Recommended trade entry for March 13
Option Code: SPX150320
Expiration Date: Friday, March 20. Because the weekly this week is the regular monthly cycle, the last day to trade is Thursday, March 19.
Recommended Trade Entry:
- SELL SPX March 2110 Calls, currently $.70. Delta of short call: .07.
- BUY SPX March 2120 Calls, currently $.35.
- SELL SPX March 2000 Puts, currently $3.40. Delta of short put: -.13.
- BUY SPX March 1990 Puts, currently $2.20.
It is recommended to place the order as a single entry: SELL " Iron Condor".
Current mid price for all four legs: $1.55. We recommend trying to get filled for the mid; $1.25 is the suggested minimum credit for this trade.
Please note: Traders should always be aware of any news events that may cause a sudden move in the market. If that occurs, it is recommended to immediately cancel the working order until things settle. Depending on the move that may occur, the above strikes may need to be changed to appropriate strikes within the .10 - .14 range. It is each individual's responsibility to select the strikes they feel most comfortable with, depending on trading style and risk tolerance.
Update will be posted with exact position details when the trade is opened.
For those unfamiliar with the strategy, the trade management guidelines were updated on August 7, 2014 and can be found here:
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As always, stay keen on your risk management and trade carefully,