Out of November $SPX 1800/1805 Credit Call spread for 0.30 debit. Small 0.10 profit. Won't take the chance. Blog update in the evening.
— The Lazy Trader (@lazytrading) November 4, 2013
In more detail:
Bought to close 4 SPX November 1800 Call (@0.90)
Sold to close 4 SPX November 1805 Call (@0.60)
Net Debit 0.30 ($120 for 4 contracts per leg)
This Bear Call spread side of the Iron Condor had originally been entered for a 0.40 credit. Closing it for 0.30 means there was a small 0.10 profit here ($40 for 4 contracts per leg). The profit is not the most important factor here. I basically closed it because I think 1800 is within reach in a two week period with a market that is not extremely overbought anymore (it has digested the recent rally via both price action and time). I didn't want to play with that risk.
After closing this spread the rest of the positions in November look very comfortable and combined they yield a total credit of $480:
SPX 1565/1570 Bull Put spread 100% probability of success and $160 credit.
SPX 1520/1525 Bull Put Spread 100% probability of success and $160 credit.
RUT 1160/1165 Bear Call Spread 92% probability of success and $160 credit.
As for the two positions with 100% probability of success, I don't think there's anything 100% sure in this business, I'm simply reporting what the platform says. But regardless, it is very likely that those positions will represent no problem at all.
As usual a chart of the SPX Index after market close today for future reference.
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Check out Track Record for 2013