I have mentioned the sub-reddit Wall Street Bets (WSB) quite a few times here on Slope. For those of you unacquainted with it, it’s basically packed with degenerate gamblers, largely in their 20s, who get fixated on the stories from the sprinkling of extremely profitable options traders in there and, for their own accounts, lose most of their money. I went over there just now for an example, and it took me about three seconds to find one:(more…)
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I’ve got five different vertical spreads going, but they’re all leaning toward the bearish side. Just to mix things up, I’d like to offer a long idea for a change: the energy sector, as represented by symbol XOP.(more…)
The options-ization of Slope continues this weekend, with me spending a fair bit of time putting together a simple strategy guide which you can see here. The purpose of this new page is to serve as a repository for basic information about various options strategies, which will become increasingly important as our new SOAP tool has its own capabilities expanded. (It presently just handles call spreads and put spreads).
Please give my new page the once-over, and if you see anything egregiously wrong, please, drop me a line! This is just the beginning, but I certainly want the quality of the information to be solid, so I appreciate the extra sets of eyeballs.
My nascent efforts as an options spread trader are still going pretty well! I just closed my TLT spread for a nice profit. I originally bought the 146 puts and sold the 140 puts. The price traversed that range beautifully. Here is TLT with the strike prices tinted:(more…)
I am very pleased to be announcing the introduction of a new tool here on Slope known as SOAP, which stands for Slope Options Analyzer for Payoffs. That’s a mouthful, so we’ll just refer to it as the Payoff Analyzer.
You can access the Payoff Analyzer by clicking here or choosing it from the Options menu:(more…)
For obvious reasons, I’m taking it kind of easy in this Kafka-esque market we’re in. I cannot wait………let me say that again – – Can……… Not…….. Wait….. for the good people for the Chinese delegation to hop on a plane and go home. This has become just absurd.
In the meanwhile, I’ve got to say my interest-sensitive put spreads are doing nicely. I’ve marked in green where I bought the puts and magenta where I sold them. I’m up to about 35% of its potential profit now.(more…)