#IronCondors – Another Whiz trade…just a one lot but still experimental. I think he did about 150 of them.
Bought to Close XLE AUG 10 2018 73.5/74.0/77.0/77.5 Iron Condor @ .04 (sold for .27)
#Earnings Have not traded this before, but decent premium available outside its average range (although not outside its largest moves).
Sold to Open $PII July 21st 80/85/100/105 #IronCondors for .75. Biggest UP move: 9.3%, Biggest DOWN move: -10.2%, Average move: 5.1%. Short strikes are about +7.7% and -8.5% OTM
— Expiring w/Max Profit —
NVDA 95 put
SPX 2375/2350 put spreads
— Expiring w/loss —
JAZZ 155/157.5/160/162.5 iron condors, sold for 1.80, .70 loss
PCLN 1925/1950/1975, and 1975/2000/2025 call butterflys
— Expiring worthless —
SPX risk/reversal: LONG 2410/2430 call spreads, SHORT 2355/2330 put spreads
#earnings This week I had trades on BIDU,EXPE,SRPT, SBUX and CMG, all expiring May 19, I’m successfully out of 4, SBUX gamble has not worked, small loss. Other than SRPT which was a strangle, the others were #ironcondors. We know there is usually more premium going out further but often don’t get the volatility crush, but have more time for adjustment if it’s needed. I essentially followed Jeff’s trades, tweaking them for my margin needs. Tried for a strangle on X, fortunately wasn’t filled, and an IC on FFIV that wasn’t filled, would be a maybe.
#IronCondors – Legging in staying small. Low (zero?) risk with decent return.
Yesterday Sold Apr 21st 2360/2365 Bear call spreads @ 1.00
Today Sold Apr 21st 2330/2325 Bull put spreads @ 1.55
2.55 credit on 2.50 wide condors. Now risk free but need to hold 2330 by end of week. Let ‘er ride!