5. Welcome To Week #2

DISCLAIMER: This is a simulated educational exercise using paper trading fake money. This is not investment advice and is not intended to be copied.


  • Trades today
    • SOLD -1 SNOW 100 (Weeklys) 14 APR 23 138 PUT @1.46
  • Took a risky trade today on writing a put for SNOW. This is a calculated risk, as I’m okay being put the stock.

Today In Review

Today I spent about 10 minutes analyzing my AI and associated technicals, and boy did I have to think on my feet.

On first glance the AI was clearly showing a bias towards two stocks: JPM and SNOW.

First up JPM. The AI was indicating I should write a put, implying the price would be on the rise:

However when I looked at some basic technicals, I didn’t get the same feeling. Notably the Ichimoku cloud was very bearish on most periods, and volumes seemed to indicate a downtrend as well

The AI might very well be picking up on something, but given my unfamiliarity with JPM and the associated headwinds in that sector right now I didn’t want to use my capital on it.

Next I looked at SNOW. SNOW has been of particular interest to me recently so I was happy to see most models were aligning on it:

However when I looked at its technicals, it also didn’t give me a great feeling. It’s Ichimoku cloud, Bolinger Bands, RSI, and resistance levels all didn’t line up at the $138 put line I was hoping to write:

In other words, from my very amateur analysis I could see the price very easily dropping to the ~$134 range without breaking too many indicators.

Given that fact normally I would probably use caution and stay away from it. However there are two points at play here:

  1. In general I think SNOW has a chance for a break out given all the rise in AI and the demand for data.
  2. I’m using fake money

So I decided to YOLO into my put, and should I lose and be put the stock I will be willing to run the other half of the options wheel with this and write calls for sometime

Therefore, I traded the following option: SOLD -1 SNOW 100 (Weeklys) 14 APR 23 138 PUT @1.46

This locks up $13.8k of my funds in cover for the remainder of the week.

Portfolio Standings

Portfolio Value (Open)$ 100,425.00 
Portfolio Value (Close)$ 100,571.00 
Change (Day)0.15%
Change (Tot)0.57%
Buying Power (Close)$ 68,200
Trades Made Today1
Monday, 10 April 2023 Report

Closing Thoughts

Interested to see what happens with my SNOW put. The price went up today so I may squeak by, but kinda eager to get my hands dirty with some call side trading as well. Let’s see what happens this week and whether or not I made a major mistake!

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