Trade Alert – (SPY) August 16, 2012

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Trade Alert – (SPY)

Buy to cover the short position in the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) October, 2012 $132 Puts at $1.20 or best

Closing Trade

8-16-2012

expiration date: 10-19-2012

Portfolio weighting: 5%

($5,000/100/$1.20) = 11 Contracts

I think the market is getting very over extended here and long overdue for a substantial pullback. So I am going to take profits on my short position in the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) October, 2012 $132 puts at $1.20 or best.

This converts my October, 2012 (SPY) $138-$132 put spread into an outright $138 put only, thus giving me more desired downside exposure in risk assets. I may reestablish the short leg of the spread on a 3 to 5 points sell off in the (SPY).

The profit on this trade is $1.60 – $1.20 = $0.40. That works out to: (11 X 100 X $0.40) = $440, or 0.44% profit for the notional $100,000 portfolio.

I am proud to point out that this is the 11th consecutive profitable closing position for the Trade Alert Service. Every closed trade for the last three months has been profitable.