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The Sharp Plays Trading Portfolio:
Total Closed Trades:  8
Combined ROI on Closed Trades:  +307.1%
Portfolio ROI on Closed Trades:  +4.91%

Total Open Trades:  0

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Financial Market Analytics (May/June/July/August/September):
Watch List Performance: +9.1%/+13.6%/+63.9%/+79.5%/-13.2%

Open Positions –

None at this time

Closed Positions –

TWTR, Twitter (CLOSED 12:30pm ET on 9/2/2020):  I entered a long position in Twitter on August 25th at $39.30 and closed the position on 9/2 at $43.21 for a per share profit of $3.91 for a 9.9% position ROI and a 0.30% portfolio ROI!

CCL, Carnival Cruise (CLOSED 10:35am ET on 8/4/2020):  I entered an August 21st, $15 PUT at $2.30. I closed the position at $1.85 for a loss of $0.45 per contract. It equaled a position loss of 19.6% and a portfolio loss of 0.29%.

UPS, United Parcel Service (CLOSED 12:45pm ET on 6/4/2020):  I bought UPS at $100.12 with a target in mind of $112.00. I initially set my stop to $94. However, in light of changing market conditions, I decided to close my position at $102.68 for a $2.56 per share profit equal to a 2.56% ROI!

ZG, Zillow Group (CLOSED 12:25pm ET on 6/4/2020): When I opened this trade at $4.80, my goal was a $20 contract price. I exited at $19 due to my feeling that a broader market sell-off was coming. It was not worth risking a great trade for another $1. I may get back into this position, but I will see if the sell-off I am expecting comes to fruition.

ZTS, Zoetis (CLOSED 1:52pm ET on 5/19/2020):  I executed a trade in ZTS at $123.60 here back in April. My target was $135, but I decided to exit early at $134.08. It provided me a return in the position of +8.5%!

CAJ, Canon (CLOSED 10am ET on 4/22/2020): I have entered into a short trade on CAJ on 4/20 at $20.94. One of my algorithms was indicating an expected rollover to the bearish side in CAJ. I targeted an exit at $19.70 with a stop at $22.05. Only two days later, my profit target was achieved in the first hour of trading on Wednesday, April 22nd. I am out of my position for a profit with a 5.9% ROI!

Open/Closed Positions & Watch List –

Position Entry Price Stop Loss Target Risk
Twitter (TWTR) $39.30 (entered on 8/19) $35.90 EXITED AT $43.21 for a $3.91 per share profit equal to a +9.9% ROI! NEUTRAL
Carnival Cruise (CCL)  August 21st, $15 PUTS $2.30 (executed on 6/24) $1.00 EXITED AT $1.85 for a $0.45 per contract loss equal to a -19.6% position ROI and a -0.29% portfolio ROI. ALL-IN
United Parcel Service (UPS) stock $100.12 (executed on 5/28) CLOSED EXITED AT $102.68 for a $2.56 per share profit equal to a +2.6% ROI! HIGH
Zoetis (ZTS) Stock $123.60 (executed May 7th) CLOSED EXITED AT $134.08 for a $10.48 per share profit equal to an +8.4% ROI! HIGH
SHORT Canon (CAJ) Stock $20.94 (executed April 20th) CLOSED PROFIT TARGET OF $19.70 was achieved for a per share profit of $1.24 equal to a +5.9% ROI! NEUTRAL
Zillow Group (ZG)  January 2022, $65 CALLS $4.80 avg (executed April 16th) CLOSED EXITED AT $19.00 for a $14.20 per contract profit equal to a +295% ROI! HIGH
3X Short Russell 2000 ETF (TZA) Stock $65.11 (executed March 25th) CLOSED EXITED AT $71.10 for a $5.99 per share profit equal to a +9.2% ROI! HIGH
3X Long Russell 2000 ETF (TNA) $12.92 (executed March 23rd) CLOSED STOPPED OUT AT $11.15 for a $1.77 per share loss equal to a -13.7% ROI. HIGH

My personal risk tolerance levels are explained below. When I get into any trade, I look at what I am comfortable risking in the trade given the reward potential. My risk tolerance is based on my bankroll, trade size and a variety of other personal factors. You need to consult a licensed financial adviser to discuss proper levels for your personal financial situation. My trades here are 1.5% of my portfolio unless otherwise listed. My risk tolerance for trades will be classified as follows: ALL IN, HIGH RISK, NEUTRAL RISK.

ALL IN:  I am entering the position knowing and accepting of the possible loss of the entire investment I am making. Typically reserved for options or futures trades.

HIGH RISK: I know the trade carries a high risk of substantial loss, but equally high reward potential. I am fine with the trade-off and accepting that I could take a big hit on the trade. I usually will keep a wide stop on high risk trades.

NEUTRAL RISK: A standard trade. I will keep a tighter stop on “NEUTRAL RISK” than an “ALL IN” or “HIGH RISK” trade, but like any trade I know and accept anything could happen (major market or world event) which blows through my stops. I always practice proper risk management in conjunction with my overall bankroll management plan. Nothing in life or trading is guaranteed.

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