The July 4th Couch Potato SPY Risk Analysis mentioned "...the only risk is to our short puts. The SPY price has already dropped below our $104 short put. Technical indicators are flashing oversold conditions, but this situation can continue indefinitely before prices recover. We have enough time to wait a day or two to see if prices have bottomed or if there is a dead cat bounce..." We got our "bounce" and are closing out the July expiration put spread with a gain. July options expire next week and it is not worth the risk to try to extract the premium value remaining in this put spread.

SPY closed at $107.16 on Thursday

We are immediately closing out the July expiration put spread for an approx. $500 profit – based on Thursday's closing price (see tables below)

Gregory Clay

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