It's been another epic week for me personally which was fuelled by multiple fortunate earnings plays and the major drop in the overall market volatility.
What puzzles me is that the volatility has been falling for about 3 weeks despite the obvious troubles in the US and global economies.
VIX Daily Chart
In fact, the SKEW, which measures the risk of outlier moves, is at all-time-high, which means that the market is very much comfortable with the way the global economy is going and the players don't see any major shake-up in the near-term.
That's good news for most traders.
I continue being more bearish and feeling more comfortable selling calls then puts, however as an options trader, I take whatever the market gives me.
I rolled two of my forever-hold index positions (SPY, IWM) to December and both positions are looking great. I was able to widen my strikes substantially for a bit of debit but because I have plenty of premium in those trades it did not matter.
So what's my trade for today?
#LVS (#LasVegasSands) Dec $46 call. I have traded LVS numerous times over the past 3 weeks and was able to earn decent profits on each of the trades. The stock jumped today over 6% so selling a call provided great premium.
LVS Daily Chart
Trade Type: Short Call
Expiry: 16 Dec
IV Rank: 49
Cap Req: $407
Annualised Prof at Expiry: 218%
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