New Trade Entry: SPY Iron Condor for February Monthly Cycle

February Iron Condor order filled.

Order executed for this month's SPY position:

- SOLD SPY February 213 Calls.

- BOUGHT SPY February 218 Calls.

- SOLD SPY February 189 Puts.

- BOUGHT SPY February 184 Puts.

Order was filled as an "Iron Condor" for $.85 net credit (all four legs).

Margin/Risk is calculated by the width of the wings ($500), less credit received.

Margin/Risk for this trade: $415.

Target Gain: 10% of margin/risk.

Max loss: 15% of margin/risk.

Below is the risk graph of this week's position as shown on my broker's platform:

SPY February Iron Condor:

Below is the SPY chart showing the short strikes:

SPX 6 month chart

Trade Management:

The guidelines call for the position to remain open until target gain is reached, as long as SPY stays between the short strikes. They also call for exiting at the pre-set max loss, or if SPY reaches either short strike.

Trade updates will be posted as appropriate.

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

Dot Hazlin