Category Archives: Indices

VIX – Bull Call Spread


VIX is at the lower of it’s range as has been then case for a while.  Looking for a pop in volatility as we approach earnings season.  Taking a bullish position via  call vertical. BUY +10 VERTICAL VIX 100 AUG4 14 12/13 … Continue reading

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Short Strangle – E-mini Nasdaq 100 Index Futures


SELL -1 STRANGLE /NQM4 1/20 JUN 14 /NQM4 3770/3300 CALL/PUT @28.75 LMT Days to exp. = 46 POP =~ 74.8% Max. profit = $575(exc. commissions) Buying power effect = $1,719 ROC = 480/991 =~ 33.4%

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S&P 500 – Broad Market Perspective


The market has proven all doubters wrong repeatedly and conceivably could continue to beat up any bear out there, if the recent or not so recent trend is to serve as a precedent.  Having said that, there is merit to … Continue reading

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VIX Bull Call Spread


The broader market continues to rise and burn traders looking to short it.  The SPX closed at it’s all time highs. However, at some point in time there will be a pull back.  One way to play this is by … Continue reading

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SPX Directional Butterfly


Click here to view a chart of the underlying, overall position, P&L graph and Greeks. SPX closed around 1582.  Expecting a pull back in the market.   Price making a reversal candle around the median line of the APF.  We also see decreasing momentum … Continue reading

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SPX Iron Condor


Click here to view a chart of the underlying, overall position, P&L graph and Greeks. The general market has been in an up trend since mid-November.   We have broken into all time high territory.  Looking at the chart, we … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Potential Bullish Gartley


Click here to view the chart. – The S&P 500 index might be close to completing a bullish Gartley on the daily time frame. – The PRZ confluences with a demand zone as well as the 100 SMA. Would be … Continue reading

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FXI – Directional Calendar


Click here to view the PL diagram, Greeks & price chart. – FXI (IShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund)is at it’s 200 SMA.   also, hitting an area of resistance.  The last daily candle shows indecision after a strong move up. … Continue reading

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Dollar Index Approaching Demand Zone (Support)


Click here to view chart. Look to go long around those levels.

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QQQ – Weekly Butterfly


Click here to view PL graph/chart. Long 10 QQQ Jul-Week4 64 PUTS Short 20 QQQ Jul-Week4 63 PUTS Long 10 QQQ Jul-Week4 62 PUTS Net debit 0.14c Low probability, but good risk/reward if you are right on the direction.  Would need … Continue reading

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