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A creature of habit, I always sell the 20 delta when selling naked puts or setting up strangles/iron condors. Some traders like selling the 16's; some, the 30's; so I'm kind of "in between" ... .
Here, I show an example of a setup where I'm selling the 20 delta call (at whatever strike it lies), the 20 delta put (at whatever strike it lies), and buying the 10 ...
Having gone somewhat "covered call" crazy last month and being somewhat ball and chained to those for the near future (most are Feb 19th expiry setups), I figured I'd turn my attention to old bread and butter standbys while I work through those particular trades, looking for setups that I can put on fairly cheaply from a buying power perspective. One of these is ...
Several days ago (before we had this downmove/volatility pop), I set up a long-term SPY iron condor, my intent being to manage it "dynamically" over time, rolling my options intratrade as price moved either toward my short put wing or toward my short call wing.
The original setup was a March 18th 166/169/219/222 SPY iron condor, for which I originally received a ...
I have frequently described my days 'til expiry (DTE) "sweet spot" as 45 days with nonearnings plays and the same Friday of an earnings announcement or the Friday thereafter as the DTE for earnings plays.
Every so often, however, I like to look farther out in time, particularly where a nearer time setup doesn't provide what I'm looking for, which is usually at ...