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Category: executed trades


  • Nasdaq hits June lows + trade alerts on AMZN, AAPL, V

    Nasdaq hits June lows + trade alerts on AMZN, AAPL, V

    With the nasdaq back at June lows, its time to execute what I said at the end of this post – deploy some cash. There are 3 opportunities I see today: V, AMZN, AAPL, and the way I decided to play them this time is a bit unusual, especially when looking at the rest of […]

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  • Executed trades update – still (barely) green for the year

    Executed trades update – still (barely) green for the year

    Which is something other indices can’t say for themselves. Even after todays 2% rally, the nasdaq is down ~7% over the last month. After todays almost $10k of (unrealized) gains, we’re showing $2300 green for the year, so less than half a percent, but compared to the nasdaq’s YTD of -26%, not bad. I did […]

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  • Trade alert – AMZN adjustment and TSLA increase

    Trade alert – AMZN adjustment and TSLA increase

    It may be early to say but it seems to me like the selloffs are being bought, rather than earlier this year where the rips were being sold. Look at the last 2 weeks of the nasdaq: Especially this week but also last, there seems to be significant support of the recent selloffs. In addition, […]

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  • Trade alert – close AMZN call butterfly

    Trade alert – close AMZN call butterfly

    Putting out an alert that I took profits on my call butterfly position (details here): closed for 44 (opened for 24.5) so took 1950$ profits off the table. The reason I did this is that theres only 1600$ more to gain from here with AMZN above $2340, but 17 days left on the position, so […]

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  • AMZN position adjustments!!

    AMZN position adjustments!!

    So the fed spoke and the nasdaq flew up 3%. Honestly, with AMZN trading at multi-year lows, I’m actually a bit worried it will fly up from here and I won’t have the opportunity to make enough money on the way up and I will be kicking myself that I didn’t go more bullish, even […]

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  • AMZN earnings trade

    AMZN earnings trade

    With amzn trading at 2800, implied volatility at 46%, the vix at 30, and earnings this evening, it’s time to do a conservative earnings trade on them. In the past year whenever AMZN neared the 2800 line it popped back up: So a it’s possible to do a very (!) conservative ratio spread for a […]

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