So...October = horrendous month for me following a stellar September.
In summation most of the gains from last month have effectively been wiped clean. However, the winnings from September were booked as realized gains where as these are still open positions, so they are unrealized losses. There are two caveats: i. two of the largest losing positions I have are contracts (so I can't hold them forever) ii. the theta on the PCLN puts is going to rapidly reduce the overall value...so likely this will be the first position I close when it comes to that.
October was an absolute stink bomb. I'm hoping for a flash crash in the last two hours of today's session to bring me to flat.