LESSON: I followed a stock closely; made a trade then repeated a winning trade using similar metrics (distance from price to strike; time periods, etc.) twice. Also important to note that Price encroached at my 185 short call strike but my conviction had not changed so I stuck with it. If I had bigger gonads I could have added to my position but I didn't want to press my luck.
*** For my efforts, I collected a total of 3,108.02
NOTE: I will not be playing the earnings on this one. If I can confirm earnings date being 5/23ish then I will place a similar May trade next week.
*** 3/7: I closed a sure winner (the 2/9 trade below) and reopened the same position for April.
I again sold a credit call spread April 185/190.
Price was 171.65
I did this 12x and collected $886.6
*** 2/9: I shorted the stock after HUGE earnings pop (I waited few days though before putting it on)
Credit call spread 185/190 for .78
I did this 11times and collected $842.42
*** 12/5: I sold RL Jan iron condor for $1.4 credit.
I did this 10times and collected $1,379.00.
Stock Price was $149.92; strikes were 130/25 - 165/170
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Conviction is very important BUT more important that we don't blur the line between conviction and hardheadedness. How can I tell the difference? If I've never admitted I was wrong then It's likely to be hardheadedness ;-)
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