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September


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Sep 23, 2020 SPXW 3345/3350 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Sep 16, 2020 SPXW 3460/3465 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Sep 11, 2020 SPXW 3410/3415 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Sep 02, 2020 SPXW 3525/3530 Put 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Cumulative return for all positions: 12.4%

August


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Aug 26, 2020 SPXW 3440/3445 Put 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Aug 26, 2020 SPXW 3470/3475 Call 0.15 0.75 (12.4%) closed 3470/3475 for 0.60 net debit
Aug 19, 2020 SPXW 3360/3365 Put 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Aug 12, 2020 SPXW 3395/3400 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Aug 05, 2020 SPXW 3290/3295 Put 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Cumulative return for all positions: -0.0%

July


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Jul 22, 2020 SPXW 3295/3300 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Jul 15, 2020 SPXW 3275/3280 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Jul 08, 2020 SPXW 3195/3200 Call 0.17 0.00 3.5% expired for profit
Jul 01, 2020 SPXW 3060/3065 Put 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Cumulative return for all positions: 12.8%

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS MONTH'S TRADE: Wall Street continues to push higher, bringing the NASDAQ to record levels and the S&P500 positive on the year. Tech has been leading the rally as shutdowns have not effected them as much as economists first thought. A possible bubble may be forming as traders compare the current trading environment to 1999, just before the tech bubble burst. Unfortunately, we won't know until it actually happens. Until then, we look to continue climbing higher.

June


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Jun 24, 2020 SPXW 3140/3145 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Jun 19, 2020 SPXW 3185/3190 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Jun 17, 2020 SPXW 3180/3185 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Jun 15, 2020 SPXW 3060/3065 Call 0.35 1.50 (24.7%) closed 3060/3065 for 1.15 net debit
Jun 10, 2020 SPXW 3265/3270 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Jun 05, 2020 SPXW 3130/3135 Put 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Jun 03, 2020 SPXW 3065/3070 Put 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Cumulative return for all positions: -6.2%

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS MONTH'S TRADE: The US has seen a spike in coronavirus cases this past month and there are many theories as to why. Was it due to reopening, riots and protests, more testing? Why does the CDC recommend adults to wear masks but not children under 2? Won't they be vulnerable just like any other person? Could they be asymptomatic and spread the virus to adults? Unfortunately, we will not know for sure until sometime in the future. Despite this, Wall Street has stayed somewhat stable. We have not re-tested the lows, nor have we hit record highs again. We'll need something significant, either way, before we hit those benchmark levels.

May


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
May 29, 2020 SPXW 3065/3070 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
May 27, 2020 SPXW 3035/3040 Call 0.20 1.13 (19.4%) expired in the money 3035/3040 for 0.93 net debit
May 20, 2020 SPXW 2925/2930 Put 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
May 18, 2020 SPXW 2885/2890 Put 0.20 0.00 4.2% expired for profit
May 13, 2020 SPXW 2900/2905 Call 0.20 0.00 4.2% expired for profit
May 06, 2020 SPXW 2910/2915 Call 0.15 0.00 3.1% expired for profit
Cumulative return for all positions: -1.8%

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS MONTH'S TRADE: As the world reopens businesses, the markets have been pricing in a full recovery. There are signs that some jobs have been lost permanently and that consumers aren't going to be spending as much as before the pandemic. When the federal stimulus ends and the unemployment rate remains elevated, we may begin to see lower earnings and guidance from companies. Many are waiting for another significant selloff and that may not occur until the end of the second quarter.

April


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Apr 07, 2020 DIA 253/255 Call 0.14 0.00 7.5% expired for profit
Apr 09, 2020 SPY 300/302 Call 0.12 0.00 6.4% expired for profit
The DIA position averaged 7.5%
The SPY position averaged 6.4%

Average return for all positions: 7.0%

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS MONTH'S TRADE: With promising news against the coronavirus, Wall Street shrugged off last month's losses and have recovered a substantial amount. Analysts are focusing on next year's earnings and turning a blind eye to the second and third quarters of 2020. We will get a clearer picture on the impact of the global shutdown in the months to come.

March


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Mar 02, 2020 DIA 230/232 Put 0.20 0.45 (13.9%) closed 230/232 for 0.25 net debit
The DIA position averaged (13.9%)

Average return for all positions: (13.9%)

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS MONTH'S TRADE: The coronavirus stole the spotlight during this cycle, sending world markets into freefall. The major averages fell nearly 40% from their recent highs because of the fear. Panic buying of toilet paper spread across the globe. A federal stimulus package is needed to keep the US economy from falling off a cliff. Only time will tell which methods will be successful.

February


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Jan 28, 2020 DIA 271/273 Put 0.18 0.00 9.9% expired for profit
Jan 28, 2020 IWM 155/157 Put 0.19 0.00 10.5% expired for profit
Feb 03, 2020 SPY 308/310 Put 0.19 0.00 10.5% expired for profit
The DIA position averaged 9.9%
The IWM position averaged 10.5%
The SPY position averaged 10.5%

Average return for all positions: 10.3%

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS MONTH'S TRADE: Coronavirus fears hit the markets, then subsided, then returned. Even though the standard flu virus in the US has killed over 12,000 so far this flu season, the coronavirus has stolen the spotlight. Travel has been banned for certain cities and countries and until we see the stop of it spreading, knee-jerk selloffs may continue. The selloffs have all been short-lived and we should continue to see record highs.

January


Open Date Underlying Strikes Type Credit Debit Result Trade Notes
Jan 07, 2020 DIA 292/294 Call 0.12 0.48 (19.2%) closed 292/294 for 0.36 net debit
Jan 03, 2020 IWM 170/172 Call 0.10 0.00 5.3% expired for profit
The DIA position averaged (19.2%)
The IWM position averaged 5.3%

Average return for all positions: (6.9%)

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS MONTH'S TRADE: Record highs became nearly a daily occurrence as the Santa Claus rally continued into the new year. Sentiment is very positive and may push the markets even higher.