Stocks prices turned down today and triggered the exit rule for the SPY call spread. As displayed below, the SPY did not fully recover so now is still a good time to exit the short call position if one has not done so.
SPY Position Update
SPY closed at $128.78 on Monday - the call spread is approx. $1,300 in the black
The July 5th Couch Potato published an August expiration month bear call spread
This call spread is approx. $1,300 in the black (see tables below)
If the SPY price does not recover tomorrow we should be able to buy back our $138 strike price short call as indicated below. We will hold on to the $143 long call just in case we get the opportunity to generate additional premium dollars by opening another short position against it.
As mentioned above the exit rule for the SPY call spread has been triggered and we plan on buying back our short call contracts.
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