.

I am not sure when to reload. My gut tells me there should be a drop next week after July option expiration today. That is what seasonals say.

Last year ES was up 3 on Monday after option expiration then dropped 57 the next 5 trading days. 2013 & 2014 were flat. 2012 had a short 2 day 28 point dip.

So I'm thinking a couple of days dip next week then I add more.

I proceed similarly. Currently I hold an ES strangle, and I intend to add a short put position at 2120 - 2130. At this level I also intend to buy back the calls.

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Old July 19th, 2016, 10:41 AM   #316 (permalink)
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Sold the LHQ P77.

Support at 77 should hold, as market is oversold and going into a period of high temperatures.

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Old July 19th, 2016, 10:42 AM   #317 (permalink)
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Bought back the ESU calls at a minor loss.

Intend to sell further puts on a move downwards.

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Old July 20th, 2016, 12:58 PM   #318 (permalink)
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Sold the LHQ P77.

Support at 77 should hold, as market is oversold and going into a period of high temperatures.

Best regards, Myrrdin

Bought back the LHQ P77, as the stop (April low) was hit. Loss of approx. 30 %.

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Old July 21st, 2016, 11:04 AM   #319 (permalink)
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Sold a small lot of the LCQ P112.

I expect cash price to be above 120 in August. Current cash price is 117. Difference between cash price and future price is too large in my opinion for only 6 weeks to go for the August contract.

Best regards, Myrrdin

Cash Price yesterday made a new low for the year. Bought back the LCQ P112 with a loss of 30 %.

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Old July 21st, 2016, 12:01 PM   #320 (permalink)
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I am not sure when to reload. My gut tells me there should be a drop next week after July option expiration today. That is what seasonals say.

Last year ES was up 3 on Monday after option expiration then dropped 57 the next 5 trading days. 2013 & 2014 were flat. 2012 had a short 2 day 28 point dip.

So I'm thinking a couple of days dip next week then I add more.

Well I was totally wrong. No dip so far this week.

This is why normally I just add the ES spread position because most of the time you don't know what will happen.

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