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Trade 123 Week Ending 15March

Trade 123 Week Ending 15March

That Was The Week We noted that Brexit hysteria was conspicuous by its absence. In fact the market was positively serene. So, 5 consecutive up days, up 1.74% and on the week the £sterling is up 2.16%. Don’t worry, be happy. Thus, bewildered does not even come close to the Brexit sentiment, and this trader is sidelined […]

Trade113 Week Ending 04Jan2019

Trade113 Week Ending 04Jan2019

Up 3% on the week- nobody saw that coming, but we don’t mind.Vol dropping massively,as you’d expect. Did I take advantage at 45DTE on Wednesday? Not saying-ok, I missed out! Grrrrrrr New Year, Same Old Crazy Here we are in 2019, and we are sure all our readers are not only solvent, but profitable. So […]

Trade110 Week ending 14December2018

Trade110 Week ending 14December2018

Up For The Week- Didn’t Feel Like It Despite a rock solid time tested number of strategies and managed risk, I still get bouts of ‘uncomfortable concern’. I have to remind myself how many times I’ve been in trades and made  ££££££££, when things looked ugly. February and September this year were big drops, but […]

Trade 107 Week Ending 23 November

Trade 107 Week Ending 23 November

Big Ups After Big Downs, Then Up….and Down I was surprised by the down move on Tuesday- matched by Wednesday’s bonkers rise. GBPUSD has been up and down, quite predictably. Dismally missing out this week, failing to add to my positions. I took in a credit of 24 last week and for more of the […]

Trade 105 Week Ending 09 November, Politics and Markets

Trade 105 Week Ending 09 November, Politics and Markets

Up Down, More of The Same Barely a move, yet Tuesday being 45 days to expiry (DTE) would have served me perfectly with my December put strategies.  I didn’t of course take the trade. Because,(scaredy cat me) in the last couple of months there was one entry I happily missed. FTSE dropped hugely. Would I […]

Trade 104 Week Ending 02 Novembrrrrrr

Trade 104 Week Ending 02 Novembrrrrrr

Volatility Peaked Then Dipped, on Big Rises and Falls   That Was The Week In a week FTSE has risen 2.2% from 6939.56 to 7094.12. We note trade volumes much greater on the down days. Volatility remains heightened. Non farm payrolls were ok giving the FED licence to raise interest rates. Wages-the key ingredient in […]

Trade97 Week Ending 14 September

Trade97 Week Ending 14 September

That Was The Week A bit of a nothing but it didn’t feel like it as the FTSE dropped beneath the waves with a low of 7220. I have several positions running into this expiry,and confess to failing to take the 45DTE (Oct expiry trade) That came into view on 7th Sept. Of course this […]

Trade 95 Week Ending 31 August

Trade 95 Week Ending 31 August

Some Graphics To Pore Over, and a Great Exit for Trade 94 As we ALL know- don’t we, volatility rises when the market falls. It can rise when the market rises but it is a measure of the cost of risk. For premium sellers it is a thing of beauty, for those already short premium, […]

Naked -Not So Much Fun- Trade 72 Special

Naked -Not So Much Fun- Trade 72 Special

 This Was The Trade: SELL the 7150 call  @19.5 (230 OTM) and SELL the 6300 put @20 (620 points OTM). Credit 39.5. Risk at 7190 and 6260 FTSE was 6920 on March 23rd- now it is 7264. OUCH! FTSE has risen  5% since 23rd March. Why? Too much money chasing a home? Or this:       […]