/CL, /ZB Trades

  • Sold July 48 put in /CL on May 15.  Closed the trade on May 29 for a profit of $72.58. Click on the image below to view trade details.
    CL_2_5_15_2015
  • Sold an Aug 46/73.5 strangle in crude oil on June 1.  Close the trade on June 8 for a profit of $155.16. Click on the image below to view trade details.
    CL_6_1_2015
  • Sold 2 x July 148/175 strangle in 30-year US treasuries on April 27.  Adjusted the trade by selling 2 x July 163 calls on May 19 after being tested on the downside.  Sold another 2x July 160 calls as a second adjustment on June 3 as a second adjustment.  Closed all 4 legs on June 16 for a profit of $232.10. Click on the image below to view trade details.
    ZB_4_27_2015
  • Sold an Aug 48/69 strangle in crude oil on June 15.  Close the trade on June 22 for a profit of $115.16. Click on the image below to view trade details.
    CL_6_15_2015
  • Sold 2 x Aug 140/164 strangle in crude oil on June 1.  Close the trade on June 22 for a profit of $37.94.  Wanted to see how the markets were going to react in relation to the Greek debt crisis. Click on the image below to view trade details.
    ZB_6_16_2015


    YTD P&L

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/CL trades

Original June short strangle (30.5 put, 62 call) opened on March 23.

– Adjusted by selling another put (43 strike) on April 16 during the large rally.
– Closed the 62 call for a loss on May 7 after that side was being tested.  In hind sight if left alone would have expired worthless … of course hind sight being 20/20
–  Both the puts (30.5, 43) expired worthless

Opened a short July 72 call on May 8 & closed it on May 15.

Trade details can be viewed by clicking the image below

CL_5_15_2015


YTD P&L

/ZB IC 1/5/2015, /6E IC 1/7/2015 – Closing Trades

/ZB  Opening setup/trade (Jan 5, 2015)

Closing Trade
BOT +1 IRON CONDOR /ZBH5 1/1000 MAR 15 /OZBH5 151/152/142/141 CALL/PUT @0”08
Debit = $125.00

Profit = $250 (credit collected from opening trade) – $125 = $125
Total commissions (opening & closing) = $18.00
Profit incl. commissions = 125  – 18 = $107.00


/CL Opening setup/trade (Jan 7., 2015)
/CL Adjustments (Jan 27, 2015)

Closing Trades
Short 1155 ITM PUT got assigned, Long 1150 ITM PUT got exercised
Net debit = $625
Short 1160,1170,1225 CALL & Long 1230 CALL expired worthless
Net credit = $500.00

Loss = $500 (net credit) – $625 (net debit) = -$125
Total commissions (opening & closing) = $27.88
Loss incl. commissions = -125.0  – 27.88 = -$152.88

 

/6E (Euro FX Futures) Iron Condor: 1/7/2015 – Update 1

Opening setup/trade (Jan 7, 2015)

Euro has moved a fair bit past the short strike of the condor.  Selling a call to cut down the delta and recover some of the loss on the trade.  Should have probably done started adjusting sooner.

SOLD -1 /6EH5 1/125000 FEB 15 /6EG5 1.17 CALL @.0013
Order

Credit collected = $162.50 (excluding commissions)