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AlexanderGotay AlexanderGotay PRO SPY, 240, Short ,
SPY: Vertical debit spread on SPY
87 0 12
SPY, 240 Short
Vertical debit spread on SPY

I don't like debit spreads, but sometimes they give a nice risk reward, SPY have a Implied volatility rank of 1.4 at the time of this trade. This is basically a 50/50 trade but we are risking less than the potential max profit. The trade: Buy 242 Put Sell 240 Put Paid 0.65 per contract I did 10 contracts so the max profit is $1,350 and my max loss is $650. ...

AlexanderGotay AlexanderGotay PRO IWM, D, Short ,
IWM: Short on IWM with good R:R (Debit spread)
152 0 16
IWM, D Short
Short on IWM with good R:R (Debit spread)

Directional play on IWM. With an implied volatility rank of below 10 I decided to buy some options (Yuck!) I am basically betting that the price will go down below $137 in the next 35 days enough for us to take some profits. The good thing about this trade is that we have basically a 50/50 chance to make money (48% probability), but we have a nice Reward Risk ...

JLJ002500 JLJ002500 SPY, D, Short ,
SPY: SPY, Short @ $211 w/ Call Credit Spread
52 0 1
SPY, D Short
SPY, Short @ $211 w/ Call Credit Spread

Still anticipating ranging markets. Opened a couple Bear/Credit Call Spread at $211/$216. I'm using a $5 spread because the R/R is better than $10 spread. Credit = $2.25 (net $2.14) Break even = $213.14 August Expiration* * I likely will not hold on till expiration. I would use a SPY price drop to take profits and remove the risk.

NaughtyPines NaughtyPines SPY, D,
SPY: BOUGHT SPY JULY 1ST 206/210 LONG PUT VERTICAL
52 2 2
SPY, D
BOUGHT SPY JULY 1ST 206/210 LONG PUT VERTICAL

I don't do many of these, but since price is in my "sell area" and implied volatility isn't good for a credit spread, I'm doing a debit spread ... . Metrics: Probability of Profit: 55% Max Profit: $221/contract Max Loss/Buying Power Effect: $179/contract Break Evens: 208.21 Notes: I'll look to take this off at 50% max profit ... .

NaughtyPines NaughtyPines SPX500, D,
SPX500: OPTIONS TIP: A DIFFERENT WAY TO WORK DEBIT SPREADS
122 0 2
SPX500, D
OPTIONS TIP: A DIFFERENT WAY TO WORK DEBIT SPREADS

Let me start off first my showing you the metrics for the posted setup. It's a May 20th SPX 1880/1900 long put vertical: Probability of Profit: 7% Max Profit: $1849/contract (if price finishes below 1898.47) Max Loss/Buying Power Effect: $151 Well, that just plain sucks. The probability of profit is a mere 7%. How am I possibly going to make any money on that ...

NaughtyPines NaughtyPines FXE, D,
FXE: TRADING IDEA: FXE MAY 20TH 111/JUNE 17TH 113 LONG PUT DIAGONAL
8 0 0
FXE, D
TRADING IDEA: FXE MAY 20TH 111/JUNE 17TH 113 LONG PUT DIAGONAL

I don't frequently put on debit spreads, but here's an instrument in which I have a fairly firm directional bias and which, additionally, has extremely low implied volatility at this point in time, making it ideal for either a calendar or a diagonal, both of which benefit from expansions in volatility (which will occur in the instrument assuming further weakness ...

GIFTEC GIFTEC SPY, 15,
SPY: Spy Weeklys In the Money,At the Money or Out of the Money?
218 0 5
SPY, 15
Spy Weeklys In the Money,At the Money or Out of the Money?

Spy Weeklys In the Money,At the Money or Out of the Money? What strike price is the best to trade for max bang for the buck? First you have to get the direction right and assuming you did that next you have to decide which strike price is the best to play for max profit in a short time period. Attached is a chart that shows the SPY trades we followed over 2 weeks ...

NaughtyPines NaughtyPines VXX, D, Short ,
VXX: A VXX SHORT SETUP
99 2 1
VXX, D Short
A VXX SHORT SETUP

I virtually never short a VIX product. I am, after all, largely a premium seller and, as such, am already short volatility in the vast majority of my setups. So, by shorting a VIX product, I'd basically be "piling on" to what I already do. I also virtually never do debit spreads ... . However, with FOMC next week, I thought I would at least consider taking a ...

NaughtyPines NaughtyPines VIX, D, Long ,
VIX: GOING LONG VIX VIA DEBIT SPREAD
89 2 1
VIX, D Long
GOING LONG VIX VIA DEBIT SPREAD

Frankly, I don't use debit spreads very often, since they require a certain degree of directional certainty which I ordinarily do not have. Additionally, they are not high probability plays in the vast majority of cases. However, I have a certain degree of certainty that volatility will increase from here and, ironically, the volatility in volatility is quite ...

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