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  1. fortep
    February 20th, 2011 at 11:11 am
     Mark—it/s the % of net premium received to the total margin required. $4650/$50000 = .093







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  1. markhager
    February 20th, 2011 at 10:44 am
    Could u explain to me what do u mean by 9.3 for the month







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  1. doro165
    February 20th, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    What was the insurance purchased for $350? Do you open that position the same time as selling the condor? Or add it later if it looks like it might be needed?







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  1. markilus
    February 20th, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    Stuggling to find these dated Options guys, the only PUTs I’m showing are for 03/19/2011 Can you be a little more specific on the exact PUT/CALL codes? Probably going to try for the smaller portfolio first! Thanks Mark







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  1. craigzooka
    February 20th, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    Dflam, you coul loose money if the RUT closes above 870 or below 715. But, one of the features of this strategy is that we make adjustments to try and prevent that from happening. By buying insurance or selling additional credit spreads we can give up some yeild to increase our chances of the spreads expiring worthless.







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  1. dflam
    February 20th, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    Assuming I opened the above position as you show,is there any way I could lose money  if i hold the position to expiration? Thank you. 







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  1. yshenhar
    February 7th, 2011 at 11:36 pm
     Interesting long term look at current market valuation by Mish - 
    http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2011/02/negative-annualized-stock-market.html







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  1. rdn4evr
    February 10th, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    Income Trader:  I am very interested in pursuing your strategy, but as I would be working with a smaller account I am concerned that commissions would eat into a substantial portion of the profits, especially if price movements necessitated numerous rolls.  Are commissions accounted for in your spreadsheets?  And if not, what kind of guidance can you give? Thanks.







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  1. IncomeTrader
    February 7th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

     The spike in the RUT this morning, presents an opportunity to close 705/715 put spread for .05 or less. Also those who did not close the Call spread when we did way earlier on, I sent an alert to close the Call spread at 870/880 (.02/.01 delta) for .05 or less. You can also close the insurance at 860 or you can leave it as a lottery play in case the RUT spikes up in the next two weeks.







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  1. IncomeTrader
    February 7th, 2011 at 9:51 am

     Put in an order to close Call credit spread  870/880 for .05 or less, Good till cancelled (GTC).







 
 
 

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