Wednesday, March 21, 2012

$RUT trade 611 in 5days


UPDATES:
3/21: i closed the lower the lower leg so bought back the 805/800 short put spread for $.02.
By end of day i will likely get to close the upper leg for abt the same (if not today tomorrow).
3/22: closed (bought back the credit call spread 855/860) for .04. this was a sure winner (what are the chances of open tomorrow mkts up 4%? since the answer is not ZERO then i close this cheap spread)

NOTE: this is am settled so thursday is last day to trade and never leave a short leg open into fridays.
Also, you can read my older RUT post for more details that may apply here (chart there too).
Summary:
3/16: i put this iron condor on for a week. I collected 611.12 ($.7)
3/21: I closed 805/800 leg for -33.44
3/22: I closed the upper leg 855/860 for -51.44
Total profit in 6days $526.24 not goldman sachs money but music to most mortal ears.
I will likely repeat similar trade tomorrow for another week.

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Original trade post:
As soon as I closed my last Mar RUT winning trade for max profit (less .05), i shared the setup for the next RUT trade. I chose weekly Iron condor:
3/16:
sold 805/800 Put spread
Sold 855/860 Call spread
order executed at  $.70
Did it 9times so collected 611.12 remember that this is a weekly trade and wanted to stay away from trouble as much as possible and still have a decent premium.

As with any trade there are risks but in this case the I am very comfortable with the dollars at risk. I always try to know and manage my risk; I ask 'what will I lose if the crap hit the fan in the worst possible way.' If I know the answer to this and am ok with it then I should be ok.

THIS IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION OF ANY KIND. I ONLY INVEST MONEY I CAN AFFORD TO LOSE.