Sep 9 – End of Day

Ah what a great day πŸ™‚ It’s nice to be cheering and enjoying a beautiful market fall and even praying for a 3-5% gap down on Monday rather than being stressed out and at adjustment limits with collapsing P/L like I used to be in the modified iron condors days. Obviously, No disrespect or gloating intended. I’ve endured two hard corrections in my life where I wasn’t properly prepared, so I am allowed to say that. So no disrespect or gloating intended re anyone reading this that is long the market. I’ve earned it!

Like I mentioned a few times, I have some Sept Lottos on (specifically 100s of 1050/1100/1140s and 1060/1110/1150s from the Sept campaign that were worthless a few days ago. I had hedged them off the last 2 weeks with call BWBs etc that were all removed. It was cheaper to leave them then to pay commissions closing them. Of course we’re pretty far from 1150 or 1140 but if we got another 7% down before Thursday expiry, they could stand to make a LOT of money. I’ll definitely close most if we get an equivalent -3.5% move on Monday as we had today (it’ll make the Sept profitable) so its probably not actually likely that I’d hit the real big profits as they could, unless we have a mega gap down on Monday. Either way, neat.

All my other trades are doing great. The down move helped a lot. I wish I was a bit quicker removing the remaining upside hedges but it is what it is. I figured we may get back up to 2200 with SPX and 1265 area with RUT before a fall and I didn’t want to expose myself to a runaway up move. Balance. The same day i believed we topped out, I had bought some call BWBs for October. Bad timing but proper risk management. I only use my technical analysis for small things and finer adjustments within my overall parameters.

Ironically, I might actually have to roll down and adjust my Nov trades if we gap down on Monday, which is kinda funny given how much room there was just yesterday. I don’t remember the last time I did downside adjustments, not even Brexit brought me to that. They’ll all be profitable, so it’s welcomed.

Here are my Nov RUT trades which I don’t think I posted. The short strike is at 1200. So as we approach it, I’ll need to roll it down. I may also condorize it or add some call BWBs to help with an upside bounce. I won’t mess about with adjustments if we do gap below 1200 and touch 1190, I’ll be fairly quick to roll down the entire structure. I’ll give it 10 or so points since we’re far away from expiration but not more. If it gapped down the next day and you were at 1190, it’d be on the very slippery left side slope.

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2 thoughts on “Sep 9 – End of Day”

  1. Good call of RUT 1260 resistance T&T !. Vols are back up and hopefully will make things interesting for all of us.

    BTW have you looked in to Kevlar trade. Looks really interesting and I like how Jim puts the trade as per the market conditions as opposed to fix set of rules.

    Hope there is more pull back and you have +ve September !

  2. I have looked at the Kevlar but just never got into. So many trades so little time πŸ™‚

    Thanks, that 1260 was a good call. I wish I had more conviction πŸ™‚

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