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Onto the trade!
With SPDR S&P 500 (Ticker: SPY) trading down to $442 and closing so ugly on Friday ($.38 off the low), I believe SPY will trade down to $436 by Friday, Sept. 24.
I am sticking with my original prediction …
I’m looking at puts in the Sept. 24 expiration cycle. Why pay more for more time? I think this market will be lower next week.
Looking at the SPY Sept. 24 puts:
- If SPY opens and trades lower on Monday, I will be buying the Sept. 24 441-strike puts with an implied volatility of 15.38 and selling the Sept. 24 436-strike puts with an implied vol of 17.50.
- I will pay up to $1.50 for this five point put spread with five days to go.
- I will take my loss if the spread trades down to $1 and begin profit taking at $2.50 and higher.
- I sure hope you were quicker than I was on those Twitter (Ticker: TWTR) puts I recommended on Monday, Sept. 13. Holy cow! I was not able to nab them (but it was definitely possible) before TWTR proceeded to trade down three bucks in the first forty minutes of trading. The Sept. 17 61-strike puts traded over $2.80! Nice win if you were able to get in.
- JPM Morgan (Ticker: JPM), on the other hand, traded higher on Monday, so no trade executed there.
- In Alcoa (Ticker: AA), yes, I held on way too long and rode them to zero. Not very smart, but I did think AA would participate in the overall market trading lower. It didn’t. Instead AA gapped up $1.70 on Wednesday and proceeded to trade $2.00 higher rendering my puts worthless. On to the next trade …
Thanks for Reading … See You Next Tuesday!