Closing = BOT +1 STRANGLE /ZSH8 1/50 MAR 18 /OZSH8 1200/920 CALL/PUT @2.00 Debit

[Trade Remarks] Closed out the soybean strangle for the March expiration cycle at the target profit of 50% of maximum profit. After commissions, the trade net a 16% return on capital in 30 days.  

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (December 3, 2017)

Market Analysis The S&P 500, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average all moved higher this past week with the Dow passing through 24,000 for the first time, just 32 days after crossing 23,000. In fact, the Dow has achieved the 20k, 21k, 22k, 23k and 24k milestones in 2017. Markets rallied early in the…

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Closing = BOT +2 /NGH8 1/10000 MAR 18 (Financial) /LNEH8 5.25 CALL @.014 Debit

[Trade Remarks] With today’s drop in nat gas prices, we are closing out our position below our normal profit target of 50% of maximum profit. In this case, we are closing early at 34% of maximum profit because we were able to collect this profit in only six days. In this case, we net a…

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Opening = SOLD -1 STRANGLE /GCJ8 1/100 MAR 18 /OGH8 1450/1150 CALL/PUT @2.40 Credit

[Trade Remarks] Opening a new strangle in gold for the March expiration. IV Percentile = 19.04% IV = 11.17% Current Price = 1289.00 Probability of Profit = 97.15% Margin Required = $1079.00 Days to Expiration = 83

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Closing = BOT +1 STRANGLE /CLH8 1/1000 MAR 18 /LOH8 70/44 CALL/PUT @.13 Debit

[Trade Remarks] After yesterdays announcement by OPEC that the production cuts would be extended, volatility completely dropped out of the crude oil options with IV Percentile dropping to 0. This pulled the premium out of the options rapidly offering an opportunity to exit the trade this morning at our target profit level of 50% of…

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