SPX from 1842.81 to 1866.52 this week for a +1.29% gain.
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McClellan: -40 (neutral)
53% of stocks trading above their 20 Day Moving Average (neutral)
This is no man's land and I won't open new positions until price reaches an extreme.
RUT 1080/1090/1280/1290 Iron Condor With RUT currently at 1193, price is right in the middle of this Iron Condor. Couldn't ask for more. I'm not concerned with this position. 88% probability of success now for the whole position with 28 days to go.
SPX 1695/1700/1960/1965 Iron Condor The trade entered yesterday. As a very young position there's nothing new to talk about here. SPX at 1866, so no immediate threats.
Action plan for the week
I won't touch the existing positions. There's no need to, unless something very extreme happens that suddenly threatens my break even points.
As for new trades, I would like to add another trade in the April expiration cycle. But I will just enter one when/if we reach a price extreme. With a 2% push higher on SPX we will be close to 1900. At that point I would be very interested in selling April Calls above SPX 1950. Maybe I don't need to wait until SPX 1900, maybe 1890 would do it for me. The point is, I need a more short term overbought market than what we have now. Same thing for selling Puts. Going down to 1830 will probably make me interested in selling April Puts below 1700. If we don't reach overbought or oversold levels, I'll simply stay put. Sometimes the best trade is the one you never get to make.
Monday: European Manufacturing and Services PMI
Tuesday: US Consumer confidence and New Home Sales
Wednesday: Durable Goods
Thursday: GDP, Pending Home Sales
Good luck next week folks!
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