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Posted by Martin March 29, 2017

Trading Diary #1

(Wednesday, March 29, 2017) Wow! And wow again. If you start predicting the market, this is what you get. I am glad I stopped predicting the market but focus on trading and adjusting those trades. But sometimes this can backfire too. Like my US Steel (X) trades which recently the stock acted so violently that Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 15, 2017

(3) X strangle rolled

As the expiration is approaching, time to roll my ITM inverted strangle again (as I do not expect this one to expire worthless). In this roll I continue rolling my puts down and keep calls at the same level. If the stock continues moving higher, I will start rolling calls higher and keep puts at Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 10, 2017

Third US Steel (X) strangle trade adjustment

I have three strangle trades with X as underlying. Two of the trades we already rolled into the next week. Now was the time to roll the last one since the stock continued sliding down.     Here is a trade we had:   -3 X Mar10 37.50 calls -3 X Mar10 40.50 puts   Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 09, 2017

X strangle adjustment

Our calls from the next week trade with 38.50 strike got closed for 0.05 debit right now. We are left with 37.00 puts available to be rolled. We will roll the puts into the next week and sell new calls against it to create a new strangle. Here is the trade we will be doing: Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 08, 2017

US steel (X) strangle trade roll

Another of my strangle trade against US Steel (X) got ready for a roll. As my calls against US Steel (X) got closed today, I decided to roll the puts into the next week:   BTC 1 X Mar3 38.50 put STO 1 X Mar 17 37.50 put STO 1 X Mar17 37.00 call @ Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 03, 2017

X trade adjustment

We have a three trades using US Steel (X) as underlying stock. The stock is not one I would normally buy as a long term investment, but it is a great stock to trade options against it. As of today, we have 3 March 10 inverted strangle contract, 1 March 10 strangle, and 1 March Continue reading →