The Week’s Biggest Winner & Loser
In a sea of red, Yeti (YETI) somehow became the bright spot, earning a +6.35% pop throughout the week, seemingly out of nowhere and edging out General Electric (GE) as this week’s Biggest Winner.
General Electric (GE) was nipping at its heels after reporting an excellent quarterly report suggesting the turnaround the behemoth is well under way.
AMD (AMD) reported earnings this week and gave soft guidance. While the earnings report wasn’t terrible by any stretch, this monster is up insanely huge over the past 12-18 months so the selloff was vicious, knocking it down -6.65% with AMD earning the Biggest Loser spot this week.
Target Position Size
Current Position Performance
1st Buy: 2/26/2019 @ $23.23
Current Per-Share: $7.75
1st Buy: 1/10/2019 @ $19.54
Current Per-Share: (-$37.04)*
Virgin Galactic (SPCE)
1st Buy: 10/31/2019 @ $9.87
Current Per-Share: $6.16
Tradeweb Mkts (TW)
1st Buy: 4/8/2019 @ $39.22
Current Per-Share: $35.37
General Electric (GE)
1st Buy: 12/19/2019 @ $11.08
Current Per-Share: $11.08
1st Buy: 10/30/2019 @ $29.79
Current Per-Share: $29.96
1st Buy: 5/16/2019 @ $25.72
Current Per-Share: $21.75
Gossamer Bio (GOSS)
1st Buy: 12/17/2019 @ $14.51
Current Per-Share: $14.24
Revolve Group (RVLV)
1st Buy: 6/13/2019 @ $39.06
Current Per-Share: $25.25
SPY 2/28 Put Spread
Cost: 1/27/2020 @ $3.03
Current Value: $1.93
* Indicates a position where the capital investment was sold.
Profit % for * positions = Current Gross Profit / Original Capital Investment
This Week’s Moves
Spy 2/28 Vertical Put Spread: Rolling Around
When the market sold off on Monday, I used the pop in my the value of my 2/3 vertical put spreads to roll the trade to the end of February. While it looked like the market might see a decent-sized selloff, I wasn’t completely confident it could happen before February 3, the date of expiration for my spreads.
I swapped my 2/3 325-317 put spreads for 2/28 323-317 put spreads. The reduction in my strike price from 325 to 323 returned some capital to reduce the cost of the trade while simultaneously extending the expiration date and reducing the maximum profit for the trade.
How does this math affect the entire cost of the trade?
Sell SPY 2/3 325-317 Spreads: +$2.26
Buy SPY 2/28 323-317 Spreads: -$1.75
Profit Returned / Reduction of the Trade Cost: $0.51
Cost of Spreads Before Conversion: $3.54
New Cost of each Spread: $3.03 ($3.54 – $0.51)
What are the trade’s new break-even and profit targets?
BREAK-EVEN: With the new vertical put spreads, I need the SPY to selloff to my strike price plus the cost of the trade or $319.97 (a selloff of -1.24% from the price of SPY at the time of conversion at about $324.00).
Strike Price: $323
Cost of each Put Spread: $3.03
Break-Even Price: $319.97 ($323.00 – $3.03)
PROFIT MAXIMUM: The puts I sold have a 317 strike price which means I make a profit anywhere below my break-even price of $319.97 down to $317. The maximum profit of my trade is $2.97 per spread or a gain of +98.02%.
Puts Sold: $317.00
Maximum Profit: $2.97 ($319.97 – $317.00)
Total profit possibility: $2.97 / $3.03 (cost of the trade) = 0.9802 or 98.02%
CURRENT TRADE STATUS:
SPY Close on Friday: $321.75 ($1.78 away from break-even)
Cost of each Spread : $3.03
Current Value of each Spread at Friday’s Close: $1.93
Time Remaining: 28 Days (20 Trading Days)
Yeti (YETI): Profit-Taking
In a week featuring the biggest selloff the market had seen in months, it feels strange to take profits in a position, but that’s exactly what happened when outdoor product manufacturer Yeti (YETI) popped on no news Thursday morning.
Yeti made a new all-time high of $37.54, triggering a limit sell order I had in place at its previous $37.15 high. The order sold shares I just bought at the beginning of the month on January 6 for $31.90, locking in +17.68% in gains and lowering my per-share cost -48.68% from $15.10 to $7.75.
YETI closed the week at $36.36, down -3.14% from where I sold on Thursday.
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See you next week!
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