Stocks prices gapped down today and triggered the exit rule for the SPY and IWM call spreads. Yesterday's Couch Potato Trade Update discussed the IWM trade but did not mention the SPY call spread. We exited the SPY call spread today after getting a trade alert indicating the target price was available. As displayed below, the SPY did not recover so now is still a good time to exit the trade if one has not done so.
SPY Position Update
SPY closed at $131.47 on Tuesday - the overall March position is approx. $2,000 in the black
The March 22nd Couch Potato published an April expiration month bear call spread
This call spread is approx. $850 in the black (see tables below)
$134 strike price short call delta is .0848 (92% probability this position will be profitable)
As mentioned above The SPY call spread can be closed, as it is not worth the risk to maintain the position - the market could suddenly turn volatile prior to expiration day and threaten the short strike.
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