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.
PORTFOLIO HEDGE: Dec 16, 2017: 1 of these per $27,000 of SPY equivalent portfolio exposure
SPY: http://postmyimage.com/img2/856_Atomic_Hedge_Variation_Call_sp.png
QQQ: http://postmyimage.com/img2/243_Atomic_Hedge_QQQ_2017_Dec_18.png
**Recent Trades:
1/05: BTO EDU Feb 95-100Call Spd @ 2.55; added long deltas to crude oil short strangles.
1/02: SoldtoOpen: NQ 6300 and 6400Puts; Bought KWEB calls, and Sold puts (to open);
BTO AAPL Feb 145C; BTO SBUX June 50C.

12/17: Long 'NOB' Treasury bond spread: Bought Notes /ZN (10 YEAR); Sold Bonds /ZB (30 YEAR)
12/18 Closed NOB spread

12/14-15: closed lots of positions:
GOOGL short put spd, SHOP short put spd, JWN long call spd, NTES long call spd, MDT long call, SPWR short put,

Dec 12th: EXITed Bond spread trade pre-FED announcement

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 14

! - $SPXA50R - Weekly

! - ..NDX - daily; (see $VXN below)

4/1/17: Nasdaq is still strong

! - ..NDX - Two Hour chart

! - .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.

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