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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

October SPX Put side of Iron Condor rolled up

As per my tweet today in the afternoon

I closed the Put side (1525/1530) of the October SPX Iron Condor
At the same time I opened a new Credit Put spread on SPX a little further up (1540/1545)

The whole operation was as follows:
Sell to close 4 Oct Put 1525 (@3.15)
Buy to close 4 Oct Put 1530 (@3.30)
Sell to open 4 Oct Put 1540 (@4.20)
Buy to open 4 Oct Put 1545 (@3.80)

All for a net credit of 0.25.
The SPX 1525/1530 as you can see, was closed for a 0.15 debit.  This original spread had been entered for a 0.50 credit. So, in the end it represents a 0.35 profit, or $140 in 4 contracts per leg.

The new Credit Put Spread 1540/1545 has a 0.40 credit. I took some profits and redeployed capital in a region where I believe SPX won't go in the next month.

With this trade, there is now an SPX Iron Condor in October with strikes 1540/1545/1750/1755. Total credit of 0.90 and probability of success 76.56% with 37 days until expiration.

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There are also two more positions with expiration in September. They are not concerning and should expire for full profit in 10 days:
September SPX Iron Condor(1560/1565/1760/1765) not in danger at this point.
RUT 935/940 Bull Put spread not danger at all here.

Finally a chart of SPX after market close, for my own reference in the future.
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