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March


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Mar 05, 2019 DIA 249/251 Put 0.16 0.00 8.7% expired for profit
Mar 01, 2019 IWM 150/152 Put 0.17 0.00 9.3% expired for profit
Mar 01, 2019 SPY 269/271 Put 0.17 0.00 9.3% expired for profit
The DIA position averaged 8.7%
The IWM position averaged 9.3%
The SPY position averaged 9.3%

Average return for all positions: 9.1%

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS MONTH'S TRADE: The March cycle experienced a bit of a scare as the markets sold off for a few weeks. We seemed to have a hit a bottom for now even though some analysts believe we will still test recent lows. Wall Street may be range-bound until we break out of key resistance or support levels.

February


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Jan 30, 2019 IWM 137/139 Put 0.14 0.00 (21.5%)
Feb 07, 2019 154/156 Call 0.06 0.60 closed 137/139 for 0.46 net debit
The IWM position averaged (21.5%)

Average return for all positions: (21.5%)

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS MONTH'S TRADE: The markets spiked in the final week of the cycle. Renewed hopes of a China trade deal fueled the rally and took the markets to certain resistance levels. How high we go, if we break those levels, remains to be seen.

January


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Jan 02, 2019 DIA 215.00/217.50 Put 0.19 0.00 13.4% expired for profit
Jan 10, 2019 247.50/250.00 Call 0.12 0.00 expired for profit
Jan 04, 2019 IWM 126/128 Put 0.14 0.00 11.8% expired for profit
Jan 11, 2019 149/151 Call 0.08 0.00 expired for profit
Jan 04, 2019 SPY 233/235 Put 0.14 0.00 10.8% expired for profit
Jan 11, 2019 267/269 Call 0.06 0.00 expired for profit
The DIA position averaged 13.4%
The IWM position averaged 11.8%
The SPY position averaged 10.8%

Average return for all positions: 12.0%

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS MONTH'S TRADE: Wall Street seems to have stabilized and December's rout is in the rear view. With the Fed committed to adjusting their rate hikes based on the economy, traders can focus on earnings and improving trade relations with China.