A trending market is bad for hedgers. This week had five down days, and my account balance moved lower. Many of the trades I added performed poorly, or did not help much against the strong downtrend:
Fri buy SPY vertical put debit spread @180.3 @2.00 @1.07
buy SPY Apr 169 puts, sell SPY Apr 161 puts. This gives some modest protection against a stock market free fall.
Sell AMGN Feb 130 calls @120.3, hedge
The AMGN breakout turned into a fake out. I hedge my short puts by selling calls.
Thu sell SPY backratio buy Mar 168 puts sell 2x Mar 165 puts @183.0 for a credit
Sell BRKB Feb 120 calls to hedge @114.0
Sell BRKB Mar 120 calls to hedge @113.8
Wed sell XOP Feb 64 puts @68.8 rebalance
Sell AMGN Mar 105 puts @123.6 adding longs on a breakout
Tue Sell VRX Feb 110 puts @137.4
net short TLT
net long AMBA AMGN ASH BA GS IWM
net long KORS BRKB GLD OXY SPY XOP XRT
long DAL LGF MRK PG TM WFC