Cabot Options Institute Quant Trader – Trade Alert (SPY Iron Condor)
S&P 500 ETF (SPY)
Well, we’ve seen five straight days of positive gains to the tune of 6%. While this may have helped all of our delta-positive poor man’s covered call positions in the Fundamentals service, the push higher wasn’t as kind to negative delta positions.
As a result, and as I spoke about yesterday in our update, I’m going to exit our November 17, 403/408 – 430/435 iron condor as it has hit our overall stop-loss. We brought in $1.87 worth of options premium which helps to offset some of the loss, but nonetheless, we remain disciplined in our risk management approach and honor our stop-losses. We know over time that a quantitative approach works, but we must never forget to employ strict risk management techniques to keep the law of large numbers working in our favor.
I plan on adding one, if not two, positions early next week to take advantage of the two upside gaps in SPY which has resulted in the short-term extreme overbought readings over various time frames.
- Buy to Close SPY November 17, 2023, 430 call strike
- Sell to Close SPY November 17, 2023, 435 call strike
- Buy to Close SPY November 17, 2023, 408 put strike
- Sell to Close SPY November 17, 2023, 403 put strike … for a total of $3.50. (As always, the price of the spread can vary from the time of the alert, so please adjust accordingly.)
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