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Posts Tagged ‘Butterfly Spread’

Squeezing Out The Risk In An Iron Condor Trade

If you’re new to our site, make sure to watch our FREE TRADING OPTIONS FOR INCOME VIDEO by Clicking Here. Thanks for visiting! Last month was a grueling one for a lot of iron condor traders. The market just continued going up and up and up. And when the market continues climbing upwards and upwards, [...]

Iron Condor – Bullet Proof Iron Condor? – Part 2

Iron Condor – Part 2 In this post we re-visit an iron condor trade / iron condor adjustment from one of our options trading lab paper trading case studies during one of the more difficult months for iron condor traders in 2011… August 8, 2011 The stock market continued it’s wild dive today in response to [...]

Iron Condor – Options Trading Mistake #1

  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 then learning from these ourselves and/or watching other traders make these classic mistakes has helped us save thousands of dollars in losses and [...]

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 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 [...]

Iron Condor – I Want My Life Back

  My plan for trading the iron condor when I first got started trading this strategy was to put them and keep them on all the way until expiration. Then I would just let them expire worthless and have that premium remain in my account. Back then I believed this was the best way to [...]

Our ‘New’ Weekly Options Income Trade

Weekly Options Income Trade Weekly Options Pinning Yesterday in our paper trading options lab we closed out one of our new weekly options income strategies that we have been implementing / testing over the last several months. There are a number of different factors that play into this trade working as well as it has [...]

July ’10 Iron Condor Open

July RUT Iron Condor  With ‘Whipsaw Curbs’ We launched our July trade this last week and so far so good. We’ve put some curbs in place for any big moves that might occur short term and even though we’ve flattened this trade out considerably our theta is still really rich and expect to hit our [...]

IRON CONDOR – Magic Put Adjustment Strikes Again

In our previous post (May 18) we showed a risk graph of our flattened out iron condor / butterfly position right after we ‘tied it off’ with several adjustments including one of our ‘magic puts’ – in an effort to maintain some control while the markets swing around here wildly. Today on the 20th – [...]