Live: Friday, May 17, 2019

4:25 p.m. New York time

And the day ends without a fill on my exit order on the IYR iron condor. The closing bid/ask midpoint was $0.18.

1:20 p.m. New York time

I’ve entered a short iron condor position on AAPL.

10:15 a.m. New York time

I’ve re-established my exit order on IYR for a debit of $0.19. The bid/ask midpoint is now running at $0.14. My remaining positions —  UNHXBIXLB and XOP — remain within the call and put short strikes. All five positions are short iron condors with very wide short strikes. In building them I aimed at delta 20 or smaller for each short leg, which produces a profit zone covering around a one standard deviation or more.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 17, 2019


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