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Posted by Martin November 26, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 47

We have many open SPX trades that, earlier this year, went in a bad direction. These trades are now in the money. I adopted box trades to help fix these trades. A box trade is a strategy that can be used in many ways. It can be used as a bond (when you buy a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 19, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 46

Last week was hectic trading. The markets were flat overall, but intraday, they were choppy and unpredictable. Trading SPX was difficult. We didn’t open any new trades; rather, we managed the old ones to let them expire worthless. That cost some money as many of these trades are debit trades. But in the past, we Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 13, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 45

I skipped the report while traveling a week ago (week 44). Last week, I traded little, only adjusting a few SPX trades that needed our attention. Our goal is to be able to let those trades expire OTM. Other trades offset all rolls we did, yet we ended negative last week.   Our trades delivered Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 30, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 43

Last week I traded a few SPX trades only. Most of them finished as winners, but the last one had to be rolled as the market jumped up too much. I didn’t expect that. Now I will not be opening any new trades until this one is gone, plus I will be repairing the old Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 23, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 42

Last week we opened only two SPX trades and one adjustment. All trades finished for a nice profit. If the market continues higher for the year-end, we may have more successful trades.   Our trades delivered a $367.00 gain. Our account weekly trading is up by 0.99% while SPX gained 4.74%.   Our SPX account Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 15, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 41

We traded only two SPX trades last week and one SPY butterfly adjustment. That trade may end busted. Maybe, next week I will try to adjust that trade again to squeeze some credit from it, but as of today, the trade might be just a bust. I wanted to adjust that trade to a credit Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 09, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 40

Last week SPX trading started well… and then it all puked again. This is definitely a very difficult time to trade. You can get whipsawed quickly or you adopt a strategy where you maintain the trades and adjust them to stay afloat and eventually a winner in the end. Some traders open a trade, usually Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 01, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 38-39

I didn’t have much time to report a trading a week ago as I was traveling. Fortunately, I could manage the trades. When preparing today’s report on our SPX trading, I was surprised to see that I had made money. We delivered enough credit to eventually offset other trades. We will be working on that Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 18, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 37

Last week was brutal. SPX lost over 4.7% and many of our SPX trades that were bullish are underwater again. I reversed trading to credit call spreads instead and try to manage the open trades by rolling them away and waiting for a better opportunity to manage them. It will be a long process.   Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 11, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 36

Last week the market stopped at 3,900 support, reversed, and started going higher again. That was not good for our SPX trading as I was preparing for more selling opening credit call spreads. When the market reversed, I had to reverse the trades too. Last week, I had a “box” trade that was set to Continue reading →