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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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June 30, 2015
Sold 3 December 76 puts for $1,680*
Option contract expired on 12/4/15 at 74.75*
Loss of $2,070*
During the life of the trade, calls were written and futures were employed for a much better result.
July 22, 2015
Sold 4 December 900 puts for $2,580*
Expired worthless on 11/24/15.*
Profit of $2,580*
Gold never got within $100 of the strike price.
September 4, 2015
Ratio write Buy 1 March 13.25 put and sell 4 March 12.25 puts for $1,000 credit*
On 2/24/16 all options expired worthless.*
Profit of $1,000*
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.
September 17, 2015
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*
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*
Profit of $2,175*
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.
September 25, 2015
Sold December euro 1.08/1.15 strangle for $2,125*
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*
Profit of $1705*
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.
November 13, 2015
Sold May 8.40 put / Bought May 7.80 put Collected $850*
Bought back the spread on 3/4/16 for $175 Paid $175*
Profit of $675*
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.
January 12, 2016
Sold 4 June 23 puts for $3,296*
The trade expired worthless on 5/17/16*
Profit of $3,296.*
The trade worked well from inception and was a total retention of premium.
March 29, 2016
Sold 2 November 26 puts for $1,060*
Bought back the puts on 5/6/16 for $360.*
Profit of $700*
Not even two months into the trade and with 5 months remaining the options were bought back.
May 16, 2016
Ratio Write: Buy 1 July 141 put Sell 4 July 133 puts for a credit of $1,344*
Closed the trade on 5/24/16*
Profit of $1,094*
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.
June 8, 2016
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*
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.*
Total profit of $2,487.50*
Made an extra $375 on top of the original $2,112.50 credit.
June 29, 2016
Ratio Write: Buy 1 September 20.50 call Sell 4 September 22.00 calls for a credit of $1,100*
All options expired worthless on 8/25/16*
A profit of $1,100*
Silver never traded above 21.06 during the trade.
August 3, 2016
Sold December 190 put for .0215 Collected $537*
Option expired worthless on 11/22/16*
Profit of $537*
As expected copper remained above 200.
September 12, 2016
Ratio Write: Buy 1 January 17.00 put Sell 4 January 16.00 puts for a credit of $1,015*
Silver closed right at the short strike price of $16.00*
Profit of $6,015*
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.
January 4, 2017
Sold a May 65.00 call for $550*
Bought the call back for $10 on 3/30/17.
Profit of $540*
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.
January 31, 2017
Sell a September Japanese Yen 105.50 call for $550*
Bought the call back for $31.25 on 5/15/17
Profit of $518.75*
Downward movement in price and volatility allowed us to take profits 3 months early.
May 2, 2017
Sell a September 104 Euro Currency put for $537.50*
Bought the put back for $75 on 6/12/2017
Profit of $462.50*
With only 33% of the time gone we retained over 86% of the premium.
May 11, 2017
Sell a December Canadian Dollar $70.00 put for $570*
Bought the put back for $70 on 7/10/17
Profit of $500*
With less than 30% of the time gone we retained over 87% of the premium.
June 9, 2017
Sell a June Canadian Dollar $71.50 put for $510*
Expired Worthless on June 9, 2017
Profit of $510*
Canadian Dollar was never below $72.50
April 17, 2017
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
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*
Profit of $350*
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.
July 26, 2017
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
The trade expired worthless on 7/26/17
Profit of $2340*
All options expired worthless and we retained 100% of the premium.
DATE: February 13, 2017
Gross Credit for Trade: $200*
Span Margin Requirement: $3,142
Expiration Date: October 27, 2017
Price of November SOYBEANS: $10.25 PER BUSHEL
This trade benefits from a bull market. We feel strong support exists between the 8.50 and 8.60 level. Soybeans have not closed below 8.50 since 2008. Rarely do we trade directionally, but the feeling is it will be easier to gain .75 to reach our long 11.00 call than fall 2.15 to reach the short 8.60 put.
DATE: April 5, 2017
Gross Credit for Trade: $1.045*
Span Margin Requirement: $2,275
Expiration Date: November 27, 2017
Price of December SILVER RATIO CALL SPREAD: $18.52
Once again, we are taking advantage of over-valued Silver options. Below $25.74 on expiration the trade is profitable. The break even point is 39% out of the money.
DATE: June 7, 2017
Gross Credit for Trade: $615*
Span Margin Requirement: $1310
Expiration Date: November 10, 2017
Price of December COFFEE: $1.321
Technically the market has found support between 1.10 and 1.13. The trade breaks even on expiration at 1.1086. Coffee options are over-valued.
DATE: August 2, 2017
Gross Credit for Trade: $1000*
Span Margin Requirement: $2218
Expiration Date: December 8, 2017
Price of DECEMBER EURO CURRENCY: $1.1867
As the Euro Currency continues its volatile ways premium has become inflated. We wish to take advantage by selling a strangle.
DATE: August 23, 2017
Gross Credit for Trade: $590*
Span Margin Requirement: $1152
Expiration Date: December 14, 2017
Price of DECEMBER LEAN HOGS: $.5820
The market is severely oversold. Cheap grain prices could result in higher Lean Hog prices.
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