Live: Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

3:40 p.m. New York time

That’s a wrap for the week. The next options holding to expire is AMD, on Oct. 5. It stands at 28% of maximum potential profit.

I’ll post my discussion of economic reporting, The Week Ahead, on Saturday.

11:05 a.m. New York time

I’ve updated AAPL with results.

10:25 a.m. New York time

Well, that was fast. AAPL dropped below my $219.15 trigger, and I have exited for $3.92 per share, a very slight loss. I shall update the analysis with results shortly.

10:20 a.m. New York time

My options on AAPL expire on Friday a week from today. The position is slightly profitable. Very near term support is at $219.15. If the price falls below that level, then I exit immediately. If it stays above, then I shall exit on Monday.

Here is where my options positions stand this morning:

sym option debit share price curr % max profit net profit/share $ option days left
AAPL 3.66 219.75 5.9 0.23 7
AMD 0.81 31.74 17.3 0.17 14
EWZ 0.79 33.39 8.1 0.07 56
GNRC 0.90 58.12 25.6 0.31 28
MU 1.10 44.47 (8.9) (0.09) 28
SPY 4.05 293.02 (31.9) (0.98) 56

And my shares positions:

sym share price net result % net profit $ days held
AAPL 219.75 -1.9% (4.21) 7
CHK 4.45 11.3% 0.45 7
FXI 43.40 5.3% 2.19 7
SPXU 31.61 -22.1% (8.95) 129
VNQI 57.56 1.3% 0.75 8

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Sept. 21, 2018

Tim Bovee, Private Trader tracks the analysis and trades of a private trader for his own accounts. Nothing in this blog constitutes a recommendation to buy or sell stocks, options or any other financial instrument. The only purpose of this blog is to provide education and entertainment.

No trader is ever 100 percent successful in his or her trades. Trading in the stock and option markets is risky and uncertain. Each trader must make trading decisions for his or her own account, and take responsibility for the consequences.


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