Trading Activity

Hershey $HSY  I have StC the May $95 Puts. I have added a Long June 95/100/105 Call Fly. The Short June $90 Puts remain so I now have a Risk Reversal Call Fly for June. Options Net improves to: $.95 (Submarine Basket)

Skyworks Solutions $SWKS  I have added Long stock at $97.75 (tag along for the $100 Roll, have a Call Calendar already, Swing account)

VMware $VMW  I have StC the May $90 Calls. I have adjusted the remaining Short July $95 Calls to a July 90/95/100 Call Fly. Options Net improves to: $.99 (Earnings)

Generac $GNRC  I am Long the May 40/42.5/45 Call Fly with S $40 Puts (1/2 size) in the Submarine Basket


– DM 11:00 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


Position Updates

A quiet week for me in the regular accounts – the focus continues to be on Earnings trades (both pre & post the event). There are 7 newly added positions this week to survive to the weekend:

Jack $JACK  I am Long the May 95/100/105 Call Fly with Short $85 Puts

United Rentals $URI  I own the May 95/98/91 RRCS

Earnings:  $RCL $VMW $TMO $ORLY $EW


  • $AERI
  • $ISRG
  • $QCOM
  • $CAT
  • $DDD
  • $WYNN
  • $IBM
  • $CMG
  • $EBAY
  • $FB
  • $AMZN

Here is the Summary:


– DM 10:30 AM CST

Position Updates – full report

I did a brief Position Updates post on Friday. This is the normal weekend post I do each week.

Exits this week:

  • Swing Account:  $CTXS $WDAY
  • Submarine Basket:  $RENT $TIF
  • Fab 5:  $EFX $MHFI

Submarine Basket:


Here is the Summary for the Swing, LT, IRA accounts:


– DM 11:15 AM CST


Position Updates

This is a list of the positions that look to survive to the weekend:

Earnings:  $CNC $TWTR $CE (new)

Swing Acct:  $FLTX $ISRG $QCOM $SWKS $UNP $WDC $Z (new)

Long-Term Acct:  $AVGO $EA $IWC $QLYS $RMD $WBA

IRA Acct:  $CYBR $EWZ $ESRX $JCI (new) $MAR

Submarine Basket:  $AXP (new) $BWA $CAT $EXPE $MON $PNRA $RL $SNDK $WYNN

Fab 5:  $ENDP $LB $WYN (so 2 empty seats to fill)

50/50 Basket:  no positions


– DM 1:00 PM CST


Options Expiration – April Monthly

This week has two key events happening: 2014 Federal IRS taxes due on 4/15 & Options Expiration for the April monthly’s. lol

Here are my current positions that have April Monthly Options – at least as part of the trade – and the plan for each:

Fleetmatics $FLTX  I am Long the 45/50 Call Spread. I will likely adjust to a May Call Fly

Intuitive Surgical $ISRG  I own the 520/530/495 Risk Reversal Call Spread. I will likely close this trade

Workday $WDAY  I own the 85/90/77.5 Risk Reversal Call Spread. Undecided if I will take proceeds and build a new trade further out

Electronic Arts $EA  I am Long the $55 Puts (part of Put Cal). I will let these expire, go poof

Resmed $RMD  I am Short the $55 Puts (part of a S Strangle, calls are covered). These go poof

Walgreens $WBA  I am Short the $70 Puts. These go poof

Cyber-Ark Software $CYBR  I have a 55/65/45 Collar PS. I will adjust to future expiry

Marriott $MAR  I am Long the 80/70 PS (protects Long stock). I will adjust to a future expiry (June likely)

Panera Bread $PNRA  I have a 165/160 Collar. I will adjust to future expiry

Rentrak $RENT  I am Long the 55/60 CS. I will take whatever the market gives me & close the trade

Tiffany $TIF  I own the 85/87.5/90 Call Fly with Long stock at $87.5 (hedge). I will likely take proceeds to build a new trade

Limited Brands $LB  I am Short the $95 Calls (covered calls, Fab 5). I will adjust to a future expiry (likely May)

McGraw Hill $MHFI  I have a $105 Collar. I will adjust to a future expiration. I will take out as an “official” Fab 5 position but leave the trade on

Cooper Companies $COO  I am Short the $180 Calls (covered calls). I will let the stock get called away, exit this Earnings trade

RedHat $RHT  I am Long the $70 Calls (part of a Diagonal Call Calendar). I will take stock at $70

Signet $SIG  I own the 130/135/120 Risk Reversal Call Spread. I will exit this Earnings trade, take the $5 gain

Carmax $KMX  I am Short the 72.5/65 Strangle. I will exit this Earnings trade (will cost to BtC the Calls but have a $3.04 Options Net to work with)


– DM 10:00 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:


50/50 Basket:


Earnings Trades:


Here is the Summary:


– DM 10:30 AM CST


Submarine Basket update

Material changes to existing positions:

American Express $AXP  I exited the trade on 3/25 for a gain of $2.52

Tiffany $TIF  I had a Buy Stop hit on 3/23. I set a Stop on 3/25 at $88.25 and this did hit later in the day. The Call Fly for April remains

Wynn Resorts $WYNN  I BtC the March 27w $135 Calls for .08 debit on 3/25. The Short stock at $131 and April 10w 134/131 Bear Collar remains. Options Net improves to: $5.00

Remaining positions that held up fine this week, no changes: $BBBY $BWA $EXPE $PNRA $RENT

Note: The $KR position remains


– DM 11/15 AM CST