Recent Trades

Below are trade examples that have been discussed on the site. The trades are in green, with the stock price reference from when it appeared on the site in parentheses. The dates on the trades are hyperlinks to the original post. Updates to the trade since it was first put on are below the original trade. Click on linked dates to read more about the trades.


By Dan

TRADE: TLT ($126.55) Buy to Open Dec 26th (weekly) 126 weekly put for $1.00

By Dan

Action: TLT ($124.40) Sell to Close Dec 26th (weekly) 126 weekly put at 2.05 for a 1.05 profit

By Dan

Trade: XLF ($24.40) Buy Feb 24/21 Put Spread for .55

-Buy to open Feb 24 put for .65

-Sell to open Feb 21 put for .10


By Dan and CC

Trade: COST ($144) Bought Jan 143 / 135 put spread for 1.70

-Bought to open Jan 143 put for 2.20

-Sold to open Jan 135 put at .50

By Dan and CC

ACTION – Sold to Close COST ($137.15) Jan 143 / 135 put spread at $4.25 for a $2.55 gain

By Dan

TRADE – YUM ($76.60) Buy the Jan 75/70 put spread for 1.15

– Buy 1 Jan 75 put for 1.55

– Sell 1 Jan Jan 70 put at .40

ACTION: Sell to Close YUM ($72.50) Jan 75/70 put spread at $2.50 for a $1.35 profit

By Dan

TRADE: GE ($26.00) Bought Feb 26 Call for .65

 By Dan

New Trade: ALTR ($37.10) Buy the Jan 38/35/32 Put Fly for .90

-Buy 1 Jan 38 Put for 1.65

-Sell 2 Jan 35 put at .45 each or .90 total

-Buy 1 Jan 32 Put for .15

 


 By Dan

XRT ($92.93) Buy Dec / March 90 Put Spread for 1.70

-Sell 1 December 90 Put at .70

-Buy 1 March 90 Put for 2.40

By CC and Dan

ACTION – Bought to close the XRT (92.70) Dec 90 put for .20, sold to open the March 85 put at 1.65
New position – Long the March 90/85  put spread for .25

 


 By Dan

TRADE – Buy WYNN ($180) Dec/Jan 180 put calendar for 2.10

– Sell to open 1 Dec 180 put at 4.90

– Buy to open 1 Jan 180 put for 7.00

 


 By Enis

TRADE – Buy the GM ($32.10) June 33/38 call spread for 1.25

– Buy 1 June 33 call for 1.75

– Sell 1 June 38 call at .50

 


 By Enis

TRADE: EBAY ($54.35) Buy to Open the regular expiry Jan15 50/55/60 Call Butterfly for $1.94

-Buy 1 Jan15 50 call for $4.90

-Sell 2 Jan15 55 calls at $1.65

-Buy 1 Jan15 60 call for $0.34

 


 By Dan and Enis

TRADE: QCOM ($70.20) Buy to Open Dec 70/75/80 Call ButterFly for 1.25

-Buy 1 Dec 70 call for 1.70

-Sell 2 Dec 75 calls at .25 each or .50 total

-Buy 1 Dec 80 call for .05

 By Dan and Enis

ACTION: Sold to close the QCOM ($74) Dec 70/75 Call 1×2 at $2.80 for a $1.55 gain

 


 By Dan

TRADE: TSLA ($232.50) Buy to Open Nov 22nd Regular 225/200/175 Put Butterfly for 4.40

-Buy to open 1 Nov22nd 225 put for 10.25

-Sell to open 2 Nov22nd 200 puts at 3.45 or 6.90 total

-Buy to open 1 Nov22nd 175 put for 1.05

Expired Worthless 


 

 By Dan

TRADE: GOOGL ($561.40) Bought Dec 550/525/500 Put Fly for 3.70

-Bought 1 Dec 550 put for 10.40

-Sold 2 Dec 525 puts at 4.25 each or 8.50 total

-Bought 1 Dec 500 put for 1.80

  By Dan and CC

Action: GOOGL ($532) Sell to Close Dec 550/525/500 Put Fly at $11.25* for a $7.60 profit

 

 By Enis and CC

TRADE: EWZ ($41.75) Buy the Oct31st / Mar 46 call calendar for $0.59

-Sell 1 Oct31st 46 call at $1.27

-Buy 1 Mar 46 call for $1.86

 By Enis and CC

ACTION:  EWZ ($41.90) Sold to close the Oct31st / Mar 46 call calendar at $0.91 for a $0.32 profit

 


 By Enis and Dan

TRADE – HD ($94.74) Bought the Feb 95/85 Put Spread for $3.05

-Bought 1 Feb 95 Put for $4.44

-Sold 1 Feb 85 Put at $1.39

 


 By Dan

TRADE: DIA ($165.11) Buy Dec 165 / 155 Put Spread for 2.60

-Buy 1 Dec 165 Put for 4.10

-Sell 1 Dec 155 Put at 1.50

 


 By Dan

Trade: INTC ($31.22) Bought Nov 31/ 27 Put Spread for 1.05

-Bought to Open 1 Nov 31 put for 1.30

-Sold to Open 1 Nov 27 put at .25

Expired Worthless

 


 By Dan

TRADE: MSFT ($45.60) Bought to Open Nov22nd 45 Put for 1.25

 By Dan

ACTION: MSFT ($45.05) Sell to Close Nov 45 Puts at 1.25 for flat

 


 By Dan

TRADE: UAL ($45.70) Bought Nov 45/35 Put Spread for 2.60

-Bought 1 Nov 45 Put for 2.90

-Sold 1 Nov 35 Put at .30

Expired Worthless

 


Enis

TRADE:  FB ($77.40) Bought the Oct31st / Jan15 70 Put Calendar for $1.40

Enis

ACTION:  FB ($71.55) Sold to close the Oct31st / Jan15 70 Put Calendar at $1.85 for a $0.45 gain

 


 By Dan

TRADE:  XLE ($88.30) Bought the Nov 87 /92 / 97 Call Butterfly for $1.50

-Bought to Open 1 Nov 87 Call for 3.60

-Sold to Open 2 Nov 92 Calls at 1.15 each or 2.30

-Bought to Open 1 Nov 97 Call for .20

 By Dan

Action: Sell to Close XLE ($84.20) Nov 87/92/97 call butterfly at .80 for .70 loss

 By Dan

TRADE:  CVX ($117.75) Bought Jan15 110 / 120 Risk Reversal for 0.95

-Sold to Open 1 CVX Jan15 110 put at 2.05

-Bought to Open 1 CVX Jan15 120 call for 2.95

 By Dan

ACTION:  CVX ($115) Bought back the Jan15 110 put for $3.10 to close, sold the Jan15 120 call at $2.04 to close, for a $1.06 debit, for a total loss of $2.01 on the position

Enis

Trade: NLY ($10.92) Bought the Apr 11 Call for $0.42

Enis

ACTION:  NLY ($11.52) Sold to Close the Apr 11 Call at $0.60 for a $0.18 gain

 


 By Dan

TRADE : PEP ($93) Bought to Open Jan15 92.50/82.50 Put Spread for 2.35

-Bought Jan 92.50 put for 2.85

-Sold Jan 82.50 Put at .50

 


 By Dan and CC

TRADE: NKE ($88.35) Buy to Open Oct 90/85/80 Put Butterfly for 1.75

-Buy 1 Oct 90 Put for 2.55

-Sell 3 Oct 85 Puts at .44 each or .88  total

-Buy 1 Oct 80 Put for .08

 By Dan and CC

Action: Sell to close NKE ($85.65) Oct 90/85/80 Put Butterfly at 2.80 for a 1.05 gain

 


Enis

TRADE – DIS ($88.79) Bought the April 85/75 put spread for 2.50

-Bought 1 Apr 85 Put for 3.71

-Sold 1 Apr 75 Put at 1.21

 


 By Dan

TRADE: IBM ($191.70) Bought to Open Oct 192.50/182.50 Put Spread for 2.95

-Bought IBM Oct 192.50 Put for 3.90

-Sold IBM Oct 182.50 Put at .95

 By Dan

ACTION – Sold to close the IBM ($185.55) Oct 192.50/182.50 put spread at 5.90 for a gain of 2.95

 By CC and Enis

TRADE – Buy the MA ($77.90) Oct18th 80/75/70 put fly for 1.85

– Buy 1 Oct18th 80 put for 2.82

– Sell 2 Oct18th 75 puts at 0.55

– Buy 1 Oct18th 70 put for 0.13

 By CC and Enis

ACTION – Sold to close the MA ($74.02) Oct18th 80/75/70 put fly at $2.51 for a $0.66 profit

 


 By Enis

TRADE:  GRMN ($53.36) Bought the Jan15 52.5 / Oct 50 put diagonal for $2.64

-Bought 1 Jan15 52.5 put for $3.18

-Sold 1 Oct 50 put at $0.54

 By Enis

Action:  GRMN ($49.15) Sold to close the Jan15 52.5 / Oct 50 put diagonal at $3.74 for a $1.10 gain

 


 By Dan

TRADE: AAPL ($99.60) Bought Oct 31st 100 Put for $4.20

 By Dan

ACTION – Sold to CLOSE the AAPL ($97.20) Oct 31st (weeklies) 100 Put at $4.40 for a .20 profit

 


 

 By Dan

XLU ($42.35) Bought to Open Oct 42/40 Put Spread for .60

-Bought 1 Oct 42 put for .80

-Sold 1 Oct 40 put at .20

Expired Worthless

 


 By Dan

TRADE: Buy EBAY for $51.60

 By Dan

Action: Sell to Close EBAY shares at $56.75 for a $5.15 gain or about a 10% gain

 


 By Dan and CC

TRADE: TSLA ($276) Buy Sept / Oct 265 Put calendar for 4.90

-Sell to open one TSLA Sept 265 Puts .90

-Buy to open one TSLA Oct 265 Put for 5.80

 By Dan and CC

Action: TSLA ($256.50) Sell to close the Sept / Oct 265 Put calendar at 5.50 for a .60 gain

 


 Enis and Dan

TRADE – CAT ($108) Bought the Nov 105/100 put spread for 1.35

-Bought 1 Nov 105 Put for 2.50

-Sold 1 Nov 100 Put at 1.15

 Enis and Dan

Action:  Sell to close the CAT ($101) Nov 105/100 put spread at $2.90 for a $1.55 gain

 


 

 By CC and Enis

TRADE – Buying to Open GTAT for $17.51
Hedge:  GTAT ($17.51) Buy the Sept12th 16 Put for $0.49

– Buy 1 Sept12th 16 Put for $0.49 vs long stock for 17.51

 By CC and Enis 

Action:  GTAT (15.08)  Sell the Sept12th 16 put to close at 1.20 for a .71 offset against losses in the stock.
Remaining position:  Long GTAT with a $16.80 cost basis

 By CC and Enis 

Action:  Sold GTAT at $12.90 for a $3.90 loss vs. our adjusted $16.80 basis, or 23% in percentage terms

 

 By Dan

TRADE: USO ($34.85) Buy the Jan15 33/37 Risk Reversal for Even Money

-Sell to Open 1 Jan15 33 Put at .75

-Buy to Open 1 Jan15 37 Call for .75


 

 By CC and Enis

TRADE – Bought to open the IWM ($115.00) Sept 117/110/103 Put fly for 1.85

– Bought 1 Sept 117 put for 3.04

– Sold 2 Sept 110 puts at .67 (1.34 total)

– Bought 1 Sept 103 put for .15

 By CC and Enis

Action:  Sold to close the IWM ($114.13) Sept 117/110/103 Put fly at $2.85 for a $1.00 gain

 


 

 By Dan and CC

TRADE – NKE ($78.60) Buy to open the Sept/Oct 80 call calendar for 1.00

– Sell 1 Sept 80 call at .65

– Buy 1 Oct 80 call for 1.65

 By Dan and CC

Action: NKE ($81.70) Sell to Close Sept/Oct 80 Call Spread at 1.10 for a 0.10 profit

 


 

 By Enis

TRADE – Buying to Open GME for $40.10
TRADE:  GME ($40.10) Buy the Aug22nd 37.50 Put for $0.54

– Buy 1 Aug22nd 37.50 Put for $0.54

Aug22nd put expires worthless, long GME stock with a $40.64 cost basis

 By Enis

Action:  Sell to close GME at $44.67 for a $4.03 gain, or about 10%

 


 

 By Dan

Trade: P ($27.40) Bought to Open Sept / Dec 25 Put Spread for 1.80

-Sold to open Sept 25 put for .85

-Bought to open Dec 25 put for 2.65

 By Dan

Action: Sell to Open Pandora ($25) Dec 20 Put to Open at .75
New Position:  Long Pandora ($25) Dec 25/20 Put Spread for 1.05

 By Dan

ACTION: Sell to Close the P ($20.42) Dec 25/20 Put Spread at 3.25 for a gain of 2.20

 

 By Dan

Trade: COST ($118.37) Buy Sept 120/115/110 Put Fly for 1.45

-Bought 1 Sept 120 put for 2.80

-Sold 2 Sept 115 puts at .80 each or 1.50 total

-Bought 1 Sept 110 put for .25

Expired Worthless

 


 

 By Enis

TRADE:  TAN ($40.71) Bought the Sept/Oct 39 Put Calendar for $0.78

-Sold to Open 1 Sept 39 Put at 1.24

-Bought to Open 1 Oct 39 Put for 2.02

 By Enis

ACTION:  TAN ($38.26) Sold to close the Oct 39 Put at $1.40 for a $0.62 gain

 


 

 By Dan

Trade: AT&T Bought stock at $34.28

 By Dan

Action: T sell to close long stock at $34.57 for a .29 gain, plus $0.46 dividend, for a total gain of $0.75.

 


 

 By Dan

Trade:  QQQ ($94.75) Bought Oct 95/85 Put Spread for 2.40

-Buy 1 Oct 95 Put for 3.00

-Sell 1 Oct 85 Put at .60

 By Dan

Action: Sell to Close QQQ ($94) Oct 95/85 put spread at 1.60 for a .80 loss

 


 

 By Dan

Trade: UPS ($99.45) Bought to Open Sept 100/95/90 Put Butterfly for 1.45

-Bought 1 Sept 100 put for 2.65

-Sold 2 Sept 95 puts at .70 each or 1.40 total

-Bought 1 Sept 90 put for .20

 By Dan

Action: UPS ($97.83) Sell to Close Sept 100/95/90 Put Butterfly at 2.25 for an .80 gain

 


 By Dan, Enis and CC

TRADE – Buying to Open TWTR at $38.65

 By Dan

Action: Sell to Close Half Position of TWTR Shares at $52.50 for a $13.85 or 36%  gain

 By Dan

Action: TWTR closing second half of long position at $55.50 for a $16.85 gain or about 44% gain since late July.

 


 By Dan

Trade: MAS ($20.38) Bought Aug/ Oct 20 Put Spread for .50

-Sold to Open Aug 20 Put at .475

-Buy to open Oct 20 Put for .975

Expired Worthless

 


 

 By Dan and CC

TRADE – Bought to open the QCOM ($76.20) Oct 77.50 calls for 1.65

 By Dan and CC

Action: Sell to Close QCOM ($76.63) Oct 77.50 call at 1.01 for a .64 loss

 


 

 By Dan

Trade: WYNN ($201.50) Bought July 25th (weekly) 195 / Aug 16th 200 Put Diagonal for $5.50

-Sell to open 1 July 25th 195 put at .75

-Buy to open 1 Aug 16th 200 put for 6.25

 By Dan

Action: WYNN ($194.60) Sold to Close Half position of Aug 200 puts at 8.20 for a 2.70 gain

Second Half Expired Worthless for a net loss of $1.40 on the trade

 


 

 By Enis and CC

TRADE – IBB ($253.30) Bought Sept 245/225 Put Spread for $4.73

-Bought 1 Sept 245 Put for $7.70

-Sold 1 Sept 225 Put at $2.97

Expired Worthless

 


 

 By Dan and CC

New Trade: TLT ($113) Bought to open Sept 112 put for 1.90

 By Dan and CC

Action: Sell to Close TLT ($114.50) Sept 112 Put at 1.10 for a .90 loss

 


 

 By Enis

TRADE – ADSK ($55.70) Bought Aug 55 / 50 Put Spread for $1.38

-Bought 1 Aug 55 Put for 1.80

-Sold 1 Aug 50 Put at 0.42

 By Enis

ACTION – ADSK ($55.57) Sold the Aug 55 / 50 Put Spread at $1.28 for a $0.10 loss

 


 

  By Dan and CC

New Trade: QQQ ($94.35) Bought to Open Aug 94 put for 1.35

Expired Worthless

 


 

 By Dan

New Trade: PCLN ($1247) Buy Aug 1st weekly / Aug regular 1300 Call Spread for 17.00

-Sell to Open Aug 1st weekly 1300 call at 13.50

-Buy to Open Aug Regular 1300 call for 30.50

 By Dan and CC

ACTION – Sell to close the PCLN (1228) Sell to close the Aug1/Aug Regular 1300 call calendar at 17.25

 


 By Dan and CC

New Trade: CSCO ($24.87) Bought Sept 25/27 Call Spread for .56

-Bought Sept 25 call for .78

-Sold Sept 27 call at .22

 By Dan

Action: CSCO ($24.95) Sold to Close Sept 25/27 Call Spread at .60 for a .04 gain.

 


 By Dan and CC

TRADE: BAC ($15.36) Buy July 11th weekly /Aug 15 Put Spread for .24

-Sell to Open July 11th weekly 15 put at .08

-Buy to Open Aug regular 15 put for .32

Expired Worthless

 


 

 By Enis

TRADE – Sell the VIX (11.96) Sept 13 put and buy the Sept 15/19 call spread for a 0.10 debit

– Sell 1 Sept 13 put at 0.65

– Buy 1 Sept 15 call for 1.50

– Sell 1 Sept 19 call at 0.75

 By Enis and CC

Action – VIX (14.09) Buy to close the Sept 13 put for 0.05, remain long the Sept 15/19 call spread for a net debit of 0.15

 By Enis and CC

Expiration – VIX settles at 13.03 for Sept expiration, resulting in the expiration of the long Sept 15/19 call spread at 0 vs. a net cost basis of 0.15, for a loss of $0.15

 

 By Enis

TRADE:  SPLS ($11.23) Bought Jan15 12 Call for $0.59

 By Enis

Action:  SPLS ($12.78)  Sold Jan15 12 Call at $1.20 for a $0.61 gain

 


 

 By Dan and Enis

TRADE – XHB ($32.00) Buy the July/September 31 put calendar for .70

– Sell to open 1 July 31 put at .30

– Buy to open 1 Sept 31 put for 1.00

 By CC, Dan and Enis

ACTION – XHB (30.95) sell to close the July/Sept 31 put calendar at .97 for a .27 profit

 


 

 By Enis

TRADE:  SBUX ($77.09) Bought Jul19th 80/75/70 Put Butterfly for $2.15

-Bought 1 Jul19th 80 Put for 3.26

-Sold 2 Jul19th 75 Puts at 0.60 each or 1.20 total

-Bought 1 Jul19th 70 Put for 0.09

  By Enis

Action:  SBUX ($77.83) Sell to close the Jul19th 80 put at $2.17 for a $0.02 gain

 


 

 By Dan

TRADE: INTC ($29.89) Bought July 11th/ July 18th 29 Puts spread for .14

-Sold July 11th 29 put at .23

-Bought July 19th 29 put for .37

Expired Worthless

 


 

 By Enis

TRADE:  IBB ($248) Bought Jul19th 245/230/215 Put Butterfly for $2.74

-Bought 1 Jul19th 245 Put for 6.10

-Sold 2 Jul19th 230 Puts at 2.03 each or 4.06 total

-Bought 1 Jul19th 215 Put for 0.70

 By Enis

Action:  IBB ($257.10) Sold to close the Jul19th 245/230/215 Put Butterfly at $1.05 for a $1.69 loss

 


 

 By Dan, Enis and CC

NEW TRADE:  TWTR ($37) Bought to Open the Sept 40/50 Call Spread for 2.10 (effective price 1.45 in the roll)

 By Dan, Enis and CC

ACTION – Sold to close TWTR ($38.85) Sept 40/50 call spread at 2.10

 

 By Dan
TRADE: EBAY ($48.45) Bought July 50 calls for 1.07
 By Dan
ACTION: Sell to Open EBAY ($49.35) July 3rd Weekly 50 call at .29
New Position: Long EBAY ($49.35) July 3rd weekly/ July regular 50 Call Calendar for .78
 By CC and Dan
ACTION – Buy to close the EBAY (50.95) July 3rd 50 call for 1.00
ACTION – Sell to open the July regular 52.5 call at .73
New Position – Long the EBAY July 50/52.5 call spread for 1.05 (currently worth 1.18)
 By Dan and CC
Action – Sell to Close EBAY ($50.80) July 50/52.5 call spread at .80 for a .20 loss

 


 By Enis

TRADE:  MA ($77.05) Bought Jul19th 80/75/70 Put Butterfly for $1.88

-Bought 1 Jul19th 80 Put for 3.68

-Sold 2 Jul19th 75 Puts at 1.02 each or 2.04 total

-Bought 1 Jul19th 70 Put for 0.24

 By Enis

Action:  Sold to close the MA ($74.85) Jul19th 80/75/70 Put Butterfly at $3.10 for a $1.22 gain

 


 By Dan
Trade: GE ($27.12) Bought to open the July 28 calls for .16

Expired Worthless

 


 

 By Dan and CC
Trade: QCOM ($79.75) Buy to Open July / Aug 82.50 call spread for .85

-Sell to open July 82.50 call at .54

-Buy to open Aug 82.50 call for 1.39

 By Dan and CC
Action: Sold to Close QCOM ($78.14)  July / Aug 82.50 call spread at .58 for a .27 loss

 


 

 By Enis

TRADE:  CIEN ($18.73) Bought June/Oct 20 Call Calendar for $0.99

-Sold to open 1 June 20 Call at 0.55

-Bought to open 1 Oct 20 call for 1.54

 By Enis

Action:  CIEN ($22.25) Sold to close the June/Oct 20 Call Calendar at $1.11 for a $0.12 gain