2017 First Quarter Results for Couch Potato Trader

All of our trades through March 31 have now been closed, and I wanted to share the results for the first quarter of this year. The results below are broken down by the three main trade strategies we trade:

SPX Weekly Iron Condor

# Weeks Traded: 9

Average Gain (including losses): $44

Average Margin: $872

Average Gain on Margin: 5.0% per week

8 Gains, 1 Loss

SPY Monthly Iron Condor

# Months Traded: 3

Average Gain (including losses): $7

Average Margin: $415

Average Gain on Margin: 1.7% per month

2 Gains, 1 Loss

RUT Monthly Iron Butterfly

# Months Traded: 3

Average Gain (including losses): $50

Average Margin: $5,000

Average Gain on Margin: 1.0% per month

8 Gains, 3 Losses

We are pleased with the overall results early in the year and look forward to building on these results the rest of this year. If there any questions on these results or any of the Couch Potato Trader trades, please send me an email. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your continuing support of Option Investor and the Couch Potato Trader newsletter.

As always, trade carefully and stay keen on your risk management,

Dot Hazlin