following the stock market activities of Tom Denham

19 December 2014

I just realized that I am not reporting results accurately because I am not including the activity of calendar trades. The problem with calendar trades is that you can postpone results indefinitely. You can know when things are going well, but expressing a meaningful profit/loss number is not something that can be done every week or even every month.

Side note: I hope my accountant is prepared for this.

Excluding calendar trades, my losses from trading December options were 2.78 percent of November portfolio value.

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December Option Trades

11/28/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
SLV Nov28-16Call 11/21/2014 $0.14 11/28/2014 $0.00
USO Nov28-27Put 11/21/2014 $0.06 11/28/2014 $0.83
TLT Nov28-120.50Call 11/24/2014 $0.15 11/28/2014 $1.37
GLD Nov28-120Call 11/24/2014 $0.05 11/28/2014 $0.00
GLD Nov28-110Put 11/24/2014 $0.05 11/28/2014 $0.00
EWZ Nov28-40Put 11/24/2014 $0.06 11/28/2014 $0.00
CCJ Nov28-19Call 11/25/2014 $0.26 11/25/2014 $0.00
USO Nov28-26.50Put 11/26/2014 $0.06 11/28/2014 $0.36
TLT Nov28-122.50Call 11/28/2014 $0.10 11/28/2014 $0.00
12/5/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
USO Dec5-27Put 11/28/2014 $0.99 12/5/2014 $1.69
USO Dec5-26.50Put 11/28/2014 $0.66 12/5/2014 $1.21
TLT Dec5-124Call 12/1/2014 $0.32 12/5/2014 $0.00
TLT Dec5-121Call 12/2/2014 $0.43 12/5/2014 $0.64
12/12/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
CCJ Dec12-20Call 12/1/2014 $0.10 12/12/2014 $0.00
Dec-14 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
IPI Dec11Put 6/11/2014 $0.10 12/19/2014 $0.00
VIP Dec6Put 7/17/2014 $0.10 12/19/2014 $0.00
NYRT Dec10Put 11/19/2014 $0.10 12/19/2014 $0.00
WWW Dec22.50Put 11/20/2014 $0.05 12/19/2014 $0.00
RESI Dec20Call 11/20/2014 $0.77 12/17/2014 $0.00
JJC Dec34Put 11/24/2014 $0.10 12/19/2014 $0.00
VIP Dec6Put 11/24/2014 $0.20 12/19/2014 $0.00
RESI Dec20Call 11/25/2014 $0.82 12/17/2014 $0.00
CVE Dec22.50Call 11/25/2014 $2.41 12/19/2014 $0.00
COV Dec75Put 11/26/2014 $0.05 12/19/2014 $0.00
VIP Dec5Call 12/1/2014 $0.15 12/19/2014 $0.00
CVE Dec22.50Call 12/3/2014 $1.14 12/19/2014 $0.00
USO Dec26.50Put 12/4/2014 $1.41 12/15/2014 $5.10
USO Dec26.50Put 12/4/2014 $1.43 1/12/1900 $5.10
TLT Dec129Call 12/15/2014 $0.21 12/19/2014 $0.00
TLT Dec128Call 12/16/2014 $0.18 12/19/2014 $0.00
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December Spread Trades

Dec Details Date Open Price Date Close
TLT Nov28-120Call 11/25/2014 $1.24
TLT Nov28-120.50Call 11/25/2014 $0.82
TLT Nov28-120.50Call 11/28/2014 $1.85
TLT Nov28-122Call 11/26/2014 $0.22
$0.43 11/28/2014
TLT Nov28-120Call 11/25/2014 $1.24
TLT Nov28-120.50Call 11/25/2014 $0.82
TLT Nov28-120.50Call 11/26/2014 $1.37
TLT Nov28-121Call 11/25/2014 $0.21
TLT Nov28-121Call 11/28/2014 $1.35
TLT Nov28-122Call 11/26/2014 $0.22
11/28/2014
TLT Nov28-118Call 11/28/2014 $4.45
TLT Nov28-122.50Call 11/28/2014 $0.10
$4.35 11/28/2014
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21 November 2014

My losses from trading in November were 3.77 percent of October portfolio value. The speed with which stocks sold off and then recovered hurt me as I adjusted bearish 1 x 2 positions.

I am also trading calendar spreads and shares, calls, and puts directly, but that is more complicated to report, so I am leaving the details in my records.

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November Option Trades

10/24/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
SPY Oct240186Put 10/13/2014 $1.77 10/24/2014 $0.00
USO Oct24-28.50Put 10/16/2014 $0.08 10/24/2014 $0.00
USO Oct24-28.50Put 10/17/2014 $0.05 10/24/2014 $0.00
GLD Oct24-110Put 10/17/2014 $0.05 10/24/2014 $0.00
GLD Oct24-110.50Put 10/17/2014 $0.05 10/24/2014 $0.00
GLD Oct24-124.50Call 10/17/2014 $0.05 10/24/2014 $0.00
SPY Oct24-178Put 10/20/2014 $0.21 10/24/2014 $0.00
SPY Oct24-191.50Put 10/21/2014 $1.20 10/24/2014 $0.00
SPY Oct24-182.50Put 10/21/2014 $0.07 10/24/2014 $0.00
TLT Oct24-120Call 10/24/2014 $0.04 10/24/2014 $0.00
10/31/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
GLD Oct31-110Put 10/22/2014 $0.05 10/31/2014 $0.00
USO Oct31-28.50Put 10/24/2014 $0.06 10/31/2014 $0.00
TLT Oct31-120Call 10/24/2014 $0.81 10/31/2014 $0.00
IBM Oct31-145Put 10/24/2014 $0.05 10/31/2014 $0.00
SPY Oct31-184Put 10/24/2014 $0.06 10/31/2014 $0.00
11/7/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
GLD Nov7-125Call 10/27/2014 $0.06 11/7/2014 $0.00
TLT Nov7-120Call 10/31/2014 $0.43 11/7/2014 $0.29
TLT Nov7-118.50Call 11/3/2014 $0.76 11/7/2014 $0.72
SLV Nov7-16Call 11/4/2014 $0.03 11/7/2014 $0.00
USO Nov7-28.50Put 11/5/2014 $0.05 11/7/2014 $0.00
11/14/2014 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
USO Nov14-25.50Put 10/24/2014 $0.05 11/14/2014 $0.00
TLT Nov14-118.50Call 11/7/2014 $1.02 11/14/2014 $1.02
GLD Nov14-117Call 11/10/2014 $0.03 11/14/2014 $0.00
Nov-14 Details Sale Date Sale Price Close Date Close Price
NYRT Nov10Put 10/20/2014 $0.10 11/21/2014 $0.00
VIP Nov6Put 10/30/2014 $0.10 11/21/2014 $0.00
COV Nov70Put 11/4/2014 $0.10 11/21/2014 $0.00
RESI Nov17.50Put 11/5/2014 $0.05 11/21/2014 $0.00
JJC Nov35Put 11/6/2014 $0.15 11/21/2014 $0.00
JJC Nov35Put 11/11/2014 $0.15 11/21/2014 $0.00
CVE Nov22.50Put 11/13/2014 $0.05 11/21/2014 $0.00
TLT Nov21-118.50Call 11/14/2014 $1.30 11/18/2014 $1.17
TLT Nov21-120Call 11/18/2014 $0.32 11/21/2014 $0.10
GLD Nov21-108.50Put 11/18/2014 $0.05 11/21/2014 $0.00
GLD Nov21-120Call 11/18/2014 $0.05 11/21/2014 $0.00
USO Nov21-27Put 11/18/2014 $0.05 11/21/2014 $0.00
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November Spread Trades

Nov Details Date Open Price Date Close
SPY Oct24-194Put 10/1/2014 $2.62 10/13/2014
SPY Sep19-196Put 9/18/2014 $0.04
SPY Oct17-193Put 9/18/2014 $0.66 10/8/2014
SPY Oct17-190Put 9/18/2014 $0.45 10/15/2014
SPY Oct17-186Put 10/15/2014 $2.04
10/17/2014
SPY Oct24-195Put 9/18/2014 $1.10 10/13/2014
SPY Sep19-194.50Put 9/18/2014 $0.03
SPY Oct24-192Put 9/18/2014 $0.74 10/14/2014
SPY Oct24-189Put 9/18/2014 $0.51 10/13/2014
SPY Oct17-186Put 10/14/2014 $1.23
10/24/2014
SPY Oct31-192Call 10/24/2014 $4.60
SPY Oct31-196Call 10/24/2014 $1.58
SPY Oct31-196Call 10/30/2014 $3.26
SPY Oct31-198Call 10/30/2014 $1.36
11/21/2014
YUM Nov14-73.50Call 11/13/2014 $1.72
YUM Nov14-74Call 11/13/2014 $1.27
$0.45 11/14/2014
NEWM Nov12.50Call 10/10/2014 $3.97
NEWM Nov15Call 10/10/2014 $1.57
$2.40 11/6/2014
NEWM Nov12.50Call 10/17/2014 $4.25
NEWM Nov15Call 10/17/2014 $1.80
$2.45 11/6/2014
NEWM Nov12.50Call 10/17/2014 $4.25
NEWM Nov15Call 10/17/2014 $1.80
NEWM Nov15Call 11/7/2014 $3.40
NEWM Nov17.50Call 11/7/2014 $1.00
11/21/2014
CORN Nov23Call 10/24/2014 $2.24
CORN Nov24Call 10/24/2014 $1.39
$0.85 11/21/2014
NEWM Nov12.50Call 10/30/2014 $5.44
NEWM Nov17.50Call 10/30/2014 $0.54
$4.90 11/21/2014
NEWM Nov15Call 11/7/2014 $3.55
NEWM Nov17.50Call 11/7/2014 $1.10
$2.45 11/21/2014
JJC Nov35Call 11/11/2014 $1.80
JJC Nov36Call 11/11/2014 $0.95
$0.85 11/21/2014
NEWM Nov15Call 11/20/2014 $3.30
NEWM Nov17.50Call 11/20/2014 $0.85
$2.45 11/21/2014
CCJ Nov18.50Call 11/20/2014 $0.80
CCJ Nov19Call 11/20/2014 $0.35
$0.45 11/21/2014
BA Nov130Call 11/20/2014 $1.80
BA Nov131Call 11/20/2014 $0.90
$0.90 11/21/2014
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