Posts Tagged ‘SPX’

Weekly Trade for SPX

Trading Weekly Options Here’s a quicky weekly trade. With the VIX above 40 I do not have too many trades on right now, and so I got bored and went looking for a speculative trade. I think I found one. With the SPX having trouble getting back above 1100, it makes it a good time to…

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Weekly Put Options Trade: SPX

SPX Weekly Put Options Trade Here’s a trade if you are brave enough: S&P500 is down about 2.5% today. Sitting at 1145. I am taking a stab at some weekly Puts. Sell to Open SEP2 11 1070 Puts, Buy to Open SEP2 11 1065 Puts for a credit of .35 each That equals roughly a…

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Index Trading and Investing VS ETFs

Index options trading Index trading: I often get asked by members which are better to trade, Indexes or ETFs. “Should I trade SPY or SPX, IWM or RUT, QQQQ or MNX?” The answer is, it depends. But I do have my preferences. Liquidity Both ETFs and Indexes are very liquid.  As I write this the At…

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Option Credit Spreads: How Wide Should Your Strikes Be?

Got the following question this week about option credit spreads: First, thank you for providing a great service. I have been trading options for about a year and have learned a lot from your tips and alerts. Now, I have a question about position sizing.  I am trading $100k of my funds using your alerts.…

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Options Trading Results for October 2009

The options trading results are in for October 2009. For October 2009, OptionGenius.com was  + 2.72%. Not very impressive is it. But the S&P was down -1.98%. Trade #4 for the month was rolled forward to November. If I had not rolled it, it would have expired worthless and with a profit. Instead it is now …

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May Option Trade Results

Option Trade Results: For the month of May, my results were a nice gain of 11.71%! This is following a nice double digit gain last month. We had four trades this month: SPX, the S&P 500 index RUT, the Russell 200 Index  AAPL, Apple Computer  WMT, Wal-Mart. I recorded double digit gains on three of…

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New Options Trade and Adjustment

Options Trade: I just entered a new trade. I have also made an adjustment to a current trade.  Our SPX trade has given us the opportunity to exit one side of the trade. The other side is still doing well. http://www.allens50.sg-host.com/amember/login.php So far this month, all three trades are doing very well. And this fourth…

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