After a quiet year Markets collapsed on Monday. Black Monday, Things could have been worst, but disaster came to reality, and all Index across the world plunged.
SPX made a low on 1868.1 just 18 points away my 1840/50 Sep15 Put Spread. Same situation at Russell 2000. VIX touched 53.3!
We knew there were some trouble ahead but not that panic blowing out most of achievements.
At the end of the week things got a bit better with SPX closing up +0.91% and RUT +0.72%.
I had to make some adjustments, but with the panic and some IT issues I did not act according to plan. Does anyone know how to see Deltas on IB phone app?
I could not log in till an hour after marketet opened on NY, That was goog as they recovered a bit I tried to close the positions showing over 30 Delta. I could not opened new ones, first because I did not have enough funds and second due to the trades
I open the week before, terrible mistake, and also because I was a bit in panic with that high volatility. I did the mistake of opening three positions the week earlier when things started to get nasty and that kept me away from opening and exposing myself further.
So SPX Sep15 1840/50 opened at 0.45 was closed at 2.5 making a loss to the portfolio of -3.098%.
Then RUT Sep15 1040/50 opened at 0.60 was closed at 1.944 with a 2.031 loss.
And finally RUT Oct15 1050/60 opened at 0.85 closed at 2.08 with -1.908% loss.
Two days later I opened SPX Sep15 1745/55 at 0.55 trying to make some alpha to mitigate the losses.
Now Bellini portfolio is only 3.246% up for the year, and SPX is down -3.408%
This is how it looks outstanding positions right now
With still 4 cycles to end the year everything could happen, to gain back the losses or to get things worst. Lets try first not to blow up the account.
VIX went completely mad, I like volatility to open PS but not that high. A 53 on VIX was a real crash.
Russell 2000 broke all my targets and fell sharply. Now has moved up and is now 50% retracement on the Fib move down, where sellers will try to move the index down.
SP500 shows similar picture, finding now resistance where some sellers will come out. Although oscillators are finally showing oversold conditions I am being a bit coutios about an V formation, and think we could have more trouble down following weeks. Hope I’m wrong and lets see some low volatility this week.
Plan for the week not to open any Bull trade and defend according to 2 weeks ago plan if things get nasty