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Buying FPX Nickel (FPX)

FPX Nickel (FPX) is a junior nickel mining company developing the Decar Nickel District in central British Columbia. This company is already one of my largest holdings, but I am buying another tranche during the share price pullback today. I will consider it an opening position in keeping with the…
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Selling a Corn Put

Corn has a higher volatility ranking component to its options than wheat or soybean and it is the most beaten up in price. I am selling a put to take advantage of that volatility with expectations that the price of corn will find a bid. I will keep rolling if…
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Adding a Bullish Put Spread in Amazon

I am adding a defined risk bullish trade in Amazon in anticipation of its upcoming earnings release. The stock has pulled back some in recent days so I am playing for a bounce. The maximum loss is limited to the width of the strike minus the credit received ($495 per…
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Closing the Crude Strangle

The rising price of crude made this trade a loser from the start. I am pleased to be able to scratch it. Commodity prices have been rising as the value of the US dollar has been dropping. Being able to break even when the price of crude shot up above…
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Going Long Silver

I want to add to my precious metals exposure. I have plenty of gold exposure already so it’s time to add more silver. Finding quality exposure to equities is more difficult for silver compared to gold. There are few solid silver stocks on the market. So I am going to…
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Selling a Wheat Put

Wheat has a high volatility component to its options. I am selling a put to take advantage of that volatility with expectations that the price of Wheat will not decline drastically from here. Commodities are finding a bid with pressure on the US dollar which is a great backdrop for…
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Selling a Corn Strangle

Corn’s volatility is providing an opportunity to sell rich options. I am selling strikes that are equidistant from being at the money so there is no directional bet. I just need time to pass and/or volatility to decrease to make some money on this trade (and the corn price not…
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Taking a Long Position on Natural Gas

Natural gas prices have been decimated. There are plenty of narratives to explain it including seasonal weakness, greater supply due to additional oil production as crude prices rise, etc. None of that matters to me. I am betting on a mean reversion and I will sell options to express my…
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Going Defensive on the Crude Trade

Crude prices remain strong so I am taking a defensive posture by rolling the short call to August as well as selling an August put. I am moving up the strike price on the call to increase the probability of making money on this trade. Undefined risk trades such as…
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Buying Back the Crude Put

Crude has run up past $40 now so I am buying back the put for an $0.80 debit. It will be interesting trying to make money on this position if crude holds above $40. The new position is Sold /CL Jul 35C for a $4.64 credit.
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