Current Buy or Sell Short Stops

Buy Stop:

Puma Bio $PBYI  set at $150 (a very early hedge on short Sep $225 Calls, Submarine Basket)

Autodesk $ADSK  set at $56 (Earnings)

Ulta Salons $ULTA  set at $157 (a very early hedge on short June $165 Calls, 2x size, Earnings)

Sell Short Stop:

Hershey $HSY  set at $90.50 (would be a hedge for short June $90 Puts, Submarine Basket)

Ross Stores $ROST  set at $95.5 (would be a hedge for short June $95 Puts, Earnings)



– DM 9:40 AM CST



Position Updates

Due to an increasing amount of questions and comments regarding my positions & trading I recently created a new tab on the Blog for recording my Positions. The goal is to update the info on each account or basket daily for any changes that occur.

Newly added this week that survive to the weekend:




Here is the Summary:


– DM 10:00 AM CST


Fab 5 update

I filled 2 of the empty seats this week with: $MA $PNC. I have also given an exception to the Stage 1 Time Rule for $ENDP since it has May monthly options which expire next week.

Here is the Summary:


– DM 9:25 AM CST


The Fab 5 update

The Fab 5 bench was almost fully cleared this week as only the $ENDP survived (but won’t next week due to the Stage 1 Time Rule). And …. the candidate list has realllyyyy been thin as of late.

Here is the Summary:


Fab 5 candidates: $HYG $MA $DE $LB (recent member) $SKX $YUM $PNC (recent member)

– DM 7:10 AM CST

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


50/50 Basket: $NVGN


Here is the Summary:


– DM 6:45 AM CST


The Fab 5 ($100 Roll) Time Rule

I have had a Time Rule for the Fab 5 for several years. Here was the original rule:

The $100 Roll must complete within 30 trading days from trade initiation

I updated the rule this year to have 2 “stages” that each trade must complete. The Time Rule is now:

Time Rule (2 stages):

Stage 1: price must improve 3% in the initial 15 Trading days.

Stage 2: 30 Trading days to complete the $100 Roll (if it makes it past Stage 1)

– DM 10:00 AM CST


The Fab 5 update

Material changes this week:

I BtC the May $95 Calls in $LB (left over from initial position). I then set a Buy Stop at $90 (which hit on 4/20) so this is a 2nd trip Long on Limited Brands. The 3 positions survive to the weekend: $ENDP $LB $WYN

Here is the Summary:


Fab 5 candidates:

  • $DTV
  • $CAH (recent member)
  • $JBHT
  • $TSCO
  • $MA
  • $CLVS

– DM 10:50 AM CST