Past Trades   - Mouse over the header of each column for detailed explanations.

November

Open DateThis is the date we opened this trade. UnderlyingUnderlying security for this trade. Trade TypeName of the trading strategy. StrikesStrike prices for this trade. Option TypeCall or Put ExpirationExpiration cycle for this trade. CreditAmount received when this trade was opened. DebitAmount paid when this trade was closed. ResultPercentage return for this trade. Trade NotesSpecial notes regarding this trade.
 Oct 25RUTVertical1620/1625Call Nov0.4509.89% expired for profit

The markets pushed toward new highs and as long as we don't get back news from the US/China trade talks, we may continue higher. If a trade deal is reached, we should see substantial gains to finish the year.

October

Open DateThis is the date we opened this trade. UnderlyingUnderlying security for this trade. Trade TypeName of the trading strategy. StrikesStrike prices for this trade. Option TypeCall or Put ExpirationExpiration cycle for this trade. CreditAmount received when this trade was opened. DebitAmount paid when this trade was closed. ResultPercentage return for this trade. Trade NotesSpecial notes regarding this trade.
 Oct 3RUTVertical1400/1405Put Oct0.60013.64% expired for profit

Promising negotiations from the US/China trade talks have buoyed the markets. Although no concrete details have come out of the talks yet, there is hope for tariff relief and equal trade rules for both countries.

September

Open DateThis is the date we opened this trade. UnderlyingUnderlying security for this trade. Trade TypeName of the trading strategy. StrikesStrike prices for this trade. Option TypeCall or Put ExpirationExpiration cycle for this trade. CreditAmount received when this trade was opened. DebitAmount paid when this trade was closed. ResultPercentage return for this trade. Trade NotesSpecial notes regarding this trade.
 Aug 26RUTVertical1370/1375Put Sep0.70016.27% expired for profit

The markets were pretty stable during this cycle. The US/China trade talks resumed, providing optimism for Wall Street. The Fed is still on course to cut rates at their next meeting and the US economy is doing well. We are near record highs for the major averages and should test those in the coming weeks, barring any negative trade talk news.

August

Open DateThis is the date we opened this trade. UnderlyingUnderlying security for this trade. Trade TypeName of the trading strategy. StrikesStrike prices for this trade. Option TypeCall or Put ExpirationExpiration cycle for this trade. CreditAmount received when this trade was opened. DebitAmount paid when this trade was closed. ResultPercentage return for this trade. Trade NotesSpecial notes regarding this trade.
 Aug 12RUTVertical1420/1425Put Aug0.80019.05% expired for profit

A crazy selloff happened this month, on the heels of an inverted yield curve and an escalating trade war with China. An inverted yield curve is a sign of a possible recession on the horizon. On average, this is about 22 months away, if the signal is even accurate. Since it inverted, the rates have reversed and hints of the Fed cutting rates more aggressively are being forecast.

July

Open DateThis is the date we opened this trade. UnderlyingUnderlying security for this trade. Trade TypeName of the trading strategy. StrikesStrike prices for this trade. Option TypeCall or Put ExpirationExpiration cycle for this trade. CreditAmount received when this trade was opened. DebitAmount paid when this trade was closed. ResultPercentage return for this trade. Trade NotesSpecial notes regarding this trade.
 Jul 1RUTCondor1520/1525/1620/1625Both Jul0.90020.00% expired for profit

The latest trade deal the US and China have agreed to is to not increase tariffs on each other until an actual deal is reached. Basically, we are in the same position as a month ago with uncertainty looming. The Federal Reserve may be cutting interest rates when they meet again at the end of this month. They feel cornered but don't want to be controlled by Wall Street. Whatever they decide will be a market moving event.

June

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 May 31RUTCondor1385/1390/1565/1570Both Jun1.00022.99% expired for profit

Tariffs were in the forefront of investor worry this month until the Fed showed dovish signs about the federal funds rate. Some analysts feel a rate cut will happen as early as July. Markets jumped at this news, sending the major averages to record highs.

May

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 Apr 26RUTVertical1520/1525Put May0.60013.64% expired for profit

The final week of this cycle was a bit of a scare. When US-China trade talks failed, the markets went into sell mode and it looked like the world was going to end on Monday. As the week went on, most of the one-day losses were recovered and the market outlook was positive. Cooler heads will prevail with the trade talks and that's exactly what happened with traders this week as well.

April

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 Mar 29RUTVertical1600/1605Call Apr0.60013.64% expired for profit

Up, up, and away this month! Thoughts of failed China trade talks, increasing rates, and stalling economy were curbed this month. China reported a slowdown in their economy as tariffs appear to be hurting them much more than us. We haven't made any progress with their trade practices but the continued pressure is expected to help. Our economy is still showing strength but not enough to warrant increased rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. This is a great environment for Wall Street right now.

March

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 Mar 1RUTVertical1535/1540Put Mar0.70016.28% expired for profit

Investors were temporarily spooked as selling seemed to spread fears of falling below recent support levels. Sentiment did balance out as we reached expiration but some are forecasting that we will test those support levels again.

February

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 Feb 7RUTVertical1530/1535Put Feb0.75017.65% expired for profit

Talks of a China trade deal propelled the markets in the final week of the expiration cycle. We are currently hitting resistance levels and may break through them in the coming weeks.

January

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 Jan 4RUTCondor1285/1290/1495/1500Both Jan0.95021.84% expired for profit

January was much more calm than last month. We have leveled off and it looks like the decline has come to an end for now. The Federal Reserve has decided to make future rate hikes dependent on economic data and the forecast of additional hikes this year are off the table. Earnings and trade deals will be in the spotlight now.