I'm creating this journal to keep track of my trades through all the chaos in options trading. I have $2,000 in an account and my goal for the end of this year is to double it. I know that options can help achieve that quick. End of next year, I hope to reach $10,000. My first trade will be a position in AMAT. Earnings are due out later this week, and chip sector has been on a roll. I like that AMAT has been flat heading into its earning this week trading in a tight $55-$57 range for the past 3 weeks. This should set up for a more powerful breakout if the numbers come in hot, and right now I don't expect the numbers to cool off at all especially given AVGO's bid for QCOM. There just seem to be a bid of lots of these stocks in the chips sector. Just saw NVDA break to new highs above $215, and MU is about to go up another leg. That leads to my second trade in MU. I know earnings aren't due until mid December, so I want to get a position using Jan options to cover the earnings play. Although, I believe MU should make a run up heading into earnings this time around before selling on the news. That's how I want to play this one.