Stock prices moved in our favor today and triggered the exit rule for our SPY call spread. It is probably not worth the risk to delay closing this trade â€“ note in the SPY 60 min. chart how prices started recovering off the daily lows at the end of trading. Also, the daily chart displays the 'hanging man' candlestick technical chart pattern for Monday which is considered a possible bullish reversal sign.
SPY Position Update
SPY closed $124.21 on Monday â€“ the December position is approx. $2,500 in the black
The November 30th Couch Potato published a December expiration SPY bear call spread
We suggest closing out this position for an approx. $1,200 gain â€“ if you have problems selling the long $134 strike price call as part of a spread trade; we can just simply buy back the short $129 calls as a single leg trade. (see tables below)
As mentioned above the SPY bull call spread exit rule has been triggered and if the market cooperates we plan closing out this position. But if the market gaps higher tomorrow we will probably hold off until we get an acceptable sale price.
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