Sold $SPX April 1855/1860/2200/2205 Unbalanced Iron Condor. Half size on the Calls. Credit for Put spreads .30, Credit for Call spreads .50
— The Lazy Trader (@lazytrading) February 19, 2015
Details of the trade:
Buy 4 SPX April 1855 Put @8.30
Sell 4 SPX April 1860 Put @8.60
Sell 2 SPX April 2200 Call @4.25
Buy 2 SPX April 2205 Call @3.75
Max Risk: $1780 on the Put side, $780 on the Call side
Days to expiration: 57
A chart after market close for future reference:
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Current positions in the portfolio:
February SPX 1875/1880/2190/2195 Iron Condor
Will expire in the next few hours. Max profit.
March SPX 1845/1850/2170/2175 unbalanced Iron Condor
28 days to expiration and 78% probability of success. No concerns so far.
April SPX 1855/1860/2200/2205 unbalanced Iron Condor
The trade discussed on this article. 57 days to expiration, 76% probability of success.
I feel comfortable with the current positions. The February one will go away on Saturday morning. The new one in April, I like it a lot because I don't feel exposed on the Call side. If there is a need to defend that Call side in the future, I will be able to go up to 2225 or higher with normal position size and totally mitigate the adjustment loss and even pull out a winner overall. The Put spread side at 1860 feels pretty safe to me.
Check out 2015 Track record
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 28, 2015)
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (March 7, 2015)
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (March 14, 2015)
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (March 20, 2015)
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 4, 2015)
Weekend Portfolio Analysis (April 11, 2015)