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Spicer's Trades

  1. Dealing With Trading Loses

    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For April 2018

    April 2018 was a losing month for my SPY Put Credit Spread trading strategy. While these months are never fun they serve as an opportunity to remember to be humble in this trading strategy.

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For March 2018

    Here we explore the put credit spread trades I placed on the SPY durning the month of March 2018. This is my primary trading strategy for monthly income. By trading put credit spreads on the SPY I am typically in a trade for 23 days but no more than 45 days.

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  3. Profit Loss Volatility In The Options Market

    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For February 2018

    Volatility is back! Seems the day of the market just creeping up every day are over. In February 2018 the market tanked creating tons of new opportunities for entering Put Credit Spread trades. Sadly, we took some losses but in this post I explain that is not a bad thing. 

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For January 2018 (or lack there of)

    In January 2018 the markets where pretty stable -- Well stable in the eyes of an options volatility trader. It was not until the end of January when the market made a turn and volatility came back into the market. I opened a few trades in January 2018 but none closed.

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For December 2017

    Options traders in December were laughing like this kid all the way to the bank! Well maybe not really. No retirement plans just yet. After a bit of a dry spell I closed 2 put credit spread trades. This month is a good example of why you never second guess your strategy. You will notice I put on 2 spreads a day apart with nearly the same strikes prices and the same expiration.

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For November 2017

    If you are an options volatility trader November was a boring month. I opened 2 put credit spread trades in November -- none closed. We will look at these closing trades in December.

    We are in sit and wait mode. Just like this dog......

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For October 2017 (or lack there of)

    If your an options volatility trader this is how you felt in the month of October. I was unable to open any put credit spread trades in October. Bottomline......volatility was super low! I think the market is just sort of flat waiting for tax reform. 

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For September 2017

    Once again it is time for our monthly summary of trades I closed. Below are the put credit spread trades I closed in September 2017. My birthday month!! Compared to August a number of put credit spreads closed this month. Volatility continues to be very low. When volatility is low we have less opportunities to place trades. Click to take a look at the trades.

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  9. Put Credit Spread Trades On SPY For August 2017

    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For August 2017

    If your a follower of this blog or a follower of my trades you might have noticed I stopped posting trades. That is all about to change starting with this post. I am once again committed to posting the trades I place monthly. The reason for the absence in trade posting is we have been crazy busy preparing for the launch of our new trading platform -- Just not enough hours in the day :(.

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    September 2015 Trades

    September was a tough month. The market took a major pull back. I lost a fair amount of money. I think if the next 3 months are good I should be able to recoup the losses. Some of the trades were rolled trades (the ones with high credits).

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    August 2015 Trades

    Here we explore the put credit spread trades I placed on the SPY durning the month of August 2015. This is my primary trading strategy for monthly income. By trading put credit spreads on the SPY I am typically in a trade for 23 days but no more than 45 days.

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    July 2015 Trades

    Here we explore the put credit spread trades I placed on the SPY durning the month of July 2015. This is my primary trading strategy for monthly income. By trading put credit spreads on the SPY I am typically in a trade for 23 days but no more than 45 days.

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    June 2015 Trades

    Here we explore the put credit spread trades I placed on the SPY durning the month of June 2015. This is my primary trading strategy for monthly income. By trading put credit spreads on the SPY I am typically in a trade for 23 days but no more than 45 days.

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    May 2015 Trades

    Here we explore the put credit spread trades I placed on the SPY durning the month of May 2015. This is my primary trading strategy for monthly income. By trading put credit spreads on the SPY I am typically in a trade for 23 days but no more than 45 days.

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    April 2015 Trades

    Here we explore the put credit spread trades I placed on the SPY durning the month of April 2015. This is my primary trading strategy for monthly income. By trading put credit spreads on the SPY I am typically in a trade for 23 days but no more than 45 days.

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