NaughtyPines

TRADE IDEA: IWM OCT 21ST 112/116/126/130 IRON CONDOR

AMEX:IWM   ISHARES RUSSELL 2000 ETF
With VIX             finally breaking 15 here, I need to strike while the iron is hot ... . The instrument of choice -- IWM             , the broad index exchange-traded fund (as compared to SPY             , DIA             , QQQ             ) with the highest implied volatility currently ... .

Metrics:

Probability of Profit: 52%
Max Profit: $127/contract
Max Loss/Buying Power Effect: $273/contract
Break Evens: 114.73/127.27

Notes: Naturally, I'm going to watch the markets early next week to see if there's continuation in this dip. If there is, I may hold off slapping something on for even higher volatility. Heck, I waited eight weeks or so for VIX             to break 15; I can wait a little longer if it's going to go higher ... . The natural alternative to this setup would be RUT with similar strikes -- i.e., 1120/1160/1260/1300 ... .
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