OptionsLinebacker Trading Results - 2008

The results posted below do not represent actual gains in our account, however we have traded these actual positions. The reason that I do not list the actual balance in this account is because this is a cash account that is harvested on a monthly basis for income. So for the purposes of illustration, I am displaying our trading results by using a model $100,000 account starting in October 2005.

In the manner that I report these positions, they also do not benefit from monthly Money Market and Dividends that contribute to the overall return, so your overall results very likely could be better than these depending on your broker.

Our positions are for illustration only and do not represent recommendations to buy nor sell to our subscribers.

2008 Monthly Trades
January 2008 (monthly income = $4130)
IWM 86/88 Call Spread
IWM 61/63 Put Spread
IWM 81/83/85 Defensive Butterfly
IWM 64/67/70 Defensive Butterfly
1 YMH08 Futures Swing Trade
February 2008 (monthly debit = $3963)
SPY 125/127 Put Spread (closed early)
IWM 64/66 Put Spread (closed early)
IWM 58/60 Put Spread (rollout)
IWM 61/63/65 Defensive Butterfly
SPY 128/131/134 Defensive Butterfly
1 YMH08 Futures Swing Trade
March 2008 (monthly income = $1895)
IWM 79/81 Call Spread
IWM 57/59 Put Spread
IWM 74/76/78 Defensive Butterfly
IWM 60/63/66 Defensive Butterfly
1 YMM08 Futures Swing Trade
April 2008 (monthly income = $4290)
IWM 77/79 Call Spread
IWM 57/59 Put Spread
IWM 74/76/78 Defensive Butterfly
IWM 60/63/66 Defensive Butterfly
TWM Hedge Trade
6 YMM08 Futures Swing Trades
May 2008 (monthly income = $2264)
IWM 78/80 Call Spread
IWM 56/58 Put Spread
IWM 73/75/77 Defensive Butterfly
IWM 59/62/65 Defensive Butterfly
Four YMM08 Futures Swing Trades
June 2008 (monthly income = $2793)
IWM 79/81 Call Spread
IWM 63/65 Put Spread
IWM 62/64 Put Spread
SPY 147/149 Call Spread
IWM 76/77/78 Defensive Butterfly
IWM 66/68/70 Defensive Butterfly
SPY 144/146/148 Defensive Butterfly
Five mini Dow/S&P Futures Swing Trades
July 2008 (monthly income = $600)
IWM 79/81 Call Spread
SPY 149/151 Call Spread
SPY 123/125 Put Spread (closed early)
IWM 76/77/78 Defensive Butterfly
SPY 144/146/148 Defensive Butterfly
SPY 126/129/132 Defensive Butterfly
Twelve mini Dow/S&P Futures Swing Trades
August 2008 (monthly income = $1498)
5.65% return on risk
IWM 57/59 Put Spread
SPY 108/110 Put Spread
IWM 60/62/64 Defensive Butterfly
SPY 111/114/117 Defensive Butterfly
September 2008 (monthly income = $2012)
7.7% return on risk
IWM 61/63 Put Spread
SPY 116/118 Put Spread (closed for early profit)
IWM 79/81 Call Spread
IWM 64/66/68 Defensive Butterfly
IWM 76/78/80 Defensive Butterfly
SPY 119/122/125 Defensive Butterfly (closed for early profit)
October 2008 (monthly debit = $2312)
-8.35% return on risk
IWM 60/62 Put Spread (closed early)
SPY 140/142 Call Spread
IWM 63/65/67 Defensive Butterfly
SPY 135/137/139 Defensive Butterfly
November 2008 (monthly debit = $2716)
-9.05% return on risk
IWM 49/51 Put Spread (closed early)
IWM 40/42 Put Spread (closed early)
IWM 52/55/58 Defensive Butterfly
Six S&P hedge trades
December 2008 (monthly income = $800)
5.71% return on risk
SPY 117/119 Call Spread
SPY 67/69 Put Spread (closed early)
DIA 62/64 Put Spread
SPY 112/114/116 and 70/73/76 Defensive Butterflies
DIA 65/68/71 Defensive Butterfly
Two S&P Hedge trades