2017 Year in Review

Market Analysis 2017 was a remarkable year in many ways for investors. First and foremost, the market reached new all-time highs with the Dow climbing 25% and the S&P 500 up 19% for the year. In fact, the Dow had 70 record closes during the year! But not to be outdone, the Nasdaq jumped an…

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Closing = BOT +1 STRANGLE /GCJ8 1/100 MAR 18 /OGH8 1450/1150 CALL/PUT @1.10 Debit

[Trade Remarks] Closing the gold strangle at just over 50% of maximum profit. This trade net us a return on capital of over 10% in 19 days.  

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Opening = BOT +100 MRVL @22.08 / Opening = SOLD -1 MRVL 100 (Weeklys) 5 JAN 18 22.5 CALL @.39 Credit

[Trade Remarks] This trade was suggested by a fellow trader. It is a short duration covered call. This is not our typical trading style, but there are no opportunities in the underlyings that I normally trade right now. IV Percentile = 8.73% IV = 27.16% Current Price = 22.08 Probability of Profit = 57.55% Margin…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (December 10, 2017)

Market Analysis Wall Street took traders on a roller coaster ride this week with the major market indexes experiencing their fair share of slumps, losing streaks, rebounds, and record highs. Encouragement over the Republican tax plan lifted most stocks early in the week, but another tech stock sell-off caught investors off guard. However, the tech…

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Closing = BOT +1 STRANGLE /ZSH8 1/50 MAR 18 /OZSH8 1200/920 CALL/PUT @2.00 Debit

[Trade Remarks] Closed out the soybean strangle for the March expiration cycle at the target profit of 50% of maximum profit. After commissions, the trade net a 16% return on capital in 30 days.  

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