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Friday, July 7, 2017

August 2017 RUT Unbalanced Elephant

Trade Details:

20 RUT 1300/1290 Credit Put spreads 0.60 Credit ($1200)
  9 RUT 1490/1500 Credit Call spreads 0.80 Credit ($720)


2/25 IWM Unbalanced Long Strangle. Strike prices 132/150
0.76 debit for each of the 132 strike Puts
0.14 debit for each of the 150 strike Calls.
Total debit paid: $502 )

Net Credit: $1418
Days to Expiration: 42

VIX at 11.60 and the heart of the summer. This is going to be an interesting trade.

Profit picture:
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A RUT Chart for future reference and self-study:
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Trade Update - August 18, 2017

The Elephant reaches expiration successfully. 
RUT Credit Put and Credit Call spreads expire for max
IWM long option hedges expire worthless one day later (Saturday)

Net gain is the entire net credit received of $1,418.

For details about the management of Unbalanced Elephant positions consider an membership, where there is also material that discusses how to put this type of position in small accounts too.

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