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Optionity Daily Report 07/31/2013

Date: July 31, 2013
Daily Market Statistics(click to enlarge)

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

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Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

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Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by greed where Fear & Greed Index closed at 61, which had increased the same from the previous day closing of 59. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.88 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 1.01, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.60. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.59.

Stocks with Unusual Volume

Below is the top 10 list obtained from AVAFIN.com for options alert with the following screening criteria:

  1.  Unusual Volume
  2.  300% spike in volume
  3.  In all sectors and all industries

(click to enlarge)Source: AVAFIN.COM

Market Volatility and Analysis

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For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is still bearish. RSI (14) increased but is still indicating a bearish lean. RSI (14) closed at 47.65 (previous closing of 46.09). MACD is closing at -0.010. The market is expected to decline if both MACD and RSI are bullish; both MACD and RSI are bearish now. (click to enlarge)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY opened higher and closed slightly higher at $168.66 (+0.04%). The volume was 33.32M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 2, 9) is slightly bullish. The MACD Histogram increased in the last trading day and closed at 0.158. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $125.50 and its 50-day MA of $150.80. RSI (14) increased and closed at 69.49.

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1.  Large Cap with low beta
  2.  Fair/Under-valued
  3.  Consistent, strong earnings
  4.  Dividend distribution
  5.  High liquidity, large volume
  6.  Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

(click to enlarge)Source: Seeking Alpha

Existing Position(s):

Core 20 Positions:

MSFT short put $29/$31 spread Aug 17, 2013 ($0.21 credit, established on July 19, 2013)

MSFT short put $29/$31 spread Aug 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on July 22, 2013)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 spread Aug 17, 2013 ($0.50 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

TEVA short put $35/$37.5 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($0.41 credit, established on July 30, 2013)

Other Options Positions:

HL credit short put spread $3.5/$4.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 11, 2013) => Acquired HL share at cost of $4.18

MCD short put $92.5/$95 spread Aug 17, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 23, 2013)

MO short put $32/$34 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($0.29 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

ZNGA short put $2/$2.5 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($0.07 credit, established on July 26, 2013)

GG short put $25/$26 spread Aug 16, 2013 ($0.20 credit, established on July 26, 2013)

EXPE short put $40/$45 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($1.02 credit, established on July 29, 2013)

EXPE short put $44/$46 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($0.70 credit, established on July 31, 2013)

Closed Position(s):

GLW credit short put spread $11/$12 Mar. 15, 2013 ($0.23 credit, established on February 7, 2013) => Closed short put $12 at $0.07 on February 20, 2013. $0.16 profit (20.78% Return on Margin, 13 days, including non-trading days). $11 put position was sold for $0.04 on February 26, 2013, adding $0.04 to the total profit.

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 21, 2013) => Closed position on April 11, 2013. $0.23 profit (13.69% Return on Margin, 21 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.55 credit, established on March 6, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.15 profit (7.69% Return on Margin, 40 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.75 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.35 profit (20% Return on Margin, 27 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on February 25, 2013) => Closed short put $52.5 put at $0.05 on April 19, 2013. $0.25 profit (11.36% return on margin, 55 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 April 20, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on March 7, 2013) => Closed short put $37.5 at $0.02 on April 19, 2013. $0.17 profit (7.36% return on margin, 42 days, including non-trading days)

AKAM credit short put spread $30/$32 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on February 13, 2013) => Closed AKAM short put $32 at $0.03 on April 25, 2013. $0.35 profit (21.60% return on margin, 72 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed ORCL short put $31 at $0.06 on May 1, 2013. $0.32 profit (19.75% return on margin, 36 days, including non-trading days)

QCOM credit short put spread $57.5/$60 May 17, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on April 25, 2013) => Closed QCOM short put spread $29/$31 at $0.06 on May 3, 2013. $0.24 profit (10.91% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.51 credit, established on February 14, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.14 on May 3, 2013. $0.37 profit (18.60% return on margin, 79 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.36 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.156 on May 3, 2013. $0.204 profit (9.53% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 May 18, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on April 1, 2013) => Closed TEVA short put spread $35/$37.5 at $0.13 on May 3, 2013. $0.19 profit (8.72% return on margin, 32 days, including non-trading days)

NOK credit short put spread $2.5/$3.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.37 credit, established on April 18, 2013) *High Reward/High Risk Position => Reduced the position by 1/3, closed at $0.23 with a profit on May 3, 2013. => Closed the remaining NOK short put spread $2.5/$3.5 at $0.08 on May 7, 2013. $0.29 profit (46% return on margin, 19 days, including non-trading days)

WFM credit put spread $80.5/$83 May 17, 2013 ($0.68 credit, established on March 13, 2013) => Closed WFM short put $83 May 17, 2013 at $0.05 on May 8, 2013. $0.63 profit (34.62% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 June 21, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on February 15, 2013) => Closed MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 at $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.21 profit (7.80% return on margin, 35 days, including non-trading days)

ZNGA credit short put spread $2.5/$3 June 21, 2013 ($0.16 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed 2/3 of the position at the cost of $0.07, with a profit of $0.09 on May 13, 2013. => Closed the remaining 1/3 of the position at the cost of $0.06, with a profit of $0.10 on May 20, 2013.

PBI credit short put spread $11/$13 June 21, 2013 ($0.375 credit, established on May 1, 2013) *Buying on Weakness => Reduced the position by 1/2, closed at $0.20 with a profit of $0.175 on May 3, 2013 => Closed the remaining 1/2 of the position at the cost of $0.10 with a profit of $0.275 on May 20, 2013

ORCL short put $30/$32 June 21, 2013 ($0.345 credit, established on May 6, 2013) => Closed ORCL credit put spread $30/$32 at the cost of $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.245 profit (14.80% return on margin, 14 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 ($0.90 credit, established on May 29, 2013) => Closed CHL credit put spread $50/$52.5 at the cost of $0.65 on May 30, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 1 day)

CHKP credit short put spread $43/$45 July 20, 2013 ($0.40 credit, established on May 9, 2013) => Closed CHKP credit put spread $43/$45 at the cost of $0.15 on June 7, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 28 days, including non-trading days)

INTC short put $21 May 17, 2013 ($0.34 credit, established on April 17, 2013) => Closed short put $21 at $0.10 on April 22, 2013. $0.24 profit => Set up a new INTC short put $22 May 17, 2013 position ($0.30 credit, established on April 22, 2013) => Closed short put $22 at $0.09 on April 29, 2013. $0.21 profit => Set up a new INTC credit short put $21/$23 May 17, 2013 position ($0.24 credit, established on April 29, 2013). => Closed INTC short put $21/$23 May 17 position at $0.06 on May 7, 2013. $0.18 profit (10.23% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days). Setup a new credit short put spread $21/$23 June 21, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on May 7, 2013) => INTC $21/$23 June 21, 2013 credit put spread expired worthless. $0.19 profit (10.50% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.3 credit, established on May 21, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.30 profit (13.63% return on margin, 58 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.95 credit, established on May 23, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.95 profit (61.29% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL short put $27/$29 July 19, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on June 24, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.31 profit (18.34% return on margin, 25 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 (at average credit of $0.7875: $0.47 credit, established on May 6, 2013; $0.35 credit, established on May 13, 2013; $0.40 credit, established on May 22, 2013; $1.93 credit, established on June 12, 2013). Bought back at $1.75 => Roll over to credit short put $47.5/$52.5 July 19, 2013 (for the credit for $3.37, rolled over on June 20, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $3.37 profit. (206.7% return on margin)

GG short put $21/$23 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.27 credit, established on July 16, 2013) => Closed GG credit put spread on July 22, 2013 at the cost of $0.07. $0.20 profit. (11.56% return on margin, 6 days, including non-trading days)

BRCM short put $24/$26 spread Aug 16, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 25, 2013) => Closed BRCM credit put spread on July 31, 2013 at the cost of $0.12. $0.19 profit. (11.24% return on margin, 7 days, including non-trading days)

SI short put $95/$100 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($0.85 credit, established on July 29, 2013) => Closed SI credit put spread on July 31, 2013 at the cost of $0.55. $0.30 profit (7.23% return on margin, 2 days)

 

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Optionity Daily Report 07/30/2013

Date: July 30, 2013

Daily Market Statistics(click to enlarge)

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

(click to enlarge)

Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

(click to enlarge)

Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by greed where Fear & Greed Index closed at 59, which remained the same from the previous day closing of 59. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.78 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 0.90, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.56. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.34.

Stocks with Unusual Volume

Below is the top 10 list obtained from AVAFIN.com for options alert with the following screening criteria:

  1.  Unusual Volume
  2.  300% spike in volume
  3.  In all sectors and all industries

(click to enlarge)Source: AVAFIN.COM

Market Volatility and Analysis

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For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is still bearish. RSI (14) decreased and is still indicating a bearish lean. RSI (14) closed at 46.09 (previous closing of 47.65). MACD is closing at -0.013. The market is expected to decline if both MACD and RSI are bullish; both MACD and RSI are bearish now. (click to enlarge)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY opened higher and closed slightly higher at $168.60 (+0.04%). The volume was 17.95M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 2, 9) is slightly bullish. The MACD Histogram remained the same in the last trading day and closed at 0.150. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $125.50 and its 50-day MA of $150.80. RSI (14) decreased and closed at 69.17.

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1.  Large Cap with low beta
  2.  Fair/Under-valued
  3.  Consistent, strong earnings
  4.  Dividend distribution
  5.  High liquidity, large volume
  6.  Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

(click to enlarge)Source: Seeking Alpha

Existing Position(s):

Core 20 Positions:

MSFT short put $29/$31 spread Aug 17, 2013 ($0.21 credit, established on July 19, 2013)

MSFT short put $29/$31 spread Aug 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on July 22, 2013)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 spread Aug 17, 2013 ($0.50 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

TEVA short put $35/$37.5 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($0.41 credit, established on July 30, 2013)

Other Options Positions:

HL credit short put spread $3.5/$4.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 11, 2013) => Acquired HL share at cost of $4.18

MCD short put $92.5/$95 spread Aug 17, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 23, 2013)

MO short put $32/$34 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($0.29 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

BRCM short put $24/$26 spread Aug 16, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 25, 2013)

ZNGA short put $2/$2.5 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($0.07 credit, established on July 26, 2013)

GG short put $25/$26 spread Aug 16, 2013 ($0.20 credit, established on July 26, 2013)

EXPE short put $40/$45 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($1.02 credit, established on July 29, 2013)

SI short put $95/$100 spread Sep 20, 2013 ($0.85 credit, established on July 29, 2013)

Closed Position(s):

GLW credit short put spread $11/$12 Mar. 15, 2013 ($0.23 credit, established on February 7, 2013) => Closed short put $12 at $0.07 on February 20, 2013. $0.16 profit (20.78% Return on Margin, 13 days, including non-trading days). $11 put position was sold for $0.04 on February 26, 2013, adding $0.04 to the total profit.

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 21, 2013) => Closed position on April 11, 2013. $0.23 profit (13.69% Return on Margin, 21 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.55 credit, established on March 6, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.15 profit (7.69% Return on Margin, 40 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.75 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.35 profit (20% Return on Margin, 27 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on February 25, 2013) => Closed short put $52.5 put at $0.05 on April 19, 2013. $0.25 profit (11.36% return on margin, 55 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 April 20, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on March 7, 2013) => Closed short put $37.5 at $0.02 on April 19, 2013. $0.17 profit (7.36% return on margin, 42 days, including non-trading days)

AKAM credit short put spread $30/$32 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on February 13, 2013) => Closed AKAM short put $32 at $0.03 on April 25, 2013. $0.35 profit (21.60% return on margin, 72 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed ORCL short put $31 at $0.06 on May 1, 2013. $0.32 profit (19.75% return on margin, 36 days, including non-trading days)

QCOM credit short put spread $57.5/$60 May 17, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on April 25, 2013) => Closed QCOM short put spread $29/$31 at $0.06 on May 3, 2013. $0.24 profit (10.91% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.51 credit, established on February 14, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.14 on May 3, 2013. $0.37 profit (18.60% return on margin, 79 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.36 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.156 on May 3, 2013. $0.204 profit (9.53% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 May 18, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on April 1, 2013) => Closed TEVA short put spread $35/$37.5 at $0.13 on May 3, 2013. $0.19 profit (8.72% return on margin, 32 days, including non-trading days)

NOK credit short put spread $2.5/$3.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.37 credit, established on April 18, 2013) *High Reward/High Risk Position => Reduced the position by 1/3, closed at $0.23 with a profit on May 3, 2013. => Closed the remaining NOK short put spread $2.5/$3.5 at $0.08 on May 7, 2013. $0.29 profit (46% return on margin, 19 days, including non-trading days)

WFM credit put spread $80.5/$83 May 17, 2013 ($0.68 credit, established on March 13, 2013) => Closed WFM short put $83 May 17, 2013 at $0.05 on May 8, 2013. $0.63 profit (34.62% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 June 21, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on February 15, 2013) => Closed MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 at $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.21 profit (7.80% return on margin, 35 days, including non-trading days)

ZNGA credit short put spread $2.5/$3 June 21, 2013 ($0.16 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed 2/3 of the position at the cost of $0.07, with a profit of $0.09 on May 13, 2013. => Closed the remaining 1/3 of the position at the cost of $0.06, with a profit of $0.10 on May 20, 2013.

PBI credit short put spread $11/$13 June 21, 2013 ($0.375 credit, established on May 1, 2013) *Buying on Weakness => Reduced the position by 1/2, closed at $0.20 with a profit of $0.175 on May 3, 2013 => Closed the remaining 1/2 of the position at the cost of $0.10 with a profit of $0.275 on May 20, 2013

ORCL short put $30/$32 June 21, 2013 ($0.345 credit, established on May 6, 2013) => Closed ORCL credit put spread $30/$32 at the cost of $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.245 profit (14.80% return on margin, 14 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 ($0.90 credit, established on May 29, 2013) => Closed CHL credit put spread $50/$52.5 at the cost of $0.65 on May 30, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 1 day)

CHKP credit short put spread $43/$45 July 20, 2013 ($0.40 credit, established on May 9, 2013) => Closed CHKP credit put spread $43/$45 at the cost of $0.15 on June 7, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 28 days, including non-trading days)

INTC short put $21 May 17, 2013 ($0.34 credit, established on April 17, 2013) => Closed short put $21 at $0.10 on April 22, 2013. $0.24 profit => Set up a new INTC short put $22 May 17, 2013 position ($0.30 credit, established on April 22, 2013) => Closed short put $22 at $0.09 on April 29, 2013. $0.21 profit => Set up a new INTC credit short put $21/$23 May 17, 2013 position ($0.24 credit, established on April 29, 2013). => Closed INTC short put $21/$23 May 17 position at $0.06 on May 7, 2013. $0.18 profit (10.23% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days). Setup a new credit short put spread $21/$23 June 21, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on May 7, 2013) => INTC $21/$23 June 21, 2013 credit put spread expired worthless. $0.19 profit (10.50% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.3 credit, established on May 21, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.30 profit (13.63% return on margin, 58 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.95 credit, established on May 23, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.95 profit (61.29% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL short put $27/$29 July 19, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on June 24, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.31 profit (18.34% return on margin, 25 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 (at average credit of $0.7875: $0.47 credit, established on May 6, 2013; $0.35 credit, established on May 13, 2013; $0.40 credit, established on May 22, 2013; $1.93 credit, established on June 12, 2013). Bought back at $1.75 => Roll over to credit short put $47.5/$52.5 July 19, 2013 (for the credit for $3.37, rolled over on June 20, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $3.37 profit. (206.7% return on margin)

GG short put $21/$23 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.27 credit, established on July 16, 2013) => Closed GG credit put spread on July 22, 2013 at the cost of $0.07. $0.20 profit. (11.56% return, 6 days, including non-trading days)

 

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Optionity Daily Report 07/29/2013

Date: July 29, 2013

Daily Market Statistics(click to enlarge)

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

(click to enlarge)

Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

(click to enlarge)

Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by greed where Fear & Greed Index closed at 59, which decreased from the previous day closing of 60. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.84 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 1.23, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.60. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.31.

Stocks with Unusual Volume

Below is the top 10 list obtained from AVAFIN.com for options alert with the following screening criteria:

  1.  Unusual Volume
  2.  300% spike in volume
  3.  In all sectors and all industries

(click to enlarge)Source: AVAFIN.COM

Market Volatility and Analysis

(click to enlarge)

For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is still bearish. RSI (14) decreased and is still indicating a slightly bearish lean. RSI (14) closed at 47.65 (previous closing of 49.32). MACD is closing at -0.01. The market is expected to decline if both MACD and RSI are bullish; both MACD and RSI are bearish now. (click to enlarge)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY opened lower and closed lower at $168.53 (-0.34%). The volume was 16.08M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 2, 9) is slightly bullish. The MACD Histogram decreased in the last trading day and closed at 0.150. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $125.50 and its 50-day MA of $150.80. RSI (14) decreased and closed at 69.18.

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1.  Large Cap with low beta
  2.  Fair/Under-valued
  3.  Consistent, strong earnings
  4.  Dividend distribution
  5.  High liquidity, large volume
  6.  Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

(click to enlarge)Source: Seeking Alpha

Existing Position(s):

Core 20 Positions:

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.21 credit, established on July 19, 2013)

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on July 22, 2013)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.50 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

Other Options Positions:

HL credit short put spread $3.5/$4.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 11, 2013) => Acquired HL share at cost of $4.18

MCD short put $92.5/$95 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 23, 2013)

MO short put $32/$34 Sep 20, 2013 ($0.29 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

BRCM short put $24/$26 Aug 16, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 25, 2013)

ZNGA short put $2/$2.5 Sep 20, 2013 ($0.07 credit, established on July 26, 2013)

GG short put $25/$26 Aug 16, 2013 ($0.20 credit, established on July 26, 2013)

EXPE short put $40/$45 Sep 20, 2013 ($1.02 credit, established on July 29, 2013)

SI short put $95/$100 Sep 20, 2013 ($0.85 credit, established on July 29, 2013)

Closed Position(s):

GLW credit short put spread $11/$12 Mar. 15, 2013 ($0.23 credit, established on February 7, 2013) => Closed short put $12 at $0.07 on February 20, 2013. $0.16 profit (20.78% Return on Margin, 13 days, including non-trading days). $11 put position was sold for $0.04 on February 26, 2013, adding $0.04 to the total profit.

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 21, 2013) => Closed position on April 11, 2013. $0.23 profit (13.69% Return on Margin, 21 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.55 credit, established on March 6, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.15 profit (7.69% Return on Margin, 40 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.75 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.35 profit (20% Return on Margin, 27 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on February 25, 2013) => Closed short put $52.5 put at $0.05 on April 19, 2013. $0.25 profit (11.36% return on margin, 55 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 April 20, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on March 7, 2013) => Closed short put $37.5 at $0.02 on April 19, 2013. $0.17 profit (7.36% return on margin, 42 days, including non-trading days)

AKAM credit short put spread $30/$32 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on February 13, 2013) => Closed AKAM short put $32 at $0.03 on April 25, 2013. $0.35 profit (21.60% return on margin, 72 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed ORCL short put $31 at $0.06 on May 1, 2013. $0.32 profit (19.75% return on margin, 36 days, including non-trading days)

QCOM credit short put spread $57.5/$60 May 17, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on April 25, 2013) => Closed QCOM short put spread $29/$31 at $0.06 on May 3, 2013. $0.24 profit (10.91% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.51 credit, established on February 14, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.14 on May 3, 2013. $0.37 profit (18.60% return on margin, 79 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.36 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.156 on May 3, 2013. $0.204 profit (9.53% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 May 18, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on April 1, 2013) => Closed TEVA short put spread $35/$37.5 at $0.13 on May 3, 2013. $0.19 profit (8.72% return on margin, 32 days, including non-trading days)

NOK credit short put spread $2.5/$3.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.37 credit, established on April 18, 2013) *High Reward/High Risk Position => Reduced the position by 1/3, closed at $0.23 with a profit on May 3, 2013. => Closed the remaining NOK short put spread $2.5/$3.5 at $0.08 on May 7, 2013. $0.29 profit (46% return on margin, 19 days, including non-trading days)

WFM credit put spread $80.5/$83 May 17, 2013 ($0.68 credit, established on March 13, 2013) => Closed WFM short put $83 May 17, 2013 at $0.05 on May 8, 2013. $0.63 profit (34.62% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 June 21, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on February 15, 2013) => Closed MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 at $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.21 profit (7.80% return on margin, 35 days, including non-trading days)

ZNGA credit short put spread $2.5/$3 June 21, 2013 ($0.16 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed 2/3 of the position at the cost of $0.07, with a profit of $0.09 on May 13, 2013. => Closed the remaining 1/3 of the position at the cost of $0.06, with a profit of $0.10 on May 20, 2013.

PBI credit short put spread $11/$13 June 21, 2013 ($0.375 credit, established on May 1, 2013) *Buying on Weakness => Reduced the position by 1/2, closed at $0.20 with a profit of $0.175 on May 3, 2013 => Closed the remaining 1/2 of the position at the cost of $0.10 with a profit of $0.275 on May 20, 2013

ORCL short put $30/$32 June 21, 2013 ($0.345 credit, established on May 6, 2013) => Closed ORCL credit put spread $30/$32 at the cost of $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.245 profit (14.80% return on margin, 14 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 ($0.90 credit, established on May 29, 2013) => Closed CHL credit put spread $50/$52.5 at the cost of $0.65 on May 30, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 1 day)

CHKP credit short put spread $43/$45 July 20, 2013 ($0.40 credit, established on May 9, 2013) => Closed CHKP credit put spread $43/$45 at the cost of $0.15 on June 7, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 28 days, including non-trading days)

INTC short put $21 May 17, 2013 ($0.34 credit, established on April 17, 2013) => Closed short put $21 at $0.10 on April 22, 2013. $0.24 profit => Set up a new INTC short put $22 May 17, 2013 position ($0.30 credit, established on April 22, 2013) => Closed short put $22 at $0.09 on April 29, 2013. $0.21 profit => Set up a new INTC credit short put $21/$23 May 17, 2013 position ($0.24 credit, established on April 29, 2013). => Closed INTC short put $21/$23 May 17 position at $0.06 on May 7, 2013. $0.18 profit (10.23% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days). Setup a new credit short put spread $21/$23 June 21, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on May 7, 2013) => INTC $21/$23 June 21, 2013 credit put spread expired worthless. $0.19 profit (10.50% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.3 credit, established on May 21, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.30 profit (13.63% return on margin, 58 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.95 credit, established on May 23, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.95 profit (61.29% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL short put $27/$29 July 19, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on June 24, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.31 profit (18.34% return on margin, 25 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 (at average credit of $0.7875: $0.47 credit, established on May 6, 2013; $0.35 credit, established on May 13, 2013; $0.40 credit, established on May 22, 2013; $1.93 credit, established on June 12, 2013). Bought back at $1.75 => Roll over to credit short put $47.5/$52.5 July 19, 2013 (for the credit for $3.37, rolled over on June 20, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $3.37 profit. (206.7% return on margin)

GG short put $21/$23 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.27 credit, established on July 16, 2013) => Closed GG credit put spread on July 22, 2013 at the cost of $0.07. $0.20 profit. (11.56% return, 6 days, including non-trading days)

 

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Optionity Daily Report 07/26/2013

Date: July 26, 2013

Daily Market Statistics(click to enlarge)

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

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Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

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Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by greed where Fear & Greed Index closed at 60, which decreased from the previous day closing of 62. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.98 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 1.33, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.64. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.52.

Stocks with Unusual Volume

Below is the top 10 list obtained from AVAFIN.com for options alert with the following screening criteria:

  1.  Unusual Volume
  2.  300% spike in volume
  3.  In all sectors and all industries

(click to enlarge)Source: AVAFIN.COM

Market Volatility and Analysis

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For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is still bearish. RSI (14) increased slightly but is still indicating a slightly bearish lean. RSI (14) closed at 49.32 (previous closing of 47.17). MACD is closing at -0.006. The market is expected to decline if both MACD and RSI are bullish. (click to enlarge)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY opened lower and closed slightly higher at $169.11 (+0.11%). The volume was 22.59M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 2, 9) is slightly bullish. The MACD Histogram increased in the last trading day and closed at 0.172. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $125.13 and its 50-day MA of $150.21. RSI (14) increased and closed at 70.56, where above 70 is considered as over-bought.

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1.  Large Cap with low beta
  2.  Fair/Under-valued
  3.  Consistent, strong earnings
  4.  Dividend distribution
  5.  High liquidity, large volume
  6.  Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

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Existing Position(s):

Core 20 Positions:

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.21 credit, established on July 19, 2013)

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on July 22, 2013)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.50 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

Other Options Positions:

HL credit short put spread $3.5/$4.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 11, 2013) => Acquired HL share at cost of $4.18

MCD short put $92.5/$95 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 23, 2013)

MO short put $32/$34 Sep 20, 2013 ($0.29 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

BRCM short put $24/$26 Aug 16, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 25, 2013)

ZNGA short put $2/$2.5 Sep 20, 2013 ($0.07 credit, established on July 26, 2013)

GG short put $25/$26 Aug 16, 2013 ($0.20 credit, established on July 26, 2013)

Closed Position(s):

GLW credit short put spread $11/$12 Mar. 15, 2013 ($0.23 credit, established on February 7, 2013) => Closed short put $12 at $0.07 on February 20, 2013. $0.16 profit (20.78% Return on Margin, 13 days, including non-trading days). $11 put position was sold for $0.04 on February 26, 2013, adding $0.04 to the total profit.

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 21, 2013) => Closed position on April 11, 2013. $0.23 profit (13.69% Return on Margin, 21 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.55 credit, established on March 6, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.15 profit (7.69% Return on Margin, 40 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.75 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.35 profit (20% Return on Margin, 27 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on February 25, 2013) => Closed short put $52.5 put at $0.05 on April 19, 2013. $0.25 profit (11.36% return on margin, 55 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 April 20, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on March 7, 2013) => Closed short put $37.5 at $0.02 on April 19, 2013. $0.17 profit (7.36% return on margin, 42 days, including non-trading days)

AKAM credit short put spread $30/$32 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on February 13, 2013) => Closed AKAM short put $32 at $0.03 on April 25, 2013. $0.35 profit (21.60% return on margin, 72 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed ORCL short put $31 at $0.06 on May 1, 2013. $0.32 profit (19.75% return on margin, 36 days, including non-trading days)

QCOM credit short put spread $57.5/$60 May 17, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on April 25, 2013) => Closed QCOM short put spread $29/$31 at $0.06 on May 3, 2013. $0.24 profit (10.91% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.51 credit, established on February 14, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.14 on May 3, 2013. $0.37 profit (18.60% return on margin, 79 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.36 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.156 on May 3, 2013. $0.204 profit (9.53% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 May 18, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on April 1, 2013) => Closed TEVA short put spread $35/$37.5 at $0.13 on May 3, 2013. $0.19 profit (8.72% return on margin, 32 days, including non-trading days)

NOK credit short put spread $2.5/$3.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.37 credit, established on April 18, 2013) *High Reward/High Risk Position => Reduced the position by 1/3, closed at $0.23 with a profit on May 3, 2013. => Closed the remaining NOK short put spread $2.5/$3.5 at $0.08 on May 7, 2013. $0.29 profit (46% return on margin, 19 days, including non-trading days)

WFM credit put spread $80.5/$83 May 17, 2013 ($0.68 credit, established on March 13, 2013) => Closed WFM short put $83 May 17, 2013 at $0.05 on May 8, 2013. $0.63 profit (34.62% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 June 21, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on February 15, 2013) => Closed MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 at $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.21 profit (7.80% return on margin, 35 days, including non-trading days)

ZNGA credit short put spread $2.5/$3 June 21, 2013 ($0.16 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed 2/3 of the position at the cost of $0.07, with a profit of $0.09 on May 13, 2013. => Closed the remaining 1/3 of the position at the cost of $0.06, with a profit of $0.10 on May 20, 2013.

PBI credit short put spread $11/$13 June 21, 2013 ($0.375 credit, established on May 1, 2013) *Buying on Weakness => Reduced the position by 1/2, closed at $0.20 with a profit of $0.175 on May 3, 2013 => Closed the remaining 1/2 of the position at the cost of $0.10 with a profit of $0.275 on May 20, 2013

ORCL short put $30/$32 June 21, 2013 ($0.345 credit, established on May 6, 2013) => Closed ORCL credit put spread $30/$32 at the cost of $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.245 profit (14.80% return on margin, 14 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 ($0.90 credit, established on May 29, 2013) => Closed CHL credit put spread $50/$52.5 at the cost of $0.65 on May 30, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 1 day)

CHKP credit short put spread $43/$45 July 20, 2013 ($0.40 credit, established on May 9, 2013) => Closed CHKP credit put spread $43/$45 at the cost of $0.15 on June 7, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 28 days, including non-trading days)

INTC short put $21 May 17, 2013 ($0.34 credit, established on April 17, 2013) => Closed short put $21 at $0.10 on April 22, 2013. $0.24 profit => Set up a new INTC short put $22 May 17, 2013 position ($0.30 credit, established on April 22, 2013) => Closed short put $22 at $0.09 on April 29, 2013. $0.21 profit => Set up a new INTC credit short put $21/$23 May 17, 2013 position ($0.24 credit, established on April 29, 2013). => Closed INTC short put $21/$23 May 17 position at $0.06 on May 7, 2013. $0.18 profit (10.23% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days). Setup a new credit short put spread $21/$23 June 21, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on May 7, 2013) => INTC $21/$23 June 21, 2013 credit put spread expired worthless. $0.19 profit (10.50% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.3 credit, established on May 21, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.30 profit (13.63% return on margin, 58 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.95 credit, established on May 23, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.95 profit (61.29% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL short put $27/$29 July 19, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on June 24, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.31 profit (18.34% return on margin, 25 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 (at average credit of $0.7875: $0.47 credit, established on May 6, 2013; $0.35 credit, established on May 13, 2013; $0.40 credit, established on May 22, 2013; $1.93 credit, established on June 12, 2013). Bought back at $1.75 => Roll over to credit short put $47.5/$52.5 July 19, 2013 (for the credit for $3.37, rolled over on June 20, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $3.37 profit. (206.7% return on margin)

GG short put $21/$23 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.27 credit, established on July 16, 2013) => Closed GG credit put spread on July 22, 2013 at the cost of $0.07. $0.20 profit. (11.56% return, 6 days, including non-trading days)

 

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Optionity Daily Report 07/25/2013

Date: July 25, 2013

Daily Market Statistics(click to enlarge)

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

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Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

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Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by greed where Fear & Greed Index closed at 62, which decreased from the previous day closing of 64. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.96 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 1.20, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.59. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.75.

Stocks with Unusual Volume

Below is the top 10 list obtained from AVAFIN.com for options alert with the following screening criteria:

  1.  Unusual Volume
  2.  300% spike in volume
  3.  In all sectors and all industries

(click to enlarge)Source: AVAFIN.COM

Market Volatility and Analysis

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For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is still bearish. RSI (14) decreased slightly and is currently indicating a slightly bearish lean. RSI (14) closed at 47.17 (previous closing of 49.73). MACD is closing at -0.010. The market is expected to decline if both MACD and RSI are bullish. (click to enlarge)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY opened lower and closed higher at $168.93 (+0.23%). The volume was 26.63M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 2, 9) is slightly bullish. The MACD Histogram increased in the last trading day and closed at 0.161. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $125.13 and its 50-day MA of $150.21. RSI (14) increased and closed at 70.11, where above 70 is considered as over-bought.

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1.  Large Cap with low beta
  2.  Fair/Under-valued
  3.  Consistent, strong earnings
  4.  Dividend distribution
  5.  High liquidity, large volume
  6.  Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

(click to enlarge)Source: Seeking Alpha

Existing Position(s):

Core 20 Positions:

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.21 credit, established on July 19, 2013)

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on July 22, 2013)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.50 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

Other Options Positions:

HL credit short put spread $3.5/$4.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 11, 2013) => Acquired HL share at cost of $4.18

MCD short put $92.5/$95 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 23, 2013)

MO short put $32/$34 Sep 20, 2013 ($0.29 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

BRCM short put $24/$26 Aug 16, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 25, 2013)

Closed Position(s):

GLW credit short put spread $11/$12 Mar. 15, 2013 ($0.23 credit, established on February 7, 2013) => Closed short put $12 at $0.07 on February 20, 2013. $0.16 profit (20.78% Return on Margin, 13 days, including non-trading days). $11 put position was sold for $0.04 on February 26, 2013, adding $0.04 to the total profit.

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 21, 2013) => Closed position on April 11, 2013. $0.23 profit (13.69% Return on Margin, 21 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.55 credit, established on March 6, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.15 profit (7.69% Return on Margin, 40 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.75 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.35 profit (20% Return on Margin, 27 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on February 25, 2013) => Closed short put $52.5 put at $0.05 on April 19, 2013. $0.25 profit (11.36% return on margin, 55 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 April 20, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on March 7, 2013) => Closed short put $37.5 at $0.02 on April 19, 2013. $0.17 profit (7.36% return on margin, 42 days, including non-trading days)

AKAM credit short put spread $30/$32 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on February 13, 2013) => Closed AKAM short put $32 at $0.03 on April 25, 2013. $0.35 profit (21.60% return on margin, 72 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed ORCL short put $31 at $0.06 on May 1, 2013. $0.32 profit (19.75% return on margin, 36 days, including non-trading days)

QCOM credit short put spread $57.5/$60 May 17, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on April 25, 2013) => Closed QCOM short put spread $29/$31 at $0.06 on May 3, 2013. $0.24 profit (10.91% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.51 credit, established on February 14, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.14 on May 3, 2013. $0.37 profit (18.60% return on margin, 79 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.36 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.156 on May 3, 2013. $0.204 profit (9.53% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 May 18, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on April 1, 2013) => Closed TEVA short put spread $35/$37.5 at $0.13 on May 3, 2013. $0.19 profit (8.72% return on margin, 32 days, including non-trading days)

NOK credit short put spread $2.5/$3.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.37 credit, established on April 18, 2013) *High Reward/High Risk Position => Reduced the position by 1/3, closed at $0.23 with a profit on May 3, 2013. => Closed the remaining NOK short put spread $2.5/$3.5 at $0.08 on May 7, 2013. $0.29 profit (46% return on margin, 19 days, including non-trading days)

WFM credit put spread $80.5/$83 May 17, 2013 ($0.68 credit, established on March 13, 2013) => Closed WFM short put $83 May 17, 2013 at $0.05 on May 8, 2013. $0.63 profit (34.62% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 June 21, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on February 15, 2013) => Closed MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 at $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.21 profit (7.80% return on margin, 35 days, including non-trading days)

ZNGA credit short put spread $2.5/$3 June 21, 2013 ($0.16 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed 2/3 of the position at the cost of $0.07, with a profit of $0.09 on May 13, 2013. => Closed the remaining 1/3 of the position at the cost of $0.06, with a profit of $0.10 on May 20, 2013.

PBI credit short put spread $11/$13 June 21, 2013 ($0.375 credit, established on May 1, 2013) *Buying on Weakness => Reduced the position by 1/2, closed at $0.20 with a profit of $0.175 on May 3, 2013 => Closed the remaining 1/2 of the position at the cost of $0.10 with a profit of $0.275 on May 20, 2013

ORCL short put $30/$32 June 21, 2013 ($0.345 credit, established on May 6, 2013) => Closed ORCL credit put spread $30/$32 at the cost of $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.245 profit (14.80% return on margin, 14 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 ($0.90 credit, established on May 29, 2013) => Closed CHL credit put spread $50/$52.5 at the cost of $0.65 on May 30, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 1 day)

CHKP credit short put spread $43/$45 July 20, 2013 ($0.40 credit, established on May 9, 2013) => Closed CHKP credit put spread $43/$45 at the cost of $0.15 on June 7, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 28 days, including non-trading days)

INTC short put $21 May 17, 2013 ($0.34 credit, established on April 17, 2013) => Closed short put $21 at $0.10 on April 22, 2013. $0.24 profit => Set up a new INTC short put $22 May 17, 2013 position ($0.30 credit, established on April 22, 2013) => Closed short put $22 at $0.09 on April 29, 2013. $0.21 profit => Set up a new INTC credit short put $21/$23 May 17, 2013 position ($0.24 credit, established on April 29, 2013). => Closed INTC short put $21/$23 May 17 position at $0.06 on May 7, 2013. $0.18 profit (10.23% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days). Setup a new credit short put spread $21/$23 June 21, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on May 7, 2013) => INTC $21/$23 June 21, 2013 credit put spread expired worthless. $0.19 profit (10.50% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.3 credit, established on May 21, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.30 profit (13.63% return on margin, 58 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.95 credit, established on May 23, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.95 profit (61.29% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL short put $27/$29 July 19, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on June 24, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.31 profit (18.34% return on margin, 25 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 (at average credit of $0.7875: $0.47 credit, established on May 6, 2013; $0.35 credit, established on May 13, 2013; $0.40 credit, established on May 22, 2013; $1.93 credit, established on June 12, 2013). Bought back at $1.75 => Roll over to credit short put $47.5/$52.5 July 19, 2013 (for the credit for $3.37, rolled over on June 20, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $3.37 profit. (206.7% return on margin)

GG short put $21/$23 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.27 credit, established on July 16, 2013) => Closed GG credit put spread on July 22, 2013 at the cost of $0.07. $0.20 profit. (11.56% return, 6 days, including non-trading days)

 

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Optionity Daily Report 07/24/2013

Date: July 24, 2013

Daily Market Statistics(click to enlarge)

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

(click to enlarge)

Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

(click to enlarge)

Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by greed where Fear & Greed Index closed at 64, which decreased from the previous day closing of 67. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.96 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 1.24, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.65. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.48.

Stocks with Unusual Volume

Below is the top 10 list obtained from AVAFIN.com for options alert with the following screening criteria:

  1.  Unusual Volume
  2.  300% spike in volume
  3.  In all sectors and all industries

(click to enlarge)Source: AVAFIN.COM

Market Volatility and Analysis

(click to enlarge)

For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is still bearish. RSI (14) decreased slightly and is currently indicating a slightly bearish lean. RSI (14) closed at 49.73 (previous closing of 50.13). MACD is closing at -0.006. The market is expected to decline if both MACD and RSI are bullish. (click to enlarge)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY opened higher and closed lower at $168.55 (-0.35%). The volume was 27.18M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 2, 9) is slightly bullish. The MACD Histogram decreased in the last trading day and closed at 0.135. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $125.13 and its 50-day MA of $150.20. RSI (14) decreased and closed at 69.10.

 

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1.  Large Cap with low beta
  2.  Fair/Under-valued
  3.  Consistent, strong earnings
  4.  Dividend distribution
  5.  High liquidity, large volume
  6.  Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

(click to enlarge)Source: Seeking Alpha

Existing Position(s):

Core 20 Positions:

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.21 credit, established on July 19, 2013)

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on July 22, 2013)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.50 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

Other Options Positions:

HL credit short put spread $3.5/$4.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 11, 2013) => Acquired HL share at cost of $4.18

MCD short put $92.5/$95 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 23, 2013)

MO short put $32/$34 Sep 20, 2013 ($0.29 credit, established on July 24, 2013)

Closed Position(s):

GLW credit short put spread $11/$12 Mar. 15, 2013 ($0.23 credit, established on February 7, 2013) => Closed short put $12 at $0.07 on February 20, 2013. $0.16 profit (20.78% Return on Margin, 13 days, including non-trading days). $11 put position was sold for $0.04 on February 26, 2013, adding $0.04 to the total profit.

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 21, 2013) => Closed position on April 11, 2013. $0.23 profit (13.69% Return on Margin, 21 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.55 credit, established on March 6, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.15 profit (7.69% Return on Margin, 40 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.75 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.35 profit (20% Return on Margin, 27 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on February 25, 2013) => Closed short put $52.5 put at $0.05 on April 19, 2013. $0.25 profit (11.36% return on margin, 55 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 April 20, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on March 7, 2013) => Closed short put $37.5 at $0.02 on April 19, 2013. $0.17 profit (7.36% return on margin, 42 days, including non-trading days)

AKAM credit short put spread $30/$32 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on February 13, 2013) => Closed AKAM short put $32 at $0.03 on April 25, 2013. $0.35 profit (21.60% return on margin, 72 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed ORCL short put $31 at $0.06 on May 1, 2013. $0.32 profit (19.75% return on margin, 36 days, including non-trading days)

QCOM credit short put spread $57.5/$60 May 17, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on April 25, 2013) => Closed QCOM short put spread $29/$31 at $0.06 on May 3, 2013. $0.24 profit (10.91% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.51 credit, established on February 14, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.14 on May 3, 2013. $0.37 profit (18.60% return on margin, 79 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.36 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.156 on May 3, 2013. $0.204 profit (9.53% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 May 18, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on April 1, 2013) => Closed TEVA short put spread $35/$37.5 at $0.13 on May 3, 2013. $0.19 profit (8.72% return on margin, 32 days, including non-trading days)

NOK credit short put spread $2.5/$3.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.37 credit, established on April 18, 2013) *High Reward/High Risk Position => Reduced the position by 1/3, closed at $0.23 with a profit on May 3, 2013. => Closed the remaining NOK short put spread $2.5/$3.5 at $0.08 on May 7, 2013. $0.29 profit (46% return on margin, 19 days, including non-trading days)

WFM credit put spread $80.5/$83 May 17, 2013 ($0.68 credit, established on March 13, 2013) => Closed WFM short put $83 May 17, 2013 at $0.05 on May 8, 2013. $0.63 profit (34.62% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 June 21, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on February 15, 2013) => Closed MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 at $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.21 profit (7.80% return on margin, 35 days, including non-trading days)

ZNGA credit short put spread $2.5/$3 June 21, 2013 ($0.16 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed 2/3 of the position at the cost of $0.07, with a profit of $0.09 on May 13, 2013. => Closed the remaining 1/3 of the position at the cost of $0.06, with a profit of $0.10 on May 20, 2013.

PBI credit short put spread $11/$13 June 21, 2013 ($0.375 credit, established on May 1, 2013) *Buying on Weakness => Reduced the position by 1/2, closed at $0.20 with a profit of $0.175 on May 3, 2013 => Closed the remaining 1/2 of the position at the cost of $0.10 with a profit of $0.275 on May 20, 2013

ORCL short put $30/$32 June 21, 2013 ($0.345 credit, established on May 6, 2013) => Closed ORCL credit put spread $30/$32 at the cost of $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.245 profit (14.80% return on margin, 14 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 ($0.90 credit, established on May 29, 2013) => Closed CHL credit put spread $50/$52.5 at the cost of $0.65 on May 30, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 1 day)

CHKP credit short put spread $43/$45 July 20, 2013 ($0.40 credit, established on May 9, 2013) => Closed CHKP credit put spread $43/$45 at the cost of $0.15 on June 7, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 28 days, including non-trading days)

INTC short put $21 May 17, 2013 ($0.34 credit, established on April 17, 2013) => Closed short put $21 at $0.10 on April 22, 2013. $0.24 profit => Set up a new INTC short put $22 May 17, 2013 position ($0.30 credit, established on April 22, 2013) => Closed short put $22 at $0.09 on April 29, 2013. $0.21 profit => Set up a new INTC credit short put $21/$23 May 17, 2013 position ($0.24 credit, established on April 29, 2013). => Closed INTC short put $21/$23 May 17 position at $0.06 on May 7, 2013. $0.18 profit (10.23% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days). Setup a new credit short put spread $21/$23 June 21, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on May 7, 2013) => INTC $21/$23 June 21, 2013 credit put spread expired worthless. $0.19 profit (10.50% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.3 credit, established on May 21, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.30 profit (13.63% return on margin, 58 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.95 credit, established on May 23, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.95 profit (61.29% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL short put $27/$29 July 19, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on June 24, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.31 profit (18.34% return on margin, 25 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 (at average credit of $0.7875: $0.47 credit, established on May 6, 2013; $0.35 credit, established on May 13, 2013; $0.40 credit, established on May 22, 2013; $1.93 credit, established on June 12, 2013). Bought back at $1.75 => Roll over to credit short put $47.5/$52.5 July 19, 2013 (for the credit for $3.37, rolled over on June 20, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $3.37 profit. (206.7% return on margin)

GG short put $21/$23 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.27 credit, established on July 16, 2013) => Closed GG credit put spread on July 22, 2013 at the cost of $0.07. $0.20 profit. (11.56% return, 6 days, including non-trading days)

 

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Optionity Daily Report 07/23/2013

Date: July 23, 2013

Daily Market Statistics(click to enlarge)

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

(click to enlarge)

Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

(click to enlarge)

Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by greed where Fear & Greed Index closed at 67, which decreased from the previous day closing of 68. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.93 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 1.00, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.66. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.51.

Stocks with Unusual Volume

Below is the top 10 list obtained from AVAFIN.com for options alert with the following screening criteria:

  1.  Unusual Volume
  2.  300% spike in volume
  3.  In all sectors and all industries

(click to enlarge)Source: AVAFIN.COM

 

Market Volatility and Analysis

(click to enlarge)

For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is still bearish. RSI (14) decreased slightly and still indicates a slightly bullish lean. RSI (14) closed at 50.13 (previous closing of 50.53). MACD is closing at -0.005. The market is expected to decline if both MACD and RSI are bullish. (click to enlarge)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY opened higher and closed lower at $169.14 (-0.21%). The volume was 16.38M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 2, 9) is slightly bullish. The MACD Histogram decreased in the last trading day and closed at 0.174. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $125.13 and its 50-day MA of $150.21. RSI (14) decreased and closed at 70.64 where above 70 is considered as overbought.

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1.  Large Cap with low beta
  2.  Fair/Under-valued
  3.  Consistent, strong earnings
  4.  Dividend distribution
  5.  High liquidity, large volume
  6.  Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

(click to enlarge)Source: Seeking Alpha

Existing Position(s):

Core 20 Positions:

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.21 credit, established on July 19, 2013)

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on July 22, 2013)

Other Options Positions:

HL credit short put spread $3.5/$4.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 11, 2013) => Acquired HL share at cost of $4.18

MCD short put $92.5/$95 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on July 23, 2013)

Closed Position(s):

GLW credit short put spread $11/$12 Mar. 15, 2013 ($0.23 credit, established on February 7, 2013) => Closed short put $12 at $0.07 on February 20, 2013. $0.16 profit (20.78% Return on Margin, 13 days, including non-trading days). $11 put position was sold for $0.04 on February 26, 2013, adding $0.04 to the total profit.

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 21, 2013) => Closed position on April 11, 2013. $0.23 profit (13.69% Return on Margin, 21 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.55 credit, established on March 6, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.15 profit (7.69% Return on Margin, 40 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.75 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.35 profit (20% Return on Margin, 27 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on February 25, 2013) => Closed short put $52.5 put at $0.05 on April 19, 2013. $0.25 profit (11.36% return on margin, 55 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 April 20, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on March 7, 2013) => Closed short put $37.5 at $0.02 on April 19, 2013. $0.17 profit (7.36% return on margin, 42 days, including non-trading days)

AKAM credit short put spread $30/$32 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on February 13, 2013) => Closed AKAM short put $32 at $0.03 on April 25, 2013. $0.35 profit (21.60% return on margin, 72 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed ORCL short put $31 at $0.06 on May 1, 2013. $0.32 profit (19.75% return on margin, 36 days, including non-trading days)

QCOM credit short put spread $57.5/$60 May 17, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on April 25, 2013) => Closed QCOM short put spread $29/$31 at $0.06 on May 3, 2013. $0.24 profit (10.91% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.51 credit, established on February 14, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.14 on May 3, 2013. $0.37 profit (18.60% return on margin, 79 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.36 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.156 on May 3, 2013. $0.204 profit (9.53% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 May 18, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on April 1, 2013) => Closed TEVA short put spread $35/$37.5 at $0.13 on May 3, 2013. $0.19 profit (8.72% return on margin, 32 days, including non-trading days)

NOK credit short put spread $2.5/$3.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.37 credit, established on April 18, 2013) *High Reward/High Risk Position => Reduced the position by 1/3, closed at $0.23 with a profit on May 3, 2013. => Closed the remaining NOK short put spread $2.5/$3.5 at $0.08 on May 7, 2013. $0.29 profit (46% return on margin, 19 days, including non-trading days)

WFM credit put spread $80.5/$83 May 17, 2013 ($0.68 credit, established on March 13, 2013) => Closed WFM short put $83 May 17, 2013 at $0.05 on May 8, 2013. $0.63 profit (34.62% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 June 21, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on February 15, 2013) => Closed MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 at $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.21 profit (7.80% return on margin, 35 days, including non-trading days)

ZNGA credit short put spread $2.5/$3 June 21, 2013 ($0.16 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed 2/3 of the position at the cost of $0.07, with a profit of $0.09 on May 13, 2013. => Closed the remaining 1/3 of the position at the cost of $0.06, with a profit of $0.10 on May 20, 2013.

PBI credit short put spread $11/$13 June 21, 2013 ($0.375 credit, established on May 1, 2013) *Buying on Weakness => Reduced the position by 1/2, closed at $0.20 with a profit of $0.175 on May 3, 2013 => Closed the remaining 1/2 of the position at the cost of $0.10 with a profit of $0.275 on May 20, 2013

ORCL short put $30/$32 June 21, 2013 ($0.345 credit, established on May 6, 2013) => Closed ORCL credit put spread $30/$32 at the cost of $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.245 profit (14.80% return on margin, 14 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 ($0.90 credit, established on May 29, 2013) => Closed CHL credit put spread $50/$52.5 at the cost of $0.65 on May 30, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 1 day)

CHKP credit short put spread $43/$45 July 20, 2013 ($0.40 credit, established on May 9, 2013) => Closed CHKP credit put spread $43/$45 at the cost of $0.15 on June 7, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 28 days, including non-trading days)

INTC short put $21 May 17, 2013 ($0.34 credit, established on April 17, 2013) => Closed short put $21 at $0.10 on April 22, 2013. $0.24 profit => Set up a new INTC short put $22 May 17, 2013 position ($0.30 credit, established on April 22, 2013) => Closed short put $22 at $0.09 on April 29, 2013. $0.21 profit => Set up a new INTC credit short put $21/$23 May 17, 2013 position ($0.24 credit, established on April 29, 2013). => Closed INTC short put $21/$23 May 17 position at $0.06 on May 7, 2013. $0.18 profit (10.23% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days). Setup a new credit short put spread $21/$23 June 21, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on May 7, 2013) => INTC $21/$23 June 21, 2013 credit put spread expired worthless. $0.19 profit (10.50% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.3 credit, established on May 21, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.30 profit (13.63% return on margin, 58 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.95 credit, established on May 23, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.95 profit (61.29% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL short put $27/$29 July 19, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on June 24, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.31 profit (18.34% return on margin, 25 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 (at average credit of $0.7875: $0.47 credit, established on May 6, 2013; $0.35 credit, established on May 13, 2013; $0.40 credit, established on May 22, 2013; $1.93 credit, established on June 12, 2013). Bought back at $1.75 => Roll over to credit short put $47.5/$52.5 July 19, 2013 (for the credit for $3.37, rolled over on June 20, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $3.37 profit. (206.7% return on margin)

GG short put $21/$23 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.27 credit, established on July 16, 2013) => Closed GG credit put spread on July 22, 2013 at the cost of $0.07. $0.20 profit. (11.56% return, 6 days, including non-trading days)

 

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Optionity Daily Report 07/22/2013

Date: July 22, 2013

Daily Market Statistics(click to enlarge)

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

(click to enlarge)

Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

(click to enlarge)

Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by greed where Fear & Greed Index closed at 68, which remained the same from the previous day closing of 68. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.93 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 1.33, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.67. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.43.

Stocks with Unusual Volume

Below is the top 10 list obtained from AVAFIN.com for options alert with the following screening criteria:

  1. Unusual Volume
  2. 300% spike in volume
  3. In all sectors and all industries

(click to enlarge)Source: AVAFIN.COM

Market Volatility and Analysis

(click to enlarge)

For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is now bearish. RSI (14) increased and is now indicating a slightly bullish lean. RSI (14) closed at 50.53 (previous closing of 44.83). MACD is closing at -0.004. The market is expected to decline if both MACD and RSI are bullish. (click to enlarge)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY opened higher and closed higher at $169.50 (+0.16%). The volume was 21.56M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 2, 9) is slightly bullish now. The MACD Histogram increased in the last trading day and closed at 0.197. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $125.14 and its 50-day MA of $150.22. RSI (14) increased and closed at 71.06 where above 70 is considered as overbought.

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1. Large Cap with low beta
  2. Fair/Under-valued
  3. Consistent, strong earnings
  4. Dividend distribution
  5. High liquidity, large volume
  6. Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

(click to enlarge)Source: Seeking Alpha

Existing Position(s):

Core 20 Positions:

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.21 credit, established on July 19, 2013)

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on July 22, 2013)

Other Options Positions:

HL credit short put spread $3.5/$4.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 11, 2013) => Acquired HL share at cost of $4.18

Closed Position(s):

GLW credit short put spread $11/$12 Mar. 15, 2013 ($0.23 credit, established on February 7, 2013) => Closed short put $12 at $0.07 on February 20, 2013. $0.16 profit (20.78% Return on Margin, 13 days, including non-trading days). $11 put position was sold for $0.04 on February 26, 2013, adding $0.04 to the total profit.

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 21, 2013) => Closed position on April 11, 2013. $0.23 profit (13.69% Return on Margin, 21 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.55 credit, established on March 6, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.15 profit (7.69% Return on Margin, 40 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.75 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.35 profit (20% Return on Margin, 27 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on February 25, 2013) => Closed short put $52.5 put at $0.05 on April 19, 2013. $0.25 profit (11.36% return on margin, 55 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 April 20, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on March 7, 2013) => Closed short put $37.5 at $0.02 on April 19, 2013. $0.17 profit (7.36% return on margin, 42 days, including non-trading days)

AKAM credit short put spread $30/$32 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on February 13, 2013) => Closed AKAM short put $32 at $0.03 on April 25, 2013. $0.35 profit (21.60% return on margin, 72 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed ORCL short put $31 at $0.06 on May 1, 2013. $0.32 profit (19.75% return on margin, 36 days, including non-trading days)

QCOM credit short put spread $57.5/$60 May 17, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on April 25, 2013) => Closed QCOM short put spread $29/$31 at $0.06 on May 3, 2013. $0.24 profit (10.91% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.51 credit, established on February 14, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.14 on May 3, 2013. $0.37 profit (18.60% return on margin, 79 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.36 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.156 on May 3, 2013. $0.204 profit (9.53% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 May 18, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on April 1, 2013) => Closed TEVA short put spread $35/$37.5 at $0.13 on May 3, 2013. $0.19 profit (8.72% return on margin, 32 days, including non-trading days)

NOK credit short put spread $2.5/$3.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.37 credit, established on April 18, 2013) *High Reward/High Risk Position => Reduced the position by 1/3, closed at $0.23 with a profit on May 3, 2013. => Closed the remaining NOK short put spread $2.5/$3.5 at $0.08 on May 7, 2013. $0.29 profit (46% return on margin, 19 days, including non-trading days)

WFM credit put spread $80.5/$83 May 17, 2013 ($0.68 credit, established on March 13, 2013) => Closed WFM short put $83 May 17, 2013 at $0.05 on May 8, 2013. $0.63 profit (34.62% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 June 21, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on February 15, 2013) => Closed MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 at $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.21 profit (7.80% return on margin, 35 days, including non-trading days)

ZNGA credit short put spread $2.5/$3 June 21, 2013 ($0.16 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed 2/3 of the position at the cost of $0.07, with a profit of $0.09 on May 13, 2013. => Closed the remaining 1/3 of the position at the cost of $0.06, with a profit of $0.10 on May 20, 2013.

PBI credit short put spread $11/$13 June 21, 2013 ($0.375 credit, established on May 1, 2013) *Buying on Weakness => Reduced the position by 1/2, closed at $0.20 with a profit of $0.175 on May 3, 2013 => Closed the remaining 1/2 of the position at the cost of $0.10 with a profit of $0.275 on May 20, 2013

ORCL short put $30/$32 June 21, 2013 ($0.345 credit, established on May 6, 2013) => Closed ORCL credit put spread $30/$32 at the cost of $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.245 profit (14.80% return on margin, 14 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 ($0.90 credit, established on May 29, 2013) => Closed CHL credit put spread $50/$52.5 at the cost of $0.65 on May 30, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 1 day)

CHKP credit short put spread $43/$45 July 20, 2013 ($0.40 credit, established on May 9, 2013) => Closed CHKP credit put spread $43/$45 at the cost of $0.15 on June 7, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 28 days, including non-trading days)

INTC short put $21 May 17, 2013 ($0.34 credit, established on April 17, 2013) => Closed short put $21 at $0.10 on April 22, 2013. $0.24 profit => Set up a new INTC short put $22 May 17, 2013 position ($0.30 credit, established on April 22, 2013) => Closed short put $22 at $0.09 on April 29, 2013. $0.21 profit => Set up a new INTC credit short put $21/$23 May 17, 2013 position ($0.24 credit, established on April 29, 2013). => Closed INTC short put $21/$23 May 17 position at $0.06 on May 7, 2013. $0.18 profit (10.23% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days). Setup a new credit short put spread $21/$23 June 21, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on May 7, 2013) => INTC $21/$23 June 21, 2013 credit put spread expired worthless. $0.19 profit (10.50% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.3 credit, established on May 21, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.30 profit (13.63% return on margin, 58 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.95 credit, established on May 23, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.95 profit (61.29% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL short put $27/$29 July 19, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on June 24, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.31 profit (18.34% return on margin, 25 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 (at average credit of $0.7875: $0.47 credit, established on May 6, 2013; $0.35 credit, established on May 13, 2013; $0.40 credit, established on May 22, 2013; $1.93 credit, established on June 12, 2013). Bought back at $1.75 => Roll over to credit short put $47.5/$52.5 July 19, 2013 (for the credit for $3.37, rolled over on June 20, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $3.37 profit. (206.7% return on margin)

GG short put $21/$23 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.27 credit, established on July 16, 2013) => Closed GG credit put spread on July 22, 2013 at the cost of $0.07. $0.20 profit. (11.56% return, 6 days, including non-trading days)

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Optionity Daily Report 07/19/2013

Daily Market Statistics

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

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Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

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Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by greed where Fear & Greed Index closed at 68, which increased from the previous day closing of 64. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.79 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 0.98, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.54. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.45.

Stocks with Unusual Volume

Below is the top 10 list obtained from AVAFIN.com for options alert with the following screening criteria:

  1. Unusual Volume
  2. 300% spike in volume
  3. In all sectors and all industries

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Market Volatility and Analysis

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For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is now bearish. RSI (14) increased but is still indicating a bearish lean. RSI (14) closed at 44.83 (previous closing of 43.40). MACD is closing at -0.006. The market is expected to decline if both MACD and RSI are bullish. (click to enlarge)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY opened lower and closed higher at $169.23 (+0.21%). The volume was 25.47M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 2, 9) is slightly bullish now. The MACD Histogram increased in the last trading day and closed at 0.07. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $124.77 and its 50-day MA of $149.58. RSI (14) increased and closed at 70.71 where above 70 is considered as overbought.

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1. Large Cap with low beta
  2. Fair/Under-valued
  3. Consistent, strong earnings
  4. Dividend distribution
  5. High liquidity, large volume
  6. Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

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Existing Position(s):

Core 20 Positions:

GG short put $21/$23 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.27 credit, established on July 16, 2013)

MSFT short put $29/$31 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.21 credit, established on July 19, 2013)

Other Options Positions:

HL credit short put spread $3.5/$4.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 11, 2013) => Acquired HL share at cost of $4.18

Closed Position(s):

GLW credit short put spread $11/$12 Mar. 15, 2013 ($0.23 credit, established on February 7, 2013) => Closed short put $12 at $0.07 on February 20, 2013. $0.16 profit (20.78% Return on Margin, 13 days, including non-trading days). $11 put position was sold for $0.04 on February 26, 2013, adding $0.04 to the total profit.

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 21, 2013) => Closed position on April 11, 2013. $0.23 profit (13.69% Return on Margin, 21 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.55 credit, established on March 6, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.15 profit (7.69% Return on Margin, 40 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.75 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.35 profit (20% Return on Margin, 27 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on February 25, 2013) => Closed short put $52.5 put at $0.05 on April 19, 2013. $0.25 profit (11.36% return on margin, 55 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 April 20, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on March 7, 2013) => Closed short put $37.5 at $0.02 on April 19, 2013. $0.17 profit (7.36% return on margin, 42 days, including non-trading days)

AKAM credit short put spread $30/$32 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on February 13, 2013) => Closed AKAM short put $32 at $0.03 on April 25, 2013. $0.35 profit (21.60% return on margin, 72 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed ORCL short put $31 at $0.06 on May 1, 2013. $0.32 profit (19.75% return on margin, 36 days, including non-trading days)

QCOM credit short put spread $57.5/$60 May 17, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on April 25, 2013) => Closed QCOM short put spread $29/$31 at $0.06 on May 3, 2013. $0.24 profit (10.91% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.51 credit, established on February 14, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.14 on May 3, 2013. $0.37 profit (18.60% return on margin, 79 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.36 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.156 on May 3, 2013. $0.204 profit (9.53% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 May 18, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on April 1, 2013) => Closed TEVA short put spread $35/$37.5 at $0.13 on May 3, 2013. $0.19 profit (8.72% return on margin, 32 days, including non-trading days)

NOK credit short put spread $2.5/$3.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.37 credit, established on April 18, 2013) *High Reward/High Risk Position => Reduced the position by 1/3, closed at $0.23 with a profit on May 3, 2013. => Closed the remaining NOK short put spread $2.5/$3.5 at $0.08 on May 7, 2013. $0.29 profit (46% return on margin, 19 days, including non-trading days)

WFM credit put spread $80.5/$83 May 17, 2013 ($0.68 credit, established on March 13, 2013) => Closed WFM short put $83 May 17, 2013 at $0.05 on May 8, 2013. $0.63 profit (34.62% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 June 21, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on February 15, 2013) => Closed MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 at $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.21 profit (7.80% return on margin, 35 days, including non-trading days)

ZNGA credit short put spread $2.5/$3 June 21, 2013 ($0.16 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed 2/3 of the position at the cost of $0.07, with a profit of $0.09 on May 13, 2013. => Closed the remaining 1/3 of the position at the cost of $0.06, with a profit of $0.10 on May 20, 2013.

PBI credit short put spread $11/$13 June 21, 2013 ($0.375 credit, established on May 1, 2013) *Buying on Weakness => Reduced the position by 1/2, closed at $0.20 with a profit of $0.175 on May 3, 2013 => Closed the remaining 1/2 of the position at the cost of $0.10 with a profit of $0.275 on May 20, 2013

ORCL short put $30/$32 June 21, 2013 ($0.345 credit, established on May 6, 2013) => Closed ORCL credit put spread $30/$32 at the cost of $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.245 profit (14.80% return on margin, 14 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 ($0.90 credit, established on May 29, 2013) => Closed CHL credit put spread $50/$52.5 at the cost of $0.65 on May 30, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 1 day)

CHKP credit short put spread $43/$45 July 20, 2013 ($0.40 credit, established on May 9, 2013) => Closed CHKP credit put spread $43/$45 at the cost of $0.15 on June 7, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 28 days, including non-trading days)

INTC short put $21 May 17, 2013 ($0.34 credit, established on April 17, 2013) => Closed short put $21 at $0.10 on April 22, 2013. $0.24 profit => Set up a new INTC short put $22 May 17, 2013 position ($0.30 credit, established on April 22, 2013) => Closed short put $22 at $0.09 on April 29, 2013. $0.21 profit => Set up a new INTC credit short put $21/$23 May 17, 2013 position ($0.24 credit, established on April 29, 2013). => Closed INTC short put $21/$23 May 17 position at $0.06 on May 7, 2013. $0.18 profit (10.23% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days). Setup a new credit short put spread $21/$23 June 21, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on May 7, 2013) => INTC $21/$23 June 21, 2013 credit put spread expired worthless. $0.19 profit (10.50% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.3 credit, established on May 21, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.30 profit (13.63% return on margin, 58 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.95 credit, established on May 23, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.95 profit (61.29% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL short put $27/$29 July 19, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on June 24, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $0.31 profit (18.34% return on margin, 25 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 (at average credit of $0.7875: $0.47 credit, established on May 6, 2013; $0.35 credit, established on May 13, 2013; $0.40 credit, established on May 22, 2013; $1.93 credit, established on June 12, 2013). Bought back at $1.75 => Roll over to credit short put $47.5/$52.5 July 19, 2013 (for the credit for $3.37, rolled over on June 20, 2013) => Expired worthless on July 19, 2013. $3.37 profit. (206.7% return on margin)

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Optionity Daily Report 07/18/2013

Date: July 18, 2013

Daily Market Statistics(click to enlarge)

Source: Barrons

S&P 500 5-Day Daily Chart

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Source: Google Finance

Economic Calendar

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Source: Briefing

Options Market Recap

The market sentiment was driven by greed where Fear & Greed Index closed at 65, which increased from the previous day closing of 57. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.74 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 0.88, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.50. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.50.

Stocks with Unusual Volume

Below is the top 10 list obtained from AVAFIN.com for options alert with the following screening criteria:

  1. Unusual Volume
  2. 300% spike in volume
  3. In all sectors and all industries

(click to enlarge)Source: AVAFIN.COM

Market Volatility and Analysis

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For Option Equity Put/Call Ratio, the MACD (12, 26, 9) is now bearish. RSI (14) decreased and is indicating a bearish lean. RSI (14) closed at 43.40 (previous closing of 47.99). MACD is closing at -0.009. The market is expected to decline if both MACD and RSI are bullish. (click to enlarge)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

SPY opened higher and closed higher at $168.88 (+0.54%). The volume was 21.59M. On weekly basis, the MACD (12, 2, 9) is slightly bullish now. The MACD Histogram increased in the last trading day and closed at0.051. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $124.77 and its 50-day MA of $149.58. RSI (14) increased and closed at 70.42 where above 70 is considered as overbought.

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  1. Large Cap with low beta
  2. Fair/Under-valued
  3. Consistent, strong earnings
  4. Dividend distribution
  5. High liquidity, large volume
  6. Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Core-20 Stocks Update

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Existing Position(s):

Core 20 Positions:

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 (at average credit of $0.7875: $0.47 credit, established on May 6, 2013; $0.35 credit, established on May 13, 2013; $0.40 credit, established on May 22, 2013; $1.93 credit, established on June 12, 2013). Bought back at $1.75 => Roll over to credit short put $47.5/$52.5 July 19, 2013 (for the credit for $3.37, rolled over on June 20, 2013)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.3 credit, established on May 21, 2013)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 July 19, 2013 ($0.95 credit, established on May 23, 2013)

ORCL short put $27/$29 July 19, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on June 24, 2013)

GG short put $21/$23 Aug 17, 2013 ($0.27 credit, established on July 16, 2013)

Other Options Positions:

HL credit short put spread $3.5/$4.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 11, 2013) => Acquired HL share at cost of $4.18

Closed Position(s):

GLW credit short put spread $11/$12 Mar. 15, 2013 ($0.23 credit, established on February 7, 2013) => Closed short put $12 at $0.07 on February 20, 2013. $0.16 profit (20.78% Return on Margin, 13 days, including non-trading days). $11 put position was sold for $0.04 on February 26, 2013, adding $0.04 to the total profit.

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on March 21, 2013) => Closed position on April 11, 2013. $0.23 profit (13.69% Return on Margin, 21 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.55 credit, established on March 6, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.15 profit (7.69% Return on Margin, 40 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.75 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed position on April 16, 2013. $0.35 profit (20% Return on Margin, 27 days, including non-trading days).

CHL credit short put spread $50/$52.5 April 19, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on February 25, 2013) => Closed short put $52.5 put at $0.05 on April 19, 2013. $0.25 profit (11.36% return on margin, 55 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 April 20, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on March 7, 2013) => Closed short put $37.5 at $0.02 on April 19, 2013. $0.17 profit (7.36% return on margin, 42 days, including non-trading days)

AKAM credit short put spread $30/$32 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on February 13, 2013) => Closed AKAM short put $32 at $0.03 on April 25, 2013. $0.35 profit (21.60% return on margin, 72 days, including non-trading days)

ORCL credit short put spread $29/$31 May 17, 2013 ($0.38 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed ORCL short put $31 at $0.06 on May 1, 2013. $0.32 profit (19.75% return on margin, 36 days, including non-trading days)

QCOM credit short put spread $57.5/$60 May 17, 2013 ($0.30 credit, established on April 25, 2013) => Closed QCOM short put spread $29/$31 at $0.06 on May 3, 2013. $0.24 profit (10.91% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.51 credit, established on February 14, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.14 on May 3, 2013. $0.37 profit (18.60% return on margin, 79 days, including non-trading days)

NOV credit short put spread $60/$62.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.36 credit, established on March 19, 2013) => Closed NOV short put spread $60/$62.5 at $0.156 on May 3, 2013. $0.204 profit (9.53% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

TEVA credit short put spread $35/$37.5 May 18, 2013 ($0.32 credit, established on April 1, 2013) => Closed TEVA short put spread $35/$37.5 at $0.13 on May 3, 2013. $0.19 profit (8.72% return on margin, 32 days, including non-trading days)

NOK credit short put spread $2.5/$3.5 May 17, 2013 ($0.37 credit, established on April 18, 2013) *High Reward/High Risk Position => Reduced the position by 1/3, closed at $0.23 with a profit on May 3, 2013. => Closed the remaining NOK short put spread $2.5/$3.5 at $0.08 on May 7, 2013. $0.29 profit (46% return on margin, 19 days, including non-trading days)

WFM credit put spread $80.5/$83 May 17, 2013 ($0.68 credit, established on March 13, 2013) => Closed WFM short put $83 May 17, 2013 at $0.05 on May 8, 2013. $0.63 profit (34.62% return on margin, 56 days, including non-trading days)

MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 June 21, 2013 ($0.31 credit, established on February 15, 2013) => Closed MDLZ credit short put spread $22/$25 at $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.21 profit (7.80% return on margin, 35 days, including non-trading days)

ZNGA credit short put spread $2.5/$3 June 21, 2013 ($0.16 credit, established on March 25, 2013) => Closed 2/3 of the position at the cost of $0.07, with a profit of $0.09 on May 13, 2013. => Closed the remaining 1/3 of the position at the cost of $0.06, with a profit of $0.10 on May 20, 2013.

PBI credit short put spread $11/$13 June 21, 2013 ($0.375 credit, established on May 1, 2013) *Buying on Weakness => Reduced the position by 1/2, closed at $0.20 with a profit of $0.175 on May 3, 2013 => Closed the remaining 1/2 of the position at the cost of $0.10 with a profit of $0.275 on May 20, 2013

ORCL short put $30/$32 June 21, 2013 ($0.345 credit, established on May 6, 2013) => Closed ORCL credit put spread $30/$32 at the cost of $0.10 on May 20, 2013. $0.245 profit (14.80% return on margin, 14 days, including non-trading days)

CHL short put $50/$52.5 June 21, 2013 ($0.90 credit, established on May 29, 2013) => Closed CHL credit put spread $50/$52.5 at the cost of $0.65 on May 30, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 1 day)

CHKP credit short put spread $43/$45 July 20, 2013 ($0.40 credit, established on May 9, 2013) => Closed CHKP credit put spread $43/$45 at the cost of $0.15 on June 7, 2013. $0.25 profit (15.62% return on margin, 28 days, including non-trading days)

INTC short put $21 May 17, 2013 ($0.34 credit, established on April 17, 2013) => Closed short put $21 at $0.10 on April 22, 2013. $0.24 profit => Set up a new INTC short put $22 May 17, 2013 position ($0.30 credit, established on April 22, 2013) => Closed short put $22 at $0.09 on April 29, 2013. $0.21 profit => Set up a new INTC credit short put $21/$23 May 17, 2013 position ($0.24 credit, established on April 29, 2013). => Closed INTC short put $21/$23 May 17 position at $0.06 on May 7, 2013. $0.18 profit (10.23% return on margin, 8 days, including non-trading days). Setup a new credit short put spread $21/$23 June 21, 2013 ($0.19 credit, established on May 7, 2013) => INTC $21/$23 June 21, 2013 credit put spread expired worthless. $0.19 profit (10.50% return on margin, 44 days, including non-trading days)

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