As February gets under way, it’s time to review positions with February options that remain open (haven’t already hit profit targets or been stopped out). This month there isn’t much to discuss as most of our February options trades have already been closed out thanks to hitting their profit targets or getting stopped out.
Most trades I put on for All Star Options tend to have a minimum duration of 30 days (short premium plays) and often as long as 6-8 months (for long premium plays). As options approach expiration, greeks like theta and gamma start to become my enemy and whipsaw my P/L. Therefore, as options and spreads get into the expiration month, my best practice is to put each position on notice — it’s time to take action.
At the time of this writing, I’ve only got 2 remaining positions with Feb options.
In the scoreboard below I denote the date we exited each position: