Alright agip, you said no cheering while the market is down, but since it pulled a 700 point reversal, I'm gonna go ahead do some happy cheering.
First, I sold my VXX call spread and SPY puts first thing in the morning. Could have made more if I held till like 11 but whatever. As I watched the battle between the bulls and bears for SPY 266, I saw the breakout happening and loaded up on SPY calls, and then sold at the end of the day, effectively double dipping both directions for profits. How did I know a huge reversal was coming? Same sh!t happened back in October when I confidently held my puts only to watch them get destroyed by an insane rally (October 12 to be exact). I've been slowly trying to crawl back to net positive since then.
And so, in conclusion, I feel like I punched market makers right in the face today. I am officially all cash and out of this market until 2020 when we get a real president (hopefully) or we get a Fed chair with some actual balls (metaphorically speaking of course, as I rather liked Yellen). The market's all yours agip, good luck!