#RocketManHedge – Been thinking about this for awhile. Having a great year with account at all time highs. Don’t really want anything crazy to mess up a good year so I’ve been looking at some hedges out towards end of year. Looked at SPX, /ES, VIX, and SPY.
Finally decided on SPY with a synthetic short with defined risk to the upside and protection all the way to zero. It was then just a matter of how much insurance to get. I’m already hedged on a lot of my stuff but there is still some risk there if Rocket Man pulls anything crazy.
Here’s the details:
Sell to Open 2 SPY DEC 15 2017 253.0 Calls @ 4.28
Buy to Open 2 SPY DEC 15 2017 253.0 Puts @ 4.24
Then to cap upside risk:
Buy to Open SPY DEC 15 2017 254.0 Calls @ 3.65
Cost of trade $722 with max loss of $922
Max gain of $49,878 (protection to zero)
Breakeven of SPY 249.39
Questions, comments, criticisms always welcome!