I sold my VIX puts to close, and I took a loss. I will write these losses off on my taxes, which is a positive. Reason I had to close these VIX puts was because I purchased the wrong strike and expiration month. Anyways, I bought some August 20' 11 Calls in a financial option. I expect these Calls to rally once they announce the increase of the debt ceiling. I bought these calls toward the bottom of a downward movement. I am confident that I can pull some decent gains from these calls.