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Re: LEAPS PP

Post by JayT » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:27 pm

Adam, my apologies if you've mentioned this already, but where do you track your LEAPS PP performance?

I have a LEAPS PP and I am tracking it in Yahoo! Finance Portfolios.  It is very inaccurate though, since the portfolio takes the last traded price (and not the current bid or ask price) and the last price could be very different from current price.
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Re: LEAPS PP

Post by var » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:36 pm

prob the best way to do it set up ameritrade account...

then enable paper trading with think or swim... (quotes are delayed, unless you have enough cash in ur trading account)

thinkorswim got the best interface for options.
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Re: LEAPS PP

Post by JayT » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:56 pm

var wrote: prob the best way to do it set up ameritrade account...
Var, thanks for the suggestion.  Unfortunately that's not an option for me right now, so I will stick with Y! for a while.  Since it's only 3 calls I can also calculate returns manually once in a while.
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Re: LEAPS PP

Post by AdamA » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:08 pm

Here are the 2016 results:

12/30/15

TLT 7 Jan 2018 Calls $5544
SPY 3 Jan 2018 Calls $5251
GLD 5 Jan 2018 Calls $5488


1/3/2016

TLT $3616 -35%
SPY $7135 +36%
GLD $6347 +16%


Start Finish
$16,283 $17,098


Total $815 (gross 5%) *.15% (capital gains) = $693 (net 4.3%)


At one point this year the portfolio was up over 100%, when both gold and bonds more than doubled. Started to dip around August, and then really tanked after the election. Still had small gain though.

2013 2.7%
2014 62%
2015 -58%
2016 4.2%
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Re: LEAPS PP

Post by Kbg » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:17 pm

I enjoy these updates. Thanks for posting them!
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Re: LEAPS PP

Post by buddtholomew » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:36 pm

AdamA wrote:Here are the 2016 results:

12/30/15

TLT 7 Jan 2018 Calls $5544
SPY 3 Jan 2018 Calls $5251
GLD 5 Jan 2018 Calls $5488


1/3/2016

TLT $3616 -35%
SPY $7135 +36%
GLD $6347 +16%


Start Finish
$16,283 $17,098


Total $815 (gross 5%) *.15% (capital gains) = $693 (net 4.3%)


At one point this year the portfolio was up over 100%, when both gold and bonds more than doubled. Started to dip around August, and then really tanked after the election. Still had small gain though.

2013 2.7%
2014 62%
2015 -58%
2016 4.2%
Hey AdamA, what are you learning from your results?
Sorry, haven't kept up with this thread for a while.
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Re: LEAPS PP

Post by AdamA » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:10 pm

buddtholomew wrote:

Hey AdamA, what are you learning from your results?
Sorry, haven't kept up with this thread for a while.
That the assets are volatile. ;)
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