Recommended trade entry for February 13
Expiration Date: Friday, February 20. Please note that the weekly cycle this week is the regular February expiration. Because this is the monthly, the last day to trade this week's position is Thursday, February 19.
Recommended Trade Entry:
- SELL SPX February 2120 Calls, currently $1.60. Delta of short call: .13.
- BUY SPX February 2130 Calls, currently $.50.
- SELL SPX February 2045 Puts, currently $2.00. Delta of short put: .12.
- BUY SPX February 2035 Puts, currently $1.45.
It is recommended to place the order as a single entry: SELL " Iron Condor".
Current mid price for all four legs: $1.65. We recommend trying to get filled for the mid or a few cents below. Minimum recommended credit for entry is $1.25.
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,