Live: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

10:50 a.m. New York time

XRT moved to 45.5% of maximum potential profit ($0.30 debit to exit the iron condor). Nonetheless, I have entered an exit order, at $0.27, which is 51% of max.

I said yesterday that I would be looking at EA today. It’s not a bad trade, but the reduction in my account’s buying power is greater than I like, so I shall pass for now.

Here’s the analysis:

EA has an implied volatility rank of 48%, with shares at $101.89.

Premium: $1.32 Expire OTM
EA-iron condor Strike Odds Delta
Long 130.00 96.0% 5
Break-even 121.32 92.0% 9.5
Short 120.00 88.0% 14
Short 85.00 86.0% 11
Break-even 76.32 90.5% 7
Long 75.00 95.0% 3

The proposed position covers 13.2% of premium with a risk/reward ratio of $868/$132, or 6.6:1.

4:30 p.m. New York time

The closing bell came with no fill on my XRT exit order.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, April 2, 2019


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