following the stock market activities of Tom Denham

16 May 2014

My profit from trading May options was -0.49 percent of my ending April portfolio value. The problem was not from option trading, but from losing with 5 of 6 day trades during the period. Absent the losses from day trading, May would have been a good month.

Honestly, I am not such a bad day trader, but I was hedging option positions near the end of the month when I should have remained un-hedged.

I remain bored with posting trades, so am posting only monthly summaries at this time.

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May Option Trades

4/25/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
EWZ Apr25-38Put 4/1/2014 $0.05 4/25/2014 $0.00
AET Apr25-75Call 4/22/2014 $0.05 4/25/2014 $0.00
5/2/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
QCOR May2-65Put 4/29/2014 $0.05 5/2/2014 $0.00
5/9/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
EEM May9-34Put 4/3/2014 $0.05 5/9/2014 $0.00
QCOR May9-55Put 4/29/2014 $0.05 5/9/2014 $0.00
May-14 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
LNCO May19Put 1/7/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
MWE May35Put 1/9/2014 $0.15 5/16/2014 $0.00
HTS May10Put 1/14/2014 $0.06 5/16/2014 $0.00
ILF May32Put 4/1/2014 $0.10 5/16/2014 $0.00
ACI May3.50Put 4/3/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
GDP May10Put 4/3/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
ACTG May10Put 4/3/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
IEI May116Put 4/14/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
PRSS May5Put 4/14/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
BGC May20Put 4/16/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
EEM May35.50Put 4/21/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
AEM May32.50Call 4/22/2014 $0.09 5/13/2014 $1.13
AMCX May80Call 4/22/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
EZCH May20Put 4/22/2014 $0.10 5/16/2014 $0.00
FRAN May15Put 4/22/2014 $0.15 5/16/2014 $0.00
ARP May22.50Call 4/22/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
AAXJ May62Call 4/23/2014 $0.10 5/16/2014 $0.00
DEO May130Call 4/23/2014 $0.15 5/16/2014 $0.00
GME May31Put 4/25/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
QCOR May40Put 4/29/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
ELD May44Put 4/30/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
CHD May70Call 5/1/2014 $0.15 5/16/2014 $0.00
K May70Call 5/1/2014 $0.05 5/16/2014 $0.00
APL May28Put 5/1/2014 $0.10 5/16/2014 $0.00
DO May45Put 5/2/2014 $0.08 5/16/2014 $0.00
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May Spread Trades

May Details Date Open Price Date Close
VIX May20Call 4/1/2014 $0.63
VIX May15Call 4/1/2014 $1.49
4/24/2014
AAP May140Put 4/4/2014 $17.28
AAP May135Put 4/4/2014 $12.85
$4.43 5/16/2014
EPB Shares 4/14/2014 $32.69
EPB May30Call 4/14/2014 $2.74
$29.95 4/25/2014
USO Shares 5/1/2014 $36.17
USO May2-36Call 5/1/2014 $0.27
$35.90 5/2/2014
USO Shares 5/5/2014 $36.21
USO May9-36Call 5/5/2014 $0.41
$35.80 5/9/2014
SPY May184Put 4/17/2014 $1.70
SPY May182Put 4/17/2014 $1.22
SPY May179Put 4/17/2014 $0.74
5/16/2014
IWM May110Put 4/17/2014 $1.38
IWM May108Put 4/17/2014 $0.93
IWM May105Put 4/17/2014 $0.50
5/16/2014
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17 April 2014

My gains from trading April options, shares, and collecting dividends were 0.81 percent of March’s ending portfolio value. The stock market marched up and down most of the period and I made little effort to participate.

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April Option Trades

3/28/20014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
USO Mar28-32.50Put 3/12/2014 $0.05 3/28/2014 $0.00
4/4/20014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
EWZ Apr4-36Put 3/20/2014 $0.05 4/4/2014 $0.00
FXE Apr4-137.50Call 4/1/2014 $0.08 4/4/2014 $0.00
GLD Apr4-126.50Call 4/3/2014 $0.05 4/4/2014 $0.00
4/11/20014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
CLF Apr11-17.50Put 4/1/2014 $0.07 4/11/2014 $0.00
EWZ Apr11-44Put 4/1/2014 $0.05 4/11/2014 $0.00
PFE Apr11-29.50Put 4/3/2014 $0.05 4/11/2014 $0.00
4/17/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
BBVA Apr5Put 10/24/2013 $0.06 4/17/2014 $0.00
EXC Apr21Put 12/24/2013 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
CELG Apr80Put 1/3/2014 $0.10 4/17/2014 $0.00
DBA Apr23Put 1/14/2014 $0.10 4/17/2014 $0.00
PPL Apr23Put 1/16/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
NSM Apr22.50Put 3/14/2014 $0.10 4/17/2014 $0.00
LEMB Apr46Put 3/18/2014 $0.15 4/17/2014 $0.00
GLP Apr22.50Put 3/18/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
PG Apr65Put 3/20/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
ETP Apr47.50Put 3/20/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
MUB Apr104Put 3/26/2014 $0.06 4/17/2014 $0.00
EMB Apr102Put 3/31/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
EEM Apr36Put 3/31/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
DRI Apr46Put 4/1/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
CLF Apr16Put 4/3/2014 $0.04 4/17/2014 $0.00
BZH Apr18Put 4/3/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
SODA Apr30Put 4/4/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
BGS Apr30Put 4/14/2014 $0.10 4/17/2014 $0.00
KO Apr37.50Put 4/14/2014 $0.06 4/17/2014 $0.00
REXX Apr17.50Put 4/14/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
WPX Apr17.50Put 4/14/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
EPB Apr30Put 4/14/2014 $0.05 4/17/2014 $0.00
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April Spread Trades

Apr Details Date Open Price Date Close
SPY Mar28-181Put 3/10/2014 $0.63
SPY Mar28-179Put 3/10/2014 $0.43
SPY Mar28-176Put 3/10/2014 $0.26 3/28/2014
SPY Apr4-184Put 3/31/2014 $0.39
SPY Apr4-183Put 3/31/2014 $0.26
SPY Apr4-182Put 3/31/2014 $0.18 4/4/2014
SPY Apr17-185Put 3/21/2014 $1.57
SPY Apr17-183Put 3/21/2014 $1.13
SPY Apr17-180Put 3/21/2014 $0.72 4/14/2014
ILF Apr17-31Call 3/24/2014 $3.80
ILF Apr17-32Call 3/24/2014 $2.85 4/8/2014
$0.95
SPY Apr17-185Put 4/16/2014 $0.59
SPY Apr17-183Put 4/16/2014 $0.15
SPY Apr17-180Put 4/16/2014 $0.04 4/17/2014
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