Position Updates

Reminder:  The information provided in this post is for my personal Swing, Long-term, IRA accounts.

Newly added that survive to the weekend: $AKRX $CRM $CAT $HSY

Exits:  $JACK $GPRO $LNKD $VLTC $MDCA $LB $WYN $RCL

50/50 Basket: $NVGN

Earnings: $CNC $TWTR $CE $VMW $TMO $ORLY $EW & New: $BWLD $ULTI $BIDU $NXPI $HAR

Here is the Summary:

Positions_05022015

– DM 6:45 AM CST

 

Position Updates

We have a new Earnings season beginning so I will slowly ramp up my focus there as we get into the heart of it. I did open some new regular trades that look to survive to the weekend:

Citrix $CTXS  I am Long stock at $60.72

Intuitive Surgical $ISRG  I own the April 520/530/495 RRCS

Western Digital $WDC  I am Long stock at $92 with an April 24w 97/96/93 Collar PS

Express Scripts $ESRX  I am Long stock at $85 and Short the April 24w $88.5 Calls (covered calls)

Polo Ralph Lauren $RL  I am Long stock at $134 with a May 145/135/130 Collar PS

Caterpillar $CAT  I am Long stock at $80.45

Wynn Resorts $WYNN  I own an April 24w 133/137/130 RRCS

Submarine Basket:

$BWA $CAT $EXPE $MON $PNRA $RENT $RL $SNDK $TIF $WYNN

50/50 Basket:

$NVGN $VLTC

Earnings Trades:

$GOOGL $CNC $TWTR $COO $RHT $SIG $KMX

Here is the Summary:

Positions_04112015

– DM 10:30 AM CST

 

Position Updates

A mild trading week for me as I focused mainly on just a few select Earnings trades. Newly added this week (didn’t survive to the weekend though): $HLF $KRFT $GIII $PVH. The $SWKS position survived the short-term semi correction fine primarily due to the Option protection that I have in place – I just let the position ride.

Qualys $QLYS  I added an April 45/40 1×2 Put Ratio on 3/23 (to provide some protection for Long stock). Long-term account

50/50 Basket:  there are no open positions at this time

Here is the Summary:

03282015

– DM 9:30 AM CST

 

Position Updates

My primary focus this week was in tending to existing positions that had March Options as part of the trade (Monthly OpEx this week). No new positions in the Swing, Long-term, or IRA accounts. No new positions in the Submarine Basket or 50/50 Basket.

Several Earnings trades were closed, I am left with: $NFLX $GOOGL $CNC $TWTR $COO

Submarine Basket:  $AXP $BBBY $BWA $EXPE $PNRA $RENT $WYNN $KR (not an official position since 8/18/2014 but trade is still on, still trending)

Here is the Summary:

Positions_03212015

– DM 8:35 AM CST

 

Position Updates

Exits this week:

  • CF Industries $CF  I unwound the remaining Put Calendar for a $2.27 credit on Thursday. Overall gain: $26.23
  • Foundation Medicine $FMI  I unwound the Diagonal Bear Collar and Short Stock on 2/17. Overall gain: $29.90
  • VASCO Data Security $VDSI  day-trade Long Stock position for +$3.10
  • FXCM $FXCM  I StC the Long $2.50 Calls for a -$.25 loss
  • Intel $INTC  I closed the position in the IRA on 2/18. Overall gain: $3.68
  • LyondellBasell $LYB  The Call Fly and Long Stock auto-unwound for me (Submarine Basket). Overall gain: $3.57
  • Tractor Supply $TSCO  The Long Put Ratio goes poof (Submarine Basket). Position held since 9/25/2014 (bummed the Long stock got called away this week). Overall gain: $18.17
  • Bunge $BG  see Fab 5 post for details

Submarine Basket:

  • $AXP (new)
  • $BBBY
  • $BIDU
  • $BWA
  • $DNKN
  • $EXPE
  • $PNRA (new)
  • $RENT
  • $KR (note: not an official position but trade still on since 2/5/2014)

50/50 Basket:

  • $GENE

Earnings:

see post this morning for more details

 

Here is the Summary:

Positions_02212015

– DM 8:45 AM CST

 

Position Updates

  • $CF  I end the week with just the Short February $300 Calls (uncovered). Options Net: $7.36 & stock gains of $18.50
  • $COUP  A one day trade (short stock) that I closed on 2/10. Gain of: $2.45
  • $SSYS  I adjusted the Short Calls to the March $65 strike. I took stock at $55 (auto-exercise of weekly Long Calls)
  • $URI  I BtC 1x of the Short March $82.50 Puts (leaves a full size left). Options Net is now: $7.17 and stock gains still at $9.15
  • $QLYS  I adjusted the Short Calls (covered) to the June $50 strike. Options Net now: -$.63
  • $CYBR  A Buy Stop triggered on 2/10 at $40. I left this on thru Earnings along with an existing February Call Fly (see earlier Blog post)
  • $DVA  I closed this IRA position
  • $MAR  I added an April 75/70 PS on 2/9 to protect Long Stock (IRA)

Submarine Basket:

02142015

50/50 Basket:

still no positions

Earnings:

See this post from Wednesday. Changes since this post:

  • $TSLA exit for $12.72 in Options Net and $8.34 in stock gains
  • $AKAM  the Long Stock piece was called away and the Short $58 Puts go poof. Trade closed. Options Net final: $2.70

Here is the Summary:

02142015

– DM 8:00 AM CST

Position Updates

My focus for new trades continues to be on Earnings trades so there is limited activity in the normal Swing, Long-term, or IRA accounts. I did close $INCY & $VRTX in the Swing account this week. The only material changes in the LT or IRA accounts:

  • $MAT  I am Short the February 28/25 Strangle with a Buy Stop set at $27.90
  • $URI  The Sell Short Stop (SSS) did trigger on 1/30 (this is a hedge)
  • $EA  I adjusted the Short Calls up/out post-Earnings
  • $ACHN  I created a March 14/18 CS (was already Long the $14 Calls)

50/50 Basket: no positions

Submarine Basket:

  • $BBBY
  • $BWA
  • $DNKN
  • $FDX
  • $LYB
  • $TSCO
  • $UPS

Earnings:

  • $SLB
  • $NFLX
  • $PII
  • $QRVO (new)
  • $BABA (new)
  • $GOOGL (new)
  • $N (new)

Here is the Summary:

Positions_01312015

 

 

Position Updates

New this week that survives to the weekend:

  • $UNP  I am Long stock at $113 and Short the January 2016 $120 Calls
  • $FXCM  I am Long the February $2.50 Calls (IRA)
  • $BWA  I am Long stock at $51.40 with a February $55 Collar
  • $LYB  I am Long the February 80/85/90 Call Fly and Short the $72.5 Puts
  • $UPS  I own the February 06 weekly $103 Risk Reversal

50/50 Basket:

No positions

Earnings:

see Blog post from Friday afternoon 01/23

Submarine Basket:

see Blog post from Friday 01/23

 

Here is the Summary:

Positions_01242015

– DM 9:30 AM CST