2017 Nine Month Results for Couch Potato Trader

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

SPX Weekly Iron Condor

# Weeks Traded: 27

Average Gain (including losses): $20

Average Margin: $619

Average Gain on Margin: 3.2% per week

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

21 Gains, 6 Losses

SPY Monthly Iron Condor

# Months Traded: 7

Average Gain (including losses): $19

Average Margin: $417

Average Gain on Margin: 4.5% per month

7 Gains, 2 Losses

RUT Monthly Iron Butterfly

# Months Traded: 8

Average Gain (including losses): $110

Average Margin: $5,000

Average Gain on Margin: 2.2% per month

6 Gains, 2 Losses

We are pleased with the overall results for this year so far, and look forward to building on these results as we enter the last quarter of 2017. 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