1 - Options Trades as Long Term Investments

Martin Mansour

Multi-Part Options Trades. My personal positions & investments.
Get a Price Discount & Reduce Risk -- by combining options and selling some premium.
Options Income Trades - Short Strangles on SPX (/ES futures) when volatility spikes; Lately have been selling premium in the Bond Futures (ZB), Gold (GC) & Oil (CL) because they're less correlated to stocks.
Market Breadth: McClellan Oscillator, Summation Index; $VIX , Put-Call Ratio, Advance-Decline, $TICK, $TRIN.
** FUTURES -- selling premium (short options for income) in Bonds ZB: and Crude Oil CL; some tail-risk hedges are in place.

**Recent Trades:
Dec 7th: New Positions:
KWEB: (CHINA ETF: TenCent 12%, BABA 10%, BIDU 10%, JD 6% )
BTO Jan 51C @ 5.4
BTO Feb 51C @ 6.1
STO 56/48 Put Spd @ 1.95

REG: Combo: BTO Jan 45C; STO 46P @ .05
IRA: Ratio: BTO 44C (x2) ; STO 47/42 put spd (x1) @ 42.37

Managing existing positions:
SKX Jan 26.67 short puts @ .05
BX Dec short puts
VNQ Jan short put spd
IYR Jan short put spd
LULU Jan long 77.5C @ 1.47
NQ 6300 short put @ 30.00

BX Feb 33 short Put
NQ STO DecWk4 6300P @ 43.50
lots of CL crude oil - closing some Jan expiry (Feb); opening some Feb expiry (Mar)

STO RUT Feb 1400/1600 stangle @ 22.25 (exit order: BTC @ 11.00)
BX: STO put;
WMT - STO 95Put, 98 & 99Calls
SQ: STO Jan 37Put
STMP: STO Feb 160Put

Dec 4th:
Treasury bond spread: Buy Notes /ZN (10 YEAR); Sell Bonds /ZB (30 YEAR)

Nov 30th:
sold FB put spds;
sold NQ (nasdaq 100) puts;
SQ: sold a put, bought an ITM call;
JWN: sold a straddle against previously bought long calls. ('covered straddle')

Nov 29th overnight (pre-market): Selling Nasdaq puts tonight on this pullback
STO: NQ 6300 P @ $72 (Dec, 15DTE) [delta .50]
STO: NQ 6200 P @ $72 (JanWk1, 36DTE)[delta .36]

Wed. Nov 28th:
closed Jan Crude Oil short strangles and short puts

closed 10yr-30yr bond spread - big pop yesterday (bonds down; spread up) with the

! - .NDX - 2 hour, signals

! - .RUT - 2 hour, signals

Tues May 9th: Did a pairs trade: long IWM, short SPY

! - .SPX - daily

2/26: MACD turned positive
2 / 12 -16: positive divergence again. Solid Up-move
Jan 2016: high imp volatility - selling premium in NDX & SPX futures - trying to keep position deltas neutral. (delta low, theta high).
11/16: nice bounce off the 38.2% FIB level.
10/1: positive MACD divergence
**We've formed a potential Higher-Low on the Daily SPX. The MACD is forming a Positive divergence. We have a possible low.

! - .SPY - 1 hour - Bollinger Band

1/22: broke the downtrend. 38% fib is just above

! - .SPY - 2 hour, signals

! - SPY - 2 hour, MA20, PMO, Force Index

! . Advancing Stocks (minus) Decliners - Intraday (3 min)

This can be a leading indicator on a short term basis.

! .AAPL - Weekly (linear) - choppy uptrend

August 2016: Apple is picking up. Broke RED DownTrend line.

Looking for Weekly MACD to cross >0; Slow STO 60 TO CROSS >50 for longer term signals.

9/15: Both of the above signals fired LONG

! .AAPL - Weekly (LOG Chart) - Weekly Buy Signal

Sep. '16: multiple Buy signals
August 2016: +DI CROSS !
Dec 14: AAPL struggling to get a 'bid'.
Nov 3: We're hitting the major Trendline from Below. this is a resistance area.
Aug 12: Held the uptrend (114-115 level) after testing below 110 this morning.
Aug 24th: Current support @ 92.

! Multi Indexes - Daily

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