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sideways-sid

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108 8
Closed S&P500 Puts at a loss following breakout.

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: 2,820.00
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 54.72
Close Trade Date: 03 April 2019
Closing Price: 23.66
Roundtrip P&L: -56.8%

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: 2,700.00
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 13.63
Close Trade Date: 03 April 2019
Closing Price: 7.1
Roundtrip P&L: -47.9%

Successive poor decisions to short S&P500 during the last three months contributed to a Rolling monthly P&L (for a contract size of 1 lot in each security) with no compounding is USD-2912.
 

sideways-sid

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108 8
Closed long position in Nikkei225 by selling Calls.

Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 09 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 21,500
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 503.95
Close Trade Date: 08 April 2019
Closing Price: 531.83
Roundtrip P&L: 5.5%

Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 11 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 09 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 22,500
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 180.9
Close Trade Date: 08 April 2019
Closing Price: 123.32
Roundtrip P&L: -31.8%

Rolling monthly P&L (for a contract size of 1 lot in each security) with no compounding is USD-1528.
 

sideways-sid

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108 8
Bought Puts on Nikkei225 following a reversal.

Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 08 April 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 09 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 21,750
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 348.65

Security / Ticker: N225
Open Trade Date: 08 April 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 09 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 20,625
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 41.58
 

sideways-sid

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108 8
Closed Long FTSE position at a profit.

Security / Ticker: FTSE
Open Trade Date: 28 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 7,300
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 119.2
Close Trade Date: 09 April 2019
Closing Price: 170.3
Roundtrip P&L: 42.9%

Security / Ticker: FTSE
Open Trade Date: 28 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 7,550
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 39.6
Close Trade Date: 09 April 2019
Closing Price: 51.2
Roundtrip P&L: 29.3%

Rolling monthly P&L (for a contract size of 1 lot in each security) with no compounding is USD-1366.
 

sideways-sid

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108 8
...And bought Puts.

Security / Ticker: FTSE
Open Trade Date: 09 April 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 7,400
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 98.3

Security / Ticker: FTSE
Open Trade Date: 09 April 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 7,150
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 20.7


Bought S&P500 Puts on the same day.

Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 09 April 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 2,870
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 37.90

Security / Ticker: SPX
Open Trade Date: 09 April 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 2,750
Direction: Put
Opening Price: 13.55
 

sideways-sid

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108 8
Closed Long position in DAX30 at a profit.

Security / Ticker: DAX
Open Trade Date: 29 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 11,550
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 237.8
Close Trade Date: 10 April 2019
Closing Price: 385.5
Roundtrip P&L: 62.1%

Security / Ticker: DAX
Open Trade Date: 29 March 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 12,200
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 34.90
Close Trade Date: 10 April 2019
Closing Price: 81.43
Roundtrip P&L: 133.3%

Rolling monthly P&L (for a contract size of 1 lot in each security) with no compounding is USD-1225.
 

sideways-sid

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108 8
Bought AUDUSD straddles following an increase in volatility.

Security / Ticker: AUD
Open Trade Date: 08 April 2019
Trade: Buy to Open
Expiry Date: 07 June 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 0.7100
Direction: Straddle
Opening Price: 0.0097

Security / Ticker: AUD
Open Trade Date: 08 April 2019
Trade: Buy to OpenExpiry Date: 07 June 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 0.7100
Direction: Straddle
Opening Price: 0.0074
 

sideways-sid

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108 8
Bought DAX30 Puts following a reversal.

Security / Ticker: DAX
Open Trade Date: 10 April 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: AtM
Exercise Price: 11,800
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 192.2

Security / Ticker: DAX
Open Trade Date: 10 April 2019
Trade: Sell to Close
Expiry Date: 17 May 2019
At the Money / Out of the Money: OotM
Exercise Price: 11,200
Direction: Call
Opening Price: 36.8
 

sideways-sid

Active member
108 8
A final update.

The last 130 trades, mostly detailed here over the last six months have produced an average return of 11.9% in 22.6 days. Below backtested average, but still just over 500% on an annualised basis, which is not too shabby.

This thread has had >8000 views, but only three comments other than mine, which doesn't suggest there is much interest in it.

In addition to the long options positions detailed here, I trade futures on bollinger breakouts which is accretive to returns, and have recently started trading weekly credit spreads on the same securities, which has made my life busier, and would add significantly to time required to keep this updated.

As I'll be away for the rest of April on holiday, this would seem ike a good time to finish the thread on T2W.

NB I have started a similar thread on a larger forum - search Global Options Trades - and will see how it goes.
 

Joe2991

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Sorry this will be ending. I have been following closely. I'm newer to this forum and feel like there is very little for me to contribute, but I have found this journal one of the easiest to understand, and in that way it seems most helpful to me in trying to develop a trading style. I have a busy work life and swing trading these types of trends seems to make the most sense to me. Thanks for the time you put into sharing, and would love to continue to follow.
 

sideways-sid

Active member
108 8
Thanks @Joe2991 I have tried to be transparent, clearly showing trades within a day or two of opening, then showing the closing trade (usually c.3 weeks later) with profits and losses detailed.

Why not start a thread here as you develop your trend trading style?

I'll happily contribute if I can add anything of value, and you may find that the collective wisdom on here helps you to increase the speed at which you learn and/or avoid mistakes.