Thursday, May.18, 2023 – Trading Options – Daily Journal


9:30am-10:00am: Scalped AAPL Calls right at 9:30am for quick gains but when momentum stalled scalped QQQ shorts that got stopped and META shorts with PUT scalped for +50% gains

9:30AM – AAPL May 19 $172.5 Calls from 1.15 to 1.45 for 260$ PnL*
9:35AM – QQQ May 18 $332 Puts from 0.7 to 0.6 for -157$ PnL*
9:48AM – META May 19 $242.5 Puts from 1.35 to 2 for 447$ PnL*
9:57AM – QQQ May 18 $333 Puts from 1 to 0.75 for -262$ PnL*


10:00-11:00am: Scalped some SPY Calls for +150% gains, TSLA Calls for +50% gains and AMZN short for +40% gains. Lost some money fading GOOGL (what a BEAST) and QQQ also lost some money trying to fade the BEAST… but patience… will get my money back with patience.

10:01AM – AMZN May 19 $117 Puts from 0.75 to 0.62 for -185$ PnL*
10:09AM – SPY May 18 $416 Calls from 0.7 to 1.75 for 1454$ PnL*
10:10AM – TSLA May 19 $177.5 Calls from 0.65 to 1 for 507$ PnL*
10:37AM – GOOGL May 19 $122 Puts from 0.8 to 0.7 for -146$ PnL*
10:38AM – AMZN May 19 $118 Puts from 0.85 to 1.2 for 406$ PnL*
10:38AM – QQQ May 18 $335 Puts from 1.05 to 1.2 for 138$ PnL*
10:56AM – QQQ May 18 $335 Puts from 0.95 to 0.75 for -234$ PnL*


11:00am – 13pm: Scalped SPY PUTs for +40% and then before 12pm saw an opportunity to re-short QQQ and got heavy PUTs for +110% gains (got my money back and way more from earlier QQQ losses). Also scalped AMD short for nice +50% gains and done.

11:03AM – TSLA May 19 $180 Calls from 0.42 to 0.45 for 44$ PnL*
11:19AM – SPY May 18 $418 Puts from 1 to 1.4 for 388$ PnL*
11:31AM – TSLA May 19 $170 Puts from 0.45 to 0.42 for -93$ PnL*
11:46AM – SPY May 18 $418 Calls from 0.5 to 0.72 for 416$ PnL*
11:57AM – QQQ May 18 $336 Puts from 0.75 to 1.59 for 1077$ PnL*
11:58AM – AMD May 19 $107 Puts from 1.05 to 1.6 for 538$ PnL*


End of Day PnL = +4,598$ gains


End of Day emotions:  Overall, I’m very happy with today trading as got nice cash flow from AAPL longs and SPY Calls +150% was great. The only mistake was trying to fade QQQ a bit too soon, but kept my risk management in place, so my stops hit and move on. I kept loyal to my trading plan and risk management. With patience and never giving up, was able to re-short again QQQ for bit +110% gains trade that got my money back and more. So I’m very happy with my risk management and trading plan. Need to keep my focus and repeat the process over and over again!



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