Live: Thursday, May 2, 2019

4:30 p.m. New York time

My XLB order went unfilled. I was unwilling to lower my ask. Tomorrow, perhaps.

1:35 p.m. New York time

I’ve entered an order for a short iron condor on XLB, expiring June 21. The shorts are the $59 call and $51 put, and the longs are the $61 call and the $49 put. Asking for a $0.33 credit.

11:20 a.m. New York time

The exchange-traded fund XLB has reached the 30% implied volatility rank, high enough to be interesting. I’ll take a look at it as a potential trade today.

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


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