2017 Six Month Results for Couch Potato Trader

All of our trades through June 30 have now been closed, and I wanted to share the results for the first six months of this year. The results below are broken down by the three main trade strategies we trade:

SPX Weekly Iron Condor

# Weeks Traded: 19

Average Gain (including losses): $28

Average Margin: $662

Average Gain on Margin: 4.3% per week

Averages per week include weeks not traded because of unfavorable market conditions.

16 Gains, 3 Losses

SPY Monthly Iron Condor

# Months Traded: 6

Average Gain (including losses): $24

Average Margin: $415

Average Gain on Margin: 5.8% per month

5 Gains, 1 Loss

RUT Monthly Iron Butterfly

# Months Traded: 5

Average Gain (including losses): $36

Average Margin: $5,000

Average Gain on Margin: .7% per month

3 Gains, 2 Losses

We are pleased with the overall results for the first half of this 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