Options

Wed
28
Oct
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Close the Pfizer Option Trade for 195% Gain

In April 2014 we entered into a long-term option trade on Pfizer (PFE): http://aplustrades.com/articles/2014/04/11/long-term-trade-pfizer.

Wed
28
Oct
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Close the Nov VIX Call for a Loss

We bought Nov $19 Calls on VIX for $1.75 as a way to profit if the market pulled back over the past 3 weeks, and we've seen a consistent rally since that time to a point where the S&P has moved handily over its 50 DMA and 18 points over its 200 DMA.

Mon
26
Oct
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Small trade on Twitter ahead of earnings

Twitter (TWTR) reports Q3 earnings tomorrow, and the consensus estimate is that they will report a $.05 cent profit. Recently the company announced that Jack Dorsey would return as the permanent CEO which many people believe is a good thing for the company.

Fri
23
Oct
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Close the Microsoft option trade for a 728% gain in less than 2 months

On Aug 26th, 2015 we put on a synthetic long position on MSFT (http://aplustrades.com/articles/2015/08/26/bullish-long-term-option-trad...) by selling the Jan 2016 $30 Put for $1.65, buying the $43 C

Thu
08
Oct
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Short term volatility trade

During the past few days we've seen the S&P and Dow go through major intraday swings, mostly starting lower and ending near highs. One thing is certain, the Fed has committed to not raising rates in 2015, and they've kicked the can down the road for sometime in 2016.

Wed
26
Aug
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Bullish long-term option trade on Microsoft

The past 4 sessions have been nothing less than a roller coaster ride of massive gains and losses on the US markets, mostly losses.

Mon
24
Aug
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Close the short China position for a $143% Gain

The markets opened this morning across the world with massive volatility and selling. In the short term, we believe that a bounce is likely and we are closing our long calls on FXP.

Tue
28
Jul
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Close the VIX Calls for a 17% Gain

On July 20th we bought the Sept $14 Calls on the VIX at $2.00 even, and today they are trading at $2.35. During this time the S&P dropped from 2130 to 2065, and it bouncing back in it's trading range above the 200 DMA.

Mon
20
Jul
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Complacency in the Markets isn't good

Today's trading session is very quiet with the Dow in a narrow trading range from flat to up 30 points, and last week we had great earnings from Google which helped move markets higher. The S&P hit a 4 month bottom at 2044 two weeks ago, and is up 4.2% since then to 2130.

Wed
08
Jul
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How to Profit on the Chinese Bubble Popping

The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index hit a recent high of 5,166 on June 12th, which represented a 150% 12 month return in the Chinese market. During the last four weeks, the Chinese index has dropped 32% in spectacular fashion to 3,507.

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