Live: Thursday, March 12, 2020

3:30 p.m. New York time

I’ve updated the analysis of SPY lot 5 with results.

3:20 p.m. New York time

I’ve exited ny short bear call options spread on SPY, called lot 5 — to distinguish from the many other SPY options positions I’m doing. Results shortly.

10:55 p.m. New York time

I’ve posted two analyses of short bear call spread options positions I entered this morning, SPY lot 6 and SPY lot 7.

10:15 a.m. New York time

The S&P 500 opened below its March 9 low, eliminating the risk that, using Elliott wave terminology, the reversal that ensured was the beginning of a Minor-wave 4 upside correction. I’m counting the continuing downward move as a continuation of the Minor wave 3 impulse wave.

I have entered new short bear call options spread positions on the exchange-traded fund SPY, which tracks the S&P 500, and have also re-entered SDS, an inverse ETF that goes up, double, when SPY goes down, and vice versa.

I’ll post analysis of the two options positions shortly.

As for the stocks, I entered SDS for a debit of $36.55 per share.

My trading was blocked for 15 minutes because the market hit a circuit breaker — again. So the options position in one account (SPY lot 6) was pre-circuit breaker, and in another account (lot 7) was post-circuit breaker. Same entry credit but different strike prices.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, March 12, 2020


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