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Opportunities in WHEAT

DATE: August 9, 2018

Trade:

Sell May 8.00 Wheat calls for 10 1/4
$512*

Gross Credit for Trade: $512*

Span Margin Requirement: $636

Expiration Date: April 26, 2019

Price of WHEAT: $6.15

Rationale:

Wheat is in an overbought situation. Double top at 6.20 seems formidable resistance. Wheat has not been to $8.00 since December of 2012. A potential return on margin of over 80% exists.

Opportunities in CORN

DATE: March 26, 2018

Trade:

Sell September $3.70 Corn puts for 13 3/8 cents.
$668.75*

Gross Credit for Trade: $668.75*

Span Margin Requirement: $316

Expiration Date: August 24, 2018

Price of CORN: $3.90 a bushel

Rationale:

The September Corn contract has not traded below $3.70. In our opinion, China's move to 10% Ethanol should increase world demand. International Grain Council predicts corn stock piles falling over 13% for 2017/2018.

Opportunities in SUGAR

DATE: April 25, 2018

Trade:

Buy October 12 cent Sugar calls for .45 cents.
$Paid 504*

Span Margin Requirement: $Zero

Expiration Date: September 17, 2018

Price of SUGAR: $11.34 cents

Rationale:

We believe sugar is severely over-sold and call options are undervalued. It is extremely rare that we buy options to initiate a position. However, we have over 20 weeks for Sugar to get to where it was just a week and a half ago to be profitable.

Opportunities in CRUDE OIL

DATE: May 7, 2018

Trade:

Sell November 85.00 Crude Oil calls for .50
$500*

Gross Credit for Trade: $500*

Span Margin Requirement: $440

Expiration Date: October 17, 2018

Price of CRUDE OIL: $68.35

Rationale:

Crude Oil has not been to $85 since 10/14. At the current levels expect increased supply. Strong resistance is expected at $80. In our opinion, options are over-valued.

Opportunities in GOLD

DATE: June 25, 2018

Trade:

Sell 2 April Gold 1150 puts for $540 each. Buy 1 April Gold 1400 call for $1,670. Sell 1 April Gold 1500 call for $730
$140*

Gross Credit for Trade: $140*

Span Margin Requirement: $1,379

Expiration Date: March 26, 2019

Price of GOLD: $1,293

Rationale:

In our opinion, Gold has a better chance of going over $1,400 than under $1,150 by March 26, 2019.

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Closed Posted Trade Results

The following are the option trades posted and placed by Trader’s Edge to those who expressed an interest. It contains naked, ratio and credit spread strategies. These trades do not include commissions and fees.

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PROFIT

JAPANESE YEN

May 31, 2018

Trade Opening Details

Sell September 97.50 Japanese Yen calls for .42

Trade Closing Details

Bought the option back on 8/1/18 for 2 ticks = $25.00*

Trade Result

Profit of $500*

Initial Span Margin Requirement

$839

Trade Commentary

As expected the Japanese Yen declined allowing us to exit over a month early with almost all of the premium.

PROFIT

S&P500

May 9, 2018

Trade Opening Details

Sold a August 2860/2900 call spread Sold a August 2300/2400 put spread Collected 10.6 points - $2,650*

Trade Closing Details

Trade Adjustments: May 21, 2018 - Moved the short 2400 put up to 2460, Collected 3 points or $750* June 12, 2018 - Moved the long 2900 call down to 2885. Paid 2.90 points or $725* Closed all remaining positions for 5.5 points or $1,375*.

Trade Result

Profit of $1,300*

Initial Span Margin Requirement

3,500

Trade Commentary

We were able to buy back the Iron Condor at a profit a month and a half prior to expiration.

PROFIT

AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR

April 4, 2018

Trade Opening Details

Sell September 73 Australian Dollar puts for $520*

Trade Closing Details

Bought the options back on 7/31/18 for $310*

Trade Result

Profit of $210*

Initial Span Margin Requirement

$591

Trade Commentary

Despite the market dropping 270 points we were able to exit a month early with over 35% return on equity. This exemplifies the beauty of option writing. Economic weakness in China (Australia's biggest trade partner) motivated us to exit.

LOSS

LEAN HOGS

March 8, 2018

Trade Opening Details

Sell August 72.00 Lean Hog puts for 1.65 $660*

Trade Closing Details

Bought the Lean Hog put option back for 3.75 on April 3, 2018.

Trade Result

Loss of $840*

Initial Span Margin Requirement

$405

Trade Commentary

Lean Hogs under pressure due to the Chinese trade tariffs. High slaughter numbers due to high grain prices.

PROFIT

COFFEE*

February 21, 2018

Trade Opening Details

Sell July 112.50 Coffee puts for 1.85.

Trade Closing Details

Option expired worthless on June 8, 2018.

Trade Result

Profit of 693.75*

Initial Span Margin Requirement

$1,027

Trade Commentary

Option expired worthless. 100% of the premium retained.

PROFIT

CRUDE OIL*

January 22, 2018

Trade Opening Details

Sell May 69 Crude Oil calls for .54

Trade Closing Details

Bought May 69 Crude Oil call for .05

Trade Result

Profit of 490*

Initial Span Margin Requirement

$827

Trade Commentary

With tensions mounting in Syria we decided to take our profits a week before option expiration.

PROFIT

NATURAL GAS*

January 2, 2018

Trade Opening Details

Sell a March 4.00 Natural Gas call for $580*

Trade Closing Details

Expired worthless on February 23, 2018

Trade Result

Profit of $580*

Trade Commentary

Option expired worthless and 100% of the premium was retained.

PROFIT

JAPANESE YEN*

December 26, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell March Japanese Yen .87 put for .0042 for $525*

Trade Closing Details

Options expired worthless on March 9, 2018

Trade Result

Profit of $525*

Initial Span Margin Requirement

$1,483

Trade Commentary

All options expired worthless and 100 % of the premium was retained.

PROFIT

SILVER

November 20, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell July Silver 14.00 put for 0.111

Trade Closing Details

Bought July 14.00 put for .09 on April 18, 2018.

Trade Result

Profit of $510*

Initial Span Margin Requirement

$1422

Trade Commentary

With over 2 months left and over 90% profit we closed the trade.

PROFIT

EURO CURRENCY*

November 15, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell June 129 Euro Currency calls for .0040

Trade Closing Details

Option expired worthless on June 8, 2018.

Trade Result

Profit of $500*

Initial Span Margin Requirement

$970

Trade Commentary

Option expired worthless. Retained 100% of the premium.

PROFIT

COTTON*

October 12, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell a March 63 Cotton put for .0107

Trade Closing Details

Bought the put back for $95 on November 22, 2017

Trade Result

Profit of $440*

Trade Commentary

With only 35% of the time gone we were able to retain 83% of the premium and lock in another profit.

PROFIT

NATURAL GAS*

October 4, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell a March 2.50 Natural Gas put for $530*

Trade Closing Details

Expired worthless February 23, 2018

Trade Result

Profit of $530*

Trade Commentary

Option expired worthless and 100% of the premium was retained.

PROFIT

LEAN HOGS*

August 23, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell a December 52 Lean Hog put for 1.475

Trade Closing Details

Bought back the put for $40 on 10/31/17*

Trade Result

Profit of $550*

Trade Commentary

With less than 2/3 of the time gone we were able to retain over 93% of the premium.

PROFIT

EURO CURRENCY*

August 2, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell a December Euro Currency 113 put for 500* Sell a December Euro Currency 126 call for 500*

Trade Closing Details

Both options expired worthless*

Trade Result

Profit of a $1000*

Trade Commentary

Both options expired worthless. 100% of premium was retained.

PROFIT

COFFEE*

June 7, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell a December Coffee 112.5 put for $615*

Trade Closing Details

Bought the put back for $48.75 on October 9, 2017

Trade Result

Profit of $566.25*

Trade Commentary

Despite Coffee trending lower, we were able to retain almost 80% of the premium and exit a month early.

PROFIT

Canadian Dollar*

May 11, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell a December Canadian Dollar $70.00 put for $570*

Trade Closing Details

Bought the put back for $70 on 7/10/17

Trade Result

Profit of $500*

Trade Commentary

With less than 30% of the time gone we retained over 87% of the premium.

PROFIT

Euro Currency*

May 2, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell a September 104 Euro Currency put for $537.50*

Trade Closing Details

Bought the put back for $75 on 6/12/2017

Trade Result

Profit of $462.50*

Trade Commentary

With only 33% of the time gone we retained over 86% of the premium.

PROFIT

S & P 500*

April 17, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell 2 June 21.75 S&P 500 puts for 13.85 x 2 + $6,925 Buy 2 June 21.25 S & P puts for 10.00 x 2 = $5,000 Buy a June 23.00 S & P 500 put for 36.60 x 1 = $9,150 Sell a June 22.75 S & P put for 30.00 x 1 = $7,500

Trade Closing Details

On April 28: Bought 2 June 2175 puts for 3.5 x 2 = $1,750 Sold 2 June 2125 puts for 2.5 x 2 = $1,250 Bought 1 June 2275 put for 9 = $2,250 Sold 1 June 2300 put for 11.3 = $2,825 Credit at closing $75*

Trade Result

Profit of $350*

Trade Commentary

We collected a small credit when we opened the trade and the market immediately rallied. We were then able to collect a small credit when we closed the trade 11 days after it was opened.

PROFIT

SILVER*

April 5, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Buy 1 December Silver $23.50 call for .241 x 5000 oz. = $1,205 Sell 3 December Silver $25.00 calls for .15 x 5000 oz. = $2,250

Trade Closing Details

All options expired worthless.*

Trade Result

Profit of $1,045*

Trade Commentary

All options expired worthless. 100% of the premium was retained.

PROFIT

SOYBEANS*

February 13, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell 4 November 8.60 Soybeans puts for .10375 x 5000 bushels x 4 = $2,075 Sell 2 November 12.00 Soybean calls for .21 x 5000 bushels x 2 = $2,100 Buy 2 November 11.00 Soybean calls for .3975 x 5000 bushels x 2 = $3,975*

Trade Closing Details

All options expired worthless*

Trade Result

Profit of $200*

Trade Commentary

All options expired worthless.

PROFIT

JAPANESE YEN*

January 31, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell a September Japanese Yen 105.50 call for $550*

Trade Closing Details

Bought the call back for $31.25 on 5/15/17

Trade Result

Profit of $518.75*

Trade Commentary

Downward movement in price and volatility allowed us to take profits 3 months early.

PROFIT

Canadian Dollar*

January 11, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sell a June Canadian Dollar $71.50 put for $510*

Trade Closing Details

Expired Worthless on June 9, 2017

Trade Result

Profit of $510*

Trade Commentary

Canadian Dollar was never below $72.50

PROFIT

CRUDE OIL*

January 4, 2017

Trade Opening Details

Sold a May 65.00 call for $550*

Trade Closing Details

Bought the call back for $10 on 3/30/17.

Trade Result

Profit of $540*

Trade Commentary

At the inception of the trade the price of oil was over $55. The current price of oil is $50.33. We decided to close the trade 18 days early for the small cost of $10.

PROFIT

GOLD*

September 26, 2016

Trade Opening Details

Buy 1 August Gold 1650 call for 17.8 x 100 oz = $1780 Sell 4 August Gold 1850 calls for 7.6 x 100 oz = $3040 Buy 1 August Gold 1115 put for 9.6 x 100 oz = $960 Sell 4 August Gold 1055 puts for 5.1 x 100 oz = $2040

Trade Closing Details

The trade expired worthless on 7/26/17

Trade Result

Profit of $2340*

Trade Commentary

All options expired worthless and we retained 100% of the premium.

PROFIT

SILVER*

September 12, 2016

Trade Opening Details

Ratio Write: Buy 1 January 17.00 put Sell 4 January 16.00 puts for a credit of $1,015*

Trade Closing Details

Silver closed right at the short strike price of $16.00*

Trade Result

Profit of $6,015*

Trade Commentary

A total Grand Slam. The $17.00 put we owned was worth an additional $5,000 and the short put options expired worthless. We made $1,015 on the way in and $5,000 on the way out.

PROFIT

COPPER*

August 3, 2016

Trade Opening Details

Sold December 190 put for .0215 Collected $537*

Trade Closing Details

Option expired worthless on 11/22/16*

Trade Result

Profit of $537*

Trade Commentary

As expected copper remained above 200.

PROFIT

SILVER*

June 29, 2016

Trade Opening Details

Ratio Write: Buy 1 September 20.50 call Sell 4 September 22.00 calls for a credit of $1,100*

Trade Closing Details

All options expired worthless on 8/25/16*

Trade Result

A profit of $1,100*

Trade Commentary

Silver never traded above 21.06 during the trade.

PROFIT

EURO CURRENCY*

June 8, 2016

Trade Opening Details

Ratio Write Strangle: Buy 1 December 118.5 call Sell 4 December 122.5 calls Buy 1 December 110 put Sell 4 December 105 puts for a credit of $2,112.50*

Trade Closing Details

On 10/11/16 we closed the put side for an extra $400 credit on top of the original $1,100 credit. On 10/13/16 closed the call side for a $25 debit.*

Trade Result

Total profit of $2,487.50*

Trade Commentary

Made an extra $375 on top of the original $2,112.50 credit.

PROFIT

BRITISH POUND*

May 16, 2016

Trade Opening Details

Ratio Write: Buy 1 July 141 put Sell 4 July 133 puts for a credit of $1,344*

Trade Closing Details

Closed the trade on 5/24/16*

Trade Result

Profit of $1,094*

Trade Commentary

We entered this trade on May 16th with the plan of closing it on June 22nd prior to the British vote on exiting the EU. Instead, we took our profit and exited earlier.

PROFIT

OIL*

March 29, 2016

Trade Opening Details

Sold 2 November 26 puts for $1,060*

Trade Closing Details

Bought back the puts on 5/6/16 for $360.*

Trade Result

Profit of $700*

Trade Commentary

Not even two months into the trade and with 5 months remaining the options were bought back.

PROFIT

CRUDE OIL*

January 12, 2016

Trade Opening Details

Sold 4 June 23 puts for $3,296*

Trade Closing Details

The trade expired worthless on 5/17/16*

Trade Result

Profit of $3,296.*

Trade Commentary

The trade worked well from inception and was a total retention of premium.

PROFIT

SOYBEANS*

November 13, 2015

Trade Opening Details

Sold May 8.40 put / Bought May 7.80 put Collected $850*

Trade Closing Details

Bought back the spread on 3/4/16 for $175 Paid $175*

Trade Result

Profit of $675*

Trade Commentary

As noted at the trade's inception is was a contrarian trade in which we were looking for the market, which had been near contract lows, to reverse the trend and head higher. Eventually this occurred and we were able to close the trade a month and a half before it expired, retaining most of the profit potential.

PROFIT

EURO CURRENCY*

September 25, 2015

Trade Opening Details

Sold December euro 1.08/1.15 strangle for $2,125*

Trade Closing Details

Bought back the 1.08 put on 10/14/15 for $160 Bought back the 1.15 call on 10/26/15 for $260 Paid $420*

Trade Result

Profit of $1705*

Trade Commentary

The idea behind this strangle was that the Euro would stay in a trading range. The Euro rallied for a few weeks and we bought back the put, when the market turned around we bought back the calls. Both sides of the trade were closed at a profit and were closed long before the expiration date.

PROFIT

S & P*

September 17, 2015

Trade Opening Details

Sold 2 November 2120 calls/Bought 2 2150 calls, Collected 3.10 Sold 3 November 1780 puts/Bought 3 1740 puts. Collected 3.60 Collect $4,250*

Trade Closing Details

Bought back call spreads on 9/24/15 for 1.0 Paid $500 Bought back put spreads on 10/9/15 for 2.1 Paid $1,575*

Trade Result

Profit of $2,175*

Trade Commentary

As noted at the trade inception this was a fairly neutral strategy designed to capture premium on both sides of the market after the volatility had increased in the previous weeks. A week after we entered the trade the market had fallen and we were able to take profit on the call. Due to the volatile market it made sense to close the trade well before the expiration date at advantageous times.

PROFIT

SILVER*

September 4, 2015

Trade Opening Details

Ratio write Buy 1 March 13.25 put and sell 4 March 12.25 puts for $1,000 credit*

Trade Closing Details

On 2/24/16 all options expired worthless.*

Trade Result

Profit of $1,000*

Trade Commentary

The ratio requires less margin than just selling the same amount of naked options. However, the big "score" results when at option expiration the market is between the long and short positions.

PROFIT

Gold*

July 22, 2015

Trade Opening Details

Sold 4 December 900 puts for $2,580*

Trade Closing Details

Expired worthless on 11/24/15.*

Trade Result

Profit of $2,580*

Trade Commentary

Gold never got within $100 of the strike price.

LOSS

Canadian Dollar*

June 30, 2015

Trade Opening Details

Sold 3 December 76 puts for $1,680*

Trade Closing Details

Option contract expired on 12/4/15 at 74.75*

Trade Result

Loss of $2,070*

Trade Commentary

During the life of the trade, calls were written and futures were employed for a much better result.

*EXCLUDING COMMISSIONS AND FEES. COMMISSIONS VARY DEPENDING ON TYPE OF ACCOUNT, FREQUENCY OF TRADING AND ACCOUNT SIZE AND OTHER FACTORS. TRADING COMMODITY OPTIONS IS SPECULATIVE, INVOLVES RISK OF LOSS AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. USE RISK CAPITAL ONLY. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.

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