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Thursday, July 11, 2013

August 2013 RUT Bear Call Spread

Today I sold a RUT Credit call spread as follows:

Sold 5 RUT August 1080 Call @3.50
Bought 5 RUT August 1085 Call @2.80

Credit 0.70 ($350)
Max Risk 4.30 ($2150)
Probability of success: 80%
Days to expiration 35

With almost 80% of stocks above their 20 SMA, McClellan oscillator over +200 and Stochastics over 90 I believe this parabolic run needs a rest.

Finally a chart of RUT at market close for future reference

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This is the second position of the August 2013 expiration cycle. The other one is the SPX 1435/1440/1700/1705 Iron Condor.

Check out Track Record for 2013

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Closed August RUT Bear Call Spread for profit

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  1. I believe a pause is in order. But who am I to say what the market should do. For all I know, it can keep running up to 1700 before pausing. This market is dangerous for credit spread traders selling bear call spreads.

  2. And I totally agree with you pal. Will probably adjust the SPX Iron Condor tomorrow.