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

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 2RUTVertical1555/1560Call Oct0.60013.64% expired for profit

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.
 Sep 17RUTVertical1590/1595Call Sep0.4008.70% expired for profit
 Sep 11RUTVertical1530/1535Call Sep0.4509.89% expired for profit
 Sep 4RUTVertical1545/1550Call Sep0.3507.53% expired for profit

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 26RUTVertical1605/1610Call Aug0.4008.70% expired for profit
 Aug 14RUTVertical1595/1600Call Aug0.4008.70% expired for profit
 Aug 7RUTVertical1565/1570Call Aug0.451.10-14.29% closed 1565/1570 for 0.65 net debit

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 24RUTVertical1500/1505Call Jul0.3006.38% expired for profit
 Jul 10RUTVertical1435/1440Call Jul0.3507.53% expired for profit
 Jul 2RUTVertical1415/1420Put Jul0.3507.53% expired for profit

Parts of the country have reopened only to shut down once again. Testing has increased dramatically and may only be causing more fear. Most are asymptomatic and not a threat to the population. This increases the number of cases in the country though and looks bad in general. The death rate of the virus is still very low and this doesn't include positive cases that have not been confirmed or tested. When everything is said and done, COVID-19 may look like a variant of the standard flu.

June

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.
 Jun 26RUTVertical1415/1420Call Jun0.4008.70% expired for profit
 Jun 12RUTVertical1425/1430Call Jun0.2505.26% expired for profit
 Jun 3RUTVertical1355/1360Put Jun0.2505.26% expired for profit

Wall Street continues to push higher on hopes of a rapid recovery from the voluntary economic shutdown due to fears of COVID-19. US jobs have made a comeback but unemployment is still in the double digits. Businesses have suffered because of the shutdown and have adjusted to having less staff. Some jobs are probably lost for good and only time will tell if we get the unemployment rate back to pre-pandemic levels.

May

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.
 Apr 24RUTCondor1245/1250/1355/1360Both May0.95021.11% expired for profit

The markets have recovered in the past month but as more economic data gets released, analysts are changing their forecast for future revenues. With unemployment so high and the fear of the unknown, people are not spending as much as they did before the pandemic. This will hurt revenue for companies and the expectations of earnings will be downgraded.

April

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.
 Apr 3RUTCondor905/910/1275/1280Both Apr1.10024.44% expired for profit

The markets have recovered about half of the losses suffered from last month. Employment losses are projected to be in the millions for the April jobs report which will be release in May. Investors are looking beyond the current situation and focusing on 2021, essentially writing off the expected losses that companies will temporarily go through. An economic rebound is anticipated and as long as the world makes progress against the virus, economies will continue to progress and possibly avoid a recession.

March

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.
 Mar 2RUTVertical1385/1390Put Mar0.801.55-17.86% closed 1385/1390 for 0.75 net debit

As countries around the world quarantine themselves to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, stock markets have entered bear market territory. The US economy was running on all cylinders and has been forced to almost an all-stop. If the current administration can get the economy running again soon, the end-of-the-world scenario may become just a minor hurdle in a roaring economy. We will see what measures Congress comes up with...and if it will be enough.

February

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.
 Jan 28RUTVertical1585/1590Put Feb0.65014.94% expired for profit

The coronavirus has taken center stage on the world economy. Fears of a pandemic have sparked selloffs in markets around the globe. For the most part, the virus is being contained but spikes in the number infected and who have died are scaring investors. The US markets were at record highs and this event may be the catalyst to take profits. We haven't had a 10% correction in a while and this may be the time.

January

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.
 Jan 3RUTVertical1705/1710Call Jan0.421.55-24.67% closed 1705/1710 for 1.13 net debit

The Santa Claus rally has continued into the New Year and pushed the markets to record highs. Any negative news is shrugged off and acts as a springboard for the markets to jump higher. It may take a significant event to pull this market down.