Portions of my HES and TSLA positions were assigned. I got rid of the short shares that had been placed in my account and closed out the remaining call options entirely.
HES was a bear call spread, so it was closed entirely. TSLA was an iron condor, so losing the calls left a bull put vertical spread set to expire valueless for maximum profit.
I exited the EMR bear call spread entirely for a loss.
I exited the calls in my DOW and PG positions, leaving zombie bull put spreads of no value for profitable expirations.
I entered no new positions today. My one prospect, an earnings play on ORCL, never reached implied volatility high enough to support a trade.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, March 15, 2016
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