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sideways-sid

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Bought a Straddle in AUDUSD as volatility was priced relatively cheaply.

NB My normal trading rules dictate that this would be a position for April expiry, but as I have a lot of open positions for April expiry, I bought May expiry instead.

Security / Ticker: AUD
Open Trade Date: 05 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 03 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 0.7050
Direction: Straddle
Opening Price: 0.0089

Security / Ticker: AUD
Open Trade Date: 05 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 03 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 0.7100
Direction: Straddle
Opening Price: 0.0073
 
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sideways-sid

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Bought oil Straddles whilst volatility is relatively inexpensive.

Security / Ticker: CL
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 16 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 57.00
Direction: Straddle
Opening Price: 3.62
 

sideways-sid

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AUD, S&P500 and Nikkei225 all showed a reversal so closed put positions, mainly at a loss.

Security / Ticker: AUD
Open Trade Date: 01 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 05 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 0.7050
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 0.0051
Close Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Closing Price: 0.0048
Roundtrip P&L: -5.7%

Security / Ticker: AUD
Open Trade Date: 01 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 05 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 0.6850
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 0.0009
Close Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Closing Price: 0.0004
Roundtrip P&L: -54.1%


Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 21 February 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 18 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 2,770
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 52.91
Close Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Closing Price: 34.75
Roundtrip P&L: -34.3%

Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 21 February 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 18 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 2,650
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 12.66
Close Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Closing Price: 4.27
Roundtrip P&L: -66.3%


Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 04 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 11 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 21,625
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 373.25
Close Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Closing Price: 543.66
Roundtrip P&L: 45.7%

Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 04 March 2019
Trade: Sell to CloseExpiry Date: 11 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 20,500
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 115.00
Close Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Closing Price: 104.22
Roundtrip P&L: -9.4%

Rolling monthly P&L (for a contract size of 1 lot in each security) with no compounding is USD1973.
 
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sideways-sid

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107 8
Initiated long positions in AUD, S&P500 and Nikkei 225 by buying calls:

Security / Ticker: AUD
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 03 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 0.7100
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 0.0071

Security / Ticker: AUD
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 03 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 0.7300
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 0.0017


Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 18 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 2,800
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 37.31

Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 18 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 2,880
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 6.75


Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 09 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 21,500
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 504.0

Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 09 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 22,500
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 180.9
 

sideways-sid

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107 8
Outstanding March options expired at nil value on Friday.

Rolling monthly P&L (for a contract size of 1 lot in each security) with no compounding is USD-2273.

NB this is the first time that rolling monthly P&L has been negative.
 

Joe2991

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Thanks for the share! Is this purely mechanical buy/sell or is there discretion made my you based on technicals
 

sideways-sid

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107 8
Closed S&P500 Calls on Thursday.

Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 18 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 2,800
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 37.31
Close Trade Date: 20 March 2019
Closing Price: 54.00
Roundtrip P&L: 44.7%

Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 18 April 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 2,880
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 6.75
Close Trade Date: 20 March 2019
Closing Price: 10.00
Roundtrip P&L: 48.1%

Rolling monthly P&L (for a contract size of 1 lot in each security) with no compounding is USD914.
 

sideways-sid

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107 8
Opened short positions on DAX30 and S&P500 by buying Puts.

Following Friday's move downwards in many markets I'm expecting to sell Calls to Close and Buy Puts tomorrow.

Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 20 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 2,820
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 54.72

Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 20 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 2,700
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 13.63

Security / Ticker: DAX
Open Trade Date: 20 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 11,600
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 263.80

Security / Ticker: DAX
Open Trade Date: 20 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 10,900
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 49.61
 

sideways-sid

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Opened short positions on Oil and FTSE100 following signals at Friday's close.

Security / Ticker: CL
Open Trade Date: 25 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 16 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 58.50
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 2.30

Security / Ticker: CL
Open Trade Date: 25 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 16 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 52.50
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 0.69

Security / Ticker: FTSE
Open Trade Date: 25 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 7,175
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 155.2

Security / Ticker: FTSE
Open Trade Date: 25 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 6,900
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 53.4
 
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sideways-sid

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Closed DAX Puts 9 days after opening the position.

Security / Ticker: DAX
Open Trade Date: 20 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 11,600.00
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 263.80
Close Trade Date: 29 March 2019
Closing Price: 278.19
Roundtrip P&L: 5.5%

Security / Ticker: DAX
Open Trade Date: 20 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 10,950.00
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 49.60
Close Trade Date: 29 March 2019
Closing Price: 51.46
Roundtrip P&L: 3.7%
 

sideways-sid

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107 8
An addition to the portfolio that has backtested well, made a positive contribution to the portfolio recently, and is suitably loosely-correllated to the rest of the portfolio is US Treasury Bonds (Ticker ZB).

Bought Call options on DAX30 and Put options on Treasury Bonds.

Security / Ticker: DAX
Open Trade Date: 29 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 11,550
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 237.8

Security / Ticker: DAX
Open Trade Date: 29 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 12,200
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 34.9

Security / Ticker: ZB
Open Trade Date: 29 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 24 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 149.00
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 1.27

Security / Ticker: ZB
Open Trade Date: 29 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 24 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 145.00
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 0.20

NB ZB Futures are priced fractionally, in 32nds, and options are priced in 64ths. I'm going to present figures in decimals for consistency, but can switch to fractions if necessary.
 

sideways-sid

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107 8
Took advantage of lower volatility to buy Straddles on S&P500 and Nikkei225.

Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 03 April 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 2,870
Direction: Straddle
Opening Price: 90.6

Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 03 April 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 09 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 21,750.0000
Direction: Straddle
Opening Price: 795.5
 

sideways-sid

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A bit of a catch-up.

Closed Oil Puts at a loss following breakout.

Security / Ticker: CL
Open Trade Date: 22 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 16 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 58.50
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 2.30
Close Trade Date: 01 April 2019
Closing Price: 0.87
Roundtrip P&L: -62.1%

Security / Ticker: CL
Open Trade Date: 22 March 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 16 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 52.50
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 0.43
Close Trade Date: 01 April 2019
Closing Price: 0.22
Roundtrip P&L: -49.1%

Rolling monthly P&L (for a contract size of 1 lot in each security) with no compounding is USD-1428.
 
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sideways-sid

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Bought Nikkei225 straddle whilst volatility is relatively cheap.

Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 03 April 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 09 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 21,750
Direction: Straddle
Opening Price: 400.2

Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 03 April 2019
Trade: Buy to OpenExpiry Date: 09 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 21,750
Direction: Straddle
Opening Price: 395.3