Today was ugly if you're a long-only investor. Unless you had already gone to mostly cash and are now starting to buy into some choice picks. Even the hardened energy/oil bears are now changing their tune saying "it can't go any lower" and surprise surprise, it does.
But enough of my 2-cents worth which nobody cares about. Here's the brick for today's trades:
1st move of the day: NEW position
ZMH - A healthcare company that makes replacement hips and such.
2 contracts, JUNE expiry on a $100/95 bull put spread
$0.74 credit ($74) per contract
ROC 17% (for worthless expiry)
ROR 37% (for worthless expiry)
Max loss $426 per contract
If necessary, I'll take assignment if it's in the range at expiry.
2nd move of the day: rolling the front month of a calendar spread
rolling trade in progress. Rolled out to the next quarterly for a $1.70 credit per contract. So far, I'm still in perfect shape with the stock price being very close to my strike. If it goes up, I'll start adding a bit of risked capital. However at this point, now that I have paid for the position, my additional risk is exactly $0 because my long and short puts are the same strike.
3rd move: MDA - A Canadian Aerospace company
3 contracts, APRIL expiry on a $86/82 bull put spread
$0.60 credit per contract
Max loss $340 per contract
Again, this one I wouldn't mind owning, so I'll take assignment at expiry if it's in range.
Stay HUNGRY my friends.