Recommended trade entry for Thursday, March 24

Option Code: SPXW160401

Expiration: Friday, April 1

For those trading this week's position with live capital, please be aware that we have the additional risk of a three-day weekend where international events could adversely affect the position. It is recommended to trade a smaller size than normal given the long weekend.

Recommended Trade Entry:

- SELL SPX April 1 2070 Call, currently $1.45. Delta of short call: .09.

- BUY SPX April 1 2080 Call, currently $.70.

- SELL SPX April 1 1965 Put, currently $ 2.20. Delta of short put: -.10.

- BUY SPX April 1 1955 Put, currently $1.65.

It is recommended to place the order as a single entry: SELL " Iron Condor".

Current mid price for all four legs: $1.30. We recommend trying to get filled for the mid or a few cents below; $1.25 is the suggested minimum credit for this trade. Bid/ask prices can sometimes be wide, so there is no guarantee there will be a fill at the current mid price. Some traders may get filled at a better credit, others may have to cave in a bit to get the order executed.

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 - .15 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 for all Couch Potato Trader strategies were updated on August 20, 2015, and can be found here: Link to Articles

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

Dot Hazlin