2 results for month: 10/2014


Resolution

Yesterday, we talked about the Apple and WalMart positions. Today, we have resolution of those two positions. The three short WMT 76 puts will be allowed to expire so that we will keep the entire $72 that we took in when they were sold. As I write this, there is one half hour left to the market close. WalMart is trading around 77.40 so we are nowhere near the $76 strike price. Yes, we could buy them back now for a penny or two and remove all risk. There is nothing wrong with taking that path and many traders would have rules in place that require the closing of the position. We are sitting on  plenty of cash, so the tiny risk of assignment (if the ...

Finally able to write again….

It's hard to believe that my last post was 5 months ago, but it was! My wife and I were building a house and it became crunch time. If you've never built a custom home - there is only one way to do it. You just have to be there -- as much as possible. The house is done and we are living in it now. My new office is still a pile of boxes, but I have a temporary desk that is workable enough to get me back to work -- because in the world of options, there is always money to be made! Somehow, even though I wasn't able to write, I was able to make time for trading. My Apple options trades continued, and I'm now up about $10,000 on AAPL for the year and up ...