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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
Jan 10, 2020 SPY 331/333 Call 0.18 0.72 (29.7%) closed 331/333 for 0.54 net debit
The DIA position averaged (19.2%)
The IWM position averaged 5.3%
The SPY position averaged (29.7%)

Average return for all positions: (14.5%)

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.