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Hello Troops,

Well, I might have stumbled on something here. It's not going to make us rich, but it's better than sitting with our fingers stuck . . . .

Look at the OEX. It seems to be in the middle of its range, trading about 565. So lets:

Sell 15 July OEX 535 puts
Buy 15 July OEX 525 puts
Credit of about $.45 ($675)

Sell 15 July OEX 585 calls
Buy 15 July OEX 595 calls
Credit of about $.50 ($750)

Total net credit and profit potential of about $.95 ($1,420). Maximum profit range of 535 to 585. Maintenance is $15,000.

In this market environment, there just isn't a lot of premium to be had. This looks relatively safe. Remember to adjust the number of contracts to your account size. And, be sure to use a broker that holds maintenance on only ONE of the spreads.

Good luck and trade smart!


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