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Archive for July 2011

Iron Condor – Options Trading Mistake #1


If you’re new to our site, make sure to watch our FREE TRADING OPTIONS FOR INCOME VIDEO by Clicking Here. Thanks for visiting!   Over the next several posts, we’ll be going over the top 10 Iron Condor / Option Trading mistakes we’ve made ourselves and we’ve seen our students and others make. Experiencing and [...]

Iron Condor – New Video on the Basics


New video covers the pros and cons of the iron condor as it is becoming a popular option trading strategy. While this strategy can produce impressive, passive results, it’s important not to forget that along with this trade come some potential pitfalls that every trader should get to know and understand. Even though the iron [...]

Iron Condor Killers


  While looking to create the ‘perfect’ iron condor, we want to search for a ‘boring’ stock, index, or underlying to trade. This is a trading strategy that thrives in calm, range bound markets. We want an underlying that is sleepy, barely moving around, caught in a range. Some things that can throw a wrench [...]

Iron Condor – Gaining Edge Through Vega


The iron condor trade can be an extremely basic and simple trade to put on. In fact, it is possible to profitably play this trade just by following a super easy ‘stupid simple’ set of rules month after month after month. However, for those of you who might grow bored of such a super simple [...]

My Favorite Trade for Volatile Markets


About six months ago we were working on a new trade in our iron condor butterfly spread trading lab that was meant to try and take advantage of the big volatility. Right around that time we read an email (I think it was an email – it might have been an iron condor article) that [...]

Iron Condor and Credit Spread Adjustments


While one can find some good info on how to go about adjusting the iron condor strategy – there is very little – if ANY info – on how to properly adjust plain credit spreads. Adjustments are an important and vital part of successfully trading iron condor, the butterfly spread, diagonals, credit spreads – or [...]

Iron Condor – Using Volatility


We found a good little video this week on using volatility to find bargains on options. Once one has been trading the iron condor strategy for awhile and has gotten the ‘hang’ of it – the next step seem to always be finding tools and tricks to help in gaining an advantage in regards to [...]

Iron Condor or Iron Butterfly?


The latest iron condor option trading ‘training’ video just came out from Option Safari at the CBOE and in this most recent video Dan Sheridan goes over an iron butterfly trade set up in GLD. An iron butterfly trade actually is an iron condor trade if you want to be technical about it. It is [...]